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6 Skincare Myths for Men and How to Start Your K-Beauty Journey

by Haruka Jifuku 12 Jul 2023 0 Comments

6 Skincare Myths for Men and How to Start Your K-Beauty Journey6 Skincare Myths for Men and How to Start Your K-Beauty Journey

Are you ready to debunk seven common skincare myths that have held men back from achieving their desired glow? In this enlightening blog post, we unravel the truth behind these misconceptions and reveal the secrets to attaining a K-beauty-inspired glow-up. Say goodbye to outdated beliefs as we empower you with valuable insights to revolutionise your skincare routine. Get ready to embark on a transformative journey towards a more radiant and revitalised complexion.

6 Common Myths about Men’s Skincare

Myth 1: Skincare products designed for women aren't suitable for men.

Reality: Skincare products are formulated based on skin concerns and needs rather than gender. Many products can be used by both men and women, focusing on addressing specific skin issues effectively.

Myth 2: Men don't need skincare products; a basic bar of soap is enough.

Reality: Men's skin requires proper cleansing, hydration, and protection, just like women's skin. Using specialised skincare products can address specific concerns and promote healthier skin.

Myth 3: Skincare is only for those with problematic skin.

Reality: Skincare is important for everyone, regardless of their skin type or condition. A consistent skincare routine can help maintain healthy skin, prevent issues, and address concerns early on.

Myth 4: Shaving regularly exfoliates the skin, so there's no need for additional exfoliation.

Reality: Shaving only removes surface-level dead skin cells. Regular exfoliation helps remove deeper impurities and promotes cell turnover for smoother, healthier-looking skin.

Myth 5: Men don't need moisturisers because their skin is naturally oily.

Reality: Moisturizers are essential for all skin types, including oily skin. Proper hydration helps balance oil production and keeps the skin nourished, preventing dryness and potential skin issues.

Myth 6: Skincare is time-consuming and complicated.

Reality: Skincare routines can be tailored to suit individual preferences and schedules. A simple routine with a few essential steps can make a significant difference in the health and appearance of the skin.

How to Build A Skincare with K-beauty

Building a skincare routine with K-beauty principles can be an effective way to achieve healthy and radiant skin. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you get started.

  1. Determine your skin type

Before diving into a skincare routine, identify your skin type (normal, dry, oily, combination, or sensitive). This will help you choose products that address your specific concerns. If you are not sure about your skin type, you can refer to our cupid guide.

  1. Double cleanse

K-beauty emphasises thorough cleansing. Start with an oil-based cleanser to remove makeup, sunscreen, and excess sebum. Follow it up with a water-based cleanser to eliminate any remaining impurities.

Try: MA:NYO Pure Cleansing Oil (200ml) - £19.95

MA:NYO Pure Cleansing Oil (200ml)

An award-winning cleansing oil formulated with 99% natural nourishing oils that remove impurities, balance pH, and provide ample moisture. With 14 essential oils, antioxidants, and soothing properties, it revitalises and leaves skin clear. Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin, fragrance-free and mineral oil-free.

Try: BEAUTY OF JOSEON Green Plum Refreshing Cleanser (100ml) - £12.90

BEAUTY OF JOSEON Green Plum Refreshing Cleanser (100ml)

A gentle water-cleanser inspired by Korean skincare remedies, formulated with 24% Green Plum Water to brighten, nourish, and protect the skin. It calms irritations, controls sebum production, and reduces breakouts. Free from artificial fragrances, parabens, sulfates, artificial colours, alcohol, mineral oils, essential oils, and silicone.

  1. Exfoliate regularly

Exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells and promotes cell turnover. Incorporate a gentle chemical exfoliator, such as an AHA or BHA, into your routine 2-3 times a week to reveal smoother, brighter skin.

Try: COSRX BHA Blackhead Power Liquid (100ml) - £25.00

COSRX BHA Blackhead Power Liquid (100ml)

Combat blackheads and congestion with this Blackhead Power Liquid. Its 4% BHA formula deeply exfoliates, clears clogged pores, and reduces blackheads. Niacinamide brightens dark spots from acne scarring and pigmentation.

