Another day, another trend! The latest skin care trend to hit your socials is ‘jello skin’. This trend follows on from glass skin – skin that glows with an even radiance and dolphin skin – for that just out the water glistening glow.
Jello skin refers to skin that has a firmness and bounce to it – think of a baby’s plump cheeks. To achieve jello skin, you need plenty of collagen and elastin that gives skin its firmness and ability to bounce right back. If you’re under the age of 30, you most likely have firm skin as collagen levels are still at optimum, however, not everyone has the same skin density and some of us have naturally thinner skin with more of a defined bone structure – and that’s ok!
At Dermalogica we like to focus on healthy skin for all and appreciate all skins are unique, so trying to achieve a certain ‘trend’ is not always achievable and in our opinion not necessary. That said, if you want to achieve plump skin with good bounce-ability, follow our tips for healthy firm skin.
How to achieve firmer skin that bounces back
- Hydration – Adequate levels of skin hydration = skin that bounces back and reflects light for added radiance. When it comes to achieving healthy skin, hydration is key. Dehydrated skin means skin can’t function at optimum and any skin challenge you have will likely be exacerbated by a lack of moisture.
- Boost collagen – For firmer skin, we need to focus on boosting collagen. This is the most abundant protein in the deeper layers of the skin that acts like a scaffolding. Top ingredients to support collagen production in the skin are Vitamin C, Peptides and Retinol. For skin that lacks glow, BioLumin-C Serum offers brightening and skin firming with its ultra-stable complex of Vitamin C, proven to deliver 3 X more brightening than a leading competitor. Vitamin C is a necessary component in the synthesis of collagen, applying topically ensures adequate levels for the skin to utilise.
- Protect skin – Most importantly in achieving or maintaining ‘jello skin’ is to protect it from the elements and reduce oxidative stress. Exposure to UV and pollution, smoking, stress and a poor diet are all factors that contribute to the breakdown of collagen in the skin. To maintain healthy, firm skin be sure to include formulas packed with antioxidants such as Vitamin C and White Tea to combat free radical attack. And your best defence against skin ageing? SPF. Wear a broad-spectrum product, that’s one that defends against both UVA and UVB rays and opt for SPF30-50 for maximum skin protection. Our top pick is Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 with antioxidant White Tea and collagen boosting Peptides along with high UV defence.
For personalised advice on your skin and how to achieve a healthy glow, book a free virtual one to one with a Dermalogica Expert here.