So I’m 15 days into my Glass Skin challenge, and yes, I have updates.
(from Pinterest, courtesy of Getty Images)
For starters, keeping up with the routine is MUCH easier than I anticipated. I did, however, make a few modifications.
For Step 6: Serum/Booster/Ampoule, I added a benzoyl peroxide cream along with my serums. I’m currently bouncing between Oxy Maximum Action Spot Treatment and Mary Kay’s Clearproof Acne Treatment Gel. I apply both in a thin layer all over my face, right after I apply my Niacinamide but before I apply the Buffet serum. I apply the benzoyl peroxide cream every time I cleanse (morning and night).
I’ve done the mask consistently two times per week, and I’ve noticed that my skin really enjoys the extra moisture. Also, I decided to forgo the Mary Kay Firming Eye Cream. Instead, I’ve been using Mary Kay Indulge Soothing Eye Gel, with a layer of The Body Shop’s Smoothing Night Cream on top on the eye area only.
I’m saving the photos for the end of the month, but let me just say, I’ve been LOVING the results so far! I’m looking radiant and even, and I’ve been skipping foundation on most days. When I do decide to use foundation, I need so little of it. I’m delighted with how things are going!
I don’t spend a lot of time talking about my skin care routine on this blog because, well, there’s a lot more to life than beauty stuff. But I recently saw a post about a woman that had “glass skin”: skin so flawless that it looked shiny and smooth like glass. And, I was intrigued by what could create such a perfect, poreless complexion. After reading the post and comparing the “glass skin” routine to the Korean 10 step product routine, I decided that I would do a “glass skin” challenge during the month of March.
My skin is combination and can be sensitive at times. This routine will (hopefully!) help nourish my post-winter complexion and give me the kind of skin that looks perfect without makeup.
The goal is to look as gorgeous as Kezia by the end of the month (photo courtesy of D’Journae)
The ten steps as outlined by Self magazine are as follows, and the products I’ll be using for each step are also listed:
- Oil cleanser (to remove makeup): food grade coconut oil
- Foam cleanser: Mary Kay 3-in-1 Cleanser (for combination/oily skin)
- Exfoliant (advised for 1 – 3 times week use): Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Ultra Gentle Daily Peel for Sensitive Skin (I’ll use this one daily, as it’s gentle)
- Toner: Caudalie Grape Water
- Essence: SCINIC First Treatment Essence
- Serum/booster/ampoule: The Ordinary Niacinamide and “Buffet” serums, Mary Kay Timewise Night Solution
- Mask (1 – 2 times per week): Mary Kay Moisture Renewing Gel Mask
- Eye cream: Mary Kay Firming Eye Cream
- Face cream: Mary Kay Age Fighting Moisturizer (for combination/oily skin)
- SPF: Mary Kay Timewise Day Solution
Whew, so many products! I currently use anywhere from 4-7 products per cleansing session, but adding these additional products will be new for me. To be fair, some of these will only be used once or twice a week, or only once a day, so, while the list looks long, not every product will be used twice a day.