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5 Korean skincare secrets for men to get that glowing "glass skin"

21 June 2018 | Reymart Jan Sarigumba

‘Glass skin’ is one of the latest fads in the world of beauty among women. This Korean beauty technique involves achieving a gleaming, porcelain-like finish on the skin. While you’ll find plenty of articles about ‘glass skin’ K-beauty routine on the internet, most of them are intended for women. If you want to achieve that poreless, radiant look, at the same time want to get girls (or guys) noticing and pursuing you, here are some tips and regimen to keep in mind.


Apart from their incredible talent and charm, Korean celebs like Song Joong-ki, Gong Yoo, Lee Min Ho, and BTS possess an enviable glow and smooth skin that make girls and gays all over the world obsessed with them. To possess this ‘glass skin’ glow, simply follow these tips with patience and consistency.

Eat healthily


South Koreans are well-known for their amazing skin. While makeup and plastic surgery did wonders for some of them, you should never discount the benefits of eating healthy Korean food. Kimchi, one of the most popular Korean dishes, consists of fermented cabbage that is a good source of lactobacillus. These healthy bacteria help get rid of toxins from the body, resulting in healthy and glowing skin. Other beauty foods you should incorporate into your diet include seafood, brown rice, sweet potatoes, and ‘Jokbal’ – a dish consists of pig feet, which are packed with collagen for a firm and wrinkle-free skin.

Drink enough water

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This tip sounds cliché, but it is proven to offer a lot of benefits. These include properly hydrated and youthful skin, increased metabolic rate, and improved digestive system, amongst others. You may also squeeze two slices of lemons into your warm or cold water to get a dose of Vitamin C, which is a key component in collagen formation.

Exfoliate once or twice a week

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Exfoliating reduces the symptoms of hormonal breakouts and acne, improves skin texture, helps keep your skin’s healthy glow, and improves moisture absorption. But be sure to not do it regularly as it will strip your skin of its natural oils, resulting in breakouts. The recommended number of times to exfoliate is two to three times a week for people with normal and combination skin, and once a week for those with sensitive skin.

It’s also essential to use the right exfoliants. If you have normal or combination skin, look for exfoliators that contain jojoba beads, such as Malin+Goetz Jojoba Face Scrub. Jojoba beads not only slough away dead skin cells but also have anti-inflammatory agents that prevent breakouts. For sensitive skin, it’s best to use an exfoliant with very gentle and smooth beads, such as Clarins One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser.

Moisturize regularly

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To make your face soft and supple, moisturize once in the morning and once at night. Be sure to apply the right moisturizer that suits your skin type, be it cream, lotion, or gel. If you go outside a lot during the day, where the weather is typically hot and humid, it’s best to use a moisturizer that contains sunscreen, such as Kiehl's Ultra Facial Moisturizer Sunscreen.

Avoid too much sun exposure

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Sun exposure is one of the main contributors to ageing and wrinkles. It speeds up ageing by breaking down your skin’s collagen and elastin, resulting in fine lines and sagging skin. Apart from applying a moisturizer that includes sunscreen, wear a cap or bring an umbrella to shade your face.

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Now, you know how to do these simple skincare methods, be sure to give them a shot and figure out what works best for your skin. Once you achieve that glowing ‘glass skin’, you never know, you might be the ‘Oppa’ that younger girls or women are looking for.

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