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The '7 Skin Method' Is The Next K-Beauty Craze You Need To Adopt

South Korea is universally known for its superior skincare and makeup products, and now, there is a new beauty technique that has taken the country by storm.

7 skin method

The ‘7 Skin Method’ is essentially a multi-toner application technique, where one applies a hydrating toner for seven times to maximise skin hydration and give your complexion an intense glow. The best part? The procedure takes less than five minutes and can be achieved with a single product.

7 skin method

To apply the ‘7 Skin Method’, first cleanse your face with a non-stripping cleanser. Pat your skin dry and work in the first layer of your hydrating toner. Just before the layer is fully absorbed, apply another layer and continue in this pattern until seven layers are completed.

7 skin method

The most important aspect of this method is picking the right essence-toner that will absorb easily and impart a lasting glow. Waterless and nutrient-dense essence toners are ideal, as they are equally nourishing and hydrating. Special attention should also be paid to the toner’s viscosity – if you’re using a thicker toner, three layers might be good enough. A good indicator is how well your skin is absorbing the layers to determine how much more or less you need to apply.

7 skin method

Below, we pick three Korean essence-toners from new beauty e-commerce site, Evening Island, to get you started:

#1: Whamisa Organic Flowers Deep Rich Toner, $55
Crafted with 97.5 per cent organic ingredients that are naturally fermented and distilled, and possessing a unique bouncy texture, this toner is the paragon of true natural Korean skincare. #2: Wonder Essence, $46
Known as a multi-tasking beauty tonic, this waterless tincture is a combination of carefully distilled botanicals and a high concentration of delicate antioxidants. #3: Birch Juice Hydro Essence Skin, $43
A concoction of 78 per cent birch tree sap – this tree fuel can only be collected once a year during early spring. All products are available at www.eveningisland.com   Like this? Check out the Laneige beauty road show with brand ambassador Lee Sung Kyung you don’t want to miss, the importance of beauty sleep and how to look fresh and rested without it and you can finally get your hands on cult New York based beauty brand MAKE.