Find out how to get “glass skin”, the K-Beauty trend that is going viral everywhere. Hint: There's no highlighters required!
Wondering how to get skin so smooth, so translucent, so clear and glossy that it looks like, well… glass? The “Glass Skin” K-Beauty trend is all about starting with a smooth, clean canvas and injecting your skin with enough hydration and nourishment.
Here’s how to easily achieve smooth, glassy skin without a highlighter:
After double cleansing (a nonnegotiable step in the K-Beauty world), it is important to begin with a smooth canvas. A smooth skin texture is essential for a glassy complexion, so regular exfoliation (either physical or chemical exfoliation) is key.
For sensitive skin, try the By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Prep Water, a gentle yet effective daily exfoliant that slough away dead skin cells without irritating your skin.
The next step is to prep and hydrate your skin with a toner. To achieve the “glassy” look, reach for a hydrating toner like the Whamisa Organic Flowers Deep Rich Essence Toner or Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner to balance your skin’s pH and prevent any dryness or flakiness after cleansing!
Of course the glass skin routine would require an essence. This is the signature step of every Korean woman’s beauty ritual, after all. The COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence is the perfect choice for your glass-skin routine. This essence will give your skin a glow like no other, while treating any other skin concerns such as pigmentation, dry patches or acne breakouts.
By now, you should know the importance of sunscreen, and the common sunscreen mistakes we should all be avoiding. Our holy grail of SPF, Neogen Day Light Protection Sunscreen SPF50/PA+++, can double as a moisturiser, and sinks right in to impart that glow-from-within look that glass skin requires. Plus, its lightweight texture makes it perfect to be used alone or under makeup.
You can always skip highlighters if you have a hydrating primer like the J.One Jelly Pack. The glue-y texture of this primer hydrates your skin and grips onto makeup to make sure your "glass skin" look lasts the whole day!