If you’re a TikTok junkie like we are, you’re probably familiar with the glass skin trend. Glass skin is exactly what it sounds like — healthy, hydrated skin as smooth and poreless as glass. As you can probably guess, this is a difficult feat that’s easier to scroll by than achieve, so we asked Dr. Sandra Lee for her best advice to get and maintain glass skin.
Step 1: Cleanse with salicylic acid
Cleansing and exfoliating is the best way to ward off blemishes and outbreaks. Dr. Lee recommends washing your face at these key moments:
- When you wake up to cleanse your skin of any dirt, bacteria or sweat it accumulated overnight
- Right before you apply makeup to make sure your foundation doesn’t mix with bacteria inside your pores
- Before you go to bed
Use a gentle exfoliating cleanser that won’t leave your skin dry or stripped, like SLMD Skincare Salicylic Acid Cleanser, formulated with beta hydroxy acid to fight blemishes and inflammation, allantoin to soften and soothe skin, and green tea extract to prevent signs of aging and regulate sebum.
Step 2: Hydrate with hyaluronic acid
The real key to glass skin is moisture. That’s why Dr. Lee’s biggest advice to realize your glass skin goals is hyaluronic acid. Capable of holding many times its weight in water, this acid provides intense hydration to keep skin supple and glowing.
When your skin receives water, it releases and expands, plumping your complexion for that dewy glow. Hyaluronic acid is also unique in that the skin stops retaining it when it becomes too moisturised, preventing over hydration.
Dr. Lee suggests applying SLMD Skincare Skin Drink after cleansing and before applying your foundation. This serum’s formula is oil-based, which makes it an effective moisturiser. It contains dehydrated hyaluronic acid spheres suspended in squalane, which also acts as a natural antioxidant. Skin Drink is deeply hydrating, yet lightweight.
Step 3: Brighten and maintain with a moisturiser
Achieving that dewy look is only half the battle; you also have to protect the skin against any fine lines, dark spots or blemishes that can threaten it. Applying a lightweight moisturiser after your hyaluronic acid will strengthen and nourish the skin. SLMD Skincare Facial Moisturizer contains vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant to brighten your complexion, in addition to amino acids to promote even skin texture.
Every time you leave the house or are exposed to any form of UV rays (even through clothes and windows), you should be applying SPF every two hours to prevent dark spots and damage.
Step 4: Finish your look with lip gloss
To top off your dewy, hydrated complexion, add a gloss to your lips. Try using a drop of Skin Drink on your lips for the ultimate glass skin look.