What is Glass Skin and How to Achieve It
“Glass Skin” is a skincare trend that originated in South Korea and refers to skin that appears smooth, clear, luminous and almost translucent, resembling the appearance of glass. Achieving glass skin involves a combination of skincare practices and products that focus on intense hydration, even skin tone and a healthy complexion. This blog will be discussing how you can work towards achieving the glass skin look with some easy consistent steps.
The first and most important step to achieving this look is knowing that hydration is key! Hydrated skin is fundamental to achieving the glass skin effect. Drink plenty of water and incorporate hydrating products into your skincare routines as well. Next, you want to do double cleansing. Start with an oil-based cleanser to remove makeup, sunscreen and excess sebum, followed by a water-based cleanser to cleanse the skin thoroughly without stripping it of moisture. The next step is focusing on exfoliation. Regular exfoliating helps remove dead skin cells, allowing your skin to reflect light better and appear more radiant. Use a gentle chemical exfoliant, like a mild AHA or BHA, a couple of times a week for the best results! Moving on, this is where toning, serums and essences come in. Use a hydrating toner to balance the skin’s pH levels and to prepare it for the subsequent skincare steps to follow. Then, apply serums and essences to target specific concerns you may have, such as brightening, hydration and skin texture. Look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid, niacinamide and vitamin C. Lastly, it is important to remember that consistency is key for this process to work, as it is with most things. Achieving glass skin takes time and consistency with the process. Stick to your skincare routine, and don’t expect overnight results. However, if you are consistently following the steps listed above and making the regular effort to follow your routine, results will come with time!
Remember that everyone’s skin is unique, and results may vary depending on each person. It’s important to listen to your skin’s needs and to adjust your routine accordingly. Consulting with a dermatologist or skincare professional can provide personalized guidance based on your skin type and concerns as well.