How to build a multistep Korean skin care routine, according to experts

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Korean skin care has been trending. Here’s a guide to building your routine based on advice from experts.

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Korean skin care is a term that describes a multistep and holistic approach to skin care originating from South Korea, according to Dr. Claire Chang, a board-certified and fellowship-trained cosmetic dermatologist at UnionDerm in New York City. “It emphasizes consistent, diligent skin care regimens that focus on achieving hydrated, radiant and healthy skin,” she says. ​​

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Below, we rounded up expert-recommended and top-rated Korean skin care products. We also included some personal favorites from Select staff. There is a Korean skin care product for every skin type and works for everyone, regardless of your race or ethnicity. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that a product will definitely work for you because it’s K-beauty, according to Dr. Flora Kim, a board-certified dermatologist in Dallas, Texas. “Skin is very personal. What works amazing for your best friend might not work for you,” she says. Our experts recommend that you consult your dermatologist to customize the best routine for your specific needs.

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Mediheal New Starter Pack

“Mediheal Sheet Masks are my favorite given the variety of ingredients they use, the quality of the bamboo-derived hypoallergenic sheet mask and how long I stay feeling hydrated after,” Chang says. This pack comes with ten different face masks that have ingredients like tea tree to calm and soothe and hyaluronic acid to hydrate the skin, according to the brand. After cleansing or toning, you can apply the mask for 15 minutes, then gently pat any excess essence into the skin.

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