Korean skin care trends have been all the rage for the last few years. In fact, we have Korean skin care to thank for our love of everything from double-cleansing to sheet masks. And the latest K-beauty trend to make waves is known as glass skin. Glass skin is meant to evoke the idea of a crystal-clear piece of glass, meaning it’s all about skin that is supposed to look super-clear. Want to give this skin care trend a whirl? Below, where sharing a skin care routine including a facial cleanser, face scrub, moisturizer, and highlighter, which can help you create the appearance of clear, glass skin.
THE SKIN CARE ROUTINE FOR GLASS SKIN
The glass skin trend is all about cleansing and layering lightweight, hydrating skin care products to help create the appearance of glowing, dewy skin—no makeup necessary. To try the glass skin trend yourself, follow our four-step skin care routine below.
Step 1: Use a clay facial cleanser
As with any skin care routine, the first step should be using a facial cleanser. Cleansing helps rid the surface of your skin of dirt and impurities that have built up. Look for one that can help brighten the appearance of your complexion, like the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten Cleanser. Squeeze a small amount of facial cleanser into your hands and add water to transform it from clay to mousse. Gently massage the facial cleanser onto your face, then rinse off thoroughly with lukewarm water and pat dry.
Step 2: Exfoliate with a face scrub
If you want to try to achieve the look of glass skin, the next step in your skin care routine should be reaching for a face scrub. The L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Smooth & Glow Face Scrub melts into skin for gentle, yet effective exfoliation. Immediately, skin feels smoother and looks glowier, while dirt, oil, and impurities are effectively removed and dull skin is gently polished away. Use after use, skin feels baby-soft, smooth, and comforted. Use three times a week. Smooth a small amount of face scrub with dry fingers onto dry skin, then massage over your face with wet fingers. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water, but don’t pat dry—you’re going to want to apply your next skin care product (moisturizer) to damp skin to help lock in hydration. Bonus: You can also use this face scrub on your lips!
Step 3: Layer on a lightweight moisturizer
Next up: Moisturizer! Look for an anti-aging moisturizer—such as a cica cream—to hydrate and address signs of aging. The L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Cicacream Face Moisturizer Pro-Retinol & Centella Asiatica helps repair the skin barrier to resist visible signs of aging. Skin’s moisture barrier weakens with age, resulting in greater loss of moisture, more prominent wrinkles, and loss of firmness. Our cica cream is a lightweight cream that helps strengthen and repair skin barrier to help resist visible signs of aging that a weakened barrier can accentuate. Immediately, skin feels softer, smoother, and more supple and firmness and tone look improved. With continued use over time, skin looks rejuvenated, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is reduced, and clarity improves. Skin barrier is stronger, helping to resist signs of aging with continued use over time as well.
Step 4: Apply a highlighting lotion
Now that your skin has been properly cleansed, exfoliated, and hydrated for a glowing finish, all that’s left is adding an extra bright sheen. To get the look, squeeze some of L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Glotion Natural Glow Enhancer onto your fingertips and massage it onto your skin, paying close attention to your cheekbones and tip of your nose. Keep the rest of your makeup simple—a coat of mascara, like the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara, and touch of glossy lipstick, like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick, and you’re good to go! You can use this lipstick on lips and cheeks for a glassy look. Glass skin, FTW!
Another skin care trend we’re loving these days? That’d be multi-masking! Learn all about how to use multiple face masks at the same time to address different skin issues by reading our article, How to Multi-Mask.