Korean idols, also known as K-Pop idols, have the most demanding jobs in the entertainment industry. Work-life balance is hard to come by, and it takes years of consistent hard work and commitment to even just get to their much-awaited debut!
Taking time from their ridiculously busy schedules is a must, not to mention how skincare-obsessed Koreans are, with K-Beauty deeply ingrained in their culture. These stars may endorse the biggest Korean beauty brands and even global brands—like BLACKPINK’s Rosé for YSL Beauty, Jisoo for Dior Makeup, and Lisa for MAC Cosmetics—but they also have beauty favorites (and secrets!) we can definitely take pointers from.
To keep properly hydrated especially during a long-haul flight, with airplanes being the perfect environment to lose moisture, take it from Kim Tae-hyung or V of BTS. He soaks cotton pads with toner, applies it on his face, and lets it stay there for some much needed hydration. The SON & PARK Beauty Water, a cleanser-toner hybrid, is a top favorite among Korean celebrities and their make-up artists. This multi-step product is available in mini size, too, perfect for travel!
If you need a drink of hydration, why not try a sheet mask, too? While we’re at the subject, drinking eight hours of water for every hour you’re in the air, according to the Aerospace Medical Association, is essential, especially during flights that exceed 3 to 4 hours!
Ever heard of the 4-2-4 Method? It’s a buzzy cleansing method stars swear by, which begins with a 4-minute face oil massage, followed by a 2-minute cleansing massage, and a complete rinse. It may not be for every day because it’s time-consuming, but K-Pop idols take their skincare routines seriously, especially after a long day of wearing make-up! Former Miss A member, Bae Suzy, swears by this method.
Need some recommendations from us for the 4-2-4 Method? Why not try the best selling Banila Co. Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm as your oil cleanser, and pair it with a holy grail gel cleanser, the COSRX Low pH Good Morning Cleanser?
Did you know that a simple change in how you apply skincare products can actually make such a huge difference. Do it like how JooE of Momoland does it, with her “ring finger method.” Using your ring finger to apply your eye cream, especially on the most delicate area of your face, is a game-changer. This also helps lessen the appearance of wrinkles! We’ve been loving the Klavuu White Pearlsation Completed Revitalizing Pearl Eye Cream for this simple technique, and we hope you do, too!
To ensure that you have a thoroughly cleansed face after a long day, especially on the rare occasions you go out, why not try a triple-cleanse method singer-dance Chungha follows religiously? This requires a lip/eye make-up remover, an oil-based cleanser, and a foam cleanser! This whisks off all impurities and leftover debris, including sunscreen. Need more convincing? It also helps fight off acne!
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With such unpredictable and arduous schedules, K-Pop idols surely take their skincare routines seriously! Take it from these stars and upgrade yours now!