Intensely hydrated, baby-like skin may be the ideal, but it takes a lot of hard work to achieve such flawless skin. Of course, hard work has never stopped Korean beauty bloggers from pushing the boundaries of skincare and giving birth to trends and routines that end up taking the world by storm. The latest, and one we are obsessing over like mad right now, is glass skin!
Getting such dewy, spotless, blemish-free, translucent skin isn’t just about using the right make-up products—a dedicated skincare routine is needed to ensure that skin literally looks pore-less. Ellie Choi, a make-up artist from Los Angeles, recently revealed how she has managed to prepare her skin correctly to master the glass skin trend.
Ellie starts off by removing her make-up with Neutrogena’s Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes—not surprising once you consider that cleansing wipes are a far superior method of make-up removal than dabbing cotton balls/pads with liquid make-up removers. Next, she washes her face with either Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser or Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser, which will remove all the makeup and grime from your face without stripping away the moisture. After washing her face, Ellie moves on to the toner of her choice, i.e. the Clinique Clarifying Lotion 3. Most Indians tend to skip the toner because of fears that it dehydrates the skin too much. That is far from true—toner actually helps balance your skin and nourishes it, so please show the toner some love.
After cleansing, Ellie then smears a generous amount of Cetaphil’s Moisturising Cream on her face to hydrate the skin. Every other day, she’ll throw in exfoliation into the routine, using the Skinfood Black Sugar Strawberry Wash Off Mask. Once a week, Choi also breaks out an It’s Real Squeeze Mask from Innisfree.
Of course, as mentioned before, products are not everything. Ellie Choi says that diet too plays an important part of her skincare routine. She stays away from fried and greasy foods, instead eating lots of fruits and vegetables. She also drink enough water to ensure that her skin stays well-hydrated, though you should ensure that you do not end up drinking way more than your body needs (drink only when thirsty).