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Glass skin has become the end-all and be-all of skin care over the past few years. First popularized in Korean culture, the glass skin obsession has reached our shores, making us wonder: is it possible with Filipino skin? The answer is, of course, yes. You only need to remember four steps if you want to achieve glass skin: cleanse, refine, moisturize, and protect. Here’s how to do it.

Double Cleanse Your Pores

Glass skin has become the end-all and be-all of skin care over the past few years. First popularized in Korean culture, the glass skin obsession has reached our shores, making us wonder: is it possible with Filipino skin? The answer is, of course, yes. You only need to remember four steps if you want to achieve glass skin: cleanse, refine, moisturize, and protect. Here’s how to do it.

Double Cleanse Your Pores

The first step to achieving glass skin is clearing your pores and ensuring they stay that way. Breakouts start when pores become clogged with gunk like sebum, bacteria, dirt, and dead skin. It often results in blackheads, whiteheads, and pimples that can create bumps and make your pores appear wider. That’s not going to work if you want glass skin.

thoroughly clears the pores of debris, eventually making them look smaller and more refined. The first step is using an oil-based cleanser to loosen up dirt and oil. The second step is washing it all off with a water-based cleanser. POND’S Aloe Vera, and Orange Nectar Jelly Cleansers come in a unique and extra-hydrating gel formula that thoroughly cleans the skin while infusing it with intense hydration — the foundation of glass skin.

Exfoliate to Improve Texture

The next step in your glass skin journey is refining your skin texture.  isn't bad. After all, skin isn't supposed to be pore-less and slippery like plastic. Improving skin texture means healing breakouts and irritation. It means sloughing away dead skin cells and revealing fresh, healthy skin. This step can help prevent future breakouts and dullness.

If you have oily skin, using products with salicylic acid can help encourage cellular turnover and keep sebum under control. Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid known to reduce acne and calm inflammation. More tolerant skin types can also use an AHA like glycolic acid to exfoliate your skin. Avoid mechanical exfoliants such as fruit scrubs, which can be too coarse and damaging.

Give Your Skin Layers of Hydration

Hydration is a key component of glass skin. You’re going to need layers of it to achieve that coveted dewy glow. After you cleanse, tone, and exfoliate, you could apply a serum with hyaluronic acid. This draws moisture from the air to the skin, adding levels of hydration. Next, apply a or shea butter.

After removing the mask, slather on a moisturizer like POND’S Watermelon, Aloe Vera, or Orange Nectar Jelly Moisturizers. These can help seal hydration while delivering moisture to the skin. These also contain vitamin B3, also known as niacinamide, which has pore refining and brightening properties.

Pat the product onto the skin instead of rubbing it all over. Wait for each layer to dry before applying the next to enhance the glass skin effect. Your skin will be a bit tacky, but this means it’s working. 

Don’t Skimp on Sunscreen

Make sunscreen your best friend if you want glass skin. A product with at least SPF 30 as recommended by the American Academy of Dermatologists not only protects you from UV rays. Moreover, it prevents sun damage, which makes skin dry, dull, and rough. How much sunscreen is enough sunscreen? The AAD suggests using two milligrams of sunscreen per square centimeter of skin. In simpler terms, that’s about half a teaspoon for your face.

Practicing this routine regularly will help you achieve glass skin over time. It can even help you maintain it forever when coupled with a healthy diet and lifestyle.

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