You may not be into K-pop (yet!), but chances are you’ve peeped an idol or two without realizing it. They’re up on billboards along major highways, they have standees at fried chicken joints, and they’re ambassadors for so many of your favorite K-beauty brands.

And if you’re as skincare-obsessed as us, we’re sure you couldn’t help but notice their poreless, radiant skin, either. Beyond their streamlined choreographies and vocal power, picture-perfect visuals are the idol signature. Lucky for all of us just trying to be half as stunning as them, their beauty secrets aren’t so secret at all. Below, we’ve rounded up just 7 skincare tips straight from K-idols. Get glowing!


While nighttime masking is common practice, Sandara Park takes it a step further by slapping on a sheet mask straight out of bed. If your skin feels dry and tight first thing in the morning, a hydrating sheet mask is sure to plump it right up. Opt for lightweight masks if you veer oily, or switch out your daily moisturizer for a sheet!
TRY: Simple Pollution Protect Sheet Mask (21ml), P89, Esfolio Pure Skin Pearl Essence Mask Sheet, now on sale at P32 (limited time only), Innisfree My Real Squeeze Green Tea Mask, now on sale at P55 (limited time only)

Xiumin applies his toner by soaking a cotton pad in product and swiftly gliding it over his skin *without
any tugging. Toners help re-balance your skin’s pH after cleansing, so you’ll want to keep application as gentle as possible.
TRY: Dear Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner, now on sale at P920 (limited time only), Acwell Licorice pH Balancing Toner, now on sale at P792 (limited time only), Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner (100ml), now on sale at P520 (limited time only)

Jessica’s beauty routine comes out to about 16 steps, and one of her trade secrets is the simplest yet: rub your palms together and press them down on product-loaded skin. She explains that the heat from your hands will help your skin absorb products better!

As painful as it sounds, V’s slapping method actually benefits your skin more than it hurts it. By “slapping” your face upon application, you encourage better blood flow that can wake your skin up. Just be sure not to overdo it or risk a splotchy complexion!

Double-cleansing is a tried-and-tested skincare method that disappears all dirt and grime with the use of oil and soap. It’s a must for Suzy too, whose technique involves a “424” time constraint. That’s 4 minutes of oil, 2 minutes of soap, and 4 minutes of running water, all in the name of thorough cleansing.
TRY: Banila Co. Clean It Zero Original (100mL), P945, Heimish All Clean Green Foam, now on sale at P561 (limited time only), COSRX Low pH First Cleansing Milk Gel, now on sale a t P792 (limited time only)

Most people mask at least once a week to rehydrate their parched skin—Wendy masks every night. Due to her intense schedule, her complexion can become sensitive and prone to breakouts. Soothing sheet masks help restore skin, so do it if you’re going through a bad skin streak!
TRY: Dear Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Sheet Mask, now on sale at P144 (limited time only), Tony Moly Dr. LOGY Moisture Mask Sheet, P178, By Wishtrend Natural Vitamin 21.5 Enhancing Sheet Mask, now on sale at P160 (limited time only)

Nayeon caps off her intensive skincare routine with a layer of lip balm that she slathers on like a lip mask. She swears by a fan-gifted tube of Lucas Papaw, which keeps her lips healthy and moisturized all day, everyday. TRY: Lucas Papaw Soothing Ointment (25g), P599, Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask (3g), now on sale at P185 (limited time only), Carmex Cult-Fave Original Jar, P149

What are your favorite idol tips? Share them with us below!

Photos via Instagram: @daraxxi, @e_xiu_o, @Jessica.syj, @skuukzky

Photos via artists’ official company pages: Big Hit Entertainment, SM Entertainment, JYP Entertainment

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