You must have heard already; the Korean skincare routine has taken the world by storm. The process of cleansing, toning, and moisturizing can prove to be quite a task, and sometimes you may wonder if it is worth the effort. How are you going to blend in the Korean 10-step skincare routine in the Middle East climate?
Don’t fret! VoucherCodesUAE brings you a simplified Korean beauty routine that can be incorporated into your skincare routine, especially during the summer.
Korean 10 step skincare routine in the Middle East
The products used in the skincare routine can be substituted according to your skin type. It is completely understandable if you don’t use or get the required Korean face products.
Step one: wash your face twice
Yes, you read it right. The first step of the Korean 10 step skincare routine in the Middle East, seems apt. First, you clean your face with an oil-based cleanser which helps remove debris of makeup and pollutants. Then you immediately follow it up with a foaming cleanser, which leaves your skin nourished and supple.
- Oil-based cleanser:- Elizabeth Arden ceramide replenishing cleansing oil as the oil-based cleanser. Price: AED 210
- Foam-based cleanser:- Clinique Foaming Sonic Facial Soap. Price:
Step two: Exfoliate at least once a week
Depending on the sensitivity of your skin, exfoliate wisely. This helps do away with the tough dead skin cells for brighter skin. Exfoliating also helps with clogged pores and ensures your skin is breathing and is all set to embrace what’s coming next.
- Our pick is the Urban Veda Exfoliating Facial Polish. Price: AED 76.
Step three: Using toners as a part of Korean skincare in the UAE
Toners are not makeup removers. It is a water-based light moisturizer that seeps into your pores for healthy skin. Toners are needed to regulate the pH balance and keep fine lines and acne at bay.
- Our pick is the Clarins Soothing Toning Lotion 100ml. Price: AED 66.
Step four: Essence is essential
So far, this part of the Korean 10 step skincare routine in the Middle East, hasn’t been unheard of. Step 4 is where you’ll learn about essence. The essence is the second step to moisturize your skin as the watery texture penetrates deep into the skin and harnesses the effectiveness of other products.
- Our pick is the Dior Hydra Life Sorbet Water Essence. Price: AED 294
Step five: Emulsion is the key
An emulsion is yet another moisturizer. If you are astounded by the intensity of moisturizers used in the routine, you are not alone. But guess what? Korean beauty gurus believe that several layers of thin moisturizer are better than one thick moisturizer that blocks your pores and gives you greasy skin.
Hence, the layers of thin moisturizers are perfect steps from the Korean 10 step skincare routine in the Middle East climate. Besides, Korean products use ample botanical extracts which benefit your skin in unfathomable ways.
- Our pick is the Mini Triple Performing Facial Emulsion. Price:
Step six: Serums and Ampoules – try it or skip it
If your skin thinks emulsion is enough then skip serums. Serums help with redness and rough skin. Serums and ampoules are boosters that are intense moisturizers. We can never have enough of these.
Our pick is the Pestle & Mortar pure hyaluronic serum. Price: 135 AED – 245 AED
Step seven: Sheet masks are the “it” product
With or without the Korean beauty regime, sheet masks have conquered the beauty market and are spotted everywhere. Sheet masks are sheets soaked in serum and are available for various kinds of benefits including skin brightening and cooling. Summer calls for a perfect cooling mask.
- Our pick is the Kocostar Strawberry Slice Mask Sheet. Price: AED 16.
Step eight: Korean cosmetics in the UAE to give extra care for your eyes
The skin around your eye is the most sensitive and thin, that is why the first signs of aging first appear around your eyes. Keeping this in mind, the Korean youthful regime ensures to incorporate the special care the skin demands.
Eye cream is lavishly applied to moisturize the ultra-thin layers and suspend all signs of aging.
- Our pick is the Mad Hippie Eye Cream. Price: AED 120.74
Step nine: The real moisturizer
The ninth step is sealing a deal with moisturizer. After slathering layers of thin moisturizers, a moisturizing cream is applied to harmoniously blend it all and lock in moisture. This may not be needed if your skin feels satisfied.
- Our pick is the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ Tube. Price: AED 99
Step ten: Sunscreen is the savior
There’s too much content out there on the benefits of sunscreen, but what is worth noting is that Asian sunscreens offer protection from both UVA and UVB rays. Sunscreen isn’t just confined for a day out in the sun. Apply every day to secure all the benefits and opt for sunscreens which are best suited for this step of the Korean 10 step skincare routine in the Middle East climate.
- Our pick is the Sun Bum SPF 30 Mineral Spray Sunscreen. Price: AED 170
Step eleven: Skin Benefit when sleeping
We know, we said 10 but take this as an extra tip. You can skip it if you want. When your body is at rest, your body is healing. What better time than that to supplement your skin with repairing properties? Sleeping masks do exactly that. No, it is not a sheet mask, just another layer of moisture designed to work while you’re asleep.
- Our pick is the Lancôme Energie de vie Recovery Sleeping Mask. Price: AED 348.
Korean skincare routine has benefitted many, and if you want to give it a go, just do it! If you like relaxing in your bath, Bath&Body works, is your best pick.
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