What is glass skin? How to pull off the Korean beauty trend


Poreless, Flawless the skin is the holy grail of beauty and it looks like influencers in South Korea might just have the edge on how to achieve it. Korean women have long yearned for smooth, hydrated, poreless skin with a glass-like glow, and thanks to Instagram, we’re now catching on to the latest K-Beauty trend. Famed facialist and Time Bomb skincare expert Michaella Bolder tells us, “It’s such a popular trend that it’s what so many of us are looking for – flawless, youthful skin. It’s like that squeaky, tight botox effect but without the needles.”

“To try to replicate the ‘glass skin‘ trend, you’ll have to put in the effort. This isn’t a trend you can just recreate with moisturizer and highlighter; it’s going to take a serious skincare regimen. and diligent.” The K-beauty ideal calls for several light coats of moisturizers to keep skin looking dewy and plumped. While the trend can be used by women with varying skin textures, Michaella advises those with sensitive, problem, or ultra-dry skin to skip the regimen. “You’ll end up overwhelming and over-stimulating your skin, making it reactive, causing rashes, redness, and tenderness,” she warns.

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How to get glass skin

“Ultra-clean skin is the first step to achieving ‘glass skin’, so you need to be very strict with your cleansing routine, avoid any harsh cleansers as this will only freak out your skin and overproduce sebum,” says Michaella. Instead, invest in an oil cleanser like Time Bomb Peace & Quiet Coconut Cleansing Oil and wash it twice after removing your makeup. Oils have a smaller molecular structure than creams or lotions, which means they work on a deeper level, and you’ll hydrate, soothe, and cleanse your skin all at the same time.

Reveal with a peel

A chemical peel is also a must for “glass skin” because you’ll want the freshest, freshest look possible. Choose an AHA or BHA serum with no more than 10% glycolic content and apply it twice a week to effectively remove that top layer of dead, dull, dull skin. Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel is perfect for a gentle but thorough, non-abrasive and intense exfoliation that will also ensure the health of the deeper layers.

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Hydrate for dewy skin

“Hydration is absolutely essential if you want to have that dewy, plump glow – so I would suggest layering moisturizers in true Korean style. First, you’ll need a serum with a high percentage of hyaluronic acid like Super Bounce from Glossier which will visibly plump skin with moisture and includes vitamin B5 for elasticity, followed by a plant-based face oil like Kerstin Florin’s Organic Rejuvenating Anti-Stress Face Oil , a nourishing, fast-absorbing blend of organic geranium, lemon balm, and lavender essential oils, along with a lightweight yet super-hydrating moisturizer like Time Bomb Powerball Intensive Moisturizer,” Michaella recommends. the most important is commitment and patience because glass skin won’t happen overnight, but the result will be youthful, glowing, happy skin.

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