How To Get Glass Skin? Follow These Routines.
Korean beauty trends have been all the rage in recent times. Snail mucin, bee venom, and of course, glass skin.
Just the phrase alone is enough to paint pictures of unreal beauty in your head. The pursuit of perfection is a long and arduous journey. But it’ll be worth every step when you eventually reach your beauty goals.
K-beauty has firmly entrenched itself into the worldwide beauty market and the signs point to the fact that it’s here to stay.
And why not? The results speak for themselves. The K-beauty scene is abundant with perfect skin that glows with radiance.
WHAT IS GLASS SKIN?
Glass skin is skin so smooth and flawless that it has the appearance of crystal clear glass. Glass skin is something you need a strategy to acquire. A well thought out plan.
You don’t just get glass skin overnight. Don’t worry though, we’re here to give you the secrets of this mystifying phenomenon.
GLASS SKIN ROUTINES YOU CAN FOLLOW
Cleansing is the first step to any skincare routine, and it’s no different with glass skin. The two-step or double cleansing method is the go-to method in K-beauty.
Start with an oil-based cleanser. Oil-based cleansers work by attracting the non-polar molecules from your skin.
These molecules can be residual makeup, sunscreen and naturally occurring sebum.
If not removed thoroughly, these can lead to badly clogged pores and in severe cases, infection and discolouration.
A good oil-based or milk cleanser will melt all the unwanted debris sitting on the surface of your skin without breaking down your skin’s natural moisture barrier.
The next step is washing your face with a water-based cleanser. This time, the cleanser attracts polar molecules like sweat and dirt.
As the final step of the cleanse, this will remove all remaining impurities from your skin.
Drink more water
Hydration is a fundamental factor when it comes to having beautiful skin. Simply drinking up to eight glasses of water a day can have a better effect on your skin than some skincare products.
Eat better foods
When you hydrate your body, you hydrate your skin. By that same principle, eating foods rich in water will definitely be good for your skin.
Tomatoes, cucumber, spinach and broccoli are more than ninety percent water, so be sure to add them to your diet.
Use a good moisturiser after cleansing your face to lock-in maximum hydration. Also, a good quality hydrating face mask can go a long way in keeping your skin looking its best.
Long, hot showers can be detrimental as the heat can dry your skin. Dry skin is the most common cause of itchy, irritated skin. In our tropical heat, having a humidifier in your bedroom would be beneficial to the health of your skin.
And of course, don’t forget to apply sunscreen whenever you’re out and about!
Next up, exfoliate! The benefits of exfoliating are plentiful so be sure to pay attention to this step in your skincare routine.
Exfoliating is an effective way to unclog your pores. Throughout the day, dead skin mixes with sebum, the oil that’s produced by your sebaceous glands.
This mix can very easily cause clogged pores.
When that happens, blackheads and whiteheads can appear. Getting rid of blackheads and whiteheads are a real bother.
They’re stubborn and don’t know when to quit. Exfoliating is a preemptive strike against clogged pores and all the little problems they bring.
With your skin clean, hydrated and exfoliated, let’s hop to brightening.
Radiant, youthful, healthy-looking skin that can be spotted across the room is the envy of every woman.
Bright skin is achieved with a combination of a good diet, skincare routine and supplements. You can read more about skin brightening here.
There is no greater threat to the appearance and health of your skin than the sun.
Not enough people truly understand the damage that radiation from the sun can cause.
Unprotected exposure to UVA, UVB rays and blue light can have both long and short term repercussions.
If you did everything on this list to the fullest possible extent but ignored this one point, your skin will still suffer the consequences.
Unlike the skin on the rest of your body, your facial skin is different. It is far more sensitive and needs more protection.
It is thinner and has smaller cells than the skin on other parts of your body. While the rest of your skin is often covered and protected by your clothes, your face is not.
Every time you go out into the open, your face is unprotected and directly in the line of fire of the sun.
Premature ageing is one of the many dreadful effects the sun can have on your skin. At it’s worst, long term effects can be as severe as skin cancer.
The sun is not to be trifled with. But it’s not all doom and gloom. There are precautions you can take to protect your skin from the sun.
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A good sunscreen should contain anti-oxidant properties that protect you from environmental pollution and infrared, which are major causes of premature ageing and hyperpigmentation.
Having hypoallergenic properties are a great plus point too. which means it’s great even for ultrasensitive skin.
Like our sunscreen, which is non-comedogenic and non-acnegenic, it won’t clog your pores, or cause acne.
You would think this level of protection would leave you feeling sticky or perhaps even stain your clothes. No. It’s so light you won’t even notice you have it on.
What else would you expect from the most complete sun protection ever produced?
BEST HABITS TO MAINTAIN GLASS SKIN
Now that you know the secrets of attaining glass skin, you need to know how to keep your skin looking and feeling healthy, always.
Your skin is an extension of yourself. The better your overall health, the better your skin. Here are a few tips to keep yourself, and your skin, glowing and radiant.
When you’re working out and your heart is pumping, your blood vessels widen, allowing more oxygen and nutrients to get to your skin.
This in turn boosts the production of collagen and new skin cells. If you’ve ever noticed a post-workout glow, that’s vasodilation in action.
A regular workout routine can do wonders for your skin. Just be sure to remove anything that could potentially clog your pores before your workout, like makeup.
EAT A BALANCED DIET
Healthy, glowing skin, usually starts with what you eat. What goes into your body, is as important as the products you use on your skin. Here’s an example.
When refined carbohydrates are absorbed by the body, it quickly makes its way into the bloodstream, causing your blood sugar levels to spike.
When blood sugar levels rise, insulin levels rise too, to help move blood sugars out of the bloodstream. High levels of insulin can cause the development of acne, blemishes or even rashes.
Fruits and vegetables have a particularly positive impact on your skin. Avocados are full of phytonutrients.
Tomatoes are high in lycopene, an antioxidant. They’re also great for protecting your skin from the sun.
A general rule of thumb is, the darker the greens and the brighter the vegetables, the more packed with nutrient they are.
So keep your eyes peeled for the vivid colours. As the popular saying goes, ‘You Are What You Eat’.
GET ENOUGH SLEEP
We know how important sleep is to our general health, but did you know something as easy as laying down for a nap could help the appearance of your skin?
It’s called ‘Beauty Sleep’ for good reason! Sleep is the time that the body repairs itself. This applies directly to your skin.
When you’re asleep, your skin’s blood flow increases. This produces collagen and fixes the damage from sun exposure, reducing age spots and wrinkles.
Strive to get at a minimum, seven to nine hours of sleep every night. Your radiant, glowing skin will thank you for it.
MANAGE YOUR STRESS
We live in stressful times. That is just an undeniable fact. Unfortunately, stress can have a direct impact on your skin.
A study published online in 2014 shows that stress responses can cause skin ageing and inflammation issues.
The good news is that you can combat stress by doing things that are good for your overall health.
As stated above, exercise, a balanced diet and having a sound sleep routine will all help your stress levels. Beyond that, find time to do the things that you love.
Human beings are complex creatures and all of us are different. For some, reducing their caffeine intake can lower stress levels, for others, it could be spending quality time with friends and family.
Find what gives you joy and try to carve out time from your busy schedule for yourself. After all, you’re worth it. A good self-care routine will revitalise your skin and your soul.
PROTECT AND NOURISH YOUR SKIN TODAY
You’re now equipped with the secrets of glass skin. Perfect, radiant, crystal clear skin can be yours with just a little time and effort. I hope you’re ready to be the envy of the room.