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5 Super Easy and Affordable Skincare Tips From Famous Oppas

Medically reviewed by Sue Kua, MD · Dermatology

Written by Lorraine Bunag, R.N. · Updated Oct 26, 2022

    5 Super Easy and Affordable Skincare Tips From Famous Oppas

    You might think that achieving that Korean celebrity radiance requires multiple steps and expensive clinic visits. But, famous male personalities say otherwise. In fact, their skincare routines are surprisingly easy, affordable, and sustainable. 

    Curious? Check out these tips and the actors that swear by their effectiveness!

    Use Sheet Masks Daily

    Guess which actors use sheet masks daily? None other than Song Joong Ki, the charismatic actor who gave life to Vincenzo and Big Boss of Descendants of the Sun, and Park Seo Joon from Itaewon Class and Fight for My Way

    Joong Ki and Seo Joon say they use sheet masks daily. Joong Ki also added that he’s careful not to wear them for longer than instructed. 

    According to Experts

    Experts say sheet masks are excellent in soothing sensitive skin. They are also great for inflamed skin due to a procedure or sunburn. They likewise have more hydrating power because the moisture tends to be evenly distributed and can be absorbed directly via the sheet. 

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    Thorough Cleansing 

    Goblin and Touch Your Heart star, Lee Dong Wook attributes his Korean celebrity glow to good makeup. But, he did say that he always does thorough cleansing. Lee Min Ho of The Legend of the Blue Sea and The King: Eternal Monarch, also shares the importance of thorough cleansing

    According to Experts

    The American Academy of Dermatology Association says how you wash your face can make a difference in your appearance. They recommend doing the following:

    • Use a gentle cleanser and lukewarm water
    • Resist the urge to scrub. Instead, use your fingertips. 
    • Pat dry with a soft, clean towel. 
    • Apply moisturizer. 
    • Avoid excessive cleansing. Limit to twice daily and after sweating. 


    Use Lip Balm

    Besides thorough cleansing, Lee Dong Wook likewise adds that he uses lip balm. No wonder fans can’t help but notice his kissable lips!

    According to Experts

    As for using lip balms, experts recommend using one with sunscreen, especially if you have dry lips. Not licking your lips, drinking plenty of water, and breathing through your nose also help alleviate dryness. 

    Daily Sunscreen

    Who doesn’t find Weight Lifting Fairy male lead, Nam Joo Hyuk, adorable with his swag and radiance? 

    This Korean celebrity says he never forgets to apply sunscreen daily, especially when they shoot scenes outdoors. 

    According to Experts

    Dermatologists say applying sunscreen is one of the best ways to protect and take care of your skin. 

    Experts recommend using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) value of 15 or higher. Take note, the higher the value of the Sun Protection Factor or SPF, the greater the protection from sunburn. They also emphasize that there’s no such thing as “waterproof” sunscreen. You need to reapply every 2 hours or so if you sweat too much or jump in and out of the water. 

    Drink Lots of Water 

    Jung Hae In of While You Were Sleeping and Something in the Rain is already 33, but his skin is as smooth as a baby! This Korean celebrity says his secrets include using sheet masks, getting adequate sleep, and drinking lots of water

    According to Experts

    Drinking lots of water is important because it helps keep skin elastic. On top of that, adequate hydration is crucial for overall health. Additional things you can do to keep your skin hydrated? avoid hot water, using gentle skin care products and moisturize daily.

    Visit a Dermatologist

    As simple and sustainable as these tips are, please keep in mind that each person has different skincare needs. What worked for a friend (or Korean celebrity) may not work for you. 

    That’s why it’s important to visit a dermatologist. Not only can they assess your skin type or condition, but they can also recommend appropriate and effective treatment. They can also give you instructions on what skincare routine suits your skin best. 

    Generally, a minimal, appropriate, and sustainable routine works best. Like the Korean celebrity secrets we shared, you don’t need lots of steps to have a glowing complexion. 

    Learn more about Skin Health here


    Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

    Medically reviewed by

    Sue Kua, MD


    Written by Lorraine Bunag, R.N. · Updated Oct 26, 2022

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