The Ultimate Guide to Glass Skin
If you have been keeping up with skincare trends, you might have heard the term “glass skin” floating around. But what does that even mean and is it possible to achieve it?
“Glass skin” is a term that was coined by Korean Skincare, and it refers to skin that is poreless, luminous, and so flawless that it has the appearance of glass. Kinda like when you put a filter on your selfies and your skin looks flawless. Looking at your skin in those selfies, have you ever thought that was attainable without the filters? Well, we’re here today to blow your mind, because it is possible to achieve glass skin and here are our tips.
Tip #1: Cleanse, cleanse, cleanse!
As we go throughout our day, our skin is exposed to dirt, oil, and unwanted debris. If you don’t cleanse your skin daily, all of this accumulates and makes your skin appear dull and dehydrated. Over time, this can lead to premature aging of the skin.
By cleansing twice a day, you are removing all the dirt and debris that sits on your skin, leaving your skin radiant and fresh. What better way to do this than with our Glycolic Acid Face Wash? With the powerful ingredient that is Glycolic Acid, this face wash exfoliates away the rough layers of the skin to reveal bright and radiant skin.
Although most exfoliating face washes are drying, our Glycolic Acid Face Wash contains a mild sulfate-free surfactant blend to help prevent dryness, aloe vera to avoid irritation, chamomile to prevent stinging, and green tea extract which is a powerful antioxidant to protect your skin. For best results, start by using 3 times a week and increase frequency as tolerated.
Tip #2: Moisturizer and SPF should be your Best Friends
Glass skin appears hydrated, and this can be accomplished by making sure your routine includes necessary products to bring back hydration into the skin and SPF to protect from the sun.
The most important ingredients to look out for when you’re shopping for a moisturizer is a group of ingredients called humectants. Humectants are essentially hydration magnets that attract the moisture in the air and bring it back into your skin, leaving your skin hydrated all day.
The most common humectants are propylene glycol and alpha-hydroxy-acids, such as glycolic acid. Our Bright & Clear Cream contains both of these ingredients, allowing your skin to feel hydrated and it has the added bonus of targeting hyperpigmentation.
Did you know that the sun dries out your skin? When your skin is exposed to the sun without protection, the harmful UV rays damage the outermost layer of the skin, leaving it dry and rough. Our SPF-30 Moisturizer is a two-in-one that moisturizes and protects, which is a great addition to your skincare routine if your goal is to achieve glass skin.
Tip #3: Toners are key
If you have been in the skincare game for a while, you may remember that once upon a time toners contained astringents that stung when you applied them, and they would almost always dry your skin out rather than provide any benefit.
The idea was that toners worked to restore the skin’s pH balance after cleansing because cleansers contained strong surfactants that dried out the skin. But nowadays, cleansers are more gentle and pH balanced, so toners are taking on a new category in skincare routines. Acting as an extra step to ensure optimal hydration, toners are a great way to restore healthy skin which in turn leads to achieving glass skin.
With hydrating ingredients like glycolic acid, rose water, witch hazel, and aloe vera gel, our Glycolic Acid toner exfoliates, soothes, & hydrates your skin while controlling excess oils. Toners are best used as the in-between step after cleansing and before moisturizing, and if you find it to be too harsh, switch to using it every other day.
So now that you know glass skin is attainable…
By cleansing your skin twice daily, hydrating and protecting your skin from the sun, and using a toner, achieving glass skin is in your near future.
But our number one tip for getting glass skin is using Touch Skincare to tackle all your skin concerns. Unlike many skincare companies out there, Touch Skincare uses effective formulas, clean ingredient transparency, and scientific focus in the development of every product. What’s better than knowing you can trust the skincare products you use and that they are created with your best interests in mind?