How to Achieve the Perfect Glass Skin Look

How to Achieve The Perfect Glass Skin Look

Have you heard of glass skin? Keep scrolling to learn all about how to achieve the perfect glass skin look so you have healthy and happy skin!


  • What is glass skin? Glass skin is a Korean beauty term for a clear complexion and glowing skin that shines!
  • How can you get glass skin? Glass skin can be achieved by having a consistent skincare routine of cleansing, exfoliating, and hydrating your skin.
  • What is the best skincare routine? Everyone is different, but a minimum skincare routine should consist of cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing nightly. Read below for the products I recommend to get that healthy glow!

What is Glass Skin?

Glass skin is a Korean beauty term for a clear complexion and glowing skin that shines! Sarah Lee and Christine Chang say that glowing skin “means skin that looks crystal-clear, poreless, translucent, [and] luminous — like a piece of glass.” (Allure)

This beauty trend has been huge in Korea for many years but its popularity has spread to the United States less than 10 years ago. I’m all for trends that encourage us to embrace healthy habits!

How Can You Get Glass Skin?

So you know that the glass skin look is all the rage, but how do you achieve it? Everyone has their own opinion on the matter, but as an aesthetician, here are some simple steps you can take to get that healthy glow:

  1. Cleanse
  2. Exfoliate
  3. Hyaluronic Acid
  4. Serum
  5. Moisturize
  6. Eye Cream


If you want healthy and glowy clear skin, then it is so important to cleanse your face nightly!! I like to think of our faces as a windshield on a car. Over time, our windshields accumulate dust, dirt, grime and you can see and feel the layer of filth. Our faces are similar. Our faces accumulate sweat, dirt, oil, and other gross things throughout the day. It’s important for us to clean our faces every night so we can have a clean surface.

Not all cleansers are created equal. A lot are very harsh on the skin, can be drying, and can remove our skin’s natural oils, and disrupt of skin’s pH levels. An oil cleanser is a great option that will truly clean your face without drying it out. (For 10% off, use this discount code: TDEJOELLEN).

Every night, commit to cleansing your face. A secret ingredient to really clean skin is using a microfiber cloth! This type of material will grab at the dirt and makeup so better than a normal wash cloth of just your hands. Use a new cloth daily so you’re cleaning your face with a clean cloth and not a dirty one. Yes, that means you may have to do more laundry, but it’s worth it!

If you want extra clean skin, double cleanse. This means apply cleanser to your skin once, scrub your face and wipe it with a cloth. Then repeat the process by doing it a second time. Double cleansing will insure that you get all the sweat, makeup, and dirt off before you move to the next step.


If you want clear and smooth skin, then you need to exfoliate! My absolute favorite exfoliator is from The Daily Essential Co (for 10% off, use this discount code: TDEJOELLEN). But you can see my my top 4 favorite exfoliators.

Exfoliating your face helps slough off the dead skin cells and product buildup. It will help remove the unwanted texture you have on your face and will give you a nice smooth surface. It’s my favorite step in my skincare routine!

This step does not need to be done daily, but 1-3 times a week depending on your skin type and needs.

How to Achieve The Perfect Glass Skin Look

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid helps brighten your skin and improves hydration. My favorite is C:Luronic from The Daily Essential Co (for 10% off, use this discount code: TDEJOELLEN). It combines hyaluronic acid with vitamin c to give your skin that healthy glow!

Apply hyaluronic acid to your face and rub it in nicely before moving onto the next step.


Just like your body needs water to stay hydrated, your skin needs moisturizer to stay hydrated too! Moisturizer is meant to help hydrate your skin. But when you add serum into your skincare routine too, it helps lock in that moisture so your skin can achieve its healthiest state.

My current favorite serum is JojoBae or SkinBae from The Daily Essential Co (for 10% off, use this discount code: TDEJOELLEN).

Apply serum after hyaluronic acid and before you moisturize. Your skin will love it!


Get that glass skin look by applying moisturizer! Moisturizing is for every skin type: dry, combination, normal, and oily. Yes, even if you have oily skin, you need to apply moisturizer! Moisturizing your skin regularly will actually help with your oiliness. When your skin is thirsty, it will overcompensate and overproduce oil, making your skin oilier! So if you are good to your skin and moisturize it daily, then it will regulate its oil production. Pretty cool. (Tip: if you have oily skin, make sure to read this post about the best makeup for oily skin!)

My current favorite moisturizer is from Dime Beauty. It’s called Restorative Night Cream. (To save 20%, use this discount code at checkout: JOELLEN)

Eye Cream

To finish off your nightly routine to get that glass skin look, apply eye cream. My favorite is one from Dime Beauty called Luminosity Eye Serum. (To save 20%, use this discount code at checkout: JOELLEN)

Use your index fingers to lightly apply eye cream under your eye and onto your brow bone.

How to Achieve The Perfect Glass Skin Look

Best Skincare Routine for Glass Skin

There are a lot of great skincare products out there. Some of my favorite are found here:

The Daily Essential Co (for 10% off, use this discount code: TDEJOELLEN)

Dime Beauty (To save 20%, use this discount code at checkout: JOELLEN)

Seint Beauty

Rodan + Fields

I’ve used all of their products and you can’t go wrong! But my current faves are from The Daily Essential Co and Dime Beauty.

If you have mature skin, then make sure to read Top 3 Best Skincare Routines for Mature Skin!

If you want to achieve the glass skin look, you have to invest some time and money into getting that healthy, happy, glowing skin! Commit to taking great care of your skin and you will love how it looks and feels!

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About the Author

JoEllen is a licensed aesthetician, certified makeup artist, and certified John Maxwell coach, speaker, and trainer. She has been working with women for 18 years helping them look and feel confident. She loves teaching women simple beauty techniques so they can feel empowered to try it at home. She believes that when you look and feel good, you do good!

How to Achieve The Perfect Glass Skin Look

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