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Terms like “Chok chok” and “ampoule” are part of our lexicon now that we’ve all been obsessed with K-beauty for a few years.
The latest Korean skincare trend to emerge? Glass skin, a.k.a. skin so smooth, poreless and luminous (thanks to it being hydrated and healthy) that it’s like a sheet of glass. We know your beauty-loving heart is aflutter already, but try to get a grip on your excitement because achieving skin that’s clear, plump and baby soft requires patience and consistency. This is not a look you can achieve overnight; it calls for a serious commitment to taking care of your skin using a multi-dimensional Korean skincare routine.
This layering regimen will give you the beauty payoff you’re desperately seeking, but it’s not instant gratification—it’s not as simple as using a Snapchat filter that automatically smooths out your skin. But rest assured that in time, with these Korean skincare steps, you, too, can have luminous #glassskin selfies blowing up on your Instagram feed.
If there’s one rule to live by when it comes to Korean skincare it’s that starting with a clean, fresh palate is crucial. Start by sweeping off your makeup and the day’s grime with L’Oréal Paris Fine Flowers Makeup Removing Cleansing Wipes. They will wash away impurities, and with ingredients such as rose and lotus, your skin will also benefit from their soothing and rebalancing properties.
Double cleansing is something you’re familiar with if you’ve been following a Korean skincare routine. After doing your initial cleanse with a wipe, follow up by washing your face with L’Oréal Paris Fine Flowers Cleansing Milk . If your complexion tends to be oily or combination, you might want to try a lighter formulation like L’Oréal Paris Fine Flowers Cleansing Gel . This second cleanse ensures that every bit of makeup and grime is washed away.
To achieve the glass skin look, you need to get your skin smooth and glowing, and scrubbing away dead skin cells regularly is what will get you there. You can gently resurface your skin and reveal new skin cells by using L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Scrub for Dull Skin every few days. The finely ground ingredients are even gentle enough for sensitive skin.
While once perceived as a product that strips your skin of oils, toners are a key component of Korean skincare routines. Using the rose- and jasmine-infused L’Oréal Paris Fine Flowers Cleansing Toner helps to restore your skin’s pH levels and prepares your skin to absorb the products you’ll be layering on next.
Pump up the hydration and suppleness of your skin with a lightweight serum, such as L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Hydrating Smoothing Serum. The high concentration of ingredients in serums (Revitalift, for example, contains Fibrelastyl, which helps reinforce the skin’s properties) penetrates deeply into the skin, which results in more plumping and moisture-boosting benefits.
Intensely hydrated skin is a key element to glass skin, so smoothing on a rich moisturizer is the next step. Use one that deeply restores moisture, so much so that your skin is plumped and dewy, such as L’Oréal Paris Skin Expertise Collagen Moisture Filler Daily Moisturizer. Its natural collagen helps fill in lines, which will give that smooth finish you’re aiming for.
Your beauty regimen for glass skin is not complete without a mask. To deep cleanse and tighten pores while also exfoliating your skin, the red algae and trio of clays in L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Red Algae Mask for Rough Skin will do the trick. Use its potent blend every other day to smooth your skin’s appearance to a luminous sheen.
Now, show off that baby-smooth skin! Following this routine consistently will help achieve the lustrous look of glass skin, and you can further boost that lit-from-within glow with a highlighter like L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Glow.
This amped-up highlighting technique is making its way into real-life from your Instagram feed. Here’s how you can add it to your morning makeup routine. Using an eyeshadow brush and setting spray, apply highlighter to several areas of your face to complete the look.
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