The entire world has become obsessed with the picture-perfect skin of Korean women, rightly so as their skin is acne-free, spotless, and clear!! This flawless K-beauty phenomenon has set trends, recent most being the Glass Skin look. While Instagram is flooded with pictures of celebrities sporting the Glass Skin look, leaving everyone wondering if Korean women are born with such beautiful skin!
Even if you are born with great genes, you have to work hard to keep that radiance intact. K-beauty products have taken the beauty world by storm. With numerous products to choose from, it is easy to get confused. The sequence to use these products is the path to achieve the ultimate Glass skin look. You have to be diligent in taking care of your skin to protect and preserve it. Worry not; we are here to guide you through this multistep regime, cleanse, exfoliate, treat and moisturize your skin with various products.
They follow a multi-step regime. This regime includes an oil cleanse, foam cleanse, exfoliation, ampoule treatment, facial mask, and more.
Korean women have introduced the world to the concept of double cleansing, which clears dirt, impurities, toxins, along with your make-up. The first step is to use an oil-based liquid cleanser to remove your make-up. It’s time to ditch those make-up remover wipes with harsh chemicals. Oil-based cleansers are gentle to the skin and do not dehydrate it. A warm water wash follows this up, completing the pre-cleanse routine.
The second cleanse to be done using a mild foam cleanser. Choose a facial cleanser that is gentle and effective in cleaning your skin at the same time maintains the softness of your skin. Since your ultimate goal is a glass skin look, look for a cleanser that can also brighten your complexion, like the Hydramemory Deep Cleansing Foam. It removes all impurities with its rich foam that contains an amino acid that helps enhance collagen production. Take a pea-sized amount and use your fingertips to apply the cleanser in a soft circular motion without rubbing the skin. Wash it off properly to give way to clean skin.
The second step employed by Korean women is a facial massage. Facial massages stimulate blood circulation, giving the skin a healthy glow. The proper way to do this is to start below the cheekbones and use your knuckles to move upwards towards the temple region. Work your way on the sides of your nose, forehead, and area near your ears. Do not forget to massage your eyes using the fingertips to decrease any puffiness.
Double cleansing removes all dirt and opens your pores, making your skin ready for toning. Toning aids in nourishing your skin, reducing the pore size, and balancing the pH of your skin. Use a cotton pad to dab the toner on your face and neck after cleansing. The key is to use a hydrating toner like Advanced Facial Treatment Toner, formulated with refreshing moisture-enhancing ingredients that enhance skin elasticity and hydration. It makes your skin soft and smooth, priming the skin, improving its permeability, and facilitating the absorption of the incoming products.
Essence & Ampoules
Koreans have introduced the world to the essence, which is concentrated serums. This is an integral part of the K-beauty regime. It soothes your skin while healing it. Essence is a concentrated blend of anti-oxidant, hydrating, and complexion-enhancing ingredients that speed up cell turnover providing a youthful look. Essence prepares the skin to maximize moisture absorption; hence you must use it every night for hydration. Essence is the most effective in hydrating dry, mature, and uneven skin.
Ampoules and Serums
Years of innovations go behind the formulation of the potent ingredients of serums, making Korean serums the best in the beauty world. It is a staple in the glass skin regime, and its antioxidants protect the skin from free radicals reversing the signs of aging. Korean serums contain the highest possible concentration of active ingredient, which is evident by their thick consistency. A single drop packs a punch to combat dark spots, wrinkles, dryness, dull skin, and acne. To get the best results concerning skin, you must apply your serum or ampoule directly after essence before putting on your moisturizer. If layering different serums, it is recommended to use the lightest to thickest consistency.
Sheets masks have created an uproar and in the highest demand, and rightly so! These masks are soaked in serum, containing various essential minerals, vitamins, and nutrients for the skin. They hydrate the skin, giving it an instant glow. When in prolonged contact with your face, these masks provide hydration and nourishment and soothe your tired skin, locking in the moisture. Choose your mask based on what your skin needs. Not only are they super-hydrating, but they also relax your skin and allow maximum penetration of the vitamins and other nutrients. Applying twice a mask twice a week is enough. The natural ingredients used in Korean masks like avocado, sea kelp, fermented yeast, green tea, snail mucin, etc., are what make them one of a kind.
Eyes are the first thing people notice about you. So it is crucial to protect and nourish the area around your eyes and help prevent dark circles or puffiness. It is vital to keep the delicate area under the eyes moisturized. Apply eye cream every night without fail.
Face Cream & Moisturizer
Don’t lose patience; you are almost there!! But you must work hard to get the glassy skin you yearn for. Moisturizing is one skincare routine that is no rocket science, and we are well-versed with it. But when the luminescent look is your ultimate goal, what you need is a moisturizer that packs maximum hydration as your skin needs to be hydrated for the longest time. We recommend applying your moisturizer when your skin is damp so that it can lock in the moisture and keep your skin hydrated for a long time. It should be the last step in your regime before applying your make-up in the morning.
Though this regime may take longer than 10 minutes, you will soon see how gorgeous your complexion looks, and it will all be worth the effort. With the proper routine for self-care, you can quickly be on your way to a radiant, glassy skin complexion that will make you ditch that foundation in no time!!