March 2021

K-Beauty Tips 2021: How to get that Korean Glass Skin?

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“Have you ever wondered how some of the K-POP stars attain their clear and poreless skin despite their hectic schedules? If you are, you’re on the right post! Read on to find out!”

And, don’t you worry about committing your time to read this post. We promise that it’s not another ‘just drink plenty of water & get plenty of sleep’ article on the web. Despite both factors being the essentials of healthy skin, there are certainly more steps to achieve that perfect skin.

Well, if we were to name a top Korean beauty trend that had since taken over the skincare world by storm, it would undoubtedly be the Korean glass skin. It wouldn’t be a surprise that most individuals would yearn to have clear, luminous, healthy-looking skin (and most importantly, for their visage).

In short, the exemplary Korean glass skin is meant to mirror the idea of a complexion as clear as a piece of glass, which further accentuates the poreless, dewy skin and newborn-like skin texture. 

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As stated earlier, the Korean glass skin can’t be attained with just a few quick steps or hoping for a night of magic beauty sleep. Like most Korean beauty trends, it requires a multi-step skincare routine to wing it. Without further ado, let us get on to the step-by-step guide on how you can get that Korean glass skin!

How to get Korean Glass Skin

Well, ladies (and gentlemen), it is time to put your actions to work. The Korean glass skin trend is certainly all about the scrupulous cleansing process, layering the lightweights and hydrating skincare products to create the intended glowy visage.

Step 1: Double Cleansing


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Similar to any skin care routine, the first step is always cleansing. However, it is important to note that “double cleansing” is the way to go when it comes to most Korean skin care regimes. With that, the ultimate goal of cleansing is to prepare your skin like a fresh and smooth canvas for the other steps to act upon (nutrients absorption and hydration etc.)

At Shens Therapeutics, we would recommend individuals to begin the double cleansing process using cleansing oil or micellar water to remove any form of makeup and unwanted residues. Secondly, using a mild salicylic acid facial cleanser along with lukewarm water to thoroughly remove any remaining dirt and impurities left on the skin.

Salicylic acid is well-known for its incredible benefits of reducing acne by exfoliating the skin and keeping your pores clear. If you’re longing for a poreless and clear visage, salicylic acid cleansers would be the key to achieving it! Other than the salicylic acid cleansers, you can also opt for any cleansers that can help to brighten the appearance of your complexion.

Step 2: Exfoliation

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After you have cleansed your face, it is time for the exfoliation process. Proper exfoliation can help remove the unwanted dead skin piled up on the skin’s surface, which can help effectively prevent a dull skin complexion and clogged pores. As we age, the process of cell regeneration slows down, and our body tends to take a longer time to shed old skin cells and generate new ones. Hence, some help (gentle exfoliation) is needed to speed things up!

We recommend individuals to assess their skin condition (dry, oily, combination, or sensitive) and choose only a chemical based facial exfoliation cream for their skin type to prevent any forthcoming issues or blemishes. Avoid mechanical exfoliators like bead scrubs which can be too abrasive for your skin leading to hyperpigmentation.

Step 3: Hydrating Toner

After cleansing and exfoliating your skin, you might want to top it off with applying a hydrating toner. Applying a small amount of toner on your skin can help to shrink the pores, restores your skin’s pH balance and provides a layer of protection (close pores to prevent penetration of impurities).

Furthermore, the toner can also protect and remove chlorine and minerals present in tap water.

Step 4: Sheet Mask

With all the cleansing and exfoliating process completed, the next best thing you can give your skin is some pampering! What we meant by pampering are nutrients and hydrating serum absorption. 

Sheet masks are a great way (both economical and convenient) to give your skin a nourishing treat, as well as addressing your skin concerns at the same time. With your skin all cleared from clogs and dead skin cells, the sheet masks can deeply penetrate the skin to boost hydration and nutrients (vitamins and other beneficial minerals) that would provide and accentuate your ideal glass skin.

So, do give your skin some TLC today and pop a sheet mask on after a long day!

Step 5: Hydrating Serum

Other than sheet masks, the hydrating serum would be your next best bet to getting that healthy-looking and dewy complexion. Hence, after cleansing and exfoliation, you can further proceed to apply a hydrating serum onto your damp skin.

And with a sounding yes! You can combine this step with the sheet mask. All you need to do is apply the facial serum evenly on the skin’s surface before putting on the nourishing mask. Your skin would be able to absorb both the serum and nutrients from the sheet masks at the same time.

For Korean glass skin, in particular, hyaluronic acid is a great ingredient to look out for in a facial serum because it’s often found in intensely hydrating formulas.

After applying both sheet mask and hydrating serum, your skin would certainly look plumper and more youthful!

Step 6: Lightweight Moisturiser

With your skin well hydrated by both the hydrating serum and sheet mask, it’s time to lock in the moisture! Applying a layer of lightweight moisturiser on top of the serum would effectively allow the hydrating elements to be ‘walled in’ and continue to be absorbed by your skin throughout the day.

Thus, we would recommend individuals to pick a ‘water-based moisturiser’ as most water-based moisturiser products are incredibly lightweight, which further accentuates the Korean glass skin look.

Step 7: Makeup To Complete The Korean Glass Skin Look!

To complete the Korean Glass Skin final look, you can use a moisturising foundation that doesn’t give you a matte appearance and, further, adding on the highlights to give prominence to your facial features. This can help to create the appearance of radiant glass skin with the help of the extra-bright sheen.

With that, you’re all set to exude your luminous glow with the attained Korean glass skin!

Professional Skin Consultation and Treatments

Withal, if you are looking to seek professional advice and treatments for your skin to achieve the Korean glass skin, Shens Therapeutics is here to help! 

At times, individuals may be clouded with work, and the above steps may be hard to pull off. Thus, choosing to seek professional facial treatments to attain their ideal visage goals in the most effective way possible and further rejuvenating and pampering your skin simultaneously. At Shens Therapeutics, we provide a series of treatments that can help you achieve your Korean glass skin.

Here is our top recommended treatment for Korean glass skin!

The 60 minutes Clarity Facial treatment uses a new breakthrough vortex-fusion technology with acids, antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid for better and instant results. It combines multi-step actions of peeling, cleansing, exfoliation, extraction and nutrient infusion, which is more effective than a regular manual facial, all without squeezing!

The treatment is further enhanced with a lifting facial massage, relaxing shoulder massage and a custom Masque for your skin type. A light manual extraction is included.

You can combine this treatment with Deep Infusion Electroporation technology for electro-current assisted penetration of custom potent active nutrients, promoting long term skin health.

Recommended Treatment: One session per month

Result: You will see smoother, clearer and more radiant skin after a single session.

To learn more about the recommended treatment above, do feel free to contact us via the hotline or WhatsApp.

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