Who doesn’t love youthful, glowing skin that glistens when the light hits? If you’re obsessed with sheet masks, essences and even googled the word “chok-chok skin”, you’ve definitely heard about the latest trend of achieving the perfect “glass skin”. Glass skin is a phrase that originated from the K-beauty scene that went viral and took over social media by storm.
Used to describe a skin complexion so luminous, exceptionally smooth and even-toned, Glass skin is so flawless it has the appearance of glass. It aims for healthy skin that gives off a youthful glow from within. In order to achieve it, your skin needs to be taken care of in all aspects — internally and externally. You’ll need to have a healthy, balanced lifestyle and a dedicated skincare routine.
Contrary to popular belief, getting glass skin isn’t just about slapping on copious amounts of moisturiser and dewy foundation. Read on for tips on what you can add to your skincare routine to get glass skin and 3 quick lunchtime procedures that will give your skin that extra oomph for a youthful, inner glow.
The key to Glass skin lies in healthy skin, and that also means having a thorough nightly routine with proper cleansing and serums. Although it is advised to follow through with all the steps, it should be tailored to your skin type and how it responds to various products.
Double cleansing is the crucial foundation to kickstart your skincare routine. For the products to be absorbed well, you must have a clean canvas! Whether it’s day or night, your face would have collected dirt, grease and sometimes makeup residue. Start with cleansing oil, balm or micellar water and follow through with a cleanser of your choice.
In K-beauty, toners serve the purpose of restoring the skin’s pH levels and also provide base hydration for better absorption of the products. To achieve the glass skin, you’ll need to use the 7 Skin Method and apply seven layers of toner to your skin.
Once you’re done with the toner, you can seal the deal with a serum or essence. From tackling problems like hydration to pigmentation to ones containing popular ingredients like hyaluronic acid, fatty acids, peptides and more, take your pick on what you’re looking to target for the day! Massage it in circular motions and work your way up from your neck to your forehead.
Like all skincare routines, moisturiser is something we’re all familiar with. Reach for one that is lightweight and packs moisture to better achieve hydration for your skin.
Your eye area is often more delicate and tends to be drier than the rest of your face, so an eye cream or serum can help combat that! Apply it at night right before you head to bed to maximize its benefits.
On top of all of these steps, the last step would be to use a moisturising mask to give your skin an extra boost. Choose from sheet masks, to even sleeping masks that can help with your skin while you sleep. They might be even more effective as they play off the cellular regeneration that happens while your body is at rest.
If you’ve tried these steps but they don’t seem to be effective in achieving your aesthetic goals, you can consider turning to some non-invasive treatments to maintain that glowing, beautiful skin.
With frequent exposure to UV rays that can lead to skin deterioration and a decrease in collagen production, your skin will start ageing faster than you think. With Rejuran, it counters the effects of ageing by healing the skin from the inside out. A skin-healing treatment that has been increasing in popularity in South Korea and Singapore, it can reduce signs of ageing and leave the skin more hydrated and refreshed by reactivating the skin’s healing ability to restore collagen structure.
It is delivered deep into the dermis without harming the surrounding skin cells and tissues via a non-invasive method. Some of the benefits include:
With the Rejuran Booster, there are 6 key ingredients used that help with your skin:
Powerful and natural skin-healing ingredient for cell growth and tissue regeneration. It increases the metabolic activity of fibroblasts and acts as a scaffolding for cells and cellular matrices to grow.
This ingredient functions to retain water for your skin to be hydrated and plump, and helps with reducing free radicals that result in skin ageing.
A superb skin softener known for its moisturising and soothing properties.
A key ingredient to the production of collagen and elastin in the skin, it is also a powerful antioxidant that can help in improving wrinkles and uneven skin tone.
This consists of a Tripeptide of 3 Amino Acids (Glycine, Glutamic Acid and Cysteine). It regulates collagen production, brightens skin, lightens hyperpigmentation and inhibits melanin production.
A skin softener is known for its moisturising and soothing properties, it can inhibit melanogenesis by activating the autophagy system mediating a decrease in melanin synthesis.
To administer Rejuran, it uses the JetPRO — an advanced skincare technology that creates high-pressure, fine liquid jet streams to the skin at subsonic speed. These streams place a gentle yet powerful pressure to the skin surface to exfoliate the skin and prepare it for the transdermal delivery of the Rejuran.
Rejuran is best used for the eye area, cheeks, jawline and lip area. There is little to no downtime after the treatment and patients can resume their daily routine immediately. Occasionally, some patients may experience redness and slight swelling in treated areas which usually resolves after a couple of hours.
The OxyREPLENISH Facial uses the ONLY system that is capable of generating up to 98% of pure oxygen. It is the only therapy that infuses oxygen that is capable of reaching the germinative basal layer of the skin.
This deep infusion of oxygen is far more superior than regular Oxygen Sprays that have a relatively superficial effect on the epidermis. For this treatment, it refills skin cells with the oxygen and hydration it requires. It also plumps up dehydrated cells and smoothens fine lines or wrinkles.
Pure Oxygen is infused at high pressure deep into the dermis level of the skin, replenishing cells with oxygen and nourishing cells with skin regeneration factors like peptides. It gives immediate hydration on the skin and has tons of benefits like skin renewal, clarity and intense moisture.
With this treatment, you’ll see visible results in just one session and feel absolutely refreshed and renewed with soft and supple skin.
Another non-invasive skin treatment, Microdermabrasion facials exfoliate the uppermost layer of the skin — clearing out dead skin cells and refreshing skin tone and texture. Unlike traditional microdermabrasion that involves abrasive, crystal-like material to sand out the outer layer of the skin, this new technique is gentler on the skin.
It involves spraying a stream of fine aluminium oxide or sodium bicarbonate particles to exfoliate the skin, remove dead skin cells, smoothen the skin and provide hydration and nutrients.
The Aquatjet Facial tool is also unique as it uses radial tips. It allows for rapid diffusion of the solution into the skin. The ergonomic design of the head enables an even solution distribution. It has the benefits of:
This treatment is painless and no topical numbing creams need to be used. Your skin may feel slightly sore and would have slight redness which would go away shortly. There is no downtime and patients can return to their daily activities immediately after.
Whether it’s adopting a new skincare routine or trying out some of these non-invasive treatments, we hope we’ve provided you with enough options to achieve the skin complexion of your dreams. When trying out a treatment, bear in mind that it should be safe and that your concerns are communicated to your doctor.
When in doubt, you should always book a consultation where the team can curate the best treatment plan for you.