We’ve picked out an assortment of products that will help you achieve the so-called glass skin effect. What exactly is it? Smooth, radiant and even skin. So perfect that it looks as if it was made of glass.
You’re just one step away from falling deeply in love with Korean beauty. And just you wait until you see the results! It takes patience, so don’t give up after the first hurdle and take your time when picking the right products, following all the necessary steps. It’s going to be a ride, but a reward awaits you at the finish line – radiant and clear skin.
Double cleansing is the cornerstone of Korean skin care. You must first remove any makeup and SPF residue with a cleansing balm, followed by a second cleanse using a cleansing foam or gel. In the morning, using just a foam or gel is enough.
Regular exfoliation gets rid of any dead skin cells, improves your skin tone and reveals freshly radiant skin. You can go for either a scrub or an exfoliating essence. A scrub is formulated with physical exfoliating ingredients, while an exfoliator contains chemical enzymes. The choice is yours. Just make sure you don’t overdo it, as excessive exfoliation can damage your skin’s protective barrier. That’s why you should only incorporate this step two or three nights per week, depending on your skin type.
Of course it is! Use a toner on days when you aren’t using any scrubs or exfoliators. It helps restore your skin’s pH balance and has anti-inflammatory properties. It also helps soothe, hydrate and prepare your complexion for all the skincare products you’ve yet to apply. Apply it every morning and night using a cotton pad or your fingers.
Essences are a Korean beauty speciality. They are highly concentrated products that further promote the effects of your serum. They hydrate the skin and help with cell renewal. Use an essence in the morning and evening, massaging it into your skin with your fingers.
Serums are concentrated products that give the skin exactly what it’s lacking. So make sure you have a few different serums on hand to fit your skin’s needs, depending on its condition. And how can you tell what your skin needs? If you look in the mirror in the morning and your skin looks dull and greyish, reach for a brightening serum. Is your skin flaky? It needs hydration. Wrinkles? Hyperpigmentation? Nothing will be an issue with the right serum!
Here’s our tip on how to further improve its beneficial effects. Get yourself a face roller or a Gua Sha tool and massage the sheet mask on your face. Now you finally have something to keep your hands busy while watching TV in the evenings!
Say no to wrinkles. How can you fight them? Get a high-quality cream specifically created for your eye area! These special creams have a lighter texture to avoid weighing down the skin around your eyes. Use your ring finger to pat a small amount of product into the skin around your eyes in the morning and evening.
A good cream acts as a sort of blanket. Or the bread on top of a sandwich. It covers everything underneath, making sure that all the products you’ve applied are working properly. Pick one depending on your skin type – combination, oily or dry.
Protection, protection, protection. The mantra of all Korean women, men and children. Does achieving eternal youth mean you have to avoid sunlight at all costs? If spending your life inside doesn’t sound appealing to you, apply cream with SPF 50+ every single morning.
And don’t forget to reapply!