Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Korean Skincare Routine

여러분 안녕하세요 (Hello everyone!)

After hearing quite a bit about the infamous 'Ten Step Korean Skincare Routine', I decided to jump on the bandwagon and give it a try. After all, my skin desperately needs some help after eight years of problematic skin. So what exactly do these steps entail you ask? Here's how it goes down...(keep in mind, I slightly tweaked the steps to fit my regimen).

Step 1: Oil Cleanser 

Step 2: African Black Soap Cleanser

Step 3: Exfoliator 

Step 4: Toner

Step 5: Derma Roller (0.5mm)

Step 6: Sheet Mask
70 and counting haha

Step 7: Serum and Moisturizer (mixed & applied)

For now, I'm doing seven steps and my skin doesn't not like it haha so I figured I'd keep at it for the next few months and adjust my technique depending on future results. A few of the steps I've omitted include Essence, Eye Cream and SPF. The SPF is still in transit (really need to upgrade to Amazon Prime ugh), but I'm sure I'll incorporate the other two steps in the coming weeks. 

So what sparked my interest in diving down this lengthy rabbit hole? Two things to be exact. A viral YouTube video and a photo. 

Now onto the photo, which depicts three Korean women. A mother and her two daughters. 

41, 63 and 36 years old

Hard to believe, right!? They look like college girls. So how does this elaborate skincare routine reverse aging? Koreans believe the secret to obtaining perfect skin is through proper cleansing and HYDRATION. If you're intrigued by this as much as myself, I highly recommend you peep this YouTuber named Liah Yoo who breaks it all down. 

Thanks to Liah, I also incorporated Tamanu oil, Niacinamide (vit B3 aka her holy grail), licorice root extract, bearberry extract and mulberry extract. I hope bits and pieces of this post can be helpful to you! :)

Much love, guys! 


  1. welcome back, dear; WHERE have you been? WHAT adventures have you accomplished?

    this ugly mug of mine gets water and witch hazel only.

    smooches from a chilly granny cougar!

    1. Thanks, it's been awhile! I wish I could say I've accomplished x, y and z...but honestly, I haven't. Sorta just going through the motions right now, although I am attempting some untraditional paths to get ahead...so we'll see if that works. I'm figuring it out and trying to keep a smile on my face.

      Ugly mug?! Nonsense! Treat yoself to a face mask, trust me, you'll get addicted.

      Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving GC! I can'y believe it's almost December