A Korean Skin Routine You'll Be Able To Follow

PHOTOGRAPHED BY CHRISTINE HAHN.
You’ve probably read enough about the K-beauty game by now to know that this industry isn't playing when it comes to skin care. Its devotees are somewhat fanatical; not only would they never dare to sleep in their makeup, they follow, at minimum, a 12-step regimen to prep for bedtime. And their a.m. routines — with a separate lineup of products — are just as involved.

Props to these dedicated women, but we’re lucky to get a glob of moisturizer fully rubbed in before it’s time to fly out the door in the morning. Still, we wish we could commit to blocking off that kind of time, if for no other reason than to pamper our sleepy faces just a little bit more.

So with some help from our friends at AMOREPACIFIC, we set out to find the happy medium: a six-step routine that satisfies the key aspects of the famed Korean regimen, without requiring an earlier wake-up call. Ahead, discover the essentials worth incorporating and, more importantly, the most effective ways to apply each one. But be advised: All this extra slathering can cause feelings of damn-my-skin-looks-amazing obsessiveness. Don't say we didn't warn you.