Alicia Yoon’s Signature Korean Glass Skin Routine
In this edition of BEAUBIT ROUTINES, Alicia Yoon, founder of Peach & Lily and licensed esthetician, shares her signature glass skin routine along with lifting massage techniques.
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Skincare lovers are all about glowy, glass-looking skin. In this series, Alicia Yoon (aliciayoon212), the founder of Peach & Lily and licensed esthetician shares her signature glass skin routine and facial massage tips to lift and sculpt. Scroll ahead to achieve translucent and luminous skin.
HOW TO: Korean Glass Skin Routine
What exactly is glass skin? “Glass skin is skin that is so healthy it looks poreless, luminous and translucent,” says Alicia.
Ahead, the simple steps to enhance your complexion into dewy goodness.
Step 1. Start off with a low PH, hydrating, gentle, sulphate-free cleanser. A lot of skin issues stem from using a cleanser that is overly harsh on your skin.
Spend some time massaging in the product into your skin to dissolve any impurities. You can also do some lymphatic drainage while you’re at it; start from the centre of the face and sweep downwards towards the jaw.
Step 2. You can then go in with a chemical peel to resurface your skin.
Step 3. Apply a clay mask on your nose area to really deep-cleanse and exfoliate the skin.
Step 4. After rinsing off the clay mask, leave your skin a little damp as damp skin absorbs products better. Go in with essence and then a serum.
Step 5. Finish off with your favourite moisturizer.
Step 6. Lock everything in with a face oil and for some added lift and support. The glow is definitely a plus.
Step 7. Last but definitely not least, always follow up with SPF (for daytime).
HOW TO: Facial Massage To Lift & Sculpt
Facial massage lovers will tell you what incorporating it into your skincare routine does: plump, clear skin that is lifted and sculpted. It also helps stimulate blood flow and lymphatic drainage.
Start with applying some serum, so there isn’t friction on the skin. Take your thumb and index finger and position them under the chin, and with slight pressure, sweep in an upward motion across the jawline. “You’re not dragging on your skin and you’re just toning the muscles underneath,” says Alicia.
For the eye area, Alicia suggests tracing around the eyes area before going in the other direction. “This helps to increase circulation and this helps a lot with the appearance of my dark eye circles.”
Relieve and tone
Pressure points both help to relieve and tone. A great pressure point is on the sides of your nose; you can anchor your thumbs around your jaw and apply some pressure using your middle finger, to trace out underneath your cheekbones. “It helps to keep the muscle toned so that your cheekbones look more sculpted.”
To end off, you can focus massaging around your mouth area. “Our mouths do so much work for us and I want to keep the muscles around our mouths strong,” says Alicia. You can use either your index or middle fingers to massage the upper and lower areas of the mouth, going in opposing directions. Be sure to take some time to massage the sides as well.
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