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How to Get Glass Skin

Young woman showing glass skin with product applied to face

The “glass skin” trend has taken the beauty world by storm. This dewy, flawless look is attained by using special skincare techniques that can provide you with an ethereal complexion. While the results may appear effortless, there is an art to achieving luminous glass skin.

What is glass skin?

Glass skin is a term used to describe the look of an incandescent complexion. It’s characterized by a lit-from-within dewy finish, with few visible pores or blemishes. The aim is to have skin that appears almost glass-like — a smooth finish and an even tone.

The term “glass skin” was originally coined by Korean beauty influencers, but the trend has spread across the world. Many people use this look to create a more youthful appearance, while others simply revel in the beauty of a lustrous complexion.

Achieving glass skin

Achieving glass skin requires a multidimensional approach to skincare. It takes a combination of consistent habits and high-quality products to achieve the desired result.

1. Double cleansing

Double cleansing is the practice of using an oil-based cleanser followed by a cream or foam cleanser. The oil-based cleanser breaks down makeup and other cosmetic products, while the creamy formula removes dirt and oil. This ensures that your skin is thoroughly clean and ready to absorb other glass skin products.

2. Exfoliating

Exfoliating helps to remove any dead skin cells that can make the complexion look dull and lifeless. The best way to exfoliate is through at-home enzyme peels, which use natural enzymes and acids to dissolve the bonds between dead skin cells.

3. Toning

Using a toner after cleansing helps to provide an even layer of hydration across the face. A toner also helps to restore your skin’s pH balance and can act as a protective barrier against harsh environmental factors.

4. Serum

Serums are more concentrated formulas with active ingredients that target specific skin concerns. Choose a serum that is tailored to your individual needs, such as one to reduce blemishes or brighten the skin’s tone.

5. Moisturizing

A lightweight moisturizer is essential to maintain the hydration achieved through other skincare steps. Apply a pea-sized amount to the face each morning and night to ensure that the skin is kept nourished throughout the day.

6. Eye cream

Glass skin requires an extra focus on the eye area. Apply an under-eye cream to reduce puffiness and diminish dark circles for a fresh, youthful look.


Using R+F Multi-Acid Enzyme Peel™ to achieve glass skin

One of the products that can help you reach glass skin perfection is the R+F Multi-Acid Enzyme Peel. This at-home enzyme peel is an excellent way to gently exfoliate the skin as part of your regular glass skin routine.

Benefits of applying an enzyme peel to your skin

The R+F Multi-Acid Enzyme Peel offers tone-evening, brilliance-boosting, and pore-minimizing benefits — all key elements of achieving the glass skin look. It helps to remove dead skin cells and fade the appearance of dark spots and discoloration. This diminishes the dullness that can get in the way of a radiant complexion.

Ingredients of our glass skin serum

Our enzyme peel acts as a glass skin serum due to its high-quality ingredients, which include our ProAcid Enzyme Complex, bakuchiol, niacinamide, and licorice root essence. The ProAcid Enzyme Complex™ accelerates exfoliation, while bakuchiol and niacinamide help to brighten the skin tone. Finally, licorice root essence helps to soothe the skin for a comfortable finish.

Diet and lifestyle tips for glass skin

Implementing a glass skincare routine is just one part of achieving the desired results. For lasting luminous skin, certain lifestyle changes are also recommended.

Eating a balanced diet that’s rich in antioxidants and vitamins can help to feed the skin from within. Regular exercise also helps, as it increases circulation and brings oxygen-rich blood to the face.

Be sure to drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated and glowing. Also, try to reduce stress levels as much as possible to help keep breakouts at bay. Additionally, make sure to get plenty of rest and stay out of the sun to keep your skin looking its best.

Frequently asked questions about glass skin

Since there are so many questions surrounding glass skin, we’ve compiled a list of the most commonly asked ones to help you start on your glass skin journey.

Can anyone achieve glass skin, regardless of skin type?

Yes! With a tailored routine that suits your skin type and the right lifestyle approach, anyone can achieve the glass skin look. However, no two people will have the same results, so try not to compare yourself to others. Instead, focus on achieving your own version of glass skin.

Is glass skin suitable for all age groups?

Of course, there are reasonable limits to what can be achieved with glass skin. For example, it cannot turn back the clock and erase wrinkles. However, creating a luminous complexion can help to create a more youthful appearance. So, while age is not a limiting factor for achieving glass skin, it’s worth keeping in mind that the results may vary depending on your age.

How long does it take to see results with a glass skin routine?

Generally, it takes at least four to six weeks to start seeing results from a glass skin routine. Because it takes time to build up the hydration, nourishment, and protection that your skin needs for a glassy complexion, patience is key.

How can I maintain my glass skin once I achieve it?

To maintain your glass skin once you’ve achieved it, continue with your regular routine, and maintain your positive lifestyle habits.

Achieving glass skin is a process that requires diligence, patience, and consistency. But by implementing the best glass skin products and lifestyle habits into your routine, you can achieve the dewy look you’ve always wanted soon enough.