There’s been a lot of talk in the beauty world about the supernatural benefits of the 10-Step Korean Beauty Routine. Personally, 10 steps is a lot for me. One of the main reasons I love using moringa oil is that it’s basically a one-stop product that can serve almost all my beauty needs. Still, I have to say I’m intrigued by the prospect of so many different steps, and why they could possibly all be necessary…
As I looked into what goes into a Korean beauty routine, a lot of it actually makes sense (if you have the time!), and it occurred to me that incorporating moringa oil into some of these steps could give an extra boost to the overall benefits for your skin.
In a nutshell, here are the steps to the process:
- Oil Cleanse/Remove Makeup
Using an oil cleanser to remove makeup and dirt at the end of the day is a great way to gently remove impurities without stripping the skin raw. We’ve already told you about the benefits of cleansing with moringa oil, which will remove fat-soluble compounds while restoring vitamins and antioxidants to the skin.
- Foaming Cleanse
This “double cleanse” is one of the most notable (and in my opinion, laudable) aspects of the routine. Using both oil and water to cleanse, you’re sure to remove all the aging and acne causing bacteria and agents, and starting with the oil will ensure the foaming cleanser is less harsh.
- Exfoliate (a couple times a week)
You need to periodically slough off dead skin that leaves your complexion looking dull, and prevents beauty products from being absorbed. However, exfoliating too often can leave you raw and do more harm than good. Depending on your skin type, consider either chemical or physical exfoliating options.
Toning is one of the best ways you can ensure that your skin will actually absorb the products you put on it. It not only moistens but balances pH, and adds an extra jolt of nutrients. My True Moringa Balancing Toner is one of the most essential tools in my beauty arsenal.
Essence is a nutrient dense serum that is said to be the heart of the Korean beauty routine. It hydrates and aids in skin repair and cell regeneration.
Ampoule is basically a thicker, denser version of essence.
- Mask (a couple times a week)
Using a sheet mask is probably the most relaxing part of the process. Just put it on and meditate for 20 minutes—prepare your mind for the amazing hydrating, toning, brightening after effects of this trending beauty accessory.
- Eye Cream
Another interesting part of Korean beauty routines is that they focus on problem areas, rather than simply applying the same products over the entire area. In addition to eye cream, you can add a lip or acne treatment stage to fit your needs.
Any skincare regimen would be incomplete if it wasn’t followed with a deep moisturizing agent. This is another easy step to incorporate moringa.
If you’re doing this as a morning or daytime routine, don’t forget to end with some sun protection, regardless of the weather!