My Korean Skin Care Essentials – 6 Basic and Affordable Products For Acne and Sensitive Skin

A basic skin care routine can transform your skin, it is cleansing, moisturising and sunscreen; when you follow these 3 steps and use good products you have a great foundation. I have 2 more steps that I include in my routine, which is toner and mask but I do not use them everyday; my toner contains a small percentage of BHA so I use it every other day and masks are twice a week.

I have a growing interest in Korean beauty and I have been introducing products into my routine over some time. These 6 products have become essentials as they help me with acne, textured, and irritated skin and to get brighter and even skin tone; as those are the skin concerns I am focusing on improving.

My Skin Care Routine

Step 1: Cleansers

I use two cleaners, one for morning and a double cleanse at night.

COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser, 150ml

US: https://amzn.to/3ieVOsJ

UK: https://amzn.to/39YWz6t

This is a recent addition to my routine, as I have a growing interest in Korean beauty and I have been introducing products into my routine over some time. These 6 products have become essentials as they help me with acne, textured, and irritated skin and to get brighter and even skin tone; as those are the skin concerns I am focusing on improving.

THE FACE SHOP Rice Water Bright Cleansing Oil + Foam SET

US: https://amzn.to/3kkP3r5

UK: https://amzn.to/2XxPeWa

I have been using this double cleansing set since I found out about double cleansing with an oil first. At the end of the day my face has product, sweat and dirt on it so the oil helps to give a gentle yet deep clean by getting all of that off the surface of the face. I apply the oil to dry skin, massage for a while then wet my face with water and apply the foam wash.

Step 2: Toner

BENTON Aloe BHA Skin Toner 200ml

US: https://amzn.to/39Z5LHK

UK: https://amzn.to/33yeTCg

This product contains 0.5% BHA, this was a great introduction to using BHA’s as it contains Aloe Skin. I am a big fan of Aloe Vera so this is one of my favourite products. I used every once in a while as I wanted to get my skin used to it; then every fortnight, then once a week and now three times a week. My skin texture transformed the more I used it, acne, blackheads and tiny bumps significantly decreased. It helps with oil balancing, it is moisturising and it soothes my skin. I apply before a sheet mask or moisturiser.

Step 3: Masks

10Pcs MediHeal Teatree Healing Solution Essential Mask Pack Sheets Made in Korea by Mediheal

US: https://amzn.to/3iq0r3t

UK: https://amzn.to/31k6yzc

This is one of my favourite masks. It really works for acne prone skin and clogged pores; when my skin is especially dry, irritated and breaking out this is what I use to treat it. My face gets the moisture back and it feels smooth after using it. It works fast, its soothing and it is great for sensitive skin.

SKINFOOD Black Sugar Mask Wash Off

US: https://amzn.to/2PvJWGA

UK: https://amzn.to/2XxLEeS

I have been using this only for a little while, I got it because it has a lot of vitamins and minerals. I wanted something that will help clear dead skin and make my skin look fresh when it feels dull. I used to think all physical exfoliators were bad because it was rough on the skin, however I do not feel this product is harsh on my skin. I apply it to wet skin, message for awhile; I can wash it off right away or wait 5 minutes.

*The next step would be a moisturiser, but I do not have a Korean brand yet, so moving the last step*

Last Step: Sunscreen

Etude House Sunprise Mild Airy Finish Sun Milk SPF50+ / PA+++

US: https://amzn.to/3fzDjxg

UK: https://amzn.to/3iekfGN

I am comfortable enough to wear it everyday and I don’t have a problem with the scent. I liked the way the sunscreen feels, it is watery and not heavy or sticky.  I am more comfortable with putting it all over my neck, an area I used to neglect because I would get greasy with previous sunscreens. I also think it blends in well and does not leave me with a white cast, I still have a glow and it helps with oil balance on my skin.

Finding the right essentials for your skin is about having different products that target specific concerns and also impacts other concerns. When I target acne, it is also help me with uneven skin tone. When I aim for brighter, glowy skin it also improve my skin texture.

Thank you for reading, if you have any questions let me know.

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