Aside from their highly synchronized choreographies and extremely addicting songs, Kpop idols are also known far and wide for their glowing, pristine and blemish-free skin that can be likened to glass due to their ability to reflect light. This led many people to believe that most idols have incredibly intricate skincare routines that involve countless steps and a myriad of products. However, in their recent interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Twice’s Tzuyu and Momo proved how idol-like skin can still be achieved even with the simplest skincare routine.
There is nothing easier and more hassle-free than Momo’s skincare routine. Believe it or not, Momo Hirai’s skincare routine only requires three products: a trusty cleanser, a toner and a sleeping mask. To make the most out of a simple routine such as this, PrettyMe’s review of Navarro’s Bleach Soap highly suggests going for a cleanser that has ingredients that help deal with other skin issues such as uneven or dark skin pigmentation, age spots, melasma, scars, freckles, and stretch marks. Cleansers with milk, bleach, and alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) strawberry serum can help whiten your skin, moisturize it, improve skin elasticity and reduce acne and blemishes.
As highlighted in our previous post ‘7 Must-Have Korean Beauty Products in Summer’, when picking out a toner, it’s best to stick to those that are hypoallergenic, gentle and perfect for sensitive skin treatment. As for the sleeping mask, it would be a good idea to pick those that have highly concentrated hydro-ionized mineral water that provides moisturization to stressed and dehydrated skin. If you have problems sleeping, you can also get sleeping masks that are infused with calming fragrances such as orange blossom, rose and sandalwood.
If Momo’s routine is all about going back to the basics, Tzuyu Chou’s is more straightforward and targeted. Since her skin tends to dry easily, Tzuyu focuses on steps that can hydrate her skin and enable it to retain moisture. If you have dry skin like Tzuyu, there is no reason to fret since there are a lot of ways you can keep your skin moisturized. For instance, you can invest in a moisturizer that doubles as sunscreen and use it as part of your morning routine. Marie Claire’s review of Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence, there are a lot of sunscreens out there that are packed with hydrating ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, royal jelly extract, and citrus.
In addition to a moisturizing sunscreen, it would also be in your best interest to pick out some face mask and moisturizer. Bustle’s guide to Mediheal Collagen Impact Essential Mask mentioned that choosing face masks that are packed with hydrolyzed collagen and elastin can improve your skin’s texture and leave it feeling super moisturized for hours. On the other hand, when picking out a moisturizer, it is best to go for those that have gel-cream consistency since they are easier to spread evenly and can sometimes even feel more like liquid once applied.
Believe it or not, keeping your skin glowing and beautiful doesn’t always have to be tedious or time-consuming. Sometimes you just have to stick to the basics and listen to the needs of your skin. After all, there is a lot of beauty in simplicity.