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What Is Glass Skin? (And Is It Realistic?)

What Is Glass Skin? (And Is It Realistic?)

Have you heard this new term, glass skin, floating around in the TikTok and YouTube world? If so, you might think it鈥檚 an unrealistic expectation 鈥 and, you might be right. In this blog, we鈥檙e going to chat about glass skin, answering all of your questions from a scientific perspective. We鈥檒l answer questions like what is glass skin, how do you get glass skin, and (on a related note) what does healthy skin look like?

So, What Is Glass Skin?

鈥淭he term 鈥済lass skin鈥 is commonly used in the Korean beauty world to refer to a smooth, clear, and intensely hydrated complexion that appears transparent.鈥 - Healthline

Essentially, 鈥済lass skin鈥 is meant to refer to skin in its best state. It鈥檚 well-moisturized, it鈥檚 at peak health, it鈥檚 almost translucent, it鈥檚 blemish-free, and it鈥檚 luminous. This is an especially popular term in Korea, and it鈥檚 become a beauty standard that is spreading across the globe.

But who started this K-beauty trend and should it be a beauty standard?

How Did This 鈥淭rend鈥 Start?

This term 鈥渂lew up鈥 when Ellie Choi used it in one of her tweets where she listed out her skincare routine and posted a supposedly filter-free image of her skin 鈥 and boy was it perfect. Hundreds of thousands of likes and tens of thousands of reposts later, all of America is now jumping on Ellie鈥檚 鈥済lass skin routine鈥 bandwagon.

How Do You Get Glass Skin?

According to these glass skin supporters, the secret lies in the K-beauty masks and sugar scrub masks. Ellie also recommends not eating 鈥渇ried and greasy foods.鈥 She also says drinking plenty of water and eating more fruits and vegetables has helped her, too. Ellie follows a very specific skincare routine that can be found many places online, but鈥 is it realistic to assume one person鈥檚 skincare routine will work for you, too?

Is 鈥淕lass Skin鈥 Realistic?

What do you think? Here at Rejuvaskin, we know that there are so many factors that play into skin health 鈥 dozens, in fact. Your skincare routine can help you manage some of those factors, but a lot of them are still uncontrollable. Factors such as:

  • Stress
  • Fluctuating hormones
  • Exposure to pollution
  • Common illnesses

Our opinion is that 鈥済lass skin鈥 is a stretch goal. The main goal should be to have skin that is healthy enough to be naturally resilient 鈥 not bulletproof! Our skin is a living part of our bodies and it鈥檚 subject to stress and normal changes, too. To expect perfection of any part of our bodies is admirable but unrealistic.

What Does Healthy Skin Look Like?

Ok, so what does 鈥渉ealthy鈥 look like? Healthy skin is going to look a little different on each person, and require different routines, ingredients, products, etc. to maintain. Typically, though, healthy skin has the following characteristics:

  • Well-moisturized, without flaking, dryness, or red patches
  • Relatively smooth, with minimal breakouts (Yes! Breakouts happen sometimes! It鈥檚 part of life 鈥 we are hormonal creatures!)
  • Recovers from damage quickly with minimal scarring.

And that鈥檚 it. Notice how we didn鈥檛 say anything about your pores. We didn鈥檛 say anything about baby-smooth complexion. But, how do you get healthy skin? By using reliable, gentle products that cater to your skin type. You can鈥檛 just pick up someone else鈥檚 routine and assume it will work well for you. Instead, we recommend you start with gentle products and add or remove things from your routine as your skin鈥檚 needs change.

Rejuvaskin, Your Home for Products That Support Healthy Skin

Here at Rejuvaskin, our goal is to come up with, create, and sell you skincare products that help your skin be as healthy as it can be. We aren鈥檛 following fads or trends to entice you to spend money you don鈥檛 need to be spending! If you鈥檙e looking to swap out some of your harsh-er products with more gentle ones, here is a basic skincare routine we recommend:

  1. Start with our Anti-pollution Facial Cleanser
  2. Apply our super-gentle Retinoid Eye Cream
  3. Apply our Retinoid Face Serum
  4. Moisturize with our Facial Moisturizer
  5. During the day, top off with our 100% Mineral Facial Sunscreen

Learn More: How To Start A Skincare Routine