An ideal makeup regime starts with good skincare. It is the mantra behind the Korean glass skin - a trending beauty hack making women go gaga over it, of late.
It has been a couple of years since women are getting familiar with K-beauty words like sheet masks, snail mucin, fermented rice water, bee venom, and chok-chok (meaning moist and glowing).
What is glass skin, and how to get Korean glass skin with skincare at home? Let's decipher this K-beauty code!
What is Korean glass skin all about?
Glass skin is a complexion that is so flawless, plump, smooth, clear, and luminous that it looks like glass.
Just drinking lots of water or dabbing a product like glass skin serum cannot impart the look.
The prerequisites for glass skin include the following -
Plenty of sleep
Quality skincare products from skin-friendly brands
Dedicated skincare routine
How can you get the glass-skin look at home?
Achieving glass skin encompasses a multi-dimensional practice involving your skin's health. Some of the most-fitting parameters are:
The texture of your skin should be smooth, sans any roughness.
Your skin should be well-hydrated from deep within to create the much-coveted chok-chok look.
Your skin should be taut and plump.
Most importantly, as hydration makes the crux of the glass skin routine, products with active ingredients like glycerin, hyaluronic acid, lactic acid, etc., are the most effective.
Let us take you through a step-by-step guide to achieving Korean glass skin:
A clean canvas is the first thing you will need to get that glass skin glow. Hence, the double cleansing process at work. You will require two types of cleansers - oil-based and foamy.
An oil-based face cleanser removes your makeup (if any), skin care products, oil, dirt, and grime and cleans your skin without clogging your pores while retaining its natural moisture. A foamy face wash provides overall cleaning and washes off the oil.
Neutral oils, like grapeseed oil or a cleansing balm, can be a good choice for the first step. For the second step, you may try the DermDoc by Purplle pH Rebalance Gel-Based cleanser or a foaming face wash like DermDoc 2% Salicylic Acid Face Wash. Both these products are free from parabens, mineral oils, and sulfates.
In the Korean glass skin routine, exfoliation removes dead skin cells, blackheads, and whiteheads while opening the pores.
You can use chemical exfoliators, such as lactic or glycolic acid, two to three times a week, depending on how your skin tolerates these.
If you are looking for a high-quality and affordable product, you can consider buying DermDoc Skin Exfoliating Serum with Glycolic Acid. It is suitable for all skin types and improves your skin's texture by removing dead cells, dark spots, and signs of aging.
Toning helps maintain the pH balance in your skin. Moreover, it provides adequate hydration to facilitate the better absorption of other products in the line.
Dermatologists advise against alcohol-based toners, as these can strip off your skin's natural oil and moisture.
You may use hyaluronic acid-based toners, like DermDoc 0.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid Face Toner, for the best results. It levels up your skincare game by hydrating from deep within and smoothing the surface of your skin.
Essences are skincare products that are watery (less concentrated than serums), help with moisture retention, and allow other products to absorb quickly.
Essences are formulated with functionality and targeted treatments in mind. So, if you have redness on your skin or pigmentation, you can choose one accordingly.
For a moisture boost, try the DermDoc 0.1% Niacinamide Face Essence. It is suitable for all skin types.
Serum or facial oils
This step of the glass skin routine calls for glass skin serums, facial oils, or ampoules in the Korean dialect.
Choose a product rich in antioxidants that helps fight signs of aging, boosts collagen formation, and deeply nourishes your skin.
To get the glass skin look, experts recommend using serums with squalane, such as DermDoc 100% Squalane Face Serum for Dry Skin, which boosts hydration, fights free radicals, and nourishes your skin deeply.
Layer your skin with a moisturiser that will instantly boost the hydration quotient of your skin, giving it a supple and firm look without a greasy feel, and is lightweight and quick-absorbing.
Are you looking for a moisturising face cream that hydrates, soothes, replenishes, and reverses fine lines and wrinkles? You can choose a DermDoc by Purplle 1% Pure Hyaluronic Acid Moisturising Face Cream.
Sunscreen is a no-brainer for complete skincare, whether K-beauty or Indian beauty. Most women look for a sunscreen that protects and moisturises without leaving any cast on the skin.
You may choose a gel-based and broad-spectrum sunblock with SPF 50 and PA++. Make sure to reapply throughout the day, every two to three hours.
One of the most breakthrough products that K-beauty has given us is sheet masks. These no-fuss facial masks make your skin glow, lock in moisture, and repair damage in 10 to 20 minutes.
Using sheet masks (as per your skin concerns) two to three times a week will give your skin the brilliant makeover you have been waiting for.
Hopefully, this blog can answer your question of how to get Korean glass skin.
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