This 5-Step Morning Korean Skincare Routine Will Help You Glow All Day Long

Allie Flinn

Korean skincare routines are lauded for their skin-perfecting magical powers, but they can be, in a word, intense—sometimes having upwards of 10 steps. This can be especially daunting if you, like me, hit snooze until the last possible minute and do your makeup en route to work. (Read: Your mornings are crazy hectic.) So I talked to Diana Chen, head of curations and merchandising at Soko Glam, to see how to craft a morning Korean skincare routine. "I recommend a Korean morning skincare routine for anyone who's looking to really maximise the benefits of their skincare products," she says. "If you have a nighttime skincare routine that's working for you, why not follow up with a morning routine that will just seal it all in throughout the day?" Excellent point. Here's what you need to know.  

But if you find yourself a little, well, intimidated by the notoriously intense Korean skincare routines, don't worry. Chen recommends starting off slowly. "Introduce one product or step at a time… There's no one size fits all for your skincare routine," she says. "Once you start noticing a difference, keep going at it and be diligent and consistent. It's usually easier to do this once you actually start noticing your skin improving. Over time, it will feel less like a chore, but a time for you to focus on what makes you feel and look your best." In other words, give it a few weeks until you really notice a difference—the results will motivate you to keep going. And while she notes that there isn't a one-size-fits-all skincare routine for everyone, these are some basic steps you can try. Keep reading to see the steps to follow for a morning Korean skincare routine.

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