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A Step-by-Step Approach to Achieving Smooth, Radiant, Glass-like Skin

1. Cleanse twice - Double cleaning was introduced to us by Asian skin care.  When it comes to your skin care routine, a clean canvas is essential, especially at night when your face has accumulated all that grime, oil, and makeup residue. For your initial cleaning, use a cleansing oil or micellar water, followed by a light foam wash or cream cleanser.

2. Exfoliate - We can't talk about clean and smooth skin without bringing up exfoliation.  Whether you use a physical exfoliant (like crushed walnuts or soft jojoba beads) or a chemical exfoliator (like glycolic or lactic acid), this step will slough away dead skin cells that dull skin and clog pores.  It is best to exfoliate two to three times a week to avoid irritations, especially if you have sensitive skin.

3. Tone - Traditional toners are typically overlooked because they are excessively drying for certain people, but in Korean skin care, they have an altogether different purpose. Toners in Korean beauty are created with refreshing and moisture-enhancing components (such as green tea, galactomyces, ginseng, and floral water) and are used not only to restore the skin's pH levels, but also to offer basic hydration and allow for improved absorption of next products.

4. Include an essence - Essences, unlike serums are lighter and more fluid in consistency. They're designed to address skin issues like pigmentation and redness, but with the added benefit of offering tremendous moisture and hydration.

5. Apply a serum or ampoule - Ampoules, the Korean equivalent of serums, often contain a larger concentration of multifunctional active components.  These concentrated actives nourish the skin, reverse symptoms of aging, and encourage collagen to help offer firmness, decrease pores, and even skin tone.

6. Moisturize your skin - Look for plant compounds that are nutritious, as well as effective hydrators and antioxidants. Because of its healing, anti-aging, and barrier-restoring capabilities, centella asiatica or gotu kola, is a popular ingredient in Korean skin care.

7. Use an eye cream - Use an eye cream or serum to hydrate the delicate eye region, which is drier than the rest of your face.

8: Finish with a facial oil for daytime only - Adding a face oil to your glass skin regimen is the perfect finishing touch as it nourishes and seals in moisture, as well as protects against the everyday stresses that erode our skin barrier.

9. Apply SPF at daytime only- Always remember, skin that has been weathered by UV radiation will not shine. SPF is essential and one with the correct ingredients.  A lightweight formula and plenty of moisture is the best option here.

10.  Use Sheet Masks - This is a skincare process that is the simplest approach to soothe the skin, cure damage, and seal in and restore moisture. You may have healthier skin and a brighter complexion in 10-20 minutes.