How to do glass skin makeup: step-by-step instructions for the perfect look

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Multi-layered toning and clear contouring are a thing of the past. Nowadays, the trend is for the most natural makeup. The effect of shining glossy skin is what world stars strive for.

The makeup artists told us how to make the skin look clean and almost transparent. Videos demonstrating the "glass skin" effect have literally flooded social media.

What is glass skin makeup?

Glass skin is about a fresh, flawless, and healthy glow.

"Glass skin is devoid of hyperpigmentation and has a natural, fresh look," explained Hey Day cosmetologist Simone Ashley.

"Glass skin is a balanced skin. To achieve a natural effect, makeup artists advise using exfoliants - products designed to exfoliate dead skin cells of the epidermis. The skin also needs a good balance of hydration, so you should regularly do recovery and moisturizing procedures. It's all about consistency and balance. The treatments will give your face a healthy, moisturized, illuminated appearance from the inside.

Remember that the skin is the largest organ in your body and that it looks healthiest when you eat a nutrient-rich diet and drink plenty of water. Don't forget to exercise frequently and get plenty of sleep.

How to get the glassy skin effect: step-by-step instructions

Double cleansing

Double cleansing is the key to your daily skincare routine. Wash off makeup and sunscreen with micellar water or an oil-based balm. Then use a water-based cleanser that meets your skin's needs.

The preparation stage

"Glass skin" is primarily about moisturizing. An essence or toner will help. These products will saturate the skin with essential nutrients. It is worth choosing a toner that contains vitamins, antioxidants, and hyaluronic acid to soothe the skin and provide balanced moisturizing.

Exfoliate and repair the skin

Once your skin has been properly cleansed and prepared, it's time to apply active ingredients to exfoliate and repair. These products gently exfoliate to help cleanse pores and renew cells. Makeup artists advise paying attention to products containing salicylic acid (BHA) and glycolic acid (AHA).

If you have problems with pigmentation and rashes, you can try products with retinol, makeup artists say. Remember that the use of retinol should be increased gradually. Start with one or two times a week and then upgrade to two or three times. The same goes for AHA and BHA, which reduce skin sensitivity.

Apply a moisturizing serum

Protect the skin's barrier with a healthy dose of moisture with a gentle, nourishing serum that sets the stage for radiant skin.

Apply the cream

For a glassy skin effect, apply the thinnest formula first, working your way up to the thickest to lock in moisture and seal the skin barrier. To get the most radiant result, choose a moisturizer according to your skin type. If you have dry skin, a cream with ceramides and fatty acids may be right for you to lock in moisture; if you have oily skin, choose a lighter option.

The SPF stage

Glassy skin = healthy skin. And healthy skin = skin protected from UV rays and environmental factors. Makeup artists emphasize that SPF is necessary all year round, regardless of the weather.

"SPF not only protects against premature signs of aging and hyperpigmentation, but is also our number one defense against skin cancer," said famous makeup artist Desiree Delia.

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