Dolphin Skin: The Latest Goal To Hit The Skincare Industry

May 25, 2021
05:00 A.M.
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There have been many odd skincare trends over the years with even more absurd names. It seems like each season brings with it a new chance for beauty gurus to throw terminology at us that we have to figure out.


One of the most recent skincare trends that have cropped up is Dolphin Skin. Yes, you read that correctly. If you’re as confused as I was when I first read it, have no fear, I’m about to break it all down for you.

Here’s what Dolphin Skin is and how you can achieve it to feel like a beauty pro!

What Is Dolphin Skin?


You know the feeling of seeing a celeb on the red carpet and wondering why your skin can’t be that healthy and dewy? Yeah, that’s Dolphin Skin. Many celebs and beauty gurus have Dolphin Skin, which is much easier to achieve than you think.

Dolphin Skin is simply very glowy, dewy-looking skin that seems healthy and hydrated, even if it isn’t. Dolphin Skin reflects light on all the high points on your face so that you have a natural-looking glow about you.


Your skin does not necessarily need to be over-moisturized to achieve Dolphin Skin; like many other things in the beauty world, it can be faked if you get your hands on the right products.

How Do You Get Dolphin Skin?


While it is essential that you moisturize your skin, so that it is hydrated enough that your makeup sits well on it, you do not need to moisturize yourself to the point of appearing as if you have put baby oil on your face for this trend.

You can simply moisturize in the same way that you have been all your life and then use makeup to achieve the Dolphin Skin look. Dolphin Skin can be achieved with foundation, highlight, and a little skin oil.


Apply your foundation and other facial makeup as usual. You can then grab your highlighter (liquid works best) and begin generously applying it to the high points of your face and collar bones.

Doing this will result in a glow that catches the light whenever you move, making you look like a dolphin. The most crucial thing to remember when using this technique is that even though you want to look like a dolphin, less is more.

Find a buildable product that you can use to highlight to apply in small amounts until you feel like you have achieved the desired effect. Doing this will ensure that you don’t overdo the look or waste product.