Glass Skin: 5 Must-Know Steps To Achieve This K-Skincare Trend

The Western world is finally catching on to the secrets of K-beauty. And honestly, who can blame us? It's not just about looking good; it's about feeling good, too. So, it's no surprise that more and more folks are seeking that coveted "glass skinlook. In this blog post, we're sharing some insider tips on how to achieve that radiant, dewy complexion. Think of it as your ultimate guide to getting that K-beauty glow without having to hop on a plane to Seoul. From double cleansing to facial massage, we've got you covered with all the must-know steps to make your skin shine like glass. 

Step 1: Double Cleansing Is Crucial

Double cleansing is the foundation of a glass-skin routine. Sebum, the majority of makeup, and SPF are lipophilic, meaning that they dissolve in oil, while sweat, pollutants, and other impurities will be water-soluble. With this in mind, the only way to get a really deep clean and completely remove all of the buildup from the day is to double cleanse with a gentle cleanser. For our clients with oily or combination skin, we recommend the All-In-One Bamboo Charcoal Cleanser. The unique formula gently wipes away makeup and impurities to leave the skin clean and refreshed without any greasy residue or dryness. Plus, it's gentle enough to be used as a double cleanser and is safe for eyelash extensions! 

Step 2: Regular Exfoliation is Non-Negotiable

Exfoliation is crucial for clearing dead skin cells and promoting cell turnover. Regular exfoliation results in a smoother skin texture and brighter complexion, however, it's important to choose your exfoliant with care. Over-exfoliating with abrasive products can lead to skin irritation, breakouts, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Instead, reach for gentle exfoliating formulas like GlyMed's YOUTH Firm® Age Defying Peel. This exclusive formulation features 30% Protease Enzyme formulated to provide AHA peel results without the skin irritation. Plus, you can even use this peel year-round as it has been proven in-clinic to produce less than 5% photosensitivity! If your skin is congested or acne-prone, opt for a professional exfoliation service, like HydraFacial, in addition to your daily skincare routine. This revolutionary treatment uses proprietary technology to cleanse, extract, hydrate, and transform your skin to reveal an instant glow. 

Step 3: Balance your skin barrier

Hydrating and repairing your skin-barrier repair is essential in achieving that coveted glass skin effect. This barrier acts as a protective shield, keeping moisture in and harmful elements out. When it's compromised, your skin can become dry, dull, and prone to issues like sensitivity and breakouts. For a glowy, gorgeous complexion, it's important to balance the skin’s pH levels and prepare it to absorb serums and moisturizers better. For a potent boost, we recommend the Bella Aura Antioxidant Booster. This super-efficient serum features a robust collection of vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals to address the root causes of skin imbalances. 

Step 4: Hydrate Your Skin

Think of moisturizer as the final step in skin hydration. When layering skincare products, start with the lightest formulas and work your way up to the thickest. This approach effectively locks in all the nourishment you've applied beforehand. Opt for non-comedogenic formulations that not only maintain your skin's natural pH balance but also provide calming and soothing benefits. We recommend a nourishing product like Bella Aura's Multi Repair Rescue Mask. This multi-targeted mask features high-performance  anti-inflammatory bioflavonoids that have a retinol-like effect to help regulate the skin’s microbiome, reduce breakouts, refine pores, improve uneven texture, and help your skin thrive and maintain balance.

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Step 5: Facial Massage

Facial massage increases circulation to your facial tissue, resulting in brighter, youthful-looking skin. By stimulating lymphatic drainage, facial massage moves toxins out of cells and reduces swelling and puffiness – helpful especially after eating a salty. For a helping hand we recommend massaging with a tool like Bella Aura's Gravity Reverse Body Sculptor. Think of this innovative massage tool like a work out your skin. Suitable for the body and the face, this waterproof tool increases blood circulation and lymphatic drainage. Plus, solar micro-currents help to activate cells, promoting metabolism and microcirculation in the skin. 

Looking to give your skincare routine a boost? Book a facial with our team of skincare experts today. As part of your session, you'll receive a complimentary skincare assessment, along with personalized product recommendations tailored to your skin's unique needs.

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