The 33 Best Korean Skincare Products for the After Summer 2024

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Summer is amazing for our body and our mind but, at the same time, it can leave our skin completely messed up.

The sun can stress the skin, and even the best tan can make your skin looks dry and not healthy. Because of the sun, free radicals are built by UV radiation, and collagen fibers are reduced. Even if we feel relaxed, our skin can suffer and needs intense recovery therapy.

No matter how many precautions we have taken during the summer, how many sunscreens we’ve used, and if we have switched to a suitable skincare beauty routine. Even the best-treated skin can suffer and need a lot of attention and care now before winter will hit it even worst.

Here’s is when the Korean beauty routine and products can become our main allies.

Top Skin Care Advice for The After Summer

To get the best results, you need to focus on three big things in your after summer beauty routine: exfoliate, moisturize, nourish. You need to integrate the right products into your Korean routine to make sure your skin will receive the treatment it needs.

1. Exfoliate

Korean exfoliator

After the summer and before the winter, the skin needs to resurface at its best. To do so, you need to exfoliate it. Exfoliation removes dead skin cells, improves collagen production, and leaves your skin looking brighter. After a summer under the sun or spent outside, you need to step up your game and exfoliate your skin to make sure it gets a vibrant look.

These are the products that I recommend:

2. Moisturize

korean moisturizer

Chlorine, saltwater and UV rays can dry out your skin and make it look dull and flaky. Dry skin is prone to breakouts and acne, but also to developing fine lines and wrinkles. Putting a moisturizer on your skin helps lock in the natural moisture of the skin. It also gives skin the hydration it lacks, by replenishing it. Make sure you’re choosing a moisturizer that works for your skin, otherwise you will end up with an even bigger problem. Our article on the best Korean moisturizers is perfect if you’re looking for the next products to use.

These are the products that I recommend:

3. Nourish

korean serum

A good post-summer beauty routine has to include at least a product that nourishes your skin. In fact, being outside for a long time and eventually getting exposed to the sun may lead to sun damage on the skin’s surface. A serum is what you need and what a specific K-beauty routine suggests: get a vitamin C serum to even out your skin tone and texture while leaving your skin smooth and hydrated.

These are the products that I recommend:

The After Summer Korean Skin Care Routine

Based on the above, you need to slightly change your approach to the 10-step Korean beauty routine. In fact, you want to keep your effort at the minimum level but at the same time to get the best results possible. The transition from summer to winter also means a smooth transition from a summer routine to a winter routine and to make sure this happens, just reduce the steps to your K-beauty routine.

I recommend you integrate the three elements above into your routine in the following simplified Korean beauty routine:

1. Wash your face with an oil-based cleanser

Oil cleanser is essential to clean skin in-depth and protect the natural lipid layer of the skin and the good bacteria that live there. In a nutshell, this is what a oil cleanser can do:

  • lift excess sebum
  • clean out clogged pores
  • remove dead skin, pollutants, and makeup

Hence, make an effort and add this step to your routine because it will be beneficial, and you will see almost instant results.

These are the products that I recommend:

washing face korean

2. Remove the cleanser with a mild cleanser

The oil cleanser has to be washed out with a mild face wash that won’t strip your skin of its new hydration. The cleanser will seal the effects of the oil and in return you will get a better and healthier skin.

These are the products that I recommend:

3. Exfoliate

I’ve already discussed why exfoliating is crucial this time of the year and why you shouldn’t skip this step. Make sure you exfoliate every other day or every two days, to avoid stripping the natural film on your skin away.

These are the products that I recommend:

korean serum

4. Apply serum

Applying a good serum is fundamental to soothe the skin after the cleansing (and the exfoliation) and to prepare it to receive and absorbe the moisturizer.

These are the products that I recommend:

Read Also: Best Korean Vitamin C Serums

5. Apply moisturizer

Last but not least, apply your favorite moisturizer. Go for a light or a heavy one, based on your preferences and your skin’s needs and make sure you apply it evenly.

These are the products that I recommend:

Read Also: Best Korean Moisturizers

Korean Moisturizers

Additional Step Morning: Sunscreen

No matter if your skin is already tan or if you live in a cold place, a sunscreen is always needed. Choose one that you can use as a layer for your makeup and use it daily: it will protect your skin and will help you keeping your tone even.

These are the ones that I recommend:

Read Also: Best Korean Sunscreens to Use All Year Round

Additional Step Evening: Sleeping Mask

During the night, seal your routine with a good sleeping mask. Sleeping masks are considered a shock therapy and are perfect after the summer to rebalance and rejuvenate the skin.

These are the ones that I recommend:

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