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TOP K-BEAUTY HACKS FOR AUSSIES

 

 

Caring for Aussie skin requires a little extra TLC thanks to our harsh climate and the hole over the Ozone layer. 

 

 

These are our top K-Beauty hacks for Aussie skin. 

 

AUSSIE SKINCARE 

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 winters that are cold and long in many parts of the country (ahem, Canberra we’re looking at you). That means our skin is put to the test under various conditions, which calls for robust skincare as well. 

From sleeping masks to layering your skincare products, these are some of our favourite K-Beauty hacks that are also perfect for Aussies. 

 

 

SLEEPING MASKS

Sleeping masks are a great K-Beauty hack for the Aussie winter, especially in places where it gets cold. 

What is It: 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 Laneige’s Water Sleeping Mask for the face, with the cult Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask to winter-proof your lips!

THE 7-SKIN METHOD 

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.

Our Picks: Try iUNIK Vitamin Hyaluronic Acid Toner and Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner 

They’re both perfect for packing in your overnight bag for a weekend away to save on additional skincare as well!

 

LAYERING PRODUCTS 

Koreans are famous for layering their skincare products and 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

 

Got some more top K-Beauty hacks for Aussies? Share them in the comments below! 

 

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