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

Looking Back

by Edgar A. Guest

I might have been rich if I'd wanted the gold
instead of the friendships I've made.
I might have had fame if I'd sought for renown
in the hours when I purposely played.
Now I'm standing to-day on the far edge of life,
and I'm just looking backward to see
What I've done with the years and the days that were mine,
and all that has happened to me.

I haven't built much of a fortune to leave
to those who shall carry my name,
And nothing I've done shall entitle me now
to a place on the tablets of fame.
But I've loved the great sky and its spaces of blue;
I've lived with the birds and the trees;
I've turned from the splendor of silver and gold
to share in such pleasures as these.

I've given my time to the children who came;
together we've romped and we've played,
And I wouldn't exchange the glad hours spent
with them for the money that I might have made.
I chose to be known and be loved by the few,
and was deaf to the plaudits of men;
And I'd make the same choice should the chance
come to me to live my life over again.

I've lived with my friends and I've shared in their joys,
known sorrow with all of its tears;
I have harvested much from my acres of life,
though some say I've squandered my years.
For much that is fine has been mine to enjoy,
and I think I have lived to my best,
And I have no regret, as I'm nearing the end,
for the gold that I might have possessed.

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!