Beauty Lifestyle

Taking the Stress Out of K-Beauty~

스트레스 한 인생!

Stress – to hear the word uttered is enough to strike tension into the hearts of many. Did you know stress can be the bane of any good skincare routine? In fact, high stress levels can cause acne, premature ageing, rashes, rosacea, and even psoriasis just to name a few. There’s no getting around the fact that life can be stressful, so it’s incredibly important to take the time to alleviate that stress as often as you can. Maintaining low stress levels helps to not only keep your mind healthy but it also keeps you looking good too~

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There are many things you can do to de-stress, like hanging out with friends, going for a walk, stretching, exercising, meditating, using breathing techniques, listening to ASMR, listening to soft music, going for spa treatments and massages, drinking a relaxing cup of tea, taking a nap, and so much more!  Did you know that sunshine and fresh air can also relieve stress? Try and spend at least a little time outdoors each day, and don’t forget to use sunscreen!

By now we’ve probably all heard of the Korean 10 step skincare routine, which is fast becoming world famous for its incredible results and long-term benefits. The steps of this routine are as follows:

  1. Oil Cleanse
  2. Foam Cleanse
  3. Exfoliate
  4. Toner
  5. Essence
  6. Serum or Ampoule
  7. Mask or Sheet Mask
  8. Eye Cream
  9. Moisturiser
  10. Sunscreen

There are ten different steps to be done each day, each requiring time and different products; there’s even a twelve-step routine if you want to take it a step further! As a result of time and expenses, for many people, this 10 step routine is simply not an option. In addition, trying to follow a regimented routine like this can be a cause of stress in and of itself. Here at IMK, we don’t believe that trying to take good care of your skin should be stressful at all, which is why we curated the PAMPER ME Beauty box to make it easier for you!

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Covering the most essential basics of this ten step routine is a fast and affordable way to kickstart your Korean skincare journey. Your first stop is the ‘SESAMIS Natural Pure Foam Cleanser’ to remove any makeup residue, excessive oils, sebum, or any other “uninvited guests” that can cause problems for your skin and pores. It’s so important that you cleanse your skin daily to avoid unnecessary breakouts and similar issues, especially if you have applied makeup or sunscreen earlier in the day. Next up is the ‘SESAMIS Originated Aqua Mist’ which is a perfect way to keep your skin hydrated and moisturized on the go; just close your eyes, and give your face a spray.
Having moisturized skin helps your body to avoid creating excess oils to try and overcompensate for any dryness, which can also lead to breakouts. Even if you have oily skin, moisturizing is super important, and the great news is that this moisturizer is so light and refreshing that you won’t want to stop using it!

The ‘Secret Nature From Jeju Peeling Gel’ will help remove any excess nasties like blackheads that can be so difficult to deal with. For best results, avoid using it every day as your skin needs a break in between use and may otherwise become irritated. And of course, the ‘SESAMIS Ginseng’ mask, and the ‘Rapha Peri Korean Cactus’ mask, along with other various face masks, are the perfect way to give your skin that extra boost. Your skin is guaranteed to feel pampered and loved!

© Jeju Cheonjiyeon Waterfall – 1594590, REXLUNA, Pixabay, 29.09.2018,

As you can see, the PAMPER ME beauty box is the perfect way to kickstart your daily Korean skincare routine without taking too much time or breaking the budget! You’ll love these products; each infused with ingredients full of the natural essence of picturesque Jeju Island, but you’ll love the results even more~

Have any questions regarding the products in the ‘PAMPER ME’ Beauty Box? Want to know more about Korean Beauty and Skincare? Let us know! You can find us on all of our social media~




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Featured Image Source: © Pretty Woman – 1509956, jill111, Pixabay, 29.09.2018,

Matthew Keeler

American-born Australian planning on making Korea my home. 4-Dimensional optimist :D Love life and live with no regrets. Be yourself, and treat everyone with kindness.^^



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