While k-pop is becoming more popular on a global spectrum, many of us are becoming interested in Korean skin care too. It’s no surprise that k-pop idols have such amazing skin and it makes us want to achieve that look for ourselves. There’s good news today because Eric Nam who is a popular Korean celebrity recently revealed his skin care routine! He also gave some product recommendations and special tips. Let’s see what he has to share with us.
Step 1: Oil Cleansing
Eric starts off his routine by doing a double cleanse which is extremely popular in Korean skin care. It basically means that you use an oil based cleanser to remove makeup, dirt, and sunscreen first. Then you follow up with a foaming cleanser to wash your face second. Eric starts with Solved Skincare Coconut Oil Cleansing Pads for the first cleanse while mentioning “These I’ve been using for years and I absolutely love it.” He gently swipes the cleansing pad across his face using both sides. One cleansing pad is all you need. These safely remove face makeup as well as eye and lip makeup. This is a great choice if you don’t want to use a separate eye/lip makeup remover.
Step 2: Foam Cleansing
After emulsifying and rinsing off the oil cleanser with water, Eric follows up with the Solved Skincare Coconut Water Cleansing Foam. This cleanser has a pH level of 5.5 which is just right for maintaining the proper skin balance. It also does a great job at cleansing your skin while leaving a moisturized finish. This way your face won’t feel tight or uncomfortable. Eric mentioned that he has combination and sensitive skin, so this foaming cleanser is good for all skin types to use.
Step 3: Toner
Once Eric is all done with the cleansing part of his skin care routine, he continues by using toner. The toner he likes is the Solved Skincare Coconut Water Hibiscus & Rosehip Toner. Eric doesn’t use cotton pads for this step – instead he pours a small amount of the toner into the palm of his hands and applies it to his face that way. Toner can be applied with cotton pads or by using your hands. It’s just about your own personal preference. Eric likes to apply it with his hands and he also said it’s a good way to avoid being wasteful.
Step 4: Essence
After letting the toner fully absorb into his skin, Eric uses the Fresh Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence. He applies the treatment essence the same way he does with the toner – by using his hands. Eric mentioned that this treatment essence includes an anti pollution and age delay effect. If you’re living in a big city or are interested in anti aging skin care, this essence can be just right for you.
Step 5: Moisturizer
Eric said he likes to use clear moisturizers, and the one he is currently using is Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly. This moisturizer is unique because you can personally customize it by choosing a compatible cartridge to fit your own skin needs. Eric uses the orange one which is for fatigued skin. This moisturizer gives you 24-hour hydration repair plus pollution protection. He applies a generous amount all over his face then taps it in to fully absorb.
Step 6: Serum
For the serum step, Eric takes a small amount of L’Occitane Immortelle Overnight Reset Oil-In-Serum and applies it all over his face. Keeping your skin moisturized is key when it comes to your skin care routine. Eric shared a tip saying “What I realized is when you’re breaking out often times you’re breaking out because your face is lacking moisture or hydration.” He mentioned that once he started doing a Korean skin care routine he had less breakouts and his skin improved over all.
Step 7: Eye Cream
For this step, Eric said that he has tried a lot of different eye creams. He stated that the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex is his absolute favorite. The skin around our eyes is the thinnest compared to the rest of the skin on our face. This is why it is very important to do extra care with products designed specifically for the eye area. When Eric applies eye cream, he doesn’t just apply it under his eyes. He applies it all around the eye area including underneath, on the outer corner, and on the upper eyelid. This will make the world of difference by brightening your eye area and plumping it up. It will make the eyes look more lively and reduce creasing while wearing makeup.
Step 8: Face Cream
To finish off his routine and lock everything in, Eric uses the Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré face cream. He said that he switches up his moisturizers a lot especially when the seasons change, but this face cream is his most regularly used moisturizer. He applies a generous amount all over his face and neck while emphasizing that it’s important to put skin care products on your neck too. After applying it, he taps everything in to absorb.
So there you have it, Eric Nam’s night time skin care routine. He mentioned that he does a very similar routine during the day, the only difference is that he adds sunscreen at the last step of his daytime routine. Eric also said “Take care of your skin” and “Take care of yourself” because having good skin helps to make you feel good and confident. Let’s be inspired by Eric to do something special and create a new goal for our skin. Hopefully we can all work towards achieving brighter, happier, and healthier skin 🙂
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