8 Korean Beauty Secrets You Should Definitely Know

Most Koreans are known for their flawless skin.

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Song Hye Kyo

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Koreans spend a great deal of time and money in nurturing their skin and are known to be very skin conscious.

All over the world people envy Korean beauties because of their looks and skin. In fact, when Korean Actress Go Hyun Jung published her beauty secrets in a documentary titled ‘Go Hyun Jung’s Texture’, it was a best seller & all copies were sold out within two days of its launch in 2011.

Here are few Korean beauty secrets & tips to get a gorgeous looking healthy skin. 

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1. Adequate Hydration:

Koreans believe that drinking lots of fluids helps to add a healthy glow to their skin, hence they start their day by drinking a cup of water & splashing their face with cold water for a few minutes. Fruits & vegetables are the most important part of their meals & they consume foods with very less sodium to maintain the hydration in their body.

2. Regular Cleansing, Toning & Moisturising:

They have a unique way of applying skin care products because they believe it yields better results.

Cleansing : Korean actress Suzy Bae talks about the ‘424’ technique, where you must clean your face with an oil (coconut, almond or any cleansing oil) for 4 minutes , follow it with a foaming cleanser for 2 minutes & then rinsing your face for 4 minutes, start with lukewarm water ending with cold water to close all opened pores.

Toning: Koreans prefer tapping the toner with fingertips for better absorption.

Moisturising:  By rubbing the hands together, the product is warmed on the fingertips & then applied all over the face in an outward & downward manner. 

3. Face Pack/ Mask/ Sheets:

Korean face sheets are infused with ingredients that were tried & tested by their ancestors and today they are most sought out skincare product all over the world. A routine of using two masks – a cleansing mask & a nourishing mask simultaneously once a week helps reduce the puffiness of the face. Using a mask made up of silkworm cocoon powder called baekgangjam helps in achieving white skin. Besides this, homemade masks with egg white & honey mixture are an all time favourite. 

4. Neck Care:

Actress Go Hyun Jung applies her neck cream from jawline to décolletage as stated by her in her documentary for it to be more affective. 

5. Beauty Sleep:

Sleeping for at least 6 – 8 hours is as important for a healthy skin. 

6. Skin Care Products:

Asian brands are gaining more popularity these days all over the world for their good properties and Koreans use about 10- 20 products each day for their skincare. 

7. Facial Stretching Exercise:

This is a common practice among Korean actors & actresses, where ‘Ma Me Mi Mo Mu’ is repeated 10 times for exercising their lip & cheek muscles. In addition to this, co-ordinated stretching of facial muscles with breathing is also recommended. 

8. Subtle Make-up:

Koreans keep it simple.

    • Eyes are kept minimal with warm hues over the lid, lined by a black eye-liner.
    • Loads of mascara for the lashes
    • Eyebrows are kept tidy with brow gel
    • A hint of pink for flushed cheeks
    • Natural colours for luscious lips

Remember, the most important Korean beauty secret is Less Make-up, More Skincare.

Hope you find this article useful. For more beauty tips & secrets, visit Stylecraze again.

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46 thoughts on “8 Korean Beauty Secrets You Should Definitely Know

  1. Avatar of zetiasavitrizetiasavitri

    it’s call layering..
    morning : cleansing oil – cleansing foam – toner – essence/serum – emulsion/lotion – cream – primer – sunscreen/foundation/bb cream – powder/compact powder.

    night ; cleansing oil – cleansing foam – toner – essence/serum – emulsion/lotion – cream – sleeping pack

    I’m now using korean skincare :)

  2. Avatar of Divya KeraniDivya Kerani

    Most of the girls are love to be slim. Koreans will not preferred to be toned. All Koreans usually prefer girls to look younger. I am sure that most of the korean girls don’t have fat like western girls. Ofcourse few of the boys prefer curvy and thicker girls, however most of the guys looks for thinner girls. Nice artice Ray :)

  3. Suhana

    Hi, dats quite a well written article.. i adore these south asian women. they have their own charm.. and seems like all the best thngs are made in the world to only suit their body.. just perfect like barbies.. agree to all your points as well

  4. Cally

    South East Asian girls are the best!! everythng looks good on them. really nice informative tips, which i can also put to use.
    thnku for sharing.

    1. Han

      Not really, South East Asian where the countries dont have 4 seasons, the skin will not be as good as countries like Japan, Korea and Taiwan as the weather is too hot

  5. Apeksha

    I loved these simple tips in your article Ray, I’m gonna try them all and I’m quite sure that they will work. Thankyou so much friend and ya, I really admire Korean girls as well and even the guys.

