Dolphin Skin, The New Glowy Aesthetic
Laura Lee - October 25, 2021

The latest skincare trend taking over the internet by storm is dolphin skin. Yes, you heard that correctly. Dolphin Skin. Maybe it’s your first time even hearing this term, but we are here to break it down for you and give you all the info you need so you can participate in the craze as well. Have you ever seen a dolphin fresh out of the water all glowy with its skin glowing majestically? That is exactly what dolphin skin is; a glowy finish to your face that gives you that glistening and hydrated look. It’s so fresh and clean-looking, it’s no wonder everyone is hyping this up. After all, we all want a dewy complexion in if we can get inspiration from a dolphin, why not? Let’s dive in to see how this look has taken the beauty world by storm.

Celebrity makeup artist, Mary Phillips shared with HuffPost that “dolphins are known for their smooth, plump, reflective skin, so I think it’s a perfect fun way to describe this aesthetic.” She added that she believes this trend took off because she “always found youthful, glowing skin that just enhances one’s own natural beauty to be timeless.” But this look cannot be done with just makeup. According to Phillips, “Dolphin skin is a multidimensional look using both skincare and makeup products. Dewy, luminous dolphin skin starts with having healthy, hydrated, nourished skin. I’m a true believer that living a well-balanced lifestyle and using the right skincare regimen will help keep your skin looking and feeling its best.”

Board-certified dermatologist in Naples, Florida, Brandon Kirsch also provided his opinion on how to achieve this look and explains, “Using an exfoliant, like a retinol or [an alpha hydroxy acid], will really help shed the top layer of the epidermis to make skin softer and more radiant.” There are a few products you can try out yourself that may help achieve the dolphin-like finish. Try Glowscreen SPF 40 by Supergoop! to protect your skin from harmful rays while also getting an extra boost of hydration. You can also try the Iconic London Prep Set Glow Spray which contained micro shimmers to help catch the light and help keep your makeup in place. And don’t forget to exfoliate. Try Facial Radiance Pads by First Aid Beauty to gently exfoliate dead skin to get the perfect skin canvas before applying other products. Let’s get glowing!

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