Easy 4-Step Korean Skincare Routine: Summer Edition

Now that summer is officially coming into view, it’s time to revisit my 4-step skincare routine and swap in some items more fitting for the sticky, humid weather ☀️

Let’s just dive right on in:


First things first, don’t forget to double cleanse 💦 That means: take off your makeup with an oil-based cleanser, then clean it again with a foam cleanser. My pick is, once again, the Grain Ferment Cleansing Sherbet. I’m into my third jar and I still love how well it works without feeling greasy on my skin 💁

In the morning, skip the cleansing sherbet and jump right into a foam cleanser:

I know some people say to stay away from foam cleansers if you have dry skin, but I don’t think all foam cleansers are evil. I have pretty bad dry patches and the Slowganic Cleanser doesn’t dry me out at all! I’ve tried all three and my favorite is definitely Lemon, by far 🍋

Next, balance your skin’s pH with a good ol’ toner:

Here’s two so you can decide which toner is perfect for you ✌️

The Seed Essence Toner is great for dry skin. It has a gel-like consistency (not watery like your typical toner) that my dry patches soak right up. I usually use this when I know my skin will need a little boost.

The Witchhazel Pore Clear Toner is great for oily/combo skin since it’s so light and refreshing. I especially love using this at night to wipe away any makeup remains- it instantly relieves me of any dryness or greasiness!

Now for the good stuff: moisturizer.

Since the air will be getting more humid and hot, I’m switching over to a lighter formula. The All Day Fine Pore Aqua Cream absorbs flawlessly. Notice the clear gel-like texture? It’s super soft and doesn’t give my skin that sticky, heavy feeling 🌊

If it’s nightime,  you’re good to go!
If it’s daytime, pop on that SPF:

Now that the sun is about to go full-blown on us, make sure you slap on that SPF seriously!

My favorite this year is the Dr. Vita Clinic Fre-C Sun Protector. It’s got SPF 50+/PA+++ and protects against UVA and UVB 😱 But wait, there’s more. It’s also got brightening properties and Vitamin C & E for an extra boost of dark spot prevention/treatment~ It doesn’t feel sticky at all and absorbs quickly 👍

And now, for an extra little boost of skincare goodness:

Let me just put something out there: the new Illuminator Age Cover Mask is seriously BOMB 💣 The serum on it is different- almost like it was soaked in moisturizer. I’ve never had a mask sit on my face without any tingling sensation! I can’t even begin to describe my love ❤️


Oil Cleanser: BOTANIC FARM Grain Ferment Cleansing Sherbet
Foam Cleanser: RE:CIPE Slowganic Cleanser – Lemon
Toner – option 1: NOONI Seed Essence Toner  | Mini-sized
Toner – option 2: SECRET KEY Witchhazel Pore Clear Toner
Moisturizer: SCINIC All Day Fine Pore Aqua Cream
SPF: SKIN&LAB Dr. Vita Clinic Fre-C Sun Protector

Face Mask: BONVIVANT Illuminator Age Cover Mask – Pearl


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