During the past few years, a K-pop girl group has been generating all the hype on social media and you’ve probably already guessed who they are: Blackpink!
Their music has been garnering international recognition and the members in Blackpink have simultaneously been grabbing curious attention for their radiant, youthful looks.
In several interviews and on variety shows, everyone from Jennie to Lisa has revealed precious skincare tips they follow for their flawless complexions.
If you’re ready for Blackpink’s skincare routine and other skincare tips (including one member who swears by her detox juice!), here we go!
1. Focus more on skincare rather than makeup
Jisoo’s cosmetics bag contains a scarce amount of makeup products; the idol reveals that it’s simply because she chooses to focus more on skincare rather than makeup.
We now know that her radiant skin is a result of careful attention to skincare rather than good cosmetics – a philosophy we should all stand by if we want her flawless radiant skin.
2. Don’t skip proper cleansing
This tip seems obvious enough but it can be easily forgotten when you come home exhausted after a long day. Rose expresses that cleansing her face is the most important part of taking good care of herself, and she makes sure to gently remove her makeup and wash her face no matter how tired she may be.
3. Use facial masks frequently
Jisoo’s skin may look flawless most of the time, but she revealed that she suffers from really dry skin. Her secret is to use facial masks frequently – two to three times a day! This may seem a little excessive for some of us but it is a great reminder for us to mask regularly.
4. Drink detox juice and a lot of water
Jennie revealed in an interview that she used to use two facial packs a day to improve her skin. But she has gradually reduced her usage of masks and started improving her diet instead.
She said that she now drinks a glass of detox juice made from fresh fruits in the morning and a lot of water throughout the day, which really reminds us that skincare goes beyond product application and it’s equally important to take care of our health.
While she did not reveal the actual recipe of her cleansing concoction, we’re gonna go out on a limb and guess that it probably contains lemon or lime, cucumber, apple cider vinegar, cranberry or grapefruit – all of which are highly regarded as great detox ingredients!
5. Pile on moisturiser before sleeping
Guess who also suffers from dry skin? Lisa. Lisa’s trick may be a little easier for us to follow: pile on cream moisturiser and allow her skin to absorb it while she sleeps.
Those who are not used to using tons of skincare products may find their skin feeling oily and sticky after the routine, but you can consider applying a little more or opting for a sleeping mask that’s intended for thick application without weighing on skin.
You’ll love how you’ll wake up to soft and supple skin in the morning!
6. Do a facial massage after moisturising
Another secret tip from Lisa: a facial massage after applying moisturiser. This allows the product to penetrate deeper into the skin, enhancing its effects. In fact, Lisa brings a facial massager everywhere she goes so she can use it anytime!
7. Use a lip scrub daily
Give your lips some love, since they are working hard too. After wearing lipstick for the entire day, Jisoo likes to exfoliate her lips. She then follows up with lip balm for moisturisation. This keeps her puckers looking soft and kissable!
8. Stick to products that complement your skin
Unlike the rest of her group mates who love to experiment with new products, Rose sticks to products she feels complement her skin. This is a philosophy we can definitely adopt for our skincare products.
It is so easy to buy every product with good reviews and going through them quickly, but we have to first consider whether they are suitable for our skin type and if they contain ingredients that our skin is sensitive to.
9. Eat food with plenty of collagen
Blackpink has their secret health food: chicken feet collagen soup, a home recipe from Rose’s mum. Advocates of collagen-rich foods attest that they can help firm skin and help it regain elasticity and bounce – so it is no wonder that the girls have such supple skin.
While we do not have access to Rose’s recipe, we can definitely look out for food rich in collagen such as slow-cooked bone broth and cod fish.
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