Korean beauty has taken the world by storm with their elaborate routines that promise flawless skin. One popular K-beauty trend that we can’t stop obsessing over is ‘glass skin’. As the name suggests, this one claims to super smooth, dewy, luminous, glass-like complexion we all aspire to achieve.
But, this routine consists of 10 elaborate steps that need to be followed to the T. If you want to hop onto the glass skin bandwagon, we’ve put together a step-by-step guide that you can follow. Check it out…
- Step 1: Start with an oil-based cleanser
- Step 2: Follow with water-based cleanser
- Step 3: Don’t forget to exfoliate
- Step 4: Tone your skin next
- Step 7: Sheet mask FTW
- Step 5: Dab on some serum
- Step 8: Take care of your eyes
- Step 9: Moisturisation is non-negotiable
- Step 10: Sunscreens are a must
Step 1: Start with an oil-based cleanser
K-beauty believes in the power of double-cleaning to clean your skin. Start by cleansing your face with an oil-based cleanser like the Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil Radiance Rinse Off Cleansing Oil. This helps ensure that even the smallest makeup particles, dirt and grime gets cleaned off your skin. The Moroccan argan oil in this oil cleanser helps dissolve waterproof makeup, dirt and pollution from your skin to nourish and also adds radiance.
Step 2: Follow with water-based cleanser
Follow up with a water-based cleanser. Use a gentle face wash like the Simple Kind To Skin Refreshing Facial Wash to keep your skin from drying out. This no baddie face wash hydrates, soothes and cleanses your skin to give it a fresh and nourished feel.
Step 3: Don’t forget to exfoliate
Exfoliate your skin at least once or twice a week to remove dead skin cells. You can turn to the St. Ives Gentle Smoothing Oatmeal Scrub & Mask for this step. Made with natural exfoliants like oatmeal, this scrub gently buffs away dull skin. Also, the honey in its formula works to calm and soothe your skin and reveal its natural radiance.
Step 4: Tone your skin next
From hydrating your skin to minimising the appearance of pores, a toner does it all. Our got-to is the Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner. All you need to do is spray the toner on your face and neck and let your skin soak it all in. The aloe vera, cucumber extracts and lavender in it helps hydrate, soothe, smoothen and purify your skin.
Step 7: Sheet mask FTW
One of the biggest gifts of K-beauty to the world has to be the sheet masks! To get the beautiful glass skin, all you need to do is tear open a pack of Lakmé Blush & Glow Pomegranate Sheet Mask Fruit Facial Like Glow to hydrate your skin and add a fruity glow to it. Made with the goodness of 100% real pomegranate, this mask works to nourish, moisturise your skin to give it a facial like glow in just 15 minutes!
Step 5: Dab on some serum
Before moving forward, make sure you nourish your skin with a quality serum like the Pond’s Bright Beauty Vitamin C Face Serum. Infused with naturally extracted Vitamin C from lemons, green papaya and pomegranate, this serum is non-greasy and super light on your skin. It works to improve your skin texture and make it smooth and glowy.
Step 8: Take care of your eyes
While you’re taking care of your skin, don’t forget about your eyes. We all know that the skin around your eyes is super delicate and thinner than the rest of your skin. That’s why you need a good eye cream to moisturise the under-eye area and prevent wrinkles and fine lines around this area.
Step 9: Moisturisation is non-negotiable
Winter means taking in all the moisturisation to keep your skin healthy and supple, that’s why to get the glass skin of your dreams, you need to slather a good moisturiser like the Pond’s Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturiser With Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin E all over your face and neck. This light moisturiser has hyaluronic acid in its formula that helps keep your skin hydrated and moisturised for 24 hours!
Step 10: Sunscreens are a must
The cold weather in winter doesn’t give you a free pass to step out without sunscreen. The Koreans deeply believe in protecting their skin against the sun and that’s why the final step to get the perfect glass skin in winter includes using sunscreen. So, before stepping out, make sure you apply the Lakmé Sun Expert SPF 50 PA+++ Ultra Matte Lotion Sunscreen all over your skin to block out the harsh effects of harmful sun rays on your skin. This lightweight, non-sticky and non-greasy sunscreen glides effortlessly on your skin to give it a matte finish and is perfect to wear under everyday make-up.