When it comes to skincare secrets, many people instinctively turn to female idols. However, these days, just as many male idols are invested in keeping their skin bright, clear, and glowing. If you want a complexion as gorgeous as theirs, take a look at these 8 skincare secrets male K-Pop idols have spilled recently.
1. Baekhyun (EXO)
These days, most skincare aficionados double up on cleansing, using both an oil cleanser and a water cleanser to remove all impurities. Some, however, go the extra mile with triple washes (or more).
According to EXO’s Baekhyun, two times is definitely enough. He avoids washing his face more than twice, otherwise he gets irritation and blemishes.
2. Joshua (SEVENTEEN)
Sheet masks are an essential part of any Korean skincare routine, but SEVENTEEN’s Joshua (who loves aloe and snail mucin masks) goes one step further.
He swears by keeping his sheet masks refrigerated. The coolness is not only refreshing, it also contracts your pores to keep the moisture in.
3. Minhyuk (MONSTA X)
When it comes to buying skincare products, it can be very tempting to try every new lotion that hits the shelves. However, MONSTA X’s Minhyuk says you should be more discerning.
In an interview, Minhyuk encouraged readers to find out which ingredients work for you and avoid using ones that don’t. In Minhyuk’s case, the winning ingredient is hyaluronic acid.
Minhyuk also follows the “3 skin method”, which involves applying toner to your face 3 times in a row before moving on with the rest of your skincare routine.
4. I.M (MONSTA X)
There’s nothing wrong with using your hands to wash your face, but modern technology can get the job done even better.
MONSTA X’s I.M washes his face with an electronic cleansing brush. The bristles penetrate deeper into your skin than your hands can, removing more dirt and impurities. They also help with exfoliation.
5. Felix (Stray Kids)
Moisturizing is one of the most important steps of any Korean skincare routine. But for Stray Kids’ Felix, moisturizing is actually three steps.
First, he uses a spray-on acidic cream. Next, he uses a brightening anti-wrinkle cream (despite his very young age). Finally, he finishes up with a bubbling lotion. Adding multiple layers of moisture is a great way to lock in hydration.
6. Yeosang (ATEEZ)
Most people slather their skincare products all over their faces to get the best possible coverage, but ATEEZ’s Yeosang says that’s a no-no.
Instead, he only puts toner all over his face. When it comes to moisturizer, Yeosang skips his forehead. This, he explained to Allure, stops him from getting pimples.
7. Hwiyoung (SF9)
The first step to a solid routine is washing your face. But afterwards, don’t be so quick to dry it.
SF9’s Hwiyoung applies his toner and moisturizer while his skin is still wet—a move many dermatologists endorse to lock in hydration.
8. Dawon (SF9)
Thanks to all the information available online, there’s plenty you can do to keep your skin healthy and glowing at home. However, SF9’s Dawon says you shouldn’t get complacent.
He swears by investing in dermatology appointments too, even if you have to save up. In fact, he often shares selfies from the dermatologist’s office on Twitter.