The glass skin effect is an international phenomenon that has taken the world by storm, since its not-so-humble beginnings in the aesthetics capital of Asia (if not the world), South Korea.
Birthed in conjunction with the global K-Pop and K-Drama boom, the world was treated to a completely different standard of beauty, as Korean celebrities graced the screens not only with their customary flawless skin, they emanated a literal glow which only further accentuated their radiance and ravishing beauty.
Frenzies were whipped up, ooh-s were ahh-ed, and men and women alike soon started to fall over themselves trying to find out how to achieve this coveted glow, aptly named the “glass skin” effect.
It is not difficult to see why the glass skin effect is a beauty goal. A combination of uber-smooth texture and a perpetually translucent disposition, this is one look for the ages, yearned for by all ages.
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The road to achieving this beauty “enlightenment” is one often travelled, but seldom attained. It’s a long-term commitment that requires consistent skincare, and you will require products that deliver from inside and out.
The first step to take is to smoothen the overall texture of your skin. This requires the use of an exfoliating agent to buffer your skin. Exfoliation of your skin means removing all the impurities on your skin that are clogging and enlarging your pores, allowing them to close up to present a smoother exterior.
Products like the Gold Flakes Illuminating Facial Scrub and Be The Skin Non Stimulus Face Polisher is a hit amongst beauty enthusiasts, due to their superior exfoliating properties and skin-friendly texture.
These products also contain nutrients like hyaluronic acid to induce cell renewal and skin rehydration during the buffering process, giving you further progress in achieving the desired glass skin effect.
All Roads “LED” to Greatness
Another crucial ingredient in achieving skin like the Korean celebrities you see on screen is collagen.
Collagen is the main structural protein that is found in skin. The reason why you’re not walking around with your skin flapping like sails in the wind, is because of the presence of collagen in your system.
The more efficient the collagen production in your body, the firmer and fresher your skin looks.
One giant stumbling block that we cannot avoid that slows down collagen production is age. As we get on in years (yikes!), our body loses its proficiency in producing collagen, and skin begins to lose lustre and structure. Not exactly the way to go to achieve glass skin now, is it?
Unbeknownst to many, the use of medically approved lasers can actually hasten collagen production that is losing gas, while stunting the breakdown of existing collagen in your body. LED laser treatments stimulate your body to produce more collagen, while cleverly retaining it, greatly enhancing the quality of your skin.
There are dedicated programs like the Glass Skin Program and 24k Uplift out in the market, laser-guided to help anyone who wants to achieve what the program suggests: glass skin. A combination of FDA-approved LED laser treatments, skin-smoothening Fraxel Laser treatments and water infusion masks, the program ensures you get professional care for your skin on top of self-care.
If You Care, Eye Care Too
Now that you’ve pulled out all the stops and are well on your way to achieving K-Beauty glass skin goodness, there is a last (and most certainly not least) part of your face you need to pay attention to: your eyes.
All the gorgeous celebrities that adorn your screens with that porcelain skin have eyes that project their radiance to dizzying heights; eyes that glisten as much as their skin and star power.
The area around your eyes contribute to that potential star power. Eye bags, eye circles and crows’ feet are the bane of your existence when it comes to unlocking that potential. An eyelift is definitely in order, as a fitting coup de grâce to round off the glass skin transformation.
All-encompassing eye treatments like Golden Eye are designed to give you everything your jaded and age-tarnished eyes needs. Utilising the leading edge technology of the Sygmalift’s patented HIFU, this procedure firms, lifts and hydrates the area around the eyes, rolling back your years and giving you that glow that perfectly complements your newfound skin.
Journey to beauty enlightenment…complete!