  1. Moisturiser

Seal all the layers of skincare products with a moisturiser suitable for your skin type. Opt for a lightweight, hydrating formula during the day and a richer moisturiser at night to replenish and repair the skin.

Dry Skin

Try: ROUND LAB 1025 Dokdo Cream (80ml) - £28.00

 ROUND LAB 1025 Dokdo Cream (80ml)

An award-winning deeply moisturising cream perfect for dry and sensitive skin. It offers long-lasting hydration with Triple Hyaluronic Acid, and strengthens the skin barrier with Ceramides, Panthenol, and Ulleungdo Sea Water, leaving the skin plump and healthy. Round Lab's Dokdo line utilises patented deep water manufacturing technology, extracting 70+ naturally derived minerals for maintaining moisture balance.

Combination & Oily Skin

Try: DR CEURACLE Vegan Kombucha Tea Gel Cream (75ml) - £32.00

DR CEURACLE Vegan Kombucha Tea Gel Cream (75ml)

An ultra-moisturizing cream with Dr Ceuracle's Vegan Tea Complex (78%) for detoxifying, purifying, and balancing the skin. Featuring fermented Kombucha Extract (20%) and Camellia Leaf Water (58.9%) for a balanced skin tone, suppleness, and antioxidant protection. The water-like gel texture provides immediate freshness and long-lasting hydration with quick absorption.

Sensitive Skin

Try: ETUDE HOUSE Soon Jung 2x Barrier Intensive Cream (60ml) - £19.95

ETUDE HOUSE Soon Jung 2x Barrier Intensive Cream (60ml)

This best-selling hypoallergenic cream is a must-have for sensitive skin, with 93% naturally derived ingredients that balance, repair, hydrate, and soothe. Featuring star ingredients like Panthenol, Madecassoside, Green Tea Extract, and Sunflower Seed Oil, it repairs skin damage, nourishes deeply, soothes redness/irritation, and maintains softness all day. With a low pH and is free of irritants like fragrance, artificial colour, or parabens.

  1. Sunscreen

Never skip sunscreen, even on cloudy days. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 to protect your skin from harmful UV rays and prevent premature ageing.

Try: ROUND LAB Birch Juice Moisturizing Sun Cream SPF50+ PA++++ (50ml) - £26.00

ROUND LAB Birch Juice Moisturizing Sun Cream SPF50+ PA++++ (50ml)

An award-winning 2-in-1 moisturiser and sunscreen, highly sought after in K-beauty. Packed with 74 naturally derived minerals from Ulleungdo Island's deep sea waters, it deeply hydrates and nourishes the skin. With Niacinamide for brightening, Adenosine for anti-ageing, and an alcohol-free, fragrance-free formula, it's suitable even for sensitive skin.

Try: AHC Natural Perfection Double Shield Sun Stick (14g) - £21.00

AHC Natural Perfection Double Shield Sun Stick (14g)

A best-selling lightweight and water-resistant hybrid sunscreen that nourishes and protects the skin, giving a healthy and radiant finish. Packed with soothing and hydrating ingredients like Bamboo, Cotton Seed, and Green Tea Extract, it leaves the skin soft, supple and well-protected with UV IR BLOCK™ technology. The non-greasy, easy-to-blend texture is dermatologically tested and safe for all skin types, including sensitive skin.

  1. Optional

Add additional steps or products, such as ampoules, serums, or spot treatments, as needed for your skin concerns. K-beauty allows for customisation based on individual needs. Whether it's brightening, anti-ageing, acne-fighting, or soothing products, choose ones that address your unique needs. Layer them from lightest to heaviest consistency.
  1. Consistency and patience

Consistency is key to any skincare routine. Give your skin time to adapt and show results. Be patient and adjust your routine as necessary to find what works best for you.
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