How to Nail Korean Beauty's Dewy Skin Look

How to Nail Korean Beauty's Dewy Skin Look

How to Nail Korean Beauty's Dewy Skin Look

If you love the dewy skin look - lightly glazed, glowy skin that radiates with health - then read on because dewy skin is undoubtedly one of Korea’s most popular skin trends.

Isn't Dewy Skin Just Oily Skin?

If you grew up in the 90s or early oughts you'd be forgiven for thinking that dewy skin looks awfully close to oily skin. Shiny or oily skin was the enemy of the 90s but here's the thing - oily is not the same as dewy. 

Dewy skin is the what you achieve when your skin's oil and moisture levels are perfectly balanced and your skin's barrier is strong and healthy. Part of it includes your skin's natural oils but the reality is that any skin type can achieve "dewiness".

The reason Koreans prefer dewy skin over a matte complexion is because they believe it looks fresher and more radiant, which can help you to look younger. 

It goes without saying that Korean beauty products are specifically aimed at creating this look. 


How To Get Dewy Skin

The key to achieving Korea's dewy skin look is to opt for lightweight layers that plump and brighten the complexion, while softening any imperfections.

You'll need to focus on hydration, so try to incorporate:

  1. Double Cleansing
  2. Toner & Essence
  3. Serum
  4. Moisturiser
  5. Sleeping Mask 

at the stages of your night routine.

In the morning, there's no need to cleanse your skin unless it secretes a lot of oil or you tend to get night sweats. Otherwise, you can simply repeat steps 2-4 above, adding in a sunscreen at your final step. 



How to Nail Korean Beauty's Dewy Skin Look  - The  Double Cleanse

To start your nightly skincare routine, opt for a double cleanse. This involves using two products, an oil based cleanser, to remove makeup and sunscreen, followed by a foaming cleanser.

If you're not wearing makeup, you can skip straight to your foam cleanser.

The next step is to add hydration back into the skin.

How to Nail Korean Beauty's Dewy Skin Look - Toner and Essence

You can use two separate products at this stage - a toner and an essence.Or, if you can try a product that combines the functions of an essence and toner in one.

The aim with these steps is to reset the skin after cleansing and prep it to help properly absorb your next layers of skincare.

How to Nail Korean Beauty's Dewy Skin Look  - Serum

Follow with up with a hydrating serum that supports your skin's barrier health. This will help to give the skin the “chok chok” (Korean for "hydrated") look necesary for a soft, healthy glow. 


How to Nail Korean Beauty's Dewy Skin Look  - Moisturise

To ensure your skin is properly hydrated you'll need a burst of moisture. Opt for a Korean moisturiser that sinks into the skin rather than sitting on top of it, forming a filmy layer. A good moisturiser should improve signs of dull, dry, rough and dehydrated skin. 


How to Nail Korean Beauty's Dewy Skin Look - 5 Sleeping Mask 

Finally, to rejuvenate your skin overnight while you sleep, add in a sleeping mask several nights a week. If your skin is mature or on the drier side, you can even use one every night. 

Sleeping masks are designed to make the most of your skin's golden time, diffusing active ingredients to the skin overnight while your skin is naturally repairing itself.


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