Thanks to our harsh climate and high UV, caring for Aussie skin requires a little more dedication than other countries. Thankfully, Korean beauty products are more than up to the task.
These are our top K-Beauty hacks for Aussie skin.
Although it surprises many of our northern neighbours, the weather in Australia is actually all over the place. We’ve got everything from dry, hot summers to long, cold winters (ahem, Canberra we’re looking at you). As a result, our skin is tested under many conditions, which calls for some robust skincare.
From sleeping masks to layering your skincare products, here are a list of our favourite K-Beauty hacks that are perfect for Aussies.
Sleeping masks are a great K-Beauty hack for the Aussie winter, especially in places where it gets cold.
A special purpose beauty product designed to lock moisture in your skin and actively repair it while you sleep. The idea is to make use of the skin’s restorative powers overnight so that you wake up to softer skin the next morning. Koreans apply sleeping masks as the last step in their skincare routine before they go to bed.
Our Picks: STYLE STORY’s favourite picks for the Aussie climate are Jelly Ko'sCherry Blossom Sleeping Mask, which was designed specifically with the Aussie climate in mind and cult-fav Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask to winter-proof your lips!
One of the hottest trends to emerge in Korean skincare is the ‘7 Skin Method’ and this is perfect for Aussies to adopt year round.
What is It: 7-Skin is great for girls on the run, the time poor and those that hate fussing around with a million different skincare products – instead, all you do is layer your toner on your face for more hydrated, healthier looking skin and follow up with your moisturiser.
The 7-Skin Method is simple – apply 7 thin layers of toner on your face and once absorbed, lock in that hydration with a nourishing moisturiser.
The perfect toner to use is something with low or no alcohol in the formula and little to no added fragrance or dyes.
They’re both perfect for packing in your overnight bag for a weekend away to save on additional skincare as well!
Find out more about the 7 skins method on the Korean Beauty Show podcast:
Koreans are famous for layering their skincare productsand this is a great skincare hack for Aussies too.
What is It: Layering your products allows you to customise your skincare routine for the season and target any skin issues you are facing. For many Aussies, that’s pigmentation and sun spots.
Nearly anything goes when it comes to layering your products – you simply start with the product that is the lightest in consistency and work your way up to the heaviest.
A typical Korean routine involves Cleansing > Toning > Essence > Masking > Serum > Lotion > Eye Cream > Moisturising > Sleeping Mask (for Night) / Sunscreen (for Day).
Don’t fret though – this routine is not set in stone. You can skip any steps you don’t need and add in extras (if you’re so inclined!)
Our Picks: Get our list of products here.
"Nearly anything goes when it comes to layering your products – you simply start with the product that is the lightest in consistency and work your way up to the heaviest."- STYLE STORY
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