Since debuting in 2015, fans have been begging members of K-pop girl group Twice on Twitter to drop their skin-care routines. All nine members are what “glass skin” dreams are made of, so I don’t blame their fans for wanting to know the group’s exact regimens. Luckily, Twice’s Chaeyoung and Nayeon answered fans’ prayers during a V Live session. (For those that are unaware, V Live is a live-streaming app for K-pop idols to communicate with their fans.)
After finishing up some ramen in their hotel room after a show in Japan, Chaeyoung and Nayeon gave viewers a close-up view of their glittery gold eye makeup before washing it all off. Nayeon later walked viewers (and Chaeyoung) through every single step of her skin-care routine. Because the live stream went on for almost an hour and a half, I took notes for you. Consider this the Cliff Notes version of the V Live broadcast. Spoiler alert: Nayeon uses four to five different cleansers to completely remove her makeup. That’s right: A single face wipe isn’t enough if you want the clear skin of a K-pop star.
Chaeyoung starts off her skin-care routine by wiping off her lipstick with a cleansing cloth. Nayeon, on the other hand, prefers to peel off her false lashes first before swiping away her whole face with a wipe. (Her makeup artist uses strips and individuals, in case you were wondering.) They didn’t specify which face wipes they used, but you can find some of Allure editor’s favorites here.
Next, the singers move on to rubbing a cream cleanser all over their faces to take off their base makeup. (My personal favorite one is Skin Laundry’s Hydrating Cream Face Wash.) They follow it up with an oil cleaner, Biore Japan’s Perfect Oil, to wash away the last remnants of their eye makeup. Mascara is extremely stubborn, so I don’t blame them for that extra step.
All the while, Nayeon likes to give herself a facial massage to really work the product into her skin and whisk away all the makeup and dirt that may have accumulated atop her skin throughout the day. They then completed their final step of washing their face: foam cleanser. Nayeon is a fan of the Shiseido Fitit Perfect Whip Cleansing Foam.
After their faces are sufficiently cleansed, Nayeon and Chaeyoung move onto sheet-masking. Fans on Twitter have pointed out that they used the Japanese beauty brand Minon’s Amino Moist Face Mask. Nayeon called it the best sheet mask, so now I need to try it out, obviously. Chaeyoung likes to smear on a thin layer of the essence first, and she leaves the sheet mask on until it starts feeling dry.
Nayeon goes straight to putting it on, making sure to squeeze out every drop of essence from the pack and pats it on top of the mask and on her neck. (They didn’t say playing Day6’s “You Were Beautiful(예뻤어)” while masking was an essential part of this step, but I would like to think so.) Chaeyoung said she doesn’t use sheet masks often, but Nayeon does one almost every day. “I feel super happy when I put on a sheet mask after washing my face.” Same.
The next step in their skin-care routines is lip balm. Nayeon swears by the Lucas Papaw Ointment, which a fan gave to her. “This is the best lip product ever,” Nayeon raved. “Our makeup artists said my lips are healthy and moisturized these days.” She advised putting it on before bed: “Your lips will be perfect the next morning,” she added. You can also put it on particularly dry areas of your face.
Then, she puts on night cream. She dots it all over her face before rubbing it into the skin. Nayeon said she likes to use it as a sleeping mask sometimes. Next, she smooths a brightening eye cream along her undereye area with her ring fingers. (Allure editors love the Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream.) Finally, Nayeon massages her jawline to finish off her skin-care routine.
Now, we finally know that Nayeon’s skin-care routine is a full seven steps, and cleansing is the key to her Chok Chok success. Duly noted. You can watch the full Twice V Live below.
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