What is glass skin and how to get it

The rise of K-pop (Korean folk) love has accelerated and it surely isn’t slowing down anytime soon. It allowed us to use bee venom, snail mucin, cloth masks and also introduced us to glass skin. The concept of a flawless shiny skin that can almost reflect light, being as transparent as glass is what glass skin is.

Korean culture has indeed made us cut the bangs, calling out bae Oppa instead and definitely amplified our taste for music. But getting a glass skin like the things mentioned above cannot be done overnight. It requires consistency skin care practices, intake of the right food and a persistent skin diet.

How to get a glass skin

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The ultimate goal is to achieve that perfect transparent glass skin!

And, luckily for you, we’ve got some perfect ways to make it happen. There is a plethora of products available in the market in formats such as creams, serums, and gels.

Skin care is an integral part of our life; if you haven’t already, then do it! In search of the glass skin, we try different products and trends that come up almost daily nowadays, as well as follow the many skin care tips that cross us the various media to which we are exposed.

Perfect transparent glass skin
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What differentiates glass skin from honey or dew skin is that it is intensely hydrated. The process does not involve the use of astringents and is based on moisturizing ingredients that maintain the Your skin’s pH balance. It also means that each of us must use the right products for our skin type to manage the right pH and the right level of hydration to achieve that impeccably smooth glass skin. Korean beauty culture has its own set of secret ingredients to achieve this – No, it’s not plastic surgery. Here is your ultimate 7-step guide to getting glass skin.

1. Double cleaning
2. Exfoliate
3. Your
4. Serum
5. Hydrate
6. Eye and lip cream
7. Sunscreen
8. FAQ

Double cleaning

Glass skin: double cleaning

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The goal here is to create a blank canvas of skin. Our skin gets tired with the buildup of dirt, oil, makeup residue and other pollutants at the end of the day. Using cleansing oil, micellar water and other products to remove makeup residue and oily substances make the skin light. This should be followed by a gentle lather wash. Double cleansing returns your skin to its original shape, removing anything that is not part of it. It forms the natural layer to absorb oncoming products well.

Advice: Make sure you choose a sulfate-free cleanser. Sulfate tends to remove any beneficial oil from the skin by dehydrating it, which is absolutely not what we want for glass skin.


Our skin produces dead cells every 30 days. The build-up of these can prevent the skin from breathing as it clogs the pores, resulting in dull skin, blackheads and whiteheads. Exfoliate your face using a scrub or other physical exfoliators. It is an important step in the glass skin routine. Make sure you don’t overdo it if you have sensitive skin.

Glass skin: exfoliate

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Advice: Sheet masks are another trick adopted by Korean beauty culture to soothe the skin and repair damage by trapping moisture. It’s great for exfoliating dead cells.


There is a general belief that toners make the skin dry. In contrast to this, Korean beauty culture requires us to use toners (diapers) to minimize pores and balance the pH level. Use moisturizing toners that contain provitamin B5 which helps reduce moisture loss and make the skin soft and supple. Look for tonics that contain ingredients like green tea, galactomyces, ginseng, and floral water to properly define the goal of Korean skin!

Glass skin: tone

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Advice: You can also use essence after toner for targeted areas pigmentation problems because they hydrate and rebalance our skin.


Glass skin: Serum

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Serums contain highly concentrated multitasking ingredients that have anti-aging properties such as collagen which helps with firmness, reduce wrinkles or fine lines and nourishing the skin from the inside giving it that “lit from within” glow. It’s even minimizes pores and unifies the complexion.

Advice: Take a few drops of serum and apply delicately to the entire face and neck (never forget the neck area). Use a hydrating serum with hyaluronic acid to increase the hydration content.


Glass skin: moisturize

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The key step in achieving glass skin is hydration. It is not new information that hydration makes the skin soft and fresh. It gives the glassy shine you are looking for. Use a light moisturizer that contains maximum hydration and also contains nourishing botanical extracts and antioxidants.

Advice: To make the most of this step, massage the face and the neck upwards while moisturizing.

Eye and lip cream

Glass skin: eye and lip cream

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Eyes are the doors to the soul, but we don’t want doormats Dark circles. Glass skin is far from our reach if we have spots under the eyes. Say goodbye to chapped lips with constant use of lip balm. Apply eye serum or cream to the eye area. These sensitive areas require additional care. Regular sleep and healthy eating habits are very important in making your eyes look young, glowing and happy.

Solar cream

Glass skin: sunscreen

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All these efforts are in vain if one good sunscreen is not used. UV rays have been proven to have the ability to form fine lines on the skin and can even cause skin cancer. Make sure to apply sunscreen evenly to your face 20 minutes before going out and reapply every two hours.


1. Does using facial oils help glass skin?

A. Yes indeed! Deepening your skin type and the oil reacts to bring a perfectly smooth texture to the skin. Excess oil can clog pores and cause acne. Choose facial oils that are in moisturizer for dry skin, regulate the production of sebum in oily skin or boost the natural skin barrier. An intact skin barrier is the key to healthy skin because it helps the skin to retain moisture, nutrients, and balance.

2. Can I get a glass skin naturally?

A. Changing your skin texture is difficult, but not impossible! Consistent skin care is the key to Glass Skin. Equally important are a regular intake of water, a healthy diet that keeps the body hydrated, and a healthy lifestyle. Always have patience and let the change take place gradually until you get baby’s soft translucent glass skin.

3. Can Frosting Give You Flawless Glass Skin?

A. You must be wondering what simple ice cubes could do for your skin? In addition to being refreshing, an ice massage improves blood circulation and gives the skin a healthy glow. The frosting also helps regulate the production of sebum in the skin, helping to prevent acne and minimize pores.

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