The 10 step Korean Skincare routine routine is slowly evolving and adapting to our minimalistic, yet busy lifestyles. Don’t we all want more quality time to spend with friends and family, play games, or enjoy a new hobby? Korean skincare leaders who introduced us to the 10 step skincare routine anticipated the minimalist trend and established the newly so-called “skip-care” routine. There is no proof that the “skip-care” or the “10 steps routine” is better than the other, but it does save a considerable amount of time to the ones not willing to waste more time standing in front of the mirror.
What is the “skip-care” routine?
“Skip-care” is a new routine that essentially consists of applying hybrid products to our skin. Skipping steps and reducing layers while getting the same results. The goal of the skip-care routine is to find singular products with multiple benefits that suit your skin type and skin condition. There is no right or wrong way to compile and combine your skip-care products as long as you stick to the basics, clean-treat-protect.
The non-negotiable skip-care steps:
1 - Cleanse:Cleansing is more of a two-step process. "Remove your makeup before you wash your face," says Montclair, New Jersey, derm Dr. Jeanine Downie. "Many cleansers can't take off the concealer or foundation completely, especially around the eyes and nose." Use an oil-based cleanser, or a cleansing balm to dissolve stubborn sunscreen and makeup. To learn more about double-cleansing check out our 10 step Korean Skincare routine article.
2 - Treat:“Your skin needs can change based on your microenvironment” it is therefore essential to treat your skin and give it the support it needs to adapt to new conditions. In an episode of Derm Reacts, board-certified dermatologist Michelle Henry relies on an intuitive approach. "I like listening to my skin's needs on a daily basis and adjusting as needed," in other words, you do need different treatments depending on your current skin condition, but we would not recommend skipping the treatment step of your daily routine.
Moisturising your skin is just as essential as hydrating your body. Moisturisers will form a protective barrier defending your skin against nearly all skin damaging factors you are exposed to on a daily basis, except UV rays. UV rays are destructive to the skin's appearance, rapidly increasing signs of aging, but most importantly increasing the risk of health related issues. In order to prevent life damaging UV rays, we recommend using strong SPF sunscreen on a daily basis and reapply as often as possible, every 2 hours is usually advised.
Finally we recommend using some of our best skip-care products developed by COSRX, one of the most renowned Korean skincare brands devoted to minimalistic and functional cosmetics.
COSRX AHA/BHA clarifying treatment toner purges clogged pores from any oil, dirt and sweat accumulation. The 4% Beta Hydroxy Acid and Betaine Salicylate exfoliates dead cells letting a fresh new skin rise to the surface. The Hyaluronic Acid and Niacinamide combination keeps this new skin layer moisturised at all times.
COSRX BHA blackhead power liquid refreshing formula exfoliates dead cells and soothes any blemish. It provides instant hydration to your skin. The AHA’s and BHA’s enhance the luminosity and brightness of your skin. The allantoin and fruit infused water combo evens out oil secretion, perfectly suited for oily and combination skins.
Rice and Niacinamide are key moisturising ingredients. Both stimulate collagen production improving skin texture and preventing aging signs. This mask can be used as a wash off mask, overnight mask and daily moisturiser. This 3in1 treat in one product alleviates weight and space on your bathroom shelves.