Do you know the term ‘glass skin’? The term glass skin is popularized by Korean beauty experts worldwide. They explained ‘glass skin’ as ‘the skin at its very healthiest state’.Achieving the glass skin look requires a healthy lifestyle and dedication to a proper skincare regime.
In this article, you will learn about the characteristics of glass skin, step by step skincare guide, and natural remedies.
What Is Glass Skin?
Characteristics of Glass Skin
Poreless, smooth, dewy, healthy, lit-from-within and spotless like the glass is characteristics of glass skin. In a glass skincare regime, using hydrating ingredients that maintain the skin’s pH balance is the unique part. Astringents are not used in this regime.
You have to be consistent and disciplined towards your skincare routine to achieve desired results.
Now, let’s know about the products you will need for obtaining glass skin.
Products You Require for Glass Skin Care Regime
- Oil cleanser & Gentle foam Cleanser
- Eye Cream
- Face Mask
- Natural Remedies
Now, let’s learn about a step-by-step guide to achieve glass skin.
Step by Step Routine Process to Get Glass Skin
1. Double Cleansing
In the first step, two cleansers are used. The first cleanser removes the makeup & cleanse the face; the second is especially for your skin type.
- First Cleansing
For first cleansing, wash the face with a gentle oil cleanser. Oil-based cleansers do not clog face pores or strip the skin of natural oil. You can search for natural and organic oil-based cleansers. If you want genuine products at home, use jojoba oil, olive oil, or sweet almond oil dipped cotton wash for cleansing.
- Second Cleansing
For the second cleansing, wash your face with water-based face wash so that skin does not feel dry.
In a do-it-yourself (DIY) method, wash your face off with a homemade paste. Mix a drop of honey and one teaspoon of milk to make a smooth paste; apply the paste making round movements. Wash the paste off with warm water. Honey and lactic acid of milk nourish and cleanse the skin.
Exfoliation is the process of removing the dead skin cells by scrubbing them. It helps in removing blackheads on the skin and reveals a rejuvenated complexion.
If you have sensitive skin, exfoliate no more than twice a week. You can select chemical-free, gentle, and organic exfoliators.
In a do-it-yourself (DIY) method, you can mix one teaspoon of gram flour (besan) and one teaspoon of fuller’s earth (multani mitti) to make a paste. Granules of gram flour act as a scrub and gently exfoliate the dead cells without feeling your skin irritated.
Toner helps reset the skin’s pH and allows the next steps in the routine to absorb better into the skin. Cleanser opens the pores & leaves them open; toner helps in closing these pores.
Select the gentle & non-alcoholic toner that has moisture-enhancing ingredients, like green tea, floral water, ginseng, etc. These ingredients provide a hydrating base for better absorption of incoming products.
Following the do-it-yourself (DIY) method, cotton dab in apple cider vinegar, green tea or rose water act as perfect natural toners.
Essence is a water-based product that adds moisture to the skin. It is less concentrated than serums and light-weighted. It addresses skin concerns like pigmentation, redness, etc.
Essence enhances moisture retention in the skin, helps in the absorption of products, and increases the benefits of the skincare regime.
5. Serum / Face Oil
Serums even your skin tone, reduce fine lines and maintain the moisture balance of the skin. Buy serums with vitamin c and hyaluronic acid, which moisturizes the skin. Use lightweight and hydrating face oils but with antioxidants that protect from free radicals (uneven skin).
Choose plant-based serum or face oil.
The whole point of glass skincare is to find ways to keep skin hydrated for the longest time. Moisturizer helps to provide instant gust of hydration, leaving your skin smooth. Look for lightweight and maximum moisture-based moisturizer.
In a do-it-yourself (DIY) method, apply aloe vera gel to your skin if you have oily skin. If you have normal skin, go for jojoba oil and shea butter for dry skin type.
7. Eye Cream
Eye cream prevents the formation of dry patches under the eyes. Make use of eye cream to nourish under-eye areas that are dry and sensitive than the rest of the face.
In a do-it-yourself (DIY) method, mix three drops of vitamin E oil with one tablespoon of both almond oil & aloe vera. Apply this mix beneath the eyes. Vitamin E and almond oil help to decrease skin ageing; aloe vera hydrates the skin.
Sunscreen protects skin from harmful UV rays of the sun. Applying sunscreen is a non-negotiable step in the glass skincare routine.
Choose hydrating sunscreen that won’t leave residue behind. Beauty experts recommend water-based, and lightweight sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 50+ to absorb into the skin.
9. Face Mask
The last step of the glass skincare regime is a face mask. Face masks soothe tired skin and replenish moisture.
Look for a clay-based face mask, which cleans the appearance of pores without irritating the skin. Sheet masks hydrate the skin, provide an instant glow. Calming ingredients like honey reduces inflammation & moisturizes the skin.
In a do-it-yourself (DIY) method, mix two tablespoons of glycerine (smooths skin), two tablespoons of chamomile tea (repairs skin patches), and two drops of lavender oil (soothes skin irritation). Pour the mix on the compressed sheet mask and rest it on your face for 15-20 minutes. Wash your face off to get a rejuvenated look.
2 Natural Remedies to Get Glass Skin?
1. Turmeric Paste
Mix 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder, one tablespoon of lemon juice and one drop of honey. Apply the mix for 10 minutes, then wash it off with lukewarm water. Lukewarm water helps in washing off the sticky honey from the skin.
Due to the anti-inflammation properties of turmeric, it is used as a natural remedy for clear skin and honey helps in hydrating the skin.
2. Tomato Paste
Tomato helps reduce open pores and blackheads. Mix the tomato juice with two drops of lemon to make a paste. Apply on the face for 15 minutes & wash it off with water.
In both these remedies, finish off with a moisturizer of your choice.
Achieving glass skin takes time, patience, and commitment. The skincare routine works best when a healthy diet & lifestyle is also in line.
In the end, what you put into your body is as important as what you put on your face. So, follow the proper skincare routine, have a disciplined lifestyle & achieve your GLASS SKIN.
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