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This Routine Got Me The Clearest, Glowiest Skin Of My Fucking Life

Everyone’s buzzing about achieving that perfect, dewy “glass skin” look, and guess what? It’s not just hype. Fresh off the runway from Paris, where Pat McGrath showcased the ultimate porcelain glass skin at Maison Margiela, the internet has gone wild. According to the folks at Fresha, a beauty and wellness hotspot, there’s been a whopping 178% spike in global searches for ‘glowy skin’ in just the last week. And if that’s not enough, people are deep-diving into ‘glass skin products’ with searches skyrocketing by 202% over the past five years. Yep, #glassskin is officially a thing.

This trend, which hails from Korean beauty culture, is all about achieving that clear, luminous, and super-hydrated look. It’s clear (pun intended) that everyone’s on a mission to get that reflective, flawless skin, with #koreanskincare getting 6.8 billion views on TikTok. And with Google searches for ‘Korean skincare’ hitting record highs, it’s safe to say this trend isn’t going anywhere.

Fresha‘s insiders say the glass skin craze is more than just a passing fad—it’s part of the viral ‘clean girl’ look that’s taking over. With celebs and fashion icons all in on the action, it’s got everyone wanting in. The key to nailing that glass skin? A solid skincare routine that’s all about health and hydration. So, if you’re dreaming of that glow, it’s time to dive into what works best for your skin. Keep on reading for a step-by-step guide on how to get it.

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Step 1: Double Cleanse

Start off your skincare routine with a double cleanse to melt away makeup and sunscreen. First, use something gentle like micellar water or a cleansing balm, then follow up with a hydrating face wash. This duo ensures your skin stays both clean and quenched.

ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm

Summer Fridays Super Amino Gel Cleanser

Step 2: Exfoliate

Gentle reminder: exfoliating is your friend for bidding farewell to dead skin cells that love to hang out in your pores. Just remember, it should happen only two to three times a week max to avoid crashing your skin’s natural balance.

Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant

Step 3: Tone It Up

Splash on a toner after cleansing. It’s like hitting the reset button for your skin’s pH levels, making it the perfect primer for your skin to soak up all the goodness from your skincare routine that follows.

Peach & Lily The Good Acids Pore Toner

Step 4: Make a Serum Cocktail

Don’t forget to introduce your skin to a lightweight serum packed with antioxidants. It’s your skin’s personal bodyguard against those pesky free radicals that roam around looking for trouble. Mix it with your favorite face oil for an extra glowy finish.

Glow Recipe Plum Plump Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Serum

Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Face Oil

Step 5: Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize

Next up, layer that moisturizer to lock in all the previous steps and leave your skin feeling soft, smooth, and radiant. These two are considered holy grails at the Betches office.

Dieux Air Angel Gel Cream

LANEIGE Water Bank Blue Hyaluronic Cream Moisturizer

Step 6: Top It Off With SPF

Last but absolutely not least, sunscreen is a must-have finale for your skincare symphony. It’s the ultimate shield to keep your skin protected and looking its best.

Innisfree Daily UV Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 36

Andrea Marie
Andrea Marie