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How To Get Glass Skin?

Everything you need to know about glass skin, poreless skin and glass skin products.

How to get glass skin?

Glass skin is a term that grew out of the Korean beauty trend and rose to popularity in 2017, with the aim of creating a poreless skin appearance. Glass skin is clear and even-toned with no redness, breakouts or oiliness. It appears poreless, smooth and super hydrated - seemingly translucent in fact - just like glass and so the term ‘glass skin’ is used. 


Let’s take a closer look at glass skin and explore how to get glass skin and glass skin products.


What is glass skin and is it achievable?

Glass skin is when skin is at its healthiest. Clear, luminous, well hydrated and poreless skin are all signs of healthy skin.

At its essence, glass skin is about achieving a taut, dewy complexion and the right skincare products can help boost your skin’s natural glow and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. 


But it is important to be realistic - the best skincare regime won’t give you that Photoshopped vinyl-like flawless sheen. And that’s a good thing! Pores, wrinkles, fine lines, frown lines, hyperpigmentation and the odd spot, are a natural part of our faces. 


The size of our pores and how our skin ages are largely genetic - you can not scrub pores away or obliterate all signs of aging

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How to get glass skin

Wondering how to get glass skin? While very few people over one-year-old have perfect, poreless skin, glass skin, also sometimes known as ‘see-through’ or ‘bouncy skin,’ does have its roots in a good beauty regime. Nailing a consistent, thorough skincare regime will go a long way making your skin brighter, clearer and generally healthier.
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As well as the skincare products you use, your genes, lifestyle and environmental factors will all play out on your skin and determine its sensitivity, its dryness or oiliness. The best skincare routines nourish, protect and treat your skin without erasing the personality of your face. 


A sleek, glassy, poreless skin finish is within reach with a good skincare regime, and one that will let your natural features shine (quite literally if you want that youthful dewy look). The original K-beauty route to glass skin was 10-steps long but many beauty experts say a pared down regime is not only less wasteful and more affordable, it is also kinder on the skin not to overload it with ingredients. 


Here’s a step-by-step guide to understand how to get glass skin and tips for poreless skin:

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How to get glass skin

1. Double Cleanse

The beauty jury is out on the double cleanse but most experts recommend it at night, especially if you have been wearing make-up, particularly foundation. 

First, wash your face with a gentle oil cleanser or micellar water that won’t clog pores or strip skin of its natural oils, to dissolve every scrap of make-up. NIVEA Energy Micellar Water deeply cleanses and removes make-up and is loaded with three antioxidants - vitamin C, vitamin B3 and cranberry - that fight off wrinkle-fueling free radicals. 

You may choose to skip this bit and simply sweep your face clean with a wipe, such as NIVEA Naturally Good Biodegradable Cleansing Wipes. Follow that up with a cleaning cream or foaming wash like NIVEA Refreshing Wash Gel, a no-nonsense deep cleaning gel with moisturising properties. 

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How to get glass skin

2. Tone

Toning used to be a missable step, but increasingly toners are, like serums, a valuable part of your skincare regime with ingredients designed to target specific skin care needs. They also prime the skin for the next step. NIVEA Refreshing Toner with moisturising vitamin E  tones, deeply cleanses and invigorates the skin. 

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How to get glass skin

3. Serum

Serums are skincare powerhouses, chock full of essential skincare ingredients that help keep skin firm, radiant and resilient. Serum is really where you can target specific skincare issues.  


If you’re after that glass skin dewy look, then look for a serum with hyaluronic acid. A humectant - a moisture-binding ingredient that retains skin moisture - hyaluronic acid plumps and brightens skin and is kind on all skin types. Hit refresh with the NIVEA Cellular Filler Hyaluronic Acid Serum that will reboot and restore skin to a healthy glow. 

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How to get glass skin

4. Moisturise

Moisturisers refresh and revive, protect and nourish. There is a huge choice of moisturisers on the market - gel, oil or cream - and what you choose will be led by the time of day you apply it and your skin type. Buff up dull skin with NIVEA Q10 Energy Recharging Night Cream. Remember, glass skin is healthy skin, so be guided by your skin when choosing that perfect moisturiser.  

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How to get glass skin

5. Exfoliate

Every other day - morning or night - slough off dead skin with a gentle exfoliator. The NIVEA Gentle Exfoliating Scrub thoroughly and effectively removes dead skin cells, refining and smoothing the skin while delivering a hefty dose of vitamin E.

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How to get glass skin

6. Sheet Masks

Once or twice a week, treat your skin to a concentrated dose of supercharged ingredients. Sheet masks can give your skin a kickstart, leaving a plump, smooth and moist glass skin complexion. Again, give your skin what it needs. The NIVEA Q10 Energy Instant Recharge Sheet Mask helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles and brightens up tired skin.

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How to get glass skin

7. Wear Sunscreen

We really, truly cannot stress this enough - the sun's UV rays damage the skin. Your best defence against premature ageing or hyperpigmentation is to apply sunscreen as the last step of your routine in the morning and re-applying throughout the day, even if you spend most of your time indoors! 

Having read our guide, you should be well equipped with understanding how to get glass skin and the steps you need to take for that poreless skin look.

Be consistent

Try to commit to a routine. If a 10-step routine is too much for you, find a five-step routine that works that you’ll be able to do every day. Find the products that work for you and listen to what your skin needs.


Remember healthy skin isn’t just about what you put on it. Those who understand how to get glass skin should:

  • Eat healthily 
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Get plenty of sleep