ICYDK yet, K-beauty introduced a new trend called “Glass Skin,” where one possesses a poreless, porcelain-smooth complexion with a super dewy (almost wet) and reflective finish.
Ellie Choi, an aspiring Korean makeup artist, shared via IG the products she uses to get her combination skin type (oily on the T-zone and dry on the cheeks) to reach “Glass Skin” status. Good news: Most of the items are available here and aren't exclusively from Korean brands! Read on to discover how she does it!
1. Double cleanse!
This step is a no-brainer in K-beauty, as double-cleansing is already the norm. Ellie starts by taking off her makeup with Neutrogena Fragrance-Free Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes and cleanses her face with either the Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser or the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser.
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, P380, Watsons
2. Don’t forget the toner.
She then refines her skin with Clinique's Clarifying Lotion 3. This step keeps oil at bay and exhumes the gunk from her pores.
Clinique Clarifying Lotion 3 Toner, P1,550, SM Megamall
3. Hydrate your skin even if it’s oily.
For her last step in her daily skincare routine, Ellie uses either the Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream or the Wonbin Water Bomb Cream. Hydrating the complexion is key because it balances the oil production on your face.
Cetaphil Hydrating Lotion, P1,100, Watsons
4. Make your skin look brand new with the right exfoliating product.
Ellie exfoliates her face with Skin Food’s Strawberry Black Sugar Mask. This tub has strawberry seed oil (which makes it smell amazing!) and organic black sugar to lift dirt and dead skin. If you can’t find this in the market, we’ve got other gentle, skin-renewing products here. (Ed's note: This step is best done once a week.)
Skin Food Strawberry Black Sugar Mask, P645, SM Mall of Asia
5. Use a sheet mask weekly.
Once or twice a week, Ellie puts on a sheet mask, and her brand of choice is Innisfree. Almost all Korean skincare brands have sheet masks, and it will only cost you less than P100.
Innisfree It's Real Squeeze Green Tea Mask, SM Mall Of Asia
6. Have a healthy diet.
Finally, she divulged that she watches her diet. She stays away from greasy food, eats a lot of fruits and veggies, and drinks lots of water.
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