If you are an avid follower of K-beauty trends, chances are you are familiar with the recent trend of “glass skin.”
“Glass Skin,” which has taken the skincare world by storm, depicts a smooth, intensely hydrated, and crystal clear complexion. The fact that this glass skin does not come from the pan of a highlighter palette but from within is what has made everyone so obsessed about achieving this. The Korean Glass skincare regime is what can help you achieve this glowy, dewy, and baby-soft skin. Backed by decades of scientific advancements, harnessing ancient Korean traditions with its mind-blowing results, it is not difficult to understand why this unique regime is in rage.
What sets this skincare regime apart is that it heavily relies on hydrating your skin and maintaining the pH balance to give you that glow from within. It is not about the number of products you use rather about using the right products suited to your skin in the correct sequence and way.
So let’s break down the regime of achieving this flawless glass skin step-by-step for you with skincare essentials recommended by our experts :
It is vital to have a clean canvas when starting your skincare routine, to remove all the dirt, grease, or makeup residue that your face may have. And to that end, double cleansing is a must in the Glass skin regime. The first step is to remove your makeup with an oil-based cleanser. This should be followed by washing your face with a water-based or foam-based face wash, specially formulated to prevent drying out. 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, a compound that helps enhance collagen production—the soft texture of the dr. dream® Hydramemory Deep Cleansing Foam allows for a smooth massage on the skin, washing off easily, leaving a clean, rejuvenated feel.
We tend to leave out toning for fear of drying out our skin. But in Korean skincare, toners play a crucial role in removing any residual dirt over your skin and balancing out the pH levels. 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. Cleansing enlarges the pores of your skin and it is important to follow by toning, which helps clear the pores further and balance the pH level.
Essence is a skin bonus step in a Korean glass skin regime (No pun intended!!) as it offers the best of both toner and a serum. 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.
Serums are powerhouses of ingredients targeting specific skin concerns like acne, wrinkles, pigmentation, dehydration, etc. It is a staple in the glass skin regime, and its antioxidants protect the skin from free radicals reversing the signs of aging—Advanced Facial Treatment Serum from dr. Dream is a highly concentrated gel-type serum that contains gentle yet powerful ingredients that actively care for the skin, maintaining its health and helping alleviate any skin concerns.
You must apply this serum to your damp skin after cleansing and toning.
You can apply an eye cream across the brow and socket bone around the eyes as it is essential to keep this area hydrated to prevent signs of aging.
Seal it with a mask!
Face masks are the soul of the Korean beauty regime. 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. When it comes to choosing a product for your skin, always choose the best. Rose of Jericho Stem Cell Gold Mask is packed with twice the amount of active ingredients as regular masks on the market to moisturize and illuminate your skin. So sit back and pop one on to give your skin the attention it needs.
Moisturizing the skin 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 is suitable for your skin type and maintains its hydration throughout the day without causing breakouts. Layer your moisturizer over serum to lock the moisture in, giving you a radiant glow. Cold Plazma Whitening Cream is an excellent choice as it effectively provides that glassy look with its unique ingredients that provide you with radiance and nourishment for a long time.
Additionally, do not forget to apply sunscreen if stepping out!! It must not be reserved for summers only!! Sunscreens protect your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays daily, preventing dark spots, fine lines, and wrinkles. Urban Protective Sun Cream SPF 40 PA++ is the product of choice. It conditions the skin, keeping it fresh even during exercises or outdoor activities. It also contains extracts from selected flowering plants that help prevent skin fatigue from exposure to UV rays.
The flawless skins of Korean women are a testament to the effectiveness of their skincare routine and hence worth trying out. Though this skincare regime may take longer than 10 minutes, you will soon see how gorgeous your complexion looks, and it will all be worth the effort. However, whether you follow a 10-step routine or a 3-step one, it is vital to practice healthy and balanced self-care. Drinking plenty of water, minimizing alcohol intake and junk food, following a healthy diet with a good night’s sleep is essential to achieving healthy skin. With the proper routine for self-care, you can soon be on your way to a radiant, youthful complexion that will make you ditch that foundation in no time!!