Beginner's Guide to K-Beauty - Atelier De Glow

Beginner's Guide to K-Beauty

K-beauty, short for Korean beauty, is a skincare and makeup regimen that has taken the beauty world by storm. Known for its gentle yet effective formulas, innovative ingredients, and emphasis on hydration and nourishment, K-beauty has become a popular choice for people all around the world. If you're new to K-beauty and want to know where to start, this beginner's guide is for you.

Best for Double Cleansing

The first step in any K-beauty routine is double cleansing. This involves using an oil-based cleanser to remove makeup, sunscreen, and other impurities, followed by a water-based cleanser to remove any remaining dirt and oil. Double cleansing is essential for maintaining clear, healthy skin.

Some By Mi AHA BHA PHA Miracle Foam

Best Korean Double Cleansers

Heimish All Clean Balm

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Beauty of Joseon Radiance Cleansing Balm

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Best for Exfoliation

Exfoliation is an important step in any skincare routine as it helps to remove dead skin cells and unclog pores. In K-beauty, exfoliation can be done through either physical or chemical exfoliation. Physical exfoliants are scrubs or brushes that physically remove dead skin cells, while chemical exfoliants contain acids that dissolve dead skin cells.

Neogen Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Lemon

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Some by Mi AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Toner

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Best for Toning

Toning helps to balance the skin's pH levels and prepare it for the next steps in the routine. In K-beauty, toners are often hydrating and contain ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and glycerin to help plump and moisturize the skin.

Etude House Soon Jung Ph 5.5 Relief Toner

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Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner

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Dr.Ceuracle Vegan Kombucha Tea Essence

Dr. Ceuracle Vegan Kombucha Tea Essence 150ml

Best for Essence

Essence is a lightweight, watery product that delivers hydration and nourishment to the skin. It helps to improve skin texture, brighten the complexion, and boost the effectiveness of other products in the routine.

Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence

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Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

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Best Serums

Serums are concentrated formulas that target specific skin concerns, such as dark spots, fine lines, and acne. In K-beauty, serums are often lightweight and quickly absorbed, delivering potent ingredients deep into the skin.

Goodall Green Tangerine Vita C Dark Spot Serum

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Beauty of Joseon Glow Serum

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SKIN 1004 Madagascar Centella Asiatica Ampuole

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Best Sheet Masks

Sheet masks are a fun and effective way to give your skin an extra boost of hydration and nutrients. Made from cotton or hydrogel, sheet masks are soaked in a serum and applied to the face for 10-20 minutes.

Pyunkang Yul Highly Moisturising Essence Mask

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Dr.Ceuracle Heal Reyouth Lifting Mask

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Best Eye Creams

The delicate skin around the eyes requires extra care and attention. Eye creams in K-beauty are formulated with gentle ingredients that hydrate, brighten, and firm the under-eye area.

Benton Fermentation Eye Cream

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Beauty of Joseon Revive Eye Serum

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Heimish Marine Eye Cream

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Best Moisturizers

Moisturizers are the final step in a K-beauty routine and are essential for locking in moisture and keeping the skin hydrated. In K-beauty, moisturizers are often lightweight and non-greasy, making them suitable for all skin types.

COSRX Advanced Snail Cream

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Beauty of Joseon Dynasty Cream

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Etude House Soon Jung Barrier Intensive Cream

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Best Sunscreens

While not technically part of a K-beauty routine, sunscreen is an essential step for maintaining healthy skin. Sun damage can cause premature aging, dark spots, and even skin cancer, so it's important to protect your skin with a broad-spectrum sunscreen.

Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun

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Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sungel

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Abib Quick Unstick Protection Bar

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K-beauty offers a unique and effective approach to skincare that emphasizes gentle ingredients, hydration, and nourishment. By following these steps and incorporating some of the best-selling products into your routine, you can achieve healthy, glowing skin. Remember, consistency is key, and it may take some time to see results, so be patient and enjoy the process!

Why Atelier De Glow Can Be Your Best Korean Beauty Skincare Shop

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