If you are in pursuit of luminous glowing skin, then you must have heard of the term “glass skin”. This trend originally started in Korea back in 2017 and later rose to popularity in the United States. Today, it has gotten widespread adoption across social media.
Quite frankly, glass skin isn’t just about achieving a spotless complexion, it goes beyond that and extends to getting the skin to its healthiest state. If you want to understand how best to unleash this attribute on your skin, join us in this article as we expound on everything about glass skin and how to attain it even from the comfort of your home.
What Is Glass Skin?
Glass skin is a skincare trend that originated in Korea. It describes smooth, glowing, clear and seemingly poreless skin. Just as the name implies, “glass skin”, can also be attributed to skin that looks as reflective as glass.
However, most skin care professionals argue that glass skin isn’t just about developing radiant skin, it’s about getting the skin to its best or healthiest state. And to do that, several things need to be put in place. Of course, you can’t just develop reflective skin by only applying a hydrating serum. More things need to be done to bring the skin to its healthiest state.
For instance, you would need a healthy lifestyle which involves eating a balanced diet, having sufficient beauty sleep, being committed to a good skincare routine, etc. You can see this is not what you can just achieve overnight. But that does not mean it is impossible.
5 Step Glass Skin Routine
Aside from eating a balanced diet and having enough sleep, we’ve outlined a five-step routine you may adopt if you wish to achieve glass skin. Take a look!
Usually, this is the number one step to observe in any skincare routine. It involves removing dirt, excess oil, impurities or makeup that accumulated on your skin. This step is crucial because it unclogs the pores from dirt that may prevent easy penetration of skincare products.
You can double-cleanse with oil-based and water-based cleaners for deeper cleansing. Generally, it’s advisable to choose gentle cleansers that won't strip the skin of its natural oil. For instance, you can explore our Blanco Purifying Facial Cleanser or The Bleach Cream Soap
This step may serve as a secondary cleansing. After cleansing your skin, use an exfoliating gentle toner to remove the remaining dirt and prep your skin for other products. For instance, our Bleach Toner is an excellent place to start. Check it out!
Apart from toning down the skin and removing remaining dirt, this unique formula also unifies the skin for even complexion. It works on all skin types and is highly recommended.
One major thing that contributes to having glass skin is hydration. Sufficient moisture on your skin will prevent all forms of dehydration, dryness, rough texture or even fine lines. However, it’s best to use plumping serums like our Silky Serum or Hyaluronic Acid Serum which penetrate very deep to nourish the skin and provide moisture.
Adding face oil to this mix will help enrich your facial appearance and give your skin that glossy look. You may try our Eliko or Omega 369. These products nourish and effortlessly lighten the skin.
To enhance your skin barrier and lock in moisture, this is when you apply moisturizer to seal off the skin. It’s widely recommended to seek moisturizers with ingredients, such as niacinamide, glycerin, squalene, etc. These ingredients can be instrumental in shielding and improving your skin. Most importantly, ensure your moisturizers are non comedogenic so they won’t clog your pores. You may try our Collagen Moisturizer or Vitamin C moisturizer.
While moisturizing, don’t forget to pay a little attention to your eye area. These areas are usually exposed to UV rays and repetitive facial expressions. Hence, they are easily susceptible to wrinkles, dark circles or puffiness. We recommend our Anti Dark Circle & Anti Puff Cream.
This step is compulsory for every skincare routine. The sun emits ultraviolet (UV) rays which can be detrimental to our skin health. In a worst case scenario, it may even trigger skin cancer. 90% of aging skin is caused by sun exposure.
To protect your skin, never leave your house without applying broad-spectrum sunscreen, such as our Sunblock SPF 50 Regular and Demi Make-up SPF 50. Unlike most sunscreens, these products are unique because they provide 24 hours UV protection. So, you don’t need to reapply and apply. By using it once in the morning, you are good to go!
Although it may take time and consistency, achieving a radiant glass skin is 100% possible. But it isn’t just about applying serums or face oil, it extends to maintaining good lifestyle habits and dedication to a quality skincare routine.
If you have questions or wish to meet our Licensed Estheticians for a personalized routine, kindly schedule a FREE consultation right away. We can also help you choose the right products that best suit your specific skin type. We’d love to be with you every step of the way until you have achieved your desired glass skin.
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