How to Get Glowing Skin Like BTS
K-Pop boy group BTS may have won the Billboard Music Awards Top Social Artist award on Sunday night, but amongst all the glitz, glam and fan-selfies, one thing was for sure: their skin was flawless.
Since K-Pop stars are well-known for their K-Beauty routines, we asked Korean beauty experts and founders of curated, e-commerce site, Glow Recipe, Christine Chang and Sarah Lee, how to get the cushiony, poreless, uber-glowing skin of all 7 BTS boys.
Step 1: Cleanse, Big Time
"A thorough cleanse to melt makeup and grime is a critical foundation for healthy skin," Christine Chang and Sarah Lee told Billboard. "If double cleansing (a 2 step cleanse with a makeup remover and foaming cleanser) isn't for you, all-in-one cleansers such as Glow Recipe's Blueberry Bounce Cleanser are a great option to keep skin clear and soft without dryness."
Step 2: Tone for Hydration
Unlike the toners of America--which are an astringent and considered a "clarifying" step--in Korea, they're used to boost hydration of the skin's lipid layer. "The latest trend is to use your hydrating toner multiple times - 'the 7 skin method' - to top up the skin with nutrients and moisture," Lee and Chang said. "Our cult Whamisa Deep Rich Essence Toner, a customer top pick, has already sold out several times this year."
Step 3: Use An Antioxidant Serum
If you want that radiant and plumped up skin like the boys of BTS, this innovative step is a must. "Using an antioxidant rich serum daily, such as cactus packed Huxley Oil Essence, will leave skin radiant and plumped," the K-beauty guru's said. "The unique texture of the oil infused into a lightweight essence format makes it great for a mini skin-brightening massage as you apply it to the skin, and The Huxley Oil Essence is a celebrity favorite in Korea."
Step 4: Seal It All In
Chang and Lee are big fans of lightweight, soothing moisturizers such as the Safe Relief Cream from Make Prem, which they say "has a simple formulation of only 12 skin loving ingredients."
Step 5: Sleep In It
You might be familiar with the omnipresent sheet mask, but are you familiar with overnight packs or "sleeping masks"? "These are one of the most popular categories in Korea. It's easy to slather one on instead of a moisturizer a few times a week to get those extra treatment benefits," Chang and Lee said. Their favorite? The company's new, namesake Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask, which "is a radiance boosting hydrator that also gently exfoliates the skin while you sleep, so that you can wake up to that post-facial, pore refined glow in the morning."
We're SOLD OUT! Thank you so much for helping us reach this huge milestone! Please stay tuned for an update on when Glow Recipe skincare will be back in stock. . And as a special thanks, we've set aside a Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask, a Blueberry Bounce Gentle Cleanser, and a few deluxe kits to giveaway!⠀ To win the full size duo for yourself, comment below and tag 3 friends! If you're chosen, your friends will each receive a deluxe pouch!