Other than music and movies, every cult is raving about a skin trend that has nothing to do with tricky products but everything to do with the dewy and soft skin. Yes, you guessed it right – we are talking about the K- beauty fad that took the world by storm i.e. glass skin! Maybe this is why there are a myriad of searches on “how to get glass skin”.
To get this luminous skin effect (#SkinGoals), all you need is a sustainable regime that tackles issues like hyperpigmentation, dry skin, acne, or just old, stubborn sun damage. But before we get into the act, let’s decode the concept of glass skin.
What is Glass Skin?
Glass skin is a Korean beauty concept that originated in 2007. Its calling card is a radiant complexion that mimics the reflective finish of glass. Unlike other regimes, the USP of this trend focuses on healing and hydrating the multiple layers of the skin.
Although many fear that achieving this dewy look magnifies the oil content and leads to acne, a combination of the right skincare products will not make your skin greasy or shiny. Instead, they tackle the root cause of the vicious cycle of your skin problems. A good routine combines hydrating moisturizers, exfoliators, serums, and many more products that can benefit everyone—from dry skinned individuals to those who are acne-prone.
Dive into a 8-Step Korean Skincare Routine for Polished Glass Skin
While makeup can surely fake the illuminating gleam, waking up every morning with that oh-so glossy skin is beyond compare. The simplest way of getting to this next level of Korean skin is hydration, hydration and hydration. This drenched skin adds a natural highlighting effect and boasts softness all day long.
Step 1: Always Dual Cleanse
Start your routine with a gentle exfoliator. The Aquaholic Pore Exfoliating Scrub detoxifies and hydrates your skin in one go. It is the best formula for sensitive skin as it is enriched with the natural goodness of cica, green tea and chamomile that work to unclog pores and retain moisture.
As a second step, use a rehydrating formula like the Swipe Right Cleansing Water before diving into your dreams. The 4-in-1 product cleanses, exfoliates, calms and moisturizes the skin with natural flower and fruit extracts.
Step 2: Swipe on a Hydrating Toner
Once your face is all washed, move on to a toner. Just like a genuine friend, it ensures that there is nothing left behind that can go against you. A nourishing toner not only cleanses the stubborn grime trapped inside your pores but also provides optimal hydration and instantly adds a healthy glow to your skin.
Step 3: Flood your Skin with Essence
To amp up the hydration and calm down inflammation, pat on a water-based essence on to your skin. Feel free to add multiple layers if you have dry or dehydrated skin.
Step 4: Slather on a Nourishing Serum
The fourth step to your glass routine involves a serum. Look for a nutrient rich formula like the Aquaholic Hyaluronic Serum, which is infused with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients. The fast-absorbing and lightweight formula sinks into your skin to make it plump and supple.
Step 5: Don't Forget to Moisturize
The best Korean skincare practices involve hydrating your skin enough. Seal the healing properties of your serum with an ultra-nourishing moisturizer similar to the Citrus Got Real Daily Moisturizer. The goodness of vitamin C combats hyperpigmentation, acne, sun damage and more. The weightless consistency makes it a perfect moisturizer for oily skin. However, dry-skinned people will also benefit from its emollient properties.
Step 6: Pat on an Eye Cream
The delicate skin around your eyes needs a boost of nutrients to get rid of those stubborn dark circles and blue veins. Feed your skin with the Coffee Culture Eye Firming Cream, which brightens and de-puffs the fragile area beneath your eyes. With the help of healing agents like cica and caffeine, this ultra-nourishing eye cream keeps fine lines and wrinkles at bay and fights off other signs of ageing.
Step 7: Don't Forget your Sunscreen
Never step out in the sun without an SPF. Always pick a non-greasy sunscreen similar to the Citrus Got Real SPF30 Sunscreen that protects your skin from UV rays and battles against photoaging, dark spots and pigmentation.
Step 8: De-stress with a Mask
A soothing overnight mask enhances the regeneration of cells, plumps up your skin and drifts you off to your serene dreamland. We especially love the way the Aquaholic Overnight Water Mask repairs damaged skin cells and quenches its thirst for hydration. The skin soaks up all the yummy and replenishing ingredients so that you can wake up with that covetable glass skin.
Why should your skin have all the fun? As an extra step, scrub off dead cells with the Coffee Culture Lip Scrub. Packed with tiny granules and coffee seed oil, this miraculous scrub exfoliates your chapped lips and blesses you with a soft and tender pout.