(G)I-DLE’s Shuhua isn’t just known for her on-stage skills; she’s also widely talked about for her no-makeup confidence. If you want to feel as proud of your bare face as she does, follow her simple 7-step skincare routine.
While most idols usually wear at least a light layer of makeup, Shuhua has shown up barefaced on numerous occasions, wowing fans with her natural beauty and complete lack of insecurity.
Of course, Shuhua’s confidence is no surprise given how radiant her bare skin looks.
[Shuhua’s] skin is good. That’s why she’s confident about being barefaced.
— (G)I-DLE’s Minnie
Thankfully, (G)I-DLE’s visual hasn’t kept her skincare routine a secret. In a past interview with Allure, Shuhua revealed everything she does to keep her skin glowing—and the steps are simple enough for anyone to follow.
Step 1: Wash with an electric brush
While many people wash their face with their hands or a simple washcloth, Shuhua goes one step further by using an electric cleansing brush. The biggest benefit of cleansing with an electric brush is that it doubles as an exfoliator, improving skin tone. It also stimulates circulation to keep the skin firm.
Step 2: Use a hot towel
Once her face is clean, Shuhua presses a hot towel over it. The heat of the towel opens the pores on her face and softens the skin. This allows the beauty products she uses afterwards to penetrate the skin better.
Step 3: Apply toner
Next up, Shuhua applies toner to her skin. Toner gets rid of any impurities left behind after cleansing and increases the skin’s moisture. It also helps restore the skin’s natural pH balance, which can be disrupted by certain cleansers.
Step 4: Apply essence
Many Korean beauty enthusiasts consider applying an essence to be the most important skincare step, so it’s no surprise that Shuhua does so too. Alongside hydrating the skin, essences are packed with vitamins and antioxidants that increase skin cell regeneration. They come in many different forms to suit all types of skin.
Step 5: Moisturize well
Finally, Shuhua uses a moisturizer to boost her skin’s hydration even more. Moisture is the key to soft, smooth, and radiant skin just like Shuhua’s.
Step 6: Use lip balm
Once she’s done with her skin, Shuhua makes sure to pay attention to her lips too. She applies lip balm to prevent drying and cracking, giving her lips a soft and plump look even when she’s not wearing lipstick or gloss.
Step 7: Mist throughout the day
Even when she’s done with her morning skincare routine, Shuhua doesn’t stop topping up throughout the day. She always has a face mist with her so she can boost her skin’s hydration whenever she needs to.