Korea’s Dewy Skin Trend And How To Achieve It

December 29, 2020

Korea’s Dewy Skin Trend And How To Achieve It

Korea’s Dewy Skin Trend And How To Achieve It

Dewy skin is undoubtedly Korea’s most popular skin trend, with Koreans favouring glowing, fresh skin over a matte complexion.

Here’s everything you need to know about Korea’s dewy skin trend AND how to achieve it.

Why Dewy Skin?

First things first, let’s clear up one common misconception – dewy does not equal oil. If done right, dewy skin actually helps to minimise the appearance of lines, wrinkles and pores (which is basically the opposite of oily skin).

Koreans believe that dewy skin looks fresher and more radiant, which can help you to look younger.

How To Get Dewy Skin

The key to achieving the dewy skin look is to opt for lightweight layers that plump and brighten the complexion, while softening any imperfections.

STYLE STORY Founder Lauren Lee recommends a skincare routine that focuses on hydration, including Double Cleansing > Toning > Essence > Sheet Mask > Serum > Moisturiser.

The Dewy Skin Routine

1 Double Cleanse

Start with a double-cleanse to remove any makeup and sunscreen. An oil cleanser like Subi Bare Skin Balm is perfect, followed by a foaming cleanser like Tosowoong’s Powder Enzyme Washfor squeaky-clean skin.

The next step is to add hydration back into the skin.

2 Toner and Essence

Try a hydrating toner like Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner and a brightening essence like Tosowoong Propolis Essence to prep the skin to properly absorb your next layers of skincare.

3 Sheet Mask

Then comes the quintessential Korean step – the sheet mask.

Most Koreans use a sheet mask every night, as it’s the quickest way to achieve the plump, smooth skin look that’s essential for the dewy skin look. Lauren recommends APLB’s Pink Mask, as it brightens and hydrates at the same time.

4 Serum

Follow with up with a hydrating serum, to really give the skin the “chok chok” (Korean for hydrated) appearance that defines dewy skin.

d’Alba Truffle Serum gets skin glowing with star ingredient sodium hyaluronate, and works to actually bind moisture to your skin.

5 Moisturise

To repair your skin while you sleep, finish with a hydrating night cream like Jelly Ko Bubble Tea Steam Cream.

Dewy Skin Makeup Tricks

To perfect your dewy skin look, Korean makeup products are perfect to add to the mix. Two products that will really help nail Korean dewy skin are BB Cushions.

Start with a skin-perfecting base like VDL Lumilayer Primer. Follow up with a Korean BB Cushion.

BB Cushions, another K-Beauty invention, are perfect for this look, as they give a glossy finish that makes the skin look fresh, soft and plump. STYLE STORY Founder Lauren reports that Skin79 BB Creams are STYLE STORY’s best-selling Korean BB Creams. She recommends patting your BB Cream into the skin rather than rubbing it in to achieve glossy, dewy skin.

Have you tried Korea’s dewy skin trend? Let us know in the comments!

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