Most skincare and beauty enthusiasts who keep up with the trends have heard of “glass skin”. It is the hydrating skincare technique introduced in K-Beauty. The method has inspired many different products available in the market today. Achieving glass-like reflective and radiant skin, irrespective of the skin tone is the new trend in the beauty world.
Unlike the Korean skin tone, Asians and Indians have more colour- golden and shades of brown are the normal skin tone in this part of the world. The pristine perfection of glass skin on women of colour appears like liquid gold and hence the name. Let us delve further into understanding the concept and how to achieve this perfection.
What is liquid gold skin exactly?
The glass skin trend lacks representation from various parts of the world. Thus, many often believe that reflective radiance is not suited for brown or yellow-toned skin. But on the contrary, the trend is suitable for all and among women of colour, the radiance is quite similar to liquid gold.
When you look for glass skin, the trend is usually portrayed through lighter skin tone hence, it may be difficult to understand how it may appear on women of colour. This is where the concept of liquid gold skin comes into play. It is much more attainable and alluring among women of colour.
Best way to achieve that 'liquid gold skin'
The glass skin trend is a result of an elaborate eight-step skincare routine. However, achieving liquid gold skin is a much more sustainable process. Though it is often said that a 45 to a 60-minute skincare routine is needed to achieve such radiance, there are ways to make the process simpler and more practical. Here are the steps you can follow to achieve that “liquid gold skin”:
Begin with Exfoliation
Exfoliation is the first step towards making your skin smooth and all prepped up for the next steps. Depending on your skin type, facial masking or chemical exfoliation are ideal ways to prep the skin. Face shaving also removes dead skin cells to some extent and also smooths the skin further.
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Make way for antioxidants
Antioxidants are food for the skin that keeps it hydrated and protected from free radicals. The darker skin tones are more prone to dryness thus including a product that has antioxidants give the perfect boost to your skin. Vitamin C is a good source of antioxidants for your skin. Include our oh so lovely C For Yourself Vitamin C serum and achieve the liquid gold perfection.
Go all-in with hydration
Layering hydrating products not only improves the overall health of the skin but also helps you achieve that liquid gold skin. Hence, follow a simple routine that includes hydrating toners, serums, and moisturizers one after the other.
A great choice to make sure skin stays hydrated for a long time is using our Ceramide Supercream twice, daily. It is a superb moisturizer for daily use that keeps your skin soft and supple and your skin barrier healthy!
Focus on specific ingredients
It is important to consider your skincare ingredients when you are following a skincare routine. Understanding your skin type is the first step towards selecting products for skincare.
Hyaluronic acid is one of the most versatile ingredients that are very suitable for melanin-rich skin. It hydrates and helps to prevent aging. Similarly, Ceramides are the building blocks of your skin that help to retain the lustre and structure. Niacinamide or Vitamin B3 is also popular for melanin-rich skin as it prevents dehydration. Few more ingredients like olive oil, rosehip oil and peptides are elemental nutrition for the coloured skin.
Healthy skin is happy skin
Apart from topical application, specific attention to diet and lifestyle can make a significant difference to your skin health. Drinking sufficient amounts of water and indulging in a healthy and balanced diet is the key to healthy and happy skin. Practice facial massage routines or use a Gua sha to retain the suppleness of your skin.
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Make SPF your best buddy
Using a sunscreen or SPF-induced product is a must even for melanin-rich skin. Unlike the myth that brown people do not need SPF, it is an essential item for everyone irrespective of skin type or weather. A good quality sunscreen with high SPF is the best way to prevent external damage. Our CoverUp Sunscreen is your best bet when it comes to choosing an appropriate sunscreen. It not only protects your skin from sun damage but also from the harmful pollution and blue lights emitted from the skin.
If you are maintaining all these things daily, your skin will eventually recover and you can get that liquid gold glow that is so much coveted all over the world.