Korean Skincare Routine to Achieve Glass Skin
The “glass skin” hype has been around more many years now and it is now getting popular once again. “Glass skin” refers to skin that looks crystal-clear, smooth, poreless, and translucent. It is the ideal skin for many around the world.
You might be trying to achieve the “glass skin” but with the multitude of skincare products and routines floating around, you might find yourself getting a little bit confused and overwhelmed. That’s where we step in. Here, we will break down the necessary steps and ingredients you should have to achieve your ideal skin.
Double cleansing is key!
It surprises no one that the popular Korean skincare routine heavily involves double cleansing. Start your first cleanse with micellar water or an oil-based cleanser. Gently remove any makeup and sunscreen before moving on to the second cleanse. Need a cleansing oil? We recommend the Athe Authentic Pink Vita Cleansing Oil.
After removing your makeup, sunscreen, and any possible dirt, from your face, you are ready to move on to the second cleanse. By using a gentle hydrating face wash, you can effectively get rid of any leftover grimes without stripping away moisture and leaving your skin taut. Both the Rovectin Conditioning Cleanser and Etude House Soon Jung pH 6.5 Whip Cleanser is good for this.
Exfoliate the dead skin cells away.
To achieve “glass skin”, you will want to ensure that you don’t have any dead skin cells that might dull the appearance of your skin. In order to do so, exfoliating is extremely important. However, since exfoliants can be quite harsh on the skin, it is important that you do not over-exfoliate. Doing it two to three times a week would be best if you have oily or combination skin. For those of you with sensitive skin, it might work best in your favour to exfoliate only once a week. The Rule 429 Mild Peeling Foam works well as it contains walnut shells that act as the exfoliant while still being a cleanser gentle on your skin.
Prep your skin with a toner.
The idea of toners, besides hydrating and being the first ‘treatment’, is the prep your skin in preparation for the next step. With the different types of toners available, there are so many that you can choose from. For this, we highly recommend one of our all-time favourites, the Rovectin Activating Treatment Lotion. It has a watery texture to it and it works really well as a toner and essence.
Boost hydration with essence.
If you’re looking to get a head start and boost your skin’s hydration, follow up with an essence. Essences are generally less concentrated compared to serums but lightly thicker than toners (think of it as a cross between serums and toners) and are used as targeted treatments. It is always good to use essences to address skin concerns and deliver additional moisture to the skin. Try out the Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence or the Etude House Soon Jung ph 5.5 Relief Toner.
Use a rich moisturizer.
Sealing your skincare with a moisturizer is a no-brainer in any skincare routine. If you aiming to get that “glass skin” look, you would want a slather on a lightweight yet effective moisturizer. Smear on a decent amount of moisturizer with our popular Ahohaw Peptide Multi Cream or Rovectin Lotus Water Cream.
Layer on your serums and ampoules.
Looking to target certain skin concerns? Layer on the serums and ampoules before moisturizing. For the folks who are looking to even out the skin tone, minimize pores, or even improve skin elasticity, try using a serum or an ampoule, both of which contain a higher concentration of active ingredients. We love using the Benton Snail Bee Ultimate Serum or even the Ahohaw Inten-Cure Hydro Complex Ampoule.
Don’t forget about your sunscreen!
Now, here’s the most important step to take to achieve the “glass skin” look and protect your skin. Without proper protection against harmful UV rays, it’s sufficed to say that it’s impossible to get the skin you want to achieve. Not only does it helps with achieving “glass skin”, but it also helps to prevent early aging. You would definitely want to get a sunscreen that is lightweight but moisturizing! Etude House Soon Jung x Director’s Moisture Sunscreen might just do the trick!
Mask up once in a while
One of the best beauty products from Korean skincare is definitely sheet masks. You can choose to do it once to multiple times a week, and all you have to do is plop a sheet mask on your face, sit back and let it do all the work! What’s not to love about that? Sheet masks are an excellent way to help soothe and hydrate the skin, it’s easy and sometimes the effects are immediate. We like to use the Goodal Green Tangerine Vita C Dark Spot Serum Mask or the Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Deep Moisture Water Mask.
Seeing so many people on social media achieving “glass skin” might be enough for you to hop on the trend, but do remember that it doesn’t happen overnight, and discipline is key when it comes to this. It is definitely okay to explore and experiment to find out what suits your skin best, and not to give up hope if you have yet to achieve it within your target timeframe.
Make sure that the skincare routine works for you and you are happy with it. Eventually, “glass skin” will find its way to you!
Other important tips include remembering to keep yourself hydrated and to get enough sleep (at least eight hours!). Your journey to achieving the “glass skin” look doesn’t stop at just skincare! It is important to have a healthy and balanced lifestyle as it will definitely help your skin in the long run.
Did you find this article helpful in your quest to achieve “glass skin”? We certainly hope so! All of the Korean skincare products mentioned above are all available here at Ululada. If you ever need our help, we are more than happy to reach out a helping hand!