Would you dare to try the “glass skin” beauty trend from Korea?


It’s the latest K-Beauty trend that has seen women share snaps of their glass complexion, but not everyone is sold on the look

Glass skin has become a big trend

It’s hard to go a week now without another goofy beauty trend bidding for popularity. This time we’ve moved away from monobrows and unicorn hair to make way for a new complexion trend coming to our shores from Korea.

Glass skin. And it, quite simply, sounds exactly like it sounds. The objective is to obtain a skin so perfectly shiny that it imitates a sheet of glass. But some people were quick to point out that they thought it made the individual appear to have very oily skin and not the desired healthy “translucent” look.

This extreme approach to dew is actually quite difficult to master because pores and blemishes don’t fit into the glass memo. This means you need to work below the skin’s surface to make sure your complexion is clear before you even consider adding any glow.

To achieve the ultimate glass look, you need to create it using skincare products, not makeup. However, sometimes a CC cream or tinted balm can be applied to give the skin a more even look, without eliminating dew. There’s no set formula to follow, but the general consensus is that using a sheet mask is a great way to start the glow.

But, alas, the process is long and you have to commit to regular exfoliation, using good anti-blemish products and removing every speck of makeup from your face before sleeping.

“Youth and perfection are of great importance in the Korean tradition, with the belief that you can tell your destiny and your fortune by your skin. With usually more than 10 steps for a Korean skincare routine, this is not a magic bullet,” says Emily Thompson, creative director for the Korean beauty brand. Oh K! .

So if you’re in the mood to give it a try, you can achieve a glassy glow with these Korean skincare essentials…

Oh K! Gold Dust Glowing Skin Hydrogel Mask, £6

This radiance enhancing mask is formulated to rejuvenate the skin and leave you with a “goddess” glow.

Mizon Egg White Bubble Cleanser, £19

This daily cleanser works to gently resurface skin without stripping away all of its moisture.

Konjac Mini Pore Refiner Rainforest Sloth Bamboo Charcoal, €7.99

Who wouldn’t want it in their bathroom? Besides being cute, this sponge is used to stimulate blood circulation, remove dead skin cells and remove all traces of makeup from your face.

Erborian Camellia Milk, £28

This lotion-like serum is applied to the skin right after cleansing and makes it look plumper and smoother.

3 Concept Eyes Back to Baby Glow Beam, £15

The pale, peach tone of this balm helps even out skin texture, while giving it a luminous finish.

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