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The 10 step Korean Skincare Routine seems to be all the rage lately. I’m always interested in hearing the newest techniques and tricks for keeping my skin looking young, but I’m very leery of an products that contain harmful ingredients. So I did a little digging to find out how to incorporate my usual Organic skincare products into what would be comparable to the Korean Regimen.  Before researching the 10 steps of K-Beauty Routines, I was already using a multi-step skincare regimen.  By adding an extra cleansing step, I think I’ll pretty much have it down! I don’t follow a strict routine everyday, but on days when I wear make-up, I make sure to take the time to remove it as leaving make-up on while sleeping can age the skin much faster and leaves your pillow dirty! Eww! Taking some time to discover your skin type can help you choose products for each step that will best benefit your skin.


Step 1: Oil Cleansing

My favorite Oil Cleanser is the Wild Rose Beauty Balm. One of the best perks of this product is it’s versatility. But for our purposes here, it cleanses the face of dirt and make-up and all the build up of environmental toxins from the day. For some it seems counter-intuitive to use an oil to cleanse, but it really does work! I was surprised at how different my face felt when I first tried an oil cleanse.

Step 2: Water Based Cleansing

My skin is terribly dry so I love the nourishing benefits of Orange Flower Facial Wash. Mixed with a little water, it foams up nicely and helps to cleanse the skin of any remaining residue from the oil cleanse and other impurities. Cleansing twice my seem overindulgent, but it’s such a treat at the end of a long day to breathe in the essential oils and relax.

Step 3: Exfoliation

This step has long been one of my favorite beauty routines. When you exfoliate, you are removing dead cells from the surface of the skin, helping to improve the skins appearance. I call it my Wednesday/Weekend step. Seeing 10 steps can seem overwhelming, but keep in mind they aren’t all used everyday. Twice a week is sufficient.

Step 4: Toner

This step helps to balance the skin and prepare it to absorb the remaining treatments. There are several options to choose from depending on your skin type. I find the Purifying Palmarosa toner an excellent choice when dealing with breakouts (who would have thought that would be an issue at 39 years old?) and the Rejuvenating Frankincense is my go-to when I want to combat my aging skin and I’m not dealing with rogue pimples.

Step 5: Essence

The idea of the Essence is to aid in skin repair and cell turnover. Apply right after toning to damp skin. My favorite is the White Tea Facial Mist. It is a gentle facial mist to calm, refresh and rehydrate the skin. Infused with antioxidant white tea, calming organic aloe vera, aromatherapeutic organic essential oils and soothing Bach Flower Remedies.

Step 6: Serum

You still with me? Why a serum? This is considered the skin perfecting step. What’s your biggest concern? Pores? Pigmentation? Wrinkles? Acne? This is where we get serious. A serum offers support to your skin. Be sure to tap instead of rub to protect the delicate skin especially around the eyes.

Step 7: Masks

Need an excuse to sit back and relax with your eyes closed? Using a mask weekly will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed. I like to sit back with a hot towel  that I’ve infused with a couple of drops of lavender essential oil over my face while I let my mask do it’s magic.

Step 8: Eye Cream

The skin around the eyes is the most delicate. Always use your ring finger when applying product around the orbital bone to achieve the best results.

Step 9:  Moisturizer

Finding a good moisturizer for your skin type is key. Even if you feel like you have oily skin, moisturizing can help balance excess oils. It’s a common misconception that skin that is oily shouldn’t use a moisturizer, while in fact, moisturizing oily skin with the proper  product for your skin type can help balance out the skin and reduce the overproduction of sebum.

Step 10: Sun Protection

This is where I may differ on some of the traditional Korean Skincare recommendations. I’m not a fan of using typical sunscreens. I even feel like getting some sun at beneficial times of day can be great for your overall health, but we all know that too much sun can leave you looking like leather and that’s not what we’re going for by any means. Hats, shade and a good organic tinted moisturizer can go a long way in keeping your skin looking it’s best. After you’ve done all this work, who wants to sabotage it by baking in the sun for hours on end?

As an Independent Consultant for NYR Organic, I love helping people find the right skincare regimen that caters to their personal needs. I can feel good about sharing these products because of the partnership with Made Safe and NYR Organic. MadeSafe-SupText-Vertical-BW-1.png

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