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How Long Does It Take To Get Glass Skin?

Jason Park
Published by: Jason Park
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Are you just getting into Korean skincare?

Do you want to know the deepest secrets of achieving glass skin within 3 days… well, I’m sorry to tell you.

Everyone that’s selling the idea of getting glass skin within 3/5/7 days is basically lying. There’s no way that you can improve your skin that fast.

Now, for me, it took about 8 weeks before I saw any big improvements. Generally speaking, you can expect to get glass skin within 8 to 12 weeks, depending on your current skin type.

There’s no exact timeframe where everyone achieves glass skin. It’s a matter of time and consistency before your skin starts to get smoother, stronger, and brighter.

Let’s dive deeper into the secrets of glass skin.

Can Anyone Get Glass Skins?

Yes, everyone can get glass skin, even though it might take some time before they see results. In theory, it’s possible for any human.

Now, I’m not saying that everyone will achieve glass skin when they start. I’ve seen people take more than 3 months before they saw any improvements in their skin, while others saw it within weeks.

It depends on the people and what kind of skin type they have. Some people with oily skin tend to have an easier routine than people with dry skin, for example. There’s no one-size-fits-all in this skincare routine.

What is most important is that you live a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Make sure you eat healthily and, from time to time, remove dead skin cells.

This is the best way to keep your skin healthy and protect your skin barrier. Sadly, almost no one does that and often gets the wrong advice.

And months later… they realize that it was all for nothing. That’s why those people will never get glass skin.

Note: All K-pop idols have to wear make-up, which makes it look like they have glass skin. But in reality, their skin is also not perfect. There are many examples of this like Jungkook from BTS.

5 Tips To Speed Up The Progress

After many years of trying out new Korean skincare products, I finally made a list of 5 tips to speed up your progress to achieving glass skin.

1. Following a strict skincare routine

Following a strict Korean skincare routine might look hard at first, but once you get started, it’s very easy. It’ll become part of your daily routine, and most of your skin concerns will disappear.

At first, I was also very messy and didn’t know which skincare products to use. But after a few weeks, it started getting more familiar and I started using it every single day.

It sped up the progress by at least 300%. Not only because it’s the skincare, but mainly because I stayed consistent. That’s the most important takeaway.

2. Get expert advice from a Korean dermatologist

Getting expert advice from a Korean dermatologist is not as hard as you think it is. Most people just don’t know where to start.

But these days, you have thousands and thousands of dermatologists that help you achieve your perfect skincare routine. It’s all about starting and taking the first step, when you’ve done that, it’ll all fall into place.

Many of these professionals can be found here.

3. Avoid ingredients like sulfate and parabens

Avoiding ingredients like sulfate and parabens is key to speeding up to process. Especially if you’re serious about taking your skincare to the next level.

Almost all ingredients have sulfates… the ones in department stores I’m talking about. These days it’s harder to find products that don’t have sulfate.

And to be honest… it’s can be very frustrating. Luckily, there are many people that do research on these products.

Where they create a routine that is 100% sulfate and paraben-free. After doing hours and hours of research myself, I slowly added new products to my routine.

4. Find out what your skin type is

Korean glass skin is a very broad term many people use. But what does it exactly mean and what’s the definition of glass skin.

To zoom out a bit, glass skin is basically smooth skin. That’s it. There’s no complicated research done on this.

It’s a made-up term by Koreans that want their skin to look like glass skin. First, you have to find out what kind of skin type you have.

Some people have oily skin, while others have very dry skin. You can do this by going to a dermatologist or finding out yourself.

Most people know what kind of skin type they have, so it shouldn’t be very hard. Now once you’ve found out what kind of skin type you have, it’s time to try out different products that specifically fit your skin type.

5. Avoid eating fatty foods

Avoid eating fatty foods. Many studies have shown that eating fatty foods will create more clogged pores. [1]

Especially people with acne-prone skin should avoid eating fatty foods.

It’s not that it won’t get your skin to glass skin, but it’ll slow it down. Fatty foods like hamburgers, fries, and other types tend to have a very strong effect on acne-prone skin.

So make sure to avoid eating fatty foods at all costs.

Should You Even Try To Get Glass Skin?

Personally, I think it’s worth giving it a try. The only thing that will take time is trying out new products, which is fun most of the time.

I really enjoy trying out new products and seeing what kind of results they have on my skin. Now, this isn’t the case for everyone because it requires a monthly budget.

However, once you’ve achieved glass skin, it’s all worth it. Going out with glowing skin is by far the best part.

Especially these days when almost all kids are on Social media and don’t really take care of themselves. 

A few months of staying consistent with your skincare routine will change your whole outlook on skincare in general.


After all, it’s up to you if you’re going to take action. But don’t be that person that complains after three months and regrets that he/she didn’t start. It takes time, and it ticks away the longer you stay still.

Getting glass skin can take up to 12 weeks for most people. Now, this is only when you stay consistent and use the right Korean skincare products.

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    Jason Park

    Jason has been living in Seoul for over 4 years, and during that time, he has experienced many of the city's hidden stores. He loves to write about his experiences and share them with others. Jason has been quoted and referenced by different major media companies like Mashed, Distractify, ThePrint and TastingTable. In his free time, he likes to watch Korean dramas and learn more about Korean culture.

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