What skincare routine should I have?
Trying to figure out the ideal skincare routine for you?
A good skincare routine should help cleanse, tone, hydrate, and treat skin without exacerbating existing skin issues. Making sure each step of your skin routine is a match for your skin type is essential!
Let’s dive into some Korean skincare routines targeting different skin types.
Skincare routine for oily skin
When it comes to oily skin, consistency is key. Finding and maintaining a skincare routine that works for you will help you avoid excess oil, clogged pores, or persistent pimples. If you have oily skin, your skincare routine should focus on gently cleansing, balancing oil production, and lightly moisturizing. Antioxidants, like niacinamide, and calming ingredients can also help soothe inflammation and irritation.
Shop the Beginner Oily Skin Routine for a simple, complete Korean skincare routine that will balance excessive oil production while targeting clogged pores and inflammation.
Cleanser for oily skin
To deal with excess oil, it may be tempting to use the most aggressive cleanser you can find, but you should do the exact opposite! In fact, an overly harsh cleanser can further contribute to excess oil production, as they can dry out the skin. A cleanser containing calming ingredients, like the Abib Acne Foam Cleanser Heartleaf Foam, will gently cleanse while soothing, cooling, and delivering targeted acne and congestion treatment with salicylic acid (also known as BHA).
Toner for oily skin
Follow up with a toner that includes antioxidant ingredients, to help combat signs of aging, brighten skin, and even out skin tone. The Nacific Phyto Niacin Whitening Toner is a niacinamide toner, which helps accelerate cellular turnover, revealing a brighter skin tone while also targeting clogged pores.
Serum for oily skin
To hydrate oily skin, the lighter the formula, the better! Skip the heavy creams and go for a lightweight serum packed with hydrating ingredients, like the I’M FROM Rice Serum. It combines niacinamide, squalane, hyaluronic acid, and rice germ ferment extract to hydrate and deliver anti-aging care, without clogging pores.
Sunscreen for oily skin
Finding a sunscreen that won’t clog pores or cause breakouts can be a challenge! You’ll want a formula that provides strong sun protection while balancing oil, like the Abib Heartleaf Sun Essence Calming Drop, which protects skin against UVA, UVB, medium-wave & long-wave UV rays (SPF50+/ PA++++). With anti-bacterial properties from heartleaf extract, it also has the added bonus of fighting against acne!
Skincare routine for dry skin
Skin that has a dry, dull or uneven skin texture may need a fair amount of care to achieve a natural glow. However, there’s no need to be discouraged! A skincare routine that contains the proper combination of hydration, boosting collagen production, and targeting hyperpigmentation can help you get the healthy complexion you are looking for.
Shop the Dewy Glowing Skin Routine to improve your skin glow with a skincare routine that includes 3 targeted methods: hydrating, nourishing, and evening out skin tone.
Cleanser for dry skin
Cleanser is important for every skin type! However, when it comes to your skincare routine for dry skin, it’s best to avoid over-cleansing. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends using a gentle, non-abrasive cleanser and limiting face washing to twice a day, or after a heavy sweat.
Toner for dry skin
Prepare your skin to maximize the absorption of your following skincare routine with a soothing toner that will balance your skin’s pH after cleansing. The Klairs Supple Preparation Unscented Toner is full of hydrating ingredients like Butelyne Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, and Aloe, while also helping enhance the skin’s moisture retention with Tripeptide-1 and Natto Gum.
Serum for dry skin
Here’s where vitamin C shines! Providing antioxidant treatment to target signs of aging, stimulate collagen production, and target pigmentation from inflammation and past UV exposure, the Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop Serum is a gentle way to brighten and even skin tone, suitable for sensitive dry skin.
Moisturizer for dry skin
When it comes to moisturizing your skin, you can be generous: you want to replenish skin, leaving it smooth and supple, while maintaining skin oils balanced. The I'M FROM Honey Glow Cream is full of nourishing ingredients such as royal jelly extract, propolis extract, honey extract, and centella asiatica extract, to pamper dry skin while also shielding it from external pollutants.
Sunscreen for dry skin
During the daytime, don’t forget to layer your moisturizer with an effective sunscreen to prevent damage from UVA and UVB rays. The Abib Mild Sunblock Protection Tube offers sweat-resistant protection while nourishing and repairing skin with ingredients like Centella Asiatica and chamomile extract.
Skincare routine for combination skin
The challenge with combination skin is finding effective treatments to address different skin issues. You may need to combine products meant for dry skin and oily skin and apply them to different parts of your face as needed. However, some ground rules still apply, no matter what combination of skin types you happen to have: a gentle cleanser, soothing toner, and sun protection are always a must!