Flawless Skin Tips for Filipinas: How to Achieve Luminous Complexion Like Our K-Pop Idols

The glowing complexion known as "Korean glass skin" has been captivating skincare lovers for years. Korean glass skin is described as having youthful, dewy, and poreless skin. You’re probably wondering what exactly is the secret to achieving this look, and is it even possible to achieve this without spending thousands of dollars on expensive products and procedures? To simply put it, the answer is— yes. While there is no single solution that will give you that wanted glow overnight, a simple regimen that nurtures your skin both internally and externally will have cumulative benefits. 

We’re here to help you discover all the tips and tricks you need to know to achieve your skin goals, and over time, small but consistent efforts will help you maintain that coveted, radiant complexion.

Here are some skincare essentials and what to look for in each product. These staples can be inexpensive, yet effective in keeping your skin plump, fair, and glowing:

Cleansers: It's important to use a gentle, non-stripping cleanser to maintain the skin's hydration and natural glow. A creamy cleanser can help achieve glass skin by emulsifying sebum and impurities while preserving the skin's moisture barrier. This keeps the complexion supple and radiant.   

Toners and Essences: Hydrating toners and essences rich in ingredients like hyaluronic acid, amino acids and vitamins can plump and perk up the skin, giving it a luminous, glass-like appearance. A tip from us is to look for products with ceramides and antioxidants to boost glow and protect the skin's moisture levels.   

Serums with Active Ingredients: Serums with hydrating active ingredients like hyaluronic acid, snail mucin and glycerin can help draw and lock in moisture, minimizing the appearance of pores for an even, dewy, glass-like finish. One ingredient to look out for is Vitamin C, which helps build collagen for firmer, plumper skin.

Moisturizer: A hydrating moisturizer is key to achieving glass skin. Creams and gels with hyaluronic acid, glycerin and ceramides work to plump and hydrate the skin from within, giving it a smooth, translucent quality. Apply a thicker moisture layer at night for an extra hydrated, glowing complexion the next day.   

Last but not the least— sunscreen: Sunscreen shields skin from UV damage that can diminish hydration levels and prevent the skin from achieving its most luminous, glass-like state. Opt for a gel or emulsion sunscreen formulated for oily or combination skin. A higher SPF will prevent unwanted hyperpigmentation, sagging, and wrinkling. Do your future self 25 years from now a favor, and don’t forget to wear sunscreen daily, even when indoors! 

Experimenting with your routine and tailoring it to your unique skin needs over time is also key. Understand your skin's hydration, sensitivity and concern levels to refine which formula works best for you.

We’ve covered the best skincare products and ingredients for brilliant skin, but true skincare starts from within. Here are simple habits that you’d be better off knowing to discover glowing skin that is easy to maintain:

Collagen-Boosting Diet: Collagen is a protein that gives the skin its elasticity and prevents wrinkles and fine lines from forming. As we age, our bodies produce less collagen. This leads to a loss of firmness and elasticity in the skin. 

One way to boost collagen production is to eat a diet rich in collagen-boosting foods, like chicken and bone broths like Bulalo, Tinola, and Buto-Buto. In addition to consuming collagen-rich food, eating greens that are rich in Vitamins A, C, and E can help boost collagen production, which is why leafy green like spinach, repolyo (cabbage), and ampalaya (bitter gourd) are highly recommended for achieving youthful, glass-like skin. Fruits rich in beta-carotene like papaya, mango and melons are staples in the Philippines and provide antioxidants to give skin a glow. Seafood is also a good source of collagen. Popular Philippine seafood dishes made with fish like galunggong and taklobo can support youthful skin.   

Health & Beauty Supplements: Supplements like glutathione and vitamins A, C and E can provide an internal boost for your skin. Specifically, S-Acetyl Glutathione supplements can help neutralize free radicals and brighten the skin from within, while Extramel helps protect melanin for a glowing complexion. Lastly, Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) supports natural collagen production. All of these ingredients and benefits are packed into each of our FDA Approved Eslite S-Acetyl Glutathione capsules. Taking one capsule of our next generation glutathione everyday can work wonders for maintaining a glowy, smooth complexion. 

Lifestyle Habits: Alongside product-based solutions, lifestyle habits like drinking excessive alcohol and smoking can accelerate the aging process and cause premature wrinkles and fine lines to form. While there is no crime in having fun, smoking and drinking as minimally as possible can prevent poor circulation, dehydration, collagen degradation, free radicals and inflammation. Give your skin the best chance at maintaining its youthful texture and achieving a truly translucent, glass-like appearance. 

Last but not the least, are tips have been taught to us at a young age, and its benefits should not be taken lightly. Sleeping at least seven hours and aiming for eight glasses of water a day replenishes your cells from within that can refine your skin clarity. 

You are now steps ahead in achieving your best skin yet. With proper nourishment and care for your skin both externally and internally, achieving and maintaining your own radiant glass skin glow is within reach through dedicated lifestyle choices and a tailored skincare routine. Korean glass skin may have inspired your skincare journey, but the real secret to any kind of glow lies in a balanced approach that works best for your unique skin.