Updated: May 13
Over the years, the search for flawless skin has manifested itself in a variety of trending nicknames: chok chok skin, mochi skin, and most recently, glass skin.
But the basic requirements of this type of complexion have stayed the same throughout: the skin is clear, luminous and transparent, with an almost-poreless, dewy texture.
The journey to glass skin is one that requires dedication, love and care. Like everything good in life, it takes time, but with the right techniques, you will certainly achieve your goal. It’s not complicated; really: the basis is to keep your skin clean without stripping away its natural moisture, and feed it with the nutrients it needs.
If you’re just starting out, the newly-reformulated THREE Balancing R line is your best choice. Made with at least 98% naturally-derived ingredients, this line is also certified-organic by COSMOS. The unique blend of essential oils and botanical extracts carefully balances the skin’s oil-and-water ratio.
THREE shows you the secrets to glass skin.
Tip #1: Always cleanse your skin properly.
At THREE, we always believe in double-cleansing, especially at the end of the day. Double cleansing lets you achieve a more thorough cleanse without any abrasive scrubs or exfoliants, so that every inch of your skin is comfortable and soft after the routine.
First, remove waterproof makeup and sunscreen with Balancing Cleansing Oil R, allowing the golden blend of Frankincense, Geranium and Sea Buckthorn oils to melt away stress and impurities.
Follow with Balancing Foam R, which gently cleanses away any leftover dirt with its amino acid-based formula. The convenient pump-type liquid soap dispenses ultra-fine lather, which helps to clear the pores.
Tip #2: Never skip toner, but choose the right one.
Many people have a misconception towards toners, also known as lotion in Japanese skincare. Many old-generation toners contained harsh ingredients and alcohol, resulting in damage to the skin’s natural moisture levels. That’s why THREE always suggests an alcohol-free toner, which can be applied to the skin using cotton pads to provide gentle smoothing benefits.
Balancing Lotion R contains Frankincense, Bergamot, Geranium and Marjoram essential oils, which moisturize skin without that heavy or greasy feeling.
Tip #3: Avoid overloading your skin.
Too much of a good thing is a bad thing. As the final step of your skincare routine, choose a moisturizer that fits your skin type. For a hot and humid tropical climate like Malaysia, a lightweight emulsion type sits well, delivering all day hydration without that suffocating feeling.
Formulated like a “beauty milk”, Balancing Emulsion R penetrates easily, giving your skin that soft, bouncy feeling by balancing moisture and oil levels. The blend of anti-stress oils and extracts helps calm your senses too!
Tip #4: Don’t forget to exfoliate and deep-cleanse.
Once or twice a week, indulge in a more in-depth ritual of deep-cleansing, which helps to keep the skin and pores clean and clog-free. THREE Purifying Clay Mask is a “talking mask” – by observing how the mask dries on your skin, you’ll know which areas need special attention!
Made with Kucha clay and fossilized coral powder, this clay mask removes roughness, draws out impurities and excess sebum, and replenishes skin with good-quality moisture, wherever needed.
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