What is glass skin?

The tips and tricks you need to know to achieve glass skin.

You've heard of the glass hair trend, the one that inspired many celebrity hair styles on red carpets everywhere. But have you heard of glass skin? This famed Korean beauty trend is making waves and for a reason. Get ready, you're about to be obsessed.

The glass skin trend has existed within the Korean beauty industry for years. The Korean cultural ideal of beauty is all about clear, hydrated, even and pore-free skin. The skin is supposed to look so clear that it's almost translucent - a bit like glass.

The trend has caused a stir on social media and frankly, we love this trend.

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What is glass skin?

Similar to dewy skin, this trend is one that mimics a glow from within. Glass skin is completely smooth, totally clear and without a pore in sight. But the real difference between just clear skin and glass skin is hydration. Glass skin is so plump and hydrated that is has a natural luminescent glow that is actually rather hard to achieve.

Achieving glass skin doesn't just happen overnight - it takes work. It starts with a great skincare routine and ends with a careful application of your makeup. Most importantly, you have to use good quality products (no shortcuts, sorry!) that focus on plumping and hydrating.

The ultimate goal is to have a base that is dewy, pore-less and as soft as a baby's bottom. The skin needs to appear translucent, like a piece of glass.


Glass skin inspiration

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How to get glass skin

To achieve the glass skin of your dreams, we're here to help. It definitely takes some work but the results are worth it.

First thing to keep in mind is it starts with a complete skincare routine. It needs to be thorough and appropriate for your skin type.

  • Cleanse your skin properly, morning and night. Beauty experts recommend double cleansing if you really want to achieve a clear complexion. We recommend using an oil-based cleanser first as this will help to prevent your skin from drying out.
  • Use a toner that hydrates, rather than one that's alcohol-based and will strip your skin of its natural oils.
  • Invest in a serum formulated for your skin type. Whichever you decide to use, you want to make sure it helps create a flawless base. It also should focus on adding moisture to your skin.
  • Exfoliate frequently to rid your complexion of any bumps or unwanted texture. It's normally recommended to do so once or twice a week, but you can do it more often if you use a gentle exfoliator. This is a key step in brightening as it helps to get rid of dead skin cells and reveals a new layer of skin.
  • The secret trick? Apply many light layers of hydrating products. Whether it be a sheet mask or a face mist, utilising the layering technique has really worked for people to achieve glass skin. Ensure the products are of high quality, which doesn't mean you have to break the bank. Look out for nourishing ingredients that focus on bringing moisture to the skin.
  • Use ingredients infused with hyaluronic acid. The compound is designed to lock in moisture and create a barrier between your skin and the harmful toxins of the world. Hyaluronic acid helps you to achieve glass skin as the face is noticeably more plump and instantly looks more youthful.

Your skincare routine needs to be consistent which means you should never not do it, no matter how tired, lazy or intoxicated you may be.

One of the most important steps? Drink more water. It truly is essential to attaining smooth, clear skin. This can drastically change the appearance of your skin and we recommend making it a priority for overall health and wellbeing.


Can I achieve glass skin with just makeup?

Not really. The ultra-dewy, plumped up look of glass skin is something that's really hard to achieve with makeup alone.

Taking care of your skin before applying makeup is crucial. But once you have the base covered, makeup can certainly play a part in achieving this look. Perfecting a dewy makeup application and using the right products is key. Invest in a hydrating foundation, cream highlighters and light setting powders - these will help you achieve the appearance of glass skin.


Products to help you get glass skin

CAUDALIE Make-Up Removing Cleansing Oil
CAUDALIE Make-Up Removing Cleansing Oil

Cult Beauty

KIEHL'S Ultra Facial Cleanser - For All Skin Types
KIEHL'S Ultra Facial Cleanser - For All Skin Types

StrawberryNET

FRESH Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence
FRESH Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence

Sephora

ESTEE LAUDER Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II
ESTEE LAUDER Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II

StrawberryNET

SU-MAN SKINCARE Refining Facial Polish
SU-MAN SKINCARE Refining Facial Polish

Cult Beauty

DR.JART+ Mask Water Jet Vital Hydra Solution
DR.JART+ Mask Water Jet Vital Hydra Solution

Sephora

MAC MAC Lightful C + Coral Grass Softening Lotion Spray 100mlLightful C + Coral Grass Softening Lotion Spra
MAC MAC Lightful C + Coral Grass Softening Lotion Spray 100mlLightful C + Coral Grass Softening Lotion Spra

Myer

Eaoron Hyaluronic Acid Collagen Hydrating Face Mask
Eaoron Hyaluronic Acid Collagen Hydrating Face Mask

Chemist Warehouse


Where to buy the products you need to achieve glass skin

We recommend looking at these retailers to browse the skincare section and find products to help you nail the glass skin trend.


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