Everything you wanted to know about ‘Glass skin’ the big social media trend!

W hat is the first thing that comes to your mind when you see Aditi Rao Hydari, Kiara Advani, Kim Kardashian or Kylie Jenner’s perfect skin. It looks glowing and clear like a crystal or let’s say like a “Glass Skin”. Glass skin has been dominating the social media for the past few years. A good skin has lot to do with genetics but when it comes to glass skin you can blame it to the products. Let’s decode the secret behind it through this article.

What exactly is Glass Skin?

Glass skin refers to exceptionally smooth, even-toned, hydrated and lustrous skin that looks super smooth, pore less, luminescent and almost translucent skin similar to a piece of glass. It’s a trending way of describing enviable complexion.

This term is favored by South Koreans, and their skin care product range also popularly called as K Beauty has been creating a buzz amongst the beauty enthusiast. Asians believe in having a flawless skin and describe it in terms like honey skin, dewy skin, cloudless skin etc. depending upon its appearance. The latest entrant is Glass skin.

How to achieve it?

While you can achieve wonderful results with skin care products but achieving the glass skin look needs commitment and a dedicated, multi-dimensional Korean skincare routine. For skin that looks like glass, it must be impeccably smooth, without any rough texture, dark spots, or bumps. It requires to be super hydrated both inside and out to give it a lustrous, moist, youthful appearance that reflects and captures the light. It must also look firm, elastic, and plump.

The best way to achieve this ‘dream look’ is to be punctilious with your skin care regimen and products. It starts with cleanser, hydrating non-alcoholic toner, ampoules and serums, exfoliators, and intense moisturization, but it doesn’t end here. You must incorporate humectants to combat dehydration, such as glycerin and hyaluronic acid, honey, often layering them to achieve the best results. Korean skincare staples like sheet masks, sleep masks, and essences are essential hydrators for glass skin.

Achieving this look requires a healthy and balanced lifestyle, as well as a dedication to a skin care regimen. These certainly aren’t the kind

of skin results you can just get overnight even if you were blessed with incredible genes. Everyone’s skin is different and with the right choice of products that work for your skin, the look is achievable. For e.g. if you have oily or acne prone skin, look for products that have salicylic acid, witch hazel or tea tree in it.

Glass skin facial

The glass skin facials uses resurfacing modalities with a blend of nutrients. Painless micro-needles, smaller than human hair, are tapped into the skin using a cocktail of vitamins and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma). Fractional rejuvenation reaches about .6mm into the skin, while full face resurfacing refines the skin. The combination gives your skin more of a glass appearance. This facial helps to reducing pores, fine lines, and redness while increasing hydration level deep within the skin. There is no down time of this facial.

Bottom Line: Practicing healthy and balanced self-care is key here. You’ll want to make sure you’re drinking plenty of water, minimizing your use of caffeine and alcohol, following a healthy diet that works for your body, and getting a good amount of sleep.

Your skin barrier loves healthy fats because they help it stay hydrated, moisturized, and supple — all of which promote clear, healthy skin. Try upping your intake of cold fish, water and avocado. Add more antioxidants, nuts and fibre in your diet, and most important – hydration is the key to a healthy and glowing skin. What you’re putting ‘into’ your body is just as crucial as what you’re putting ‘on’ your face.

Nalini Kalra
General Manager Christine Valmy Institute Pvt. Ltd.
Juror, HBS Skin Pro Competition


Step 1: Oil Based Cleansing
Step 2: Foam Based Cleansing
Step 3: Exfoliating
Step 4: Toning
Step 5: Essence
Step 6: Serum/Ampule
Step 7: Sheet Mask
Step 8: Eye Cream
Step 9: Moisturizing
Step 10: Sunscreen