PSA: Glowing skin will always be in. There’s a reason why the glass-skin or the dolphin skin craze has stuck around for so long. However, the new beauty trend flooding our Instagram feed at the moment is that of Jell-O skin aka., the dreamiest new fad in town. We had a glass skin with its reflective shine, an icy donut skin with its icing-like glow, and a dewy dumpling skin that’s equal parts bright and sculpted. Now, the Jell-O skin has skyrocketed in popularity, thanks to its uncanny ability to produce that jiggly, bouncy texture and next-level glossy skin.
There’s something so alluring about the Jell-O skin that skincare savants can’t get enough of. Tbh, it’s like an instant IG filter for your skin. Don’t know what we’re talking about? Well, we’re here to give you all the deets.
Think about a pile of Jell-O for a sec. It’s jiggly but firm and has a hint of luminosity as it catches the light. Jell-O skin is basically that. The trend involves sporting a very plump texture that has a lot of elasticity, allowing it to bounce back like a jelly. The origin of Jell-O skin can be traced back to K-beauty queen Ava Lee. She shared a video of herself getting a facial by beloved celebrity Lord Gavin Mcleod Valentine. In the video, Valentine gently massaged and pinched her skin as he worked, noting along the way that Ava has so much collagen that her skin bounced back like a gelatin dessert. What sets Jell-O skin apart from the others, is the strong emphasis on that jiggy, bouncy, collagen-rich texture.
Ava Lee explains in her IG video that Jell-O skin can’t be achieved just by applying topical skincare products. Rather, it comes from healthy lifestyle habits, a balanced diet, proactive sun protection, and a consistent skincare routine you stick to long-term. Given all that, it isn’t easy to fake Jell-O skin, and it’s not gonna happen overnight or even in a few weeks’ time. You’ve got to be committed.
Exfoliate your skin two to three times a week to create a smooth, bright, and glowing complexion. You can also opt for an in-office treatment once every few months.
On days when you don’t exfoliate, apply a retinoid. You can either go for an over-the-counter product or ask your dermat to prescribe a more concentrated product. Retinoids will help stimulate collagen production.
From boosting the skin’s natural protection to being a glow-inducing and anti-aging elixir, Hyaluronic Acid has infinite beauty benefits to offer. It blasts even the most dehydrated complexions with moisture and is as effective in rebalancing oily skin. Hyaluronic Acid creates an almost instantaneous plumping effect.
You can apply a ceramide-rich product once or twice a day. It’s a great follow-up to exfoliants and retinol since it helps soothe skin. Ceramides help in retaining the skin’s moisture and lend to Jell-O skin texture.
Sunscreen is like an insurance for your skin. Dark spots, sunburns, and sun damage are no joke. Sun damage can lead to all of these skin issues and will foil your Jell-O skin plans. Apply an SPF of 30 or higher every day and reapply every two to four hours.
Are you gonna do the hard work to rock Jell-O skin?
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