[Updated June 14 2023] 7 Step Korean Skincare Routine for Beginners: Dry Skin Edition

Here at Eunogo Shop, we know how confusing it can be to come up with a whole new skincare routine, especially when there are so many steps involved. In this article, we've curated a handy skincare routine for those with dry skin type:

Step 1: Cleansing

While it is common for many K-beauty routines to include double cleansing (one oil-based cleanser/balm to remove makeup and one water based foam/gel), we consider cleansing collectively as Step One. Our recommendation? Get a cleanser that does both, like the De:maf All Day Glow Creamy Milk Cleanser. Milk cleansers are a popular trend in South Korea due to their ability to effectively remove makeup, dirt and impurities without stripping the skin of its natural oils. Formulated with carefully selected ingredients such as broccoli extract, and madecassoside to moisturize and strengthen skin barrier, it leaves the skin feeling moist and soft after cleansing. Remember, if your cleanser is leaving you with a “squeaky clean and dry” feeling, pour it down the toilet, because that’s where it belongs. 

Eunogo Shop’s Pick: De:maf All Day Glow Creamy Milk Cleanser


Step 2: Toner 

Gone are the days when toner used to be astringent and strip your face of all the oils your skin needs to regulate sebum. Welcome to the modern age of toners, where we use them to calm our skin, give it extra hydration, and even help prime your face so that makeup sets more beautifully! Our favorite toner for those with dry skin is the De:maf Here-Oh My First Serum a.k.a Bubble Toner, a unique bubble type toner formulated with premium quality hyaluronic acid (less than 500 dalton size), macadamia seed oil, jojoba oil and evening primrose flower extracts. Start your skin barrier strengthening journey now and keep your skin hydrated and supple all day long.

Eunogo Shop’s Pick: De:maf Here-Oh My First Serum a.k.a Bubble Toner

Step 3: Sheet Mask

This is a step that can be done daily if you have the time, or 1-2 times per week, whenever you feel like your skin needs a little extra boost. One of our Team Eunogo colleagues even uses this to help her dehydrated skin after a hangover! For dry skin we recommend a plant-based sheet mask with immediate soothing and moisturizing effects to really elevate your routine. Best of all? One box contains 10 sheets making it a great value. Once you’ve finished with the mask please remember to let all the essence absorb before moving on to the next step. Giving your skin a light “tap tap tap” with your fingertips will help absorption and, frankly, feels great.

Eunogo Shop’s Pick: Ceramine Aqua Chamaecyparis Obtusa Leaf Mask Pack

Step 4: Serum

What is a Serum? In short, a serum contains a concentration formula of active ingredients with a light, easily absorbed consistency. Usually a serum will target a specific skin concern and will be used after toner but before applying moisturizer. For dry skin, Team Eunogo recommends a serum that will address your main skin concern of hydration. Our go-to pick includes a two-product combo: the Korean Glass Skin Kit for Anti-Aging, that includes Skin Barrier Fluid and Moisture Aqua Serum. Simply mix the Skin Barrier Fluid and Moisture Aqua Serum together in your hand, and apply it to the skin simultaneously, you will get the best results. Don’t forget to "tap tap tap" with your fingertips for great absorption!

Eunogo Shop’s Pick: Korean Glass Skin Kit for Anti-Aging


Step 5: Cream

After you’ve applied the Korean Glass Skin Kit, you need to lock in all the nutrients and hydration with a cream. Our recommendation? Use the De:maf Creams Come True to seal the deal as it offers instant hydration and contains barrier complex ingredients that helps to strengthen the skin barrier, creates moist and glowing skin without clogging the pores. People with sensitive skin can use it with confidence! 

Eunogo Shop’s Pick: De:maf Creams Come True

Step 6: SPF

If there is one step you cannot, and we mean CANNOT skip, it is applying sunscreen on a daily basis. You can read more about it here but please take our word for it: SPF is indispensable. For dry skin, Team Eunogo recommends the Ceramine UV Protector Sunscreen SPF50+ PA+++ that strongly blocks UV rays and expresses skin recovery. With 100% mineral sunscreen and manufactured with all safe ingredients, people of all ages can use it without irritation. The best part is it is moisturizing, so your skin will not feel dry and is perfect to be used as a base before applying makeup. 

Eunogo Shop’s Picks:

Ceramine UV Protector Sunscreen SPF50+ PA+++


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