So you want your skin to look absolutely amazing, but you don’t know how to go about it? Whether you want the coveted glass skin that all the Korean celebrities seem to have, or just a more even and bright complexion in general, the answer is simple.
To achieve the perfect skin, you have to follow these steps in the right order! At first, it might seem like a lot of work, but with practice and dedication, it’s really not that difficult. Keep reading and trust Kiana Beauty to achieve the perfect glass skin!
Get rid of makeup, sunscreen and any lotions
The skin on your face is one of your body’s most important organs, and it’s worth investing in. Get rid of all makeup, lotions, and sunscreens and start using natural skin care products like rose water or honey for washing.
Take note: Anything that goes onto your skin will get absorbed into your bloodstream, so better safe than sorry! Your best bet is to go organic if you can (meaning no synthetic ingredients), especially when it comes to personal-care products. Be sure you are reading labels and avoiding parabens, phthalates and other harmful chemicals—which are linked to acne, rashes, allergies and endocrine disruption—as much as possible.
Use a toner after cleansing
Regularly using a toner after cleansing is a simple and important step in your skincare routine. Toners help keep your skin from feeling tight or dry, which is especially important if you’re wearing make-up that can be drying on the skin.
Toners also help clear away dirt, oil and debris left behind by cleansers, but won’t over-dry or strip your skin like many harsh commercial brands. If you’re new to toners and don’t know where to start, we highly recommend our organic Rose Hydrosol Toner made with rose water, organic aloe vera juice and vegetable glycerin as an all-natural solution.
Exfoliate in a circular motion. Do it once daily
Exfoliating a few times a week is key. Exfoliation removes dead skin cells and unclogs pores, which promotes cell turnover and encourages collagen growth. Use a gentle exfoliant; avoid products that contain heavy chunks or beads. Find one you like by visiting a Sephora or Ulta store and testing out samples before purchasing.
When using an exfoliant, make circular motions in upward-and downward directions. Start by gently working it into your skin at your jawline—the bottom of your chin—moving upward toward your cheeks. If you have enlarged pores on your nose, apply the product just to that area only. Avoid over-exfoliating by being sure to wash it off after five minutes or so if no visible flakes appear.
Moisturize your face using an aloe vera gel like Nature Republic Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel
A moisture-rich gel like Nature Republic Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel not only helps hydrate your skin but also contains aloe vera extracts that help give you healthy and moisturized skin. To use, take a pea-sized amount of product and apply it to your face after cleansing. Do note, however, that you should only use natural and hypoallergenic products on your face as they are highly sensitive areas. Try mixing up aloe veras and other moisturizers to find what works best for you!
Adjust your diet by taking Vitamin C
Vitamin C is an antioxidant and its highest concentrations are found in citrus fruits and juices. Vitamin C fights free radicals, which can damage skin cells and cause aging. You can get vitamin C from fresh fruits like oranges, pineapple, mango etc.
As watermelon is a rich source of vitamin A, it helps in flushing out harmful toxins from your body as well as giving your skin a clear texture. Apart from keeping you hydrated all day long, watermelons keep your skin looking flawless as they have antioxidants that help fight against sun damage.
6) Drink Water – about eight glasses per day at least
Use lemon juice if you can’t stand lemon water which is rich in Vitamin C, which prevents dryness and wrinkling of the skin. Moisturize: you should moisturize your face twice a day (after you shower and before going to bed). Try using light and smooth creams instead of oily or thick ones.
Wash Your Face Properly
It’s not enough just to splash water on your face. It’s best if you use warm water mixed with a small amount of face wash or soap. Then you need to massage your face gently but thoroughly for about 30 seconds using circular motions, especially around your nose and mouth area as those are places where blackheads usually appear!
Use Steam Inhalation – four times a week for 20 minutes each
Steam is an important tool when it comes to achieving glass skin because steam opens up pores and softens your skin, allowing products like clay masks and serums to penetrate deeper. So, use a warm wet towel or cloth draped over your face. This way you can steam your entire face instead of just the T-zone area.
If you don’t have a steamer, leave a bowl of hot water in front of a fan for five minutes before applying toner. The steam that forms in front of it can work as well. That’s exactly what I do every morning before applying my toner. Inhalation is also very beneficial for sinus relief so there are two birds one stone!
Never sleep without wearing any night cream on your face
Sleeping without applying any moisturizer or cream on your face can lead to dry skin and wrinkles. Try sleeping with a facial cream that’s light, and is absorbed quickly by your skin. The most important thing while selecting night cream is that it shouldn’t be heavy, sticky, oily or greasy.
Exfoliate regularly: A good way to keep wrinkles at bay is by exfoliating regularly. To do so, apply a facial scrub twice or thrice a week before you use any cleanser on your face. Use sunscreen every time you step out in the sun.: Another way of preventing wrinkles from appearing on your face is by protecting it from sun damage using sunscreen creams.
Despite what you may have heard, achieving a glass skin is not as difficult as it sounds. With regular skin care maintenance and a healthy diet, your skin will be able to achieve that coveted shine. Follow these 8 tips and you’ll be well on your way to achieving a glass skin in no time.