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Koreans are known for having clear and glowy skin. With their 10-step skincare routine, you know that protecting their skin is serious business. Just look at some of the K-pop stars’ complexion – nasaan ang pores at blemishes nila, bes? Nasaan ang katarungan?

To achieve that radiant skin AKA glass skin here in the Philippines, you need to dedicate lots of time, effort, and moolah for skincare products. Here are some tips and product recommendations to achieve your Korean skin #goalz:


Cleaning your face with a regular soap is not enough, girl. Remove your makeup with cleansing oil and wash your face with a foam cleanser. When it comes to Korean skincare, double-cleansing is the key to achieving a dirt-free skin.

Recos: Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil (P1,800), Banila Co Hi Bye Clean Up Mud-to-Foam Cleanser (P625)

Keep your skin hydrated.

Living in a tropical country like the Philippines also means you need to embrace your oily skin (Sa init ba naman dito, ‘te.) That’s why moisturizing is the key to achieve a Koreana-like skin. After toning, apply a moisturizer; your skin needs to be hydrated to balance the oil production.yy

Recos: Nature Republic Aloe Vera Gel (P245), Celeteque Hydration Facial Moisturizer (P231)

Exfoliate once or twice a week.

Aside from achieving the right dewiness, it’s all about having a clear skin. And to remove those deep-seated dirt, you need to exfoliate once or twice a week. This process removes dead skin and reduces discoloration, fine lines, and wrinkles. O ‘di ba, road to a younger looking you na!

Reco: St. Ives Facial Oil Scrub (P399)

Apply serum for a healthier skin.

Let’s be real, serums are much expensive than any other skincare products. Kumusta naman ang mga wallet natin? But believe it or not, using serums will make your skin look healthier and glowing. Apply two to three drops of serum on cleansed skin and gently pat into your skin. Adding this to your regimen will make a big difference.

Reco: V&M Naturals CPC+G Oil (P350)

Use a sheet mask.

What’s a Korean glass skin routine without a sheet mask? And with a diverse market, ‘di ka mauubusan ng option, bes. Just put your chosen sheet mask for 15 to 20 minutes, discard the mask, gently massage the excess product, and proceed with the rest of your skincare regimen. Use at least once or twice a week or everyday if you’re feeling extra.

Reco: Innisfree My Real Squeeze Green Tea Mask (P75), Hello Gorgeous Oh Sheet Mask (P80)

Photos by Madel Crudo


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