Koreans are way ahead of the rest of the world when it comes to skincare regimens and treatments. Nordstrom, Sephora, and Forever 21 are wise to have taken K-Beauty seriously. However, yet there are a lot of ladies out there who are unaware of how Koreans keep looking youthful even at their 50’s. It’s simple and they have time and again shared their secrets with the world.

They value natural beauty more and believe in minimal makeup. And hence their products and skincare routines, like snail masks and cushion compacts, have impressed ladies before as well. This time around, the latest K-beauty trend that has engulfed all of social media is Glass Skin. No, don’t worry, you don’t have to cut glass shards into your face to get the results and look fragile.

Instead, it’s a gentle skincare routine, that is more about the end result than the products used in the process. It’s about having a glowing skin, free of blemishes and pores. The sort of look you get when you artfully dab lots of highlighter after dipping your face in tones of makeup. The Glass Skin look doesn’t require any makeup, just consistency, and a few great skincare products.

It all started with Ellie Choi, a Los Angeles makeup artist, posting screenshots of her tweets on Instagram in which she’s telling people about how they can gain a flawless skin just like that of a baby! The thread gives details of her skincare routine on how she has this dewy and absolutely mesmerizing skin naturally. Her posts have garnered her more than 20,000 likes, and rightfully so.

Before diving into the details, she tells us, “I have COMBINATION SKIN TYPE. Oily in t-zone, dry around my cheeks.” Choi relies on Neutrogena’s Makeup Remover Cleansing Wipes for removing her makeup every night followed by using a facial cleanser. Cetaphil’s Daily Facial Cleanser or Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser are two of her favorites.

After that, she uses Clinique Clarifying Lotion 3 toner to clear off the dirt and oil. Lastly, the aspiring makeup artist gives her skin the hydration it needs by using Cetaphil’s Moisturizing Cream or Wonjin Effects’ Water Bomb Cream. Every other day she exfoliates her skin using Black Sugar Strawberry Mask by Skinfood. Choi also uses a sheet mask from K-beauty brand Innisfree once or twice a week.

She also gave a general tip for skincare. Her screenshot read, “Most importantly is your diet! For me, eating fried and greasy foods affects my skin. Make sure to drink tons of water daily! Eat more *fruits’ and vegetables’ emojis*.” Ellie’s posts instantly went viral and the internet gave a name to her supple, dewy, and radiant skin; Glass Skin.

According to Vogue, Sean Son, general manager of the health and Korean skincare line Cremorlab, knows a lot about this latest trend. “While the matte look was the rage previously, it is the naturally glowing and dewy look that everyone wants now. The point is to hydrate your skin and show off your inner glow,” Son says about Glass Skin.

She further adds, “Glass skin is essentially natural, hydrated, and dewy and looks clear, translucent, and luminous look for your face. Nowadays, Korean women prefer to use lightweight layers of hydrating products so their skin looks smooth, deeply hydrated and dewy like baby skin.” This Koren beauty trend is definitely one that needs to be followed. Luckily the look is achievable too. After all, who doesn’t want to have perfect skin naturally?

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Alafiya Memon
Addicted to good novels and 7up. Fangirling and doodling her way through life. Alafiya likes keeping an eye on the latest fashion trends. Dreams big and writes melancholic poetry too. On an average day you'll find her procrastinating and being weird.


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