Q: I’m fascinated by the K-Beauty trend of skin glazing. How can I achieve this look?
A: K-Beauty is a Korean skincare phenomenon that’s been dominating the beauty industry, and skin glazing is one of them. Also referred to as glass skin, this trend involves layering fewer than five skincare products in lieu of make-up, onto your face, leaving it with a dewy, glowing finish.
Here’s how to do it:
- To prep your skin, always begin by double-cleansing. Use the Dermalogica Precleanse Balm R699 by massaging it into the skin to dissolve any oil-based make-up, moisturisers, and sunscreens.
2. Follow this up with the Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel R859 that will wash away impurities without stripping or drying the skin.
3. The next step, a non-negotiable, is patting seven layers of a gentle hydrating toner such as the KLAIRS Supple Preparation Facial Toner R420, onto the face in succession using your fingers. Dispense a coin-sized amount of the toner onto your hands and massage the first layer gently onto your skin. Repeat this step six times, allowing a few seconds in-between each application.
The secret to glazing is hydration. And when it comes to looking ‘lit from within’ there’s no such thing as too much moisture. Start with a facial mist such as Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe, Cucumber and Green Tea R250.
Follow this with a rich and collagen-boosting moisturiser such as the SIX Sensational Skincare Age Reverse moisturiser R753 or the La Mer The Renewal Oil R2 750, for soothing hydration.
5. Tip: exfoliate
Regular exfoliation is key for a smooth skin texture. Opt for one with alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), which loosen dead skin cells and refine pores without irritation.
Try the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Exfoliator R99.95. Use it two to three times a week by applying it lightly on your damp face. Massage the product onto your skin for at least two minutes using circular movements before rinsing it off.
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