• Author Alisha Ali
  • Published July 24, 2021
  • Word count 1,058

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Korean skincare is focused on self-care, protecting the skin from damage, and keeping it healthy. Korean beauty is not about just looking pretty, more about taking care of yourself. Overall includes skin as well as your body.

Korean skincare was introduced to Americans in 2011, since then Korean skincare gradually has become popular all around the world.

“Glass skin is when your skin is at its very healthiest,” According to Esthetician Alicia Yoon, founder of Peach & Lily. The secret to getting glass skin hidden in a healthy and balanced lifestyle with a proper and suitable skincare regimen. Any good skincare routine contains products that suit you and give you likable and effective results. These are some of the products to use.

Products To Use:

Some of the products to get that see-through Korean skin with the help of 10-step Korean skincare are the following:

  1. Oil Cleanser
  2. Foam/Cream/Water Cleanser
  3. Exfoliator
  4. Toner
  5. Essence
  6. Face/Sheet Mask
  7. Serum/Facial Oil
  8. Eye Cream
  9. Moisturizer
  10. Sunscreen

Regime For Glass Skin:

Double Cleanse:

It is what it says, to cleanse twice. The catch is to do it with two different kinds of cleansers. The first can be oil-based, the second can be water-based. Doing this will get rid of any dirt, makeup, or any excess oil from your skin from the first cleanse, second cleanser will address your skin concern which should assure that any treatment is not gone in vain.


Your skin sheds dead skin, a natural skin process. Sometimes it requires some exfoliation to remove excess dead skin. Exfoliation is also a great way to remove black or whiteheads. For that, You can use exfoliators in the market or make one yourself. Make sure to use products which suit your skin type.

Toner & Essence:

According to Erica Cox, licensed aesthetician and cosmetologist with Savor Beauty, “Toner helps reset the pH of the skin and allow the next steps in your routine to absorb better into the skin”. Toners are great for deep cleaning and tightening your pores daily to get a positive impact on your skin appearance.

Essence, which originated from Korea, is more beneficial than toner. It hydrates, re-balances, and works as a primer for moisturizers to penetrate deeper into your skin. It helps the goodness of your next product even more so than usual as essence enhances the effectiveness of any product.


Use facial masks to recover from different skin concerns caused by tiredness, stress, dehydration, etc. Facial masks have several kinds like clay, sheet, gel, peel-off, which can help several skin issues like, make your skin bright, plump, glowy, youthful, and hydrated. Masks are also for tightening, lifting, and for the appearance of pores. Incorporating face masks in your skincare routine can be an instant solution. It also can be a considerable way to address different skin issues and concerns.

Serum/Facial Oil:

Serums are lightweight products that contain a higher concentration of active ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and vitamins which are good for moisturizing and bringing out a natural glow on your face. Facial serums are most likely a great way to help dark spots, lessen signs of aging, and get rid of wrinkles.

Facial oils are another great way to fight against aging and wrinkles. Facial oils are more lightweight than oils, which is good because they would not cause a breakout in your skin. It helps nourish and hydrate with its added antioxidants which ultimately help in absorbing moisture onto your skin.

Eye Cream:

Eye creams are concise moisturizers for your eye area. They help in reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Its added ingredients like hyaluronic acid and ceramides help fight against aging. Using eye cream is a great way to boost your under-eye area to make them bright and even.


Moisturizer is an instant burst of hydration, which absorbs into your skin, protects, and makes it soft, smooth, and supple. For dryness make sure to use light, and non-greasy moisturizer, which leaves your skin looking healthy and fresh.

Sun Protection:

Sun Protection is a must-have in the Korean beauty routine as it hydrates and protects from sun damage, sunburn, and UV rays. It is best to use sunscreen that is water-based, light, and leaves no residue behind.

Habits To Obtain Glass Skin:

Some habits you should work on to fully make sure that the regime you are following works in favor of obtaining glass skin is:

  1. Wash your face twice a day
  2. Obtain a healthy lifestyle
  3. Eat a balanced diet
  4. Do not let dirt get on your skin make sure to keep it clean as much as you can
  5. Do not forget the sunscreen

DIY’S (Do It Yourself) For Getting Glass Skin:

I have collected these homemade DIYs that you can make at home from Glamrs. Make sure to check their video for more in-depth info and more homemade DIYs.

  1. Homemade Oil Cleanser; Use Olive, Jojoba, or Almond Oil as oil cleanser with a cotton pad.
  2. Homemade Water Cleanser; Mix a dollop of honey and a few drops of water or milk in a bowl, apply, and wash it with warm water.
  3. Homemade Exfoliator; Mix 1 tsp of Gram Flour, 1 tsp of Multani Mitti with a few drops of water.
  4. Homemade Toner; Apply Apple Cider Vinegar, Green Tea, or Rose Water as a toner.
  5. Homemade Sheet Mask; Mix 2 tbsp of glycerin, 2 tbsp of Chamomile Tea, and two drops of Lavender Essential Oil soak it in a compressed sheet mask.
  6. Homemade Eye Cream; Mix 1 tbsp of Almond Oil, three drops of Vitamin E Oil with 1 tsp of Aloe Vera.
  7. Homemade Moisturizer; Aloe Vera for oily skin, Jojoba Oil for normal skin, and Shea Butter for dry skin as a natural moisturizer.

Regardless of you being Korean or not, you can achieve glass skin with the help of products that work for you. It requires time, care, patience, and commitment.

Just make sure to practice a healthy, balanced self-care lifestyle. Your overall approach should be to drink plenty of water, consume healthy fats, eat fruits and vegetables suitable for your health and skin.

Stay away from caffeine, alcohol. Do not forget to maintain your diet, bedtime routine, get plenty of sleep, wash your face before bed. Not maintaining these things can cause under-eye circles, fine lines, dull and dry skin which will result in excess sebum on your face which ultimately causes breakouts.

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