5 Best Korean Skincare Tips Everyone Should Learn from STYLEVANA Instagram

Looking for skincare advice? Enter, the wisdom-filled STYLEVANA Instagram, aka the K-Beauty hub of all skincare tips and hacks. With new skincare products constantly hitting the shelves and the seemingly endless skincare tips and advice out there on the internet, it's not easy to figure out the skincare routine that's going to work best for you. Here you'll know the basics and specifics — from choosing best moisturizer to the best sunscreen for your skin and everything in between — scroll down to see our best skincare tips that'll guide you to glowing skin ASAP.

Skincare Tip #1

"Are these skincare products right for my skin?"

Sometimes your skincare picks just aren't the love match for your skin and that's okay! Don't worry, we've all been there. It takes a lot of trials and errors to find the right skincare products for your skin. Whether you're trying out a new skincare product or your skin just decided to outgrow a routine, all you need to do is listen to your skin and watch out for the "red flags" and tell-tale signs of your skin NOT loving the products.

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The wrong skincare products can irritate and make your skin more distressed, which can lead to breakouts and allergic rashes. Your skin might also look extra greasy or feel extra itchy or a burning sensation, especially for sensitivity-prone skin, if the product contains a high concentration of active ingredients.

With that said, your sensitive skin needs intensive care and repairing work with incredibly soothing skincare products. Start with a mild, gentle cleanser like Etude House Soon Jung pH 6.5 Whip Cleanser and follow with the ANUA Heartleaf 77% Soothing Toner to calm and soothe any unwanted irritation, flare ups, and redness. Apart from heartleaf, centella asiatica and hyaluronic acid are also good for treating inflamed skin and breakouts. Team up the COSRX Hydrium Centella Aqua Soothing Ampoule with the THE LAB by blanc doux Oligo Hyaluronic Acid Calming+ Cream to restore your dermal health.

Skincare Tip #2

Best Ingredient Combo for Different Skin Concern

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Yes, they are called "power couples" for a good reason. Some skincare ingredients just work better together, especially for the skin that needs extra TLC. One of our favorite (and under-rated) pairings is the Vitamin C + sunscreen couple. It's good to pair your everyday SPF with a powerful Vitamin C serum like the PURITO Vitamin C serum. It turns out, when you go into the sun, wearing a vitamin c product, the sun basically takes away all of the vitamin c's properties. This is why having a sunscreen over a vitamin c product is great to get the fullest effect of your product. Learn more from this skincare tip and pair the best ingredients for the right skin problems.

Skincare Tip #3

Best Moisturizer for Different Skin Type

In order to choose the best moisturizer for your skin, it’s important to understand what texture and ingredients are best for your skin type. This skincare tip helps you pin down the right texture and target ingredient for your personal skin type so you can find your love-at-first-try moisturizer.

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Ceramides is your dry skin's best friend when it comes to strengthening the moisture barrier. That's why your dry skin will need a thick, ceramide-packed moisturizer like the Pyunkang Yul Intensive Repair Cream during the dry season.

For oily skin, a lightweight gel cream will be the perfect match, texture wise. We recommend the COSRX Hydrium Green Tea Aqua Soothing Gel Cream which will give your oily skin a refreshing dose of green tea as a calming treatment. Another herbal skincare favorite in our book is the PURITO Centella Unscented Recovery Cream , which is a great fragrance-free moisturizer for sensitive skin.

For combination skin, hydration is key for both dry and oily parts of the face, which explains why the Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Aqua Gel Cream is the best option.

Skincare Tip #4

"How long does it take for my skincare to ACTUALLY work?"

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This is the only skincare chart you need if you're someone who's always switching up your routine with different ingredients. The truth is, no matter how long it takes for the ingredient to *actually* work, consistency is the key. Take a look and save this skincare tip so you can learn which fast-acting or wait-for-it ingredient you are currently working with.

Powerhouse ingredients like niacinamide and retinol can take up to 12 weeks to show results, while AHA and hyaluronic acid can act as quickly as a few minutes. It goes to show that good skincare is a marathon, not a sprint.

Skincare Tip #5

Best Sunscreen for Different Skin Type

Think you're fluent in the language of SPFs? Similar to choosing the best moisturizer for your skin type, you need to sort out the texture and ingredient before you find a love-match for your sun-loving skin. Check out below skincare tip and swipe to see your ultimate sol-mate!

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Sunscreen with a creamy texture and hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid are top choices for dry skin, such as the eSpoir Water Splash Sun Cream Fresh and the Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel. But for oily skin, we recommend flashback-free sunscreens that come with a matte finish like the MACQUEEN Daily Matt-Finish Suncream. If you have sensitive skin, look for centella asiatica as the skin-soothing MVP for your sunscreen, which explains why the Round Lab 365 Derma Relief Sun Cream is the best option.

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