Glowing, flawless skin has long been a staple of Korean beauty. A few terms have even been coined to describe the perfect look, including “glass skin”, “chock chok skin” and “honey skin” – the list goes on. Despite the slight nuances that differentiate these phrases, they all imply the same skin-focused ideals that so many Koreans aspire to. From makeup and skin care to special in-office treatments, much of the K-beauty aesthetic centers on smooth, hydrated skin that’s so clear it’s virtually glassy. In no particular order, here are nine K-pop stars who still have that glass skin sheen – and we’re going to need their skincare routines, stat!
1. Chaeyoung from TWICE
While the nine members of TWICE have enviable dewy skin, Chaeyoung takes the glow to the next level. The flashing hearts in this particular video are eye-catching, but we’re totally distracted by her ridiculously gorgeous skin! She showed her routine ONCE in a V Live with another band member Nayeon in 2018, and her diligence pays off – she looks flawless with and without makeup!
2. Suga from BTS
– (@BTS_twt) June 20, 2019
BTS rapper Suga has incredibly amazing skin, so much so that fans, makeup artists, and even fellow BTS members have pointed out. Despite the group’s rigorous schedule, constant commuting, and Suga’s low-maintenance skincare routine, he still manages to maintain that fresh and youthful look. In 2017, Suga and fellow rapper J-Hope made a sheet mask and chatted with the ARMYs on V Live – and the resulting glow got us running immediately for our stash of sheet masks!
3. EXID Hyelin
Hyelin has been blessed with amazingly gorgeous skin since birth, according to fellow EXID members – and her many brilliant looks in performances, photoshoots, red carpets and more have definitely proven it! She also regularly shows off her gorgeous makeup-free face on her YouTube channel, proving that she doesn’t need makeup to achieve that coveted glass skin effect.
4. Jaehyun from NCT
– NCT 127 (@ NCTsmtown_127) 23 june 2019
Another idol with a stunning complexion from day one, Jaehyun’s skin is as soft as her voice. The other members of NCT have even expressed their envy for her natural glow, and the photos on Twitter prove they’re not kidding. According to Jaehyun, the secret to her flawless look is deep cleansing to make sure all makeup is removed at the end of the day – but it also takes good genetics to have skin like hers.
“Ditch Your Skin Care Routine”
Jaehyun: Actually, I don’t have a specific routine. I just do good cleaning after all hours. It’s really hard to wipe off all your eye makeup and stuff, but I clean up well, that’s it ~ pic.twitter.com/Q9ok092qCE
– ²⁷? (@jaehyunbom__) March 2, 2019
5. Somin of KARD
– KARD (@KARD_Officiel) May 24, 2019
Somin’s glow is so real it’s even visible from behind the scenes! The singer and visual of KARD has her title for a reason – her look always lives up to it, in part thanks to her glass complexion. She revealed in an interview that she takes meticulous care of her skin and that her routine includes more than a few fun skin care products and gadgets to help her maintain that gorgeous glow.
KARD – Dumb Litty (SOMIN focus) ㅣ @ 2019 WILD KARD in LATIN AMERICA
# WILDKARD in Latin America#Brazil #Sao_Paulo#KARD #DumbLitty#BM #Jseph #Somin #Jiwoo pic.twitter.com/360Xf9VSkH
– KARD (@KARD_Officiel) 23 october 2019
6. Kim Jae Hwan
– KIM JAEHWAN (@KJH_officialtwt) October 19, 2019
Kim Jae Hwan’s adorably soft cheeks and youthful glow make her look young and fresh, which is just one of the many reasons fans love her. Every performance and appearance on a variety show is proof of how amazing her skin is! His enviable complexion has even caught the eye of cosmetic companies, and he recently landed his first brand sponsorship deal.
7. BLACKPINK Jisoo
Jisoo’s Instagram page is a constant source of goals for glowing skin thanks to her smooth, flawless complexion. She revealed in an episode of “Get It Beauty” that most of her routine is focused on the skin and that she prefers to perfect her skin with various masks and moisturizers rather than stacking on top of foundation. Her understated looks usually tend to highlight her glass skin, and we couldn’t be more in awe of her beauty!
8. EXO’s Sehun
Looks like Sehun’s good looks make him a makeup artist’s dream client – you don’t have to work at all to make him look amazing! The EXO makeup artist says the youngest member of the group has beautiful fair skin, and the times fans have caught a glimpse of Sehun without makeup definitely proves it. It even shows itself perfectly flawless on film, and the camera doesn’t lie!
9. The joy of Red Velvet
Another source of glowing goddess Instagram lenses, Red Velvet’s Joy isn’t afraid to post makeup-free photos. The other members of Red Velvet have revealed that she is a skincare geek and consistently packs the most product out of everyone in the group. Her passion for skin care shows in her glass complexion!
Which stars are your glass skin goals? Are you planning to try out some of these idols’ skin care routines? Let us know in the comments!
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