Sebum or oil on the skin can give it a “shining” effect but the amount of oil on your skin can make or break the overall look of your face.

Too much oil can make your face look and feel sticky and clogged. Moreover, too much oil can lead to clogged pores which is the leading cause of breakouts. So how do you go about striking the perfect balance of sebum on your face?

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Korean women are known for their porcelain skin. Their skincare routine ensures that their skin always looks dewy, never oily Ed Jones/AFP/Getty

We turn to Korean beauty hacks for the solution. Korean women are known for their porcelain skin with just the right amount of sebum to give it that fresh, dewy appearance.

However, that kind of texture doesn’t just happen naturally as Korean women are also known for their lengthy daily skincare routines, with some ranging from 4 to 20 steps. These skincare routines are filled to the brim with steps meant to nourish and care for your skin along with Korean beauty hacks that may seem less than orthodox

Jamsu roughly translates to "diving" or "submerging". This Korean beauty hack involves submerging your face in a bowl filled with water and ice for 15-30 seconds Nic Mair / Pixabay


Jamsu is a Korean word which roughly translates to “diving” or “submerging”. This Korean beauty hack involves putting baby powder on your skin after you’ve finished your make-up routine and immediately submerging your face into a bowl filled with water and ice for 15 to 30 seconds.

Many people swear by this beauty hack as it keeps their make-up in place throughout the entire day. In addition to keeping make-up in place, submerging your face in the cool water effectively tightens pores and regulates oil production as you go about your day.


Another Korean beauty hack to try is double cleansing. This one is self-explanatory as you simply need to cleanse your face twice during your skincare routine.

First, cleanse your face with an oil-based cleanser. Cleansing your face with an oil-based cleanser effectively washes away any dirt that may have settled on your skin as the oil acts as a deep-cleaning tool.

The second step involves cleansing your face with a water-based cleanser. Cleansing with a water-based cleanser helps to deep clean any dirt your oil-based cleanser may have missed in addition to washing away any traces of sebum on your skin. After double-cleansing, you are left with clean pores and better-regulated oil production.

Moisturizing is an essential step in any skincare routine. In addition to keeping skin healthy, moisturizing helps regulate oil production chezbeate / Pixabay


Many women opt not to choose moisturizer as they feel it only adds to the oiliness of their face however, that is simply not the case. Your skin produces sebum because it feels the need to ensure that your face is properly moisturized. With moisturizer, you help your skin better regulate oil production as it already knows that it has been properly moisturized.