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Glass Skin: What Is It And How To Achieve It?

Forget the fairytale clichés or so many skincare trends like slugging, cloud skin etc. because glass skin can be achieved easily now without doing much.  

You have probably heard a lot of influencers or beauty aficionados talk about the trend quite often. This coveted look, popularised by Korean beauty, has taken the beauty world by storm. Glass skin trend can be best described as your skin looking luminous and dewy and appears glass like. This trend garnered a lot of attention in 2017 and has stuck through since then.  

Step into the world of glass skin, where perfection isn't the goal, but a healthier, radiant version of your skin awaits. While achieving that smooth, glowing look might seem like an elusive dream, rest assured, it's within reach for everyone, as long as you take a holistic approach. 

Glass skin isn't a quick fix; it's a journey that requires dedication and consistency. Before we go on and on about it, let’s understand what glass skin exactly is and the simple steps to achieve this dewy look.  

What Is Glass Skin? 

Before diving into the world of glass skin, it's essential to understand your skin type and its unique characteristics. Different skin types require specific care to achieve optimal results. Whether you have dry, oily, combination, or sensitive skin, there's a glass skin routine tailored for you. Identifying your skin concerns, such as acne, hyperpigmentation, etc. will also help you address them effectively. 

Building A Solid Skincare Routine 

The foundation of glass skin lies in a well-structured skincare routine. Each step plays a crucial role in preparing your skin for a luminous transition.  

 1. Start With Double Cleansing

How to get glass skin? Say yes to double cleansing, a popular Asian skincare technique. It involves two steps: using a cleansing oil or micellar water to remove makeup and impurities, followed by a gentle foam wash or cream cleanser. It effectively removes dirt, grease, and makeup residue, leaving your skin clean and ready to absorb other skincare products. Try double cleansing for a clear and refreshed skin.

Double cleansing

2. Exfoliate

This essential step is a game-changer in your glass skin routine. By sloughing away dead skin cells that dull your skin and clog your pores, exfoliation unveils a rather fresh appearance. While exfoliation works wonders, it's crucial to find the right balance. Overdoing it can lead to irritation, especially if you have sensitive skin. To keep your skin happy and healthy, exfoliate two to three times a week. Our recommendation is Clear Pore Facial Scrub With Thyme & Witch Hazel. Experience the magic of glass skin with this exfoliating scrub. Infused with Thyme and Witch hazel, this gentle exfoliator effectively removes impurities, dirt and almost everything that’s accumulated on your skin. Get ready to be in the limelight! 

Simple Skincare Clear Pore Facial Scrub With Thyme Witch Hazel

3. Toner

Don't worry as face toners have come a long way from the harsh formulas of the past that left your skin feeling stripped and irritated. These days, toners are gentle and effective, maintaining your skin's pH balance while removing excess oil and impurities. Having said that, check out our Kind to Skin Soothing Facial Toner. Indulge your skin with this heavenly product that hydrates and offers soothing, relaxed skin. Simply soak a cotton pad and use it on your skin. Glass skin on the way!  

Simple Skincare Kind to Skin Soothing Facial Toner

4. Choose A Face Serum

A hydrating serum is your next go-to when it comes to achieving glass skin, Look for ingredients like HA acid which is known for the plumping effect. Our 3% Hyaluronic Acid + Vit B5 Booster Serum. This serum has lends you with that coveted glass skin glow like never before. 

Simple Skincare 3% Hyaluronic Acid + Vit B5 Booster Serum

5. Seal It All With A Moisturiser

Complete your skincare routine with a nourishing moisturiser that locks in hydration. Stay hello to our Simple Water Boost Hydrating Gel Creme. This luxurious formula not only promotes radiance and luminosity but also glides effortlessly onto your skin with its light texture.  

Simple Water Boost Hydrating Gel Creme

6. Use SPF

One of the most important step the skincare routine which is often too neglected, SPF helps with glass skin. Your skin needs protection from harsh UV rays. Control skin damage, photo ageing, wrinkles etc as you use a sunscreen.  

7. Use Sheet Masks

Amidst the many wonders of K-beauty a skincare product that stands out is sheet masks. The beauty community can't help but be utterly obsessed, and who can blame them? It's a skincare ritual that demands pure indulgence and relaxation. This magical sheet aka, De-stress Sheet Mask with Aloe Vera Extract + Vit E +  Pro-Vit B5 does the job just right. Use it 2-3 times a week, and let your skin bask in the ethereal glow of K-beauty secrets. 

Simple Skincare De-stress Sheet Mask with Aloe Vera Extract + Vit E +  Pro-Vit B5

Other Factors To Achieve Glass Skin 

For that coveted glass skin glow, it's essential to embrace a holistic approach beyond skincare. Check them out below.  

  • Beauty Sleep: Never underestimate the power of beauty sleep. A good night's rest allows your skin to rebuild collagen and rejuvenate from within.
  • Stay Active: Exercise contributes to that post-workout glow we all crave. When your heart pumps, it boosts blood circulation, delivering oxygen and nutrients to your skin cells. 
  • Nourish With Healthy Fats: A well-rounded diet supports your skin's health, and healthy fats are crucial for that glassy glow.  
  • Antioxidant-Rich Foods: Fruits, vegetables, and nuts are nature's wonders for a glass skin glow. Opt for leafy greens, peppers, blueberries, grapes, and nuts, as they are rich in antioxidants. These powerful nutrients combat free radicals and offer anti-aging benefits for radiant skin. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Q: How long does it take to achieve glass skin? 

A. The timeline for achieving glass skin varies from person to person. It depends on individual skin types, existing concerns, and the consistency of your skincare routine. Generally, you may start noticing improvements in skin texture and radiance within a few weeks of adopting a dedicated glass skin routine.

Q: Are there any specific products to avoid while pursuing glass skin? 

A. When aiming for glass skin, it's essential to avoid harsh scrubs and over-exfoliation. These can irritate the skin and disrupt its natural balance, hindering the glass skin effect. Stick to gentle, hydrating products that work harmoniously with your skin's needs.

Q: Is glass skin achievable for everyone, regardless of skin type?

A. Yes, glass skin is an attainable goal for people of all skin types. Whether you have dry, oily, combination, or sensitive skin, following a customised skincare routine and adopting a healthy lifestyle can help you achieve a radiant and glassy skin texture.

Needhi Dhoker
Written by Needhi Dhoker on Aug 30, 2023
Fashion & beauty fanatic. Tea or coffee dilemmas. John Mayer vibes. Spilling words and swooning over skincare.
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