Ageless Glow: Glass Skin for Teens and 20-Somethings
Perfectly balanced glass skin, made popular by South Korean beauty moguls, might seem out of reach while hormones are wreaking havoc on everything from your mood to your pores. But thanks to the latest South Korean techniques, a glowy #NoFilter complexion is possible -- even though hormonal breakouts might seem like the story of your life.
Exfoliation is what removes pore-clogging dirt, oil, and bacteria from the outer layer of your skin, preventing acne before it starts. It’s also what gives your face the ultra-smooth look of glass skin. Using products containing gentle chemical exfoliants will also help remove dead skin cells without harsh scrubbing.
In reality, exfoliation is important for any age group, but when our hormones are at their wildest, our skin tends to struggle the most with excess oil production and sloughing off dead skin cells. This combination of too much oil and cell build up results in acne, blackheads, and stressed out skin.
Whether your skin type is oily, dry, or combination, breakouts are common for anyone in the teens and 20s. The right way to treat them is with gentle healing ingredients that reduce inflammation, sensitivity, and redness. In South Korean beauty, Centella Asiatica, a natural antimicrobial plant extract also known as Cica, is commonly used for this purpose because it naturally heals over-sensitive skin, while powerfully eliminating acne-causing bacteria.
Choosing natural, acne-fighting ingredients over harsh chemicals are a key component of the glass skin formula. They’re effective enough without causing redness, peeling, and other side effects commonly caused by benzoyl peroxide and retinol.
Glowy, tanned skin is the envy of every Instagram model, but it often comes at the price of premature aging and uneven skin tone. Sun damage is not only cancer-causing, it deprives the skin of much-needed moisture and deepens the pigmentation in freckles, moles, and acne scars.
Think of your skin’s moisture barrier like protective armor designed to keep out pollutants, dirt, and bacteria from sinking into your pores. When sun exposure deprives our skin of moisture, it damages its natural ability to stay clear and encourages the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.
The production of melanin triggered by sun damage also causes age spots and hyper-pigmentation. By wearing sunscreen every day and opting for a self-tanning product instead of baking on the beach, you’ll get a whole lot closer to healthy, even-toned glass skin.
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