On the quest of researching various trends, one caught our eye – Jello skin. Why we liked it is because the bouncy trend is all about how skin feels, not just how it looks.
Jello skin and TikTok
Trends coming from TikTok can be pretty exhausting. There is an entire list of things your skin should look like, such as a dolphin, a donut, a slug, glass, honey and an actual human baby. We understand those are just euphemisms that illustrate results, but honestly those trendy “skin goals” can be frustrating and sometimes even discouraging. But there is one that caught our eye and this actually could be one we can get behind.
What is Jello skin?
Jello skin is plumped, hydrated and bouncy, just like the consistency of fresh Jello. It might be another fun-sounding skin care trend, but it has a main distinction from others. You might have heard about glazed skin (coming from glazed donut) and that refers to skin complexion. Jello skin on the other hand refers to supple, plump skin with elasticity that allows skin to bounce back due to the high levels of elastin (which will leave it resembling the perfect consistency of jello).
How did it all begin?
Just like so many other trends, jello skin is coming from Korea and it was coined by influencer Ava Lee. Later on, it erupted into a TikTok trend (what a surprise). The video showed Ava getting a facial. The esthetician is seen pinching her cheeks and remarking on their suppleness, elasticity and bounce saying:” It’s like the perfect consistency of Jello!”, he says. Almost immediately, the term took off and fellow creators, brands and experts all waded into the Jello skin discussion, swapping tips and tricks on how best to nail that coveted, jelly-like feel.
It is about how our skin feels
Jello skin trend isn’t, just like any other, without its controversy. In the original video, the facialist is attributing the bounce effect to “perfect collagen levels” and that depends largely on genetics. But the thing is, the jello skin trend is largely about how skin feels as opposed to how it looks. Meaning, there are a lot of things on which we can only partially influence, such as hyperpigmentation or pore size. But if you think it through, how our skin feels is incredibly responsive to our behavior, our habits and actions we take such as nutrition, hydration, massage, etc.
Key factors behind Jello skin
Our research showed that the majority of the dermatologist community aligns on three factors behind plump, trampoline-ish bounce: collagen, elastin and water, as all of those molecules are essential to having skin and looks youthful. Over the years, as we know, sadly, we stop producing collagen, bounce is diminishing over the years and overall thinning of the skin can compromise the skin barrier leading to dehydration.
How to get Jello skin?
It is always about prevention beats cure, so what you need to do is to hang on to the collagen you already have by protecting it from the sun and environmental toxins. You know the drill, vitamin C, antioxidants, a robust SPF, retinoid, moisturizer, hyaluronic acid and regular exfoliation.
The secret of firmness & elasticity in just 1 week
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What else is there to say?
There is plenty we can do in order to achieve Jello skin. Next to taking care of strategically important things, such as nutrition, enough water, getting a good daily sweat and sleeping on your back! If you don’t manage to live by a set of rules there are ways to achieve to get there. We made sure of that.