Jello Skin: All About the Korean Beauty Trend


| LAST UPDATE 05/18/2022

By Lia Thomson
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TikTok has been obsessed with all things skincare for nearly two years now. And over time, we've seen many trends come and go, from slugging to getting that "donut glaze" look. But now it looks like the latest hype is about "jello skin:" a trend that was inspired by Korean beauty that promises to give plump and firm skin... okay we're already hooked! Here's everything you need to know about the skincare concept.

It's not a secret that Korean beauty (or K beauty) knows what they're doing when it comes to healthy and beautiful skin. This may be why users on social media platforms are always trying out their products or routines. Earlier this year, "glass skin" was all the rage, which according to K-beauty expert Jude Chao meant having "exceptionally smooth, even-toned and lustrous skin that's so flawless it has the appearance of glass." But "jello skin" refers to skin that has a bounce, kinda like gelatin. Essentially having this means your skin is young and filled with collagen - so it's a great anti-aging tip

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So how exactly can we achieve this? As we age, our collagen starts to slowly diminish (sad, we know), so what we need is to boost the production of this arguably incredible protein. And based on TikTok influencers, this can be achieved through a holistic approach to beauty. Basically, to get "jello skin," we need to go above and beyond our skincare products. And instead, focus on our diet, exercise, massage, and, of course, skincare routine. 

When it comes to your diet, start by incorporating collagen protein powder into your breakfast smoothie each day - as well as eating more foods that are high in vitamin C. These include citruses, fruits that are red, and green veggies. Another helpful tip that can keep the skin looking ageless is facial massages. This can be done both by using a facial oil and your hand or a fancy-schmancy tool such as a gua sha. Either way, this will help the lymphatic drainage get moving and help firm up the skin. And don't forget - to get "jello skin" it starts from the inside out!

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