The Black Girl That Tried the 10-Step Korean Skin Care Routine

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I believe I’ve always been low key obsessed with skin care. From the breakouts of my teenage years to the time I stopped taking hormonal birth control, I’ve always wanted to master a skin care routine that would guarantee flawless skin.

Well, ladies and gents, I believe I’ve found it. Well, not discovered it. Then I would be on some Christopher Columbus type of ish. No I used the well known 10-step Korean skin care method. I have to also note that I didn’t buy any new products for this routine. I wanted to use up items I already had in my stash. Because of this, my take on the 10-step Korean skin care method may be a bit different.

The Original 10-Step Korean Skin Routine

  1. Oil Cleanser (removes dirt, excess oils, and make-up)

  2. Water Based Foam Cleanser (removes any traces of oil from step one)

  3. Exfoliator (removes dead skin and stimulates blood flow)

  4. Toner (balances the pH level)

  5. Essence (adds a layer of hydration)

  6. Serum (targets specific skin issue/concern)

  7. Sheet Mask (addition layer of ingredients to target a specific skin issue/concern)

  8. Eye Cream (reduces dark circles, puffiness and crows’ feet)

  9. Moisturizer (seals in moisture)

  10. Sunscreen (protects against UV rays)


Click below on any of the steps that I use to see which products I’m currently using:

Most days I enjoy indulging in such an intricate skincare routine. However, every once in a while I pull out my reusable make-up remover cloths and micellar water and call it a night!

My favorite part of the regimen is the oil cleansing. I chose to use hemp seed oil for the needs of my oily and acne prone skin. Please research thoroughly for as to which oils would most benefit your skin type and concerns.

After about a month of using this method, I must admit it’s a keeper. My skin has never been this soft and supple which is great since I wear a lot less make-up nowadays. I believe it’s the correct layering of products that make the 10-step Korean skin care routine work so well. Give it a try and let me know what you think!

What’s steps are you using in your current skin care routine? Which steps would you like to add?