  6. JL

    Skin care is important, but I think DNA plays a strong role in getting that flawless skin here. Most Koreans I know usually already are in that disposition of having great skin, and also they are usually small boned being lean and slim.

  7. Shine

    People are crazy admiring korean beauties while the fact we are more pretty than them.They are just white but koreans love Filipinos because we have small faces,big eyes unlike koreans they have to go plastic surgery to make their faces better! Korean actresses are 100% plastic surgey as i have korean friends in cebu and they admitted it!

    1. elle

      Ermm, I know for a FACT that Song hye Kyo and Suzy haven’t had any surgery yet they’re stunning. and there was a study that showed only 1/5 Korean women got any kinds of surgery done; that’s 20% of the whole population (No where near 100%). plus, I love how the commenter “shine” above you made fun of Koreans’ flat chests when the no. 1 surgery that Filipino women get is a boob job.

      1. Serialmania

        Don’t forget the likes of Lee Hyori or Hwangbo. They are natural beauty dark skin singers who have never go into any surgery…..

        1. vihi

          hyori admitted she got a nose job. but she is still awesome. there are many who havent had anything done to their face. suzy is really pretty

    2. Pyro Sushi

      Whoever you are, chillax……You have Korean friends that admit it because they are in your country right? I love both Filipinos and Koreans but in terms of taste, I would go for Koreans. And you sound like a racist 0_0

    3. Yen

      Shine calm down I’m a Filipino too and i don’t want us to be branded as uneducated,irrespectful,racist and the likes….you’re so gross in your words girl,we Filipinos love koreans as they are a part of ourlives cuz we love watching them in televisions and loved there songs too… never say bad words about them they have also imperfections like us let’s just respect each other… :)

  8. Shine

    If koreans are black can you imagine how they look like? LOL:) if you really pretty even you’re black you’re still beautiful,color doesn’t matter! Imagine a korean if she didn’t went through surgery?! Very small eyes,big face but their body is very slim,flat nose,flat chested..could you imagine how they look like??:-) They are just white but they are not beautiful! And most koreans you saw in philippines are fake faces..Now you realized how lucky we are to not need surgery?;) you must love your own

    1. Snail

      Another reason why Koreans are admired is for their height! The average height for Korean women is 5ft 4 whereas the average height for Filipino women is 4 ft 11. Nonetheless, this is not a battle to debate who is prettier. I think both Koreans and Filipinos are pretty:)) And I would like to say…it is not true that all Korean celebrities get plastic surgery. Some get filler injections to smooth out imperfections in their faces but that is totally different from undergoing actual surgery.

    2. Pyro Sushi

      You say that but if surgery in your area was as cheap as Korea, a lot of you would have done it……I know that a lot of philippineans love Korea

  9. Lizzie

    At least korean dont have to go to other people cauntry for work enough filippino worker is malaysia they just use people like pilipino girl in my place find rich guys pitty all the stupid male malaysian … Love korean girl at least they dont use guys for money

    1. Pyro Sushi

      Korean girls go for rich guys too…..You haven’t met a lot of them. They don’t go for average ones unless 1. They are rich or 2. They can’t date one due to a disadvantage in terms of status and appearance

  10. Aashna

    I loved these simple tips in your article. Frankly speaking i have never ever been fond of Korean women earlier. But when i came across this article i was surprised to know their beauty secrets. I’m definitely gonna try them all and I’m quite sure that they will work. Thanks for sharing!!

  11. Kim Ji young

    So you call me fake cause I’m part Korean too. I’m part phillipino,viet,Chinese and Korean. I learn English going school abroad.

  12. Pyro Sushi

    I’m okay with fake faces. Now, butt and breast surgery is not okay. They call Korea a fake country and Americans are getting breasts surgery all over the place. Imo, I look at a girl’s face and personality than her body…..

  13. Chika

    I disagree with you. I have many very pretty Korean friends who have amazing skin. I’d say they’re average because they haven’t had any surgery done. One of my friends in particular had a very strict skincare regime.

    1. dr.maryam

      exactly chika as far as i knw koreans are among top 4 countries having beautiful girls so we cant say they r average .. n i knw it takes time to get used to their facial features but they truely r beautiful people .. i really adore their skin :* n m a fan of all above mentioned ladies n song hye kyu is among top ten beauties of world ..