Four Steps to Glass Skin without the Daily Fuss and Muss
In the fickle, fast-moving fashion and beauty world, “dewy skin” is now a thing of the past and “glass skin” has taken over consumer’s attention. This Korean beauty trend describes clear, poreless, translucent, luminous skin that shines like glass, and sounds almost impossible to achieve. But is it?
This beauty trend involves applying layers of skin care religiously and layers of make-up as well. For instance, some pundits insist on double-cleansing followed by a “7 Skin Method” that consists of applying seven layers of toners on the face. Critics, however, argue that the “glass skin” look makes one’s skin appear oily instead of giving off the healthy hydrated look. Furthermore, in this hot and humid Singapore weather, applying thick layers of skin care and/or makeup may not be ideal. You might end up with clogged pores and other skin care woes that come with oily skin instead.
We ladies love our skin care and we all love our make-up. But going through a daily ritual for “glass skin” is not everyone’s cup of tea, and nothing beats having clear, firm, and glowing skin with small pores to start with. So here are four steps to healthy, translucent skin without all the daily fuss!
Step 1: Pore Cleansing Deep Extraction Treatment
The first step to good skin is to remove any traces of oil, dirt, and grime. By clearing blocked pores and removing blackheads, your skin quality will improve. Not only will the pores be cleared of debris, but it will also diminish in size. There are many facials out there to choose from, but choose a medical-grade facial that gets to the root of the problem with skin dermabrasion treatments, for instance, that sloughs away dead, unhealthy skin so as to encourage the growth of new, fresh skin.
Step 2: Ultherapy®
Ultherapy is an non-invasive, no downtime skin firming treatment approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to lift sagging skin on the cheeks, jowl, undereye, and neck area. It uses high intensity focused ultrasound energy to trigger collagen reproduction, the result is a natural tightening and lifting of the treated area.
Step 3: Micro-Botox®
Once the skin is firm, pores will look smaller. There is a treatment affectionately termed as “Baby Botox” by Hollywood regulars called micro-Botox. Diluted Botox is injected in very small doses in areas like the jawline, under eye area, and cheeks. This facial rejuvenation treatment results in firmer, less oily skin with less visible pores. Think of it like a natural-looking mini facelift.
Step 4: FraxelⓇ Dual Laser
Fraxel Dual laser is a fuss-free non-ablative laser that smoothens skin irregularities like scars or blemishes. It only targets the deeper layers of the skin while the top most skin is retained. It has skin rejuvenation capabilities, such as reducing fine lines, shrinking pore size, and even out skin tone. Unlike traditional fractional resurfacing lasers, Fraxel Dual laser can achieve the result of glowing and radiant skin with a shorter downtime.
With your newfound chiselled, poreless, and translucent skin that shines like a pane of glass, all it needs is your confident smile to accentuate your newfound beauty.