It’s been a while since Korean skincare hacks and products landed on everyone’s radar. Known for their groundbreaking formulations, flat-lay-ready packaging and natural ingredients, we all have been obsessed with ampoules, essence, bubble sheet masks and much more. What’s the idea behind glass skin? The idea behind this skincare trend is sporting a smooth and deeply hydrated skin with luminosity—just like a pane of glass.
What is glass skin?
A term used for even-toned, smooth and lustrous skin, it looks luminous, poreless and glossy with a natural sheen. Glass skin is a straightforward and elegant way to describe a type of desirable skin complexion, that is intensely moisturised and looks translucent. A term used for smooth, healthy and young looking skin.
How to get glass skin?
If you want to hop on your glass skin trend with just a few quick steps, here’s a skincare routine outlined for you. Time to take notes!
Step 1: Double Cleansing This step is used to eliminate impurities and traces of impurities and makeup from your face. First cleanse your skin with a cleansing balm like our Mon Cherry Dirt Dissolving Cleansing Balm that melts away the dirt, grime and oil-based impurities such as excess sebum, and long-wear makeup. Follow it up with a foam-based cleanser—Mon Cherry Brightening Foam Cleanser that deep cleanses your pores and exfoliates skin without stripping off natural oils. This will make your skin clear and supple while preventing breakouts!
Step 2: Exfoliate Indeed, we can’t talk about smooth skin without mentioning exfoliation. It helps in opening your skin pores to deeply purify, reveal a rejuvenated complexion and buff away all the dead skin. You can invest in pre-soaked peeling pads—Mama Cica Instabright Peel Pads that come power-packed with glycolic acid, a gentle AHA that sloughs off dead skin cells. These pads dissolve dirt, dead skin cells and excess sebum that has accumulated in pores while giving your skin a natural glow. Twice or thrice a week is ideal to avoid skin irritations!
Step 3: Mist It’s time to restore all the moisture by patting a mist on your skin that will keep your skin looking hydrated and plump! Also, we said pat and not rub. Mama Cica Rejuvenating Face Mist comes wrapped with skin-soothing boosters like cica, Korean ginseng and lotus root that help to tighten pores, control shine, and soothe your skin. Whenever your skin feels dehydrated, you know what to invest in!
Step 4: Essence Let’s take hydration a step further—invest in a concentrated formula like an essence that penetrates deep into your skin allowing your skin to soak up all the goodness. Essences are formulated to address your skin concerns like redness and pigmentation. It adds hydration and moisture to your skin. Our intensely hydrating Mon Cherry Intense Brightening Essence with wholesome goodness of cherry blossom, licorice, grapefruit and pearl to tone, brighten and prep your skin well!
Step 5: SerumGlass skin is all about achieving a dewy complexion. Opt for a hydrating serum to deeply hydrate and wake up your skin from all the concerns. Bravocado Intense Brightening Serum helps to nourish the skin, reverse signs of ageing, minimize pores and even out skin tone. This lightweight and glow-boosting serum penetrates deep into your skin to tackle dark spots and boosts moisture levels.
Step 6: Moisturize Moisturizer is indeed a no-brainer in any skincare regime but if you are aiming for a luminescent look, reach for a lightweight moisturizer that comes with maximum moisture. Mon Cherry Ultra-Light Moisturizing Gel is a super-light moisturizer that comes in a unique gel-to-water texture that gets quickly absorbed and keeps your skin fresh, and hydrated. It has 2% niacinamide that helps to calm down inflammation, reduces redness and prevents fine lines.
Step 7: Sunscreen We just can’t stress this enough now that a broad spectrum SPF will protect your skin from those harmful UV rays. If you don’t want to worry about dark spots and hyperpigmentation, don’t step outdoors without wearing sunscreen. Bravocado SPF 50+ PA++++ Sunscreen Gel delivers hydration and protects your skin from harmful UV rays. It’s a unique gel-cream formula infused with rich vitamin E that shields your skin against sun damage. It’s the best solution you should opt for!
Tips to achieve glass skin
You are probably familiar with BB creams, sleeping masks, and sheet masks. While there are tons of makeup products to achieve that flawless glass skin but keeping your skin clean and healthy is what you require the most. Here are some easy tips and tricks to achieve flawless skin without any imperfections and pores.
- Let your skin air-dry: After cleansing your skin, leave it to air-dry instead of patting or rubbing with a towel. The friction is bad for your skin and the number of bacteria living inside those fibres can irritate and harm your skin. One should apply their skincare products within 10 seconds of cleansing their face (when it’s still damp). It’s a sweet spot when your pores are most receptive and can easily absorb your products
- Pat your skincare products: Instead of rubbing your skincare products, lightly slap the facial skin as it will prevent your products from smearing. Also, it improves blood flow and allows your products to penetrate better
- Keep yourself hydrated : The most advocated tip we all should swear by is drinking enough water. It helps to achieve glass skin as it detoxifies your body, and staves off acne, dry and textured skin. Water keeps skin hydrated, maintains elasticity and refreshes it. Your skin also heals minor cuts, scars and even your burns better. Also, drinking water may help to delay the signs of ageing. Why not sip on a glass of water as you read on!
- Exercise: A cardio workout or even a brisk walk brings the best glow to your skin. Every time your heart is plumping, your blood brings oxygen and nutrients to your skin cells. Healthy circulation helps to keep your skin looking bright, as opposed to dry, dull and lacklustre.
When it comes down, glass skin is a way of describing youthful, clear and healthy skin!