Flawless singing, flawless choreography and flawless skin – K-pop idols are known for their UH-mazing complexion even after caking on layers of makeup for their stage performances. Many idols have also collaborated with K-Beauty brands and accumulated plenty of skin care knowledge and tips of their own.
A veteran in the K-pop industry, Jessica Jung has many tricks up her sleeve in regards to skin care. Jessica revealed her 16-step beauty routine on Vogue’s YouTube channel and it is chock full of great tips!
My favorite skin care tip from the pop star is using a cotton pad as a quick DIY mask. She soaks the cotton pads with toner and places them on her cheeks and forehead for a minute or so to moisturize and prep her skin before starting her makeup routine.
MONSTA X’s resident skin care expert is Minhyuk. He has the most intensive skin care routine amongst the boys and sets aside time to properly get unready at night. Minhyuk uses the 3-Skin Method… but what does that even mean?
Suitable for those with dry skin, the 3-Skin Method essentially means applying toner 3 times after cleansing. This allows the skin to really soak up the formula and ensures long-lasting hydration without making the skin feel greasy.
An important thing to note is to make sure that you’ve chosen a toner that is alcohol-free and gentle on the skin. After all, you’re applying a copious amount of it!
This may not surprise ARMYs (BTS fans), but Suga and J-Hope love a good mask session after a long day of work, especially when their pores have been covered in makeup. The rappers know that long exposure to makeup is damaging to skin, so it’s important to moisturize, soothe and nourish it back to health!
Kang Hyewon is a fan of the double cleansing method. Since idols wear a lot of makeup, this method is great for thoroughly removing all makeup and sebum, preventing the clogging of pores and minimizing the chances of breaking out.
The first cleanse is with an oil cleanser to melt away oil-based and waterproof makeup, while the second step is with a foam cleanser. The second cleanse gently removes the oil cleanser and makeup residue, leaving skin clean, refreshed and ready for the next step of your skin care routine!
Amber spills the beans on her skin care routine in her YouTube video, disclosing that she uses affordable beauty cult faves like the unscented version of Dear, Klairs’s Supple Preparation Facial Toner and CNP Laboratory’s Propolis Energy Ampule.
Although she doesn’t go the extra mile in skin care as many idols do, after lots of trial and error, she’s curated a simple routine with products that are suited for her skin type. That’s truly the most important point to take away from her video.
What works for others may not work for you, so you need to cater to your skin type to achieve optimal results from the products you’re using.