How To Achieve Glass Skin, According To Dermatologists

How To Achieve Glass Skin, According To Dermatologists

Glass skin is a popular Korean beauty term and trend that has taken over many of our For You Pages on TikTok. However, if you’re unfamiliar with the term, glass skin essentially means skin that is so flawless that it looks like a piece of glass. Many Black women have also taken on the trend and shared their skincare recommendations on how they achieve glass skin. Because a lot of Black women deal with similar skincare struggles, such as hyperpigmentation, xoNecole spoke to dermatologists on how they can, too, obtain immaculate skin that gives the appearance of glass.

K’ept Health is a virtual dermatology clinic that provides affordable virtual visits with board-certified dermatologists and skincare consultations with licensed estheticians, helping women reach their skincare goals. Sheena D. Franklin founded K’ept Health with women of color in mind by ensuring that women receive care from dermatologists who are experienced in treating skin of color and holistic care.


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“The number one concern we routinely hear is acne coupled with postinflammatory hyperpigmentation, followed closely by hair loss,” Franklin said.

Franklin, along with her medical advisors, Dr. Chesahna Kindred, MD, MBA FAAD, and Dr. Keira Barr, MD, works to address challenges many women of color face “while centering the experience of Black women.” Below, the K’ept Health team gives us a step-by-step process of achieving glass skin.

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According to the K’ept Health team, one of the key things that they tell any client they begin working with is hydrate. “When our team of practitioners works with a client, we first stress the importance of prioritizing healthy skin to achieve glass skin. To achieve glass skin, your skin must have proper hydration and moisture.”


Next, they highlight the importance of finding products that work for your skin type and tone, using sun protection, and using no more than one active product in the morning and one active product at night. “People often overwhelm themselves by using too many products at the same time, resulting in unexpected and unwanted skin reactions,” they explained. “Keep your routine simple and focus on ingredients that promote healthy skin and the glass skin look. The most popular skincare ingredients for achieving glass skin are azelaic acid, alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), beta hydroxy acid (BHA), niacinamide, retinoids, squalene, and vitamin A.”


Lastly, the K’ept Health team recommends seeing a licensed esthetician who can help customize a routine that is best for your skin, health, and lifestyle. “It can take several weeks or months to see a noticeable change in your skin, especially for those who have acne-prone skin, hyperpigmentation, and oily skin,” they explained. “In these cases, your skin may need professional treatments in addition to an at-home skincare regimen. Achieving glass skin requires regimented discipline, but can be achieved with the right regimen and professional guidance."

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