Here’s How to Get “Glass Skin,” Social Media’s Favorite Skincare Trend

At the most basic but holistic level then, glass skin involves using a cocktail of products that hit the following steps:

Cleanse. You can't achieve glass skin if your outer layer has been dulled with grime. So, removing all of the dirt, dead skin cells, and product from the previous day. If you're wearing makeup (see below for the best makeup for glass skin), you may want to try a double-cleanse.

Exfoliate. Glass skin is all about radiance and glow—and the best way to lay the foundation for that is with gentle exfoliation. Just make sure not to exfoliate every day—once or twice weekly is sufficient.

Treat. For best results, you’ll want to layer your products from the thinnest texture to the thickest. That's why during this step, you'll want to use a non-drying toner or essence.

Hydrate. Next, it's time to add some hydration—and the best way to do that is with a hyaluronic acid serum. If you're not familiar, hyaluronic acid is a humectant that holds up to 1,000 times its weight in water, plumping skin from within.

Moisturize. Your last step is to seal in all of that hydration provided by the hyaluronic acid. For that, you'll need a rich moisturizer designed for dry skin.

Worried that some of this product stacking will be overkill or counterproductive? No need; it’s all about sticking to the order laid out above for best results.