First we heard of glass skin, and now we’ve caught on to a whole new skincare trend: honey skin!
Except that’s not quite right. Honey skin isn’t exactly a new thing. As it turns out, it’s been around in Korea for much longer than the recent glass skin trend, Allure reports. Just take a look on Instagram, where there are currently over 180,000 photos tagged with “honey skin.”
While glass skin is used to describe the (admittedly unpractical for daily wear) ethereal, flawless look of skin that appears as smooth and clear as glass, honey skin is a lot more down-to-earth. Basically, it refers to skin that’s nourished so it looks supple, and plump, with a gorgeous healthy sheen just like honey. (You can see how it’s used in this video here.) It’s not as blindingly radiant as glass skin, but it’s just the right amount of dewy and sure looks a lot more wearable!
Glass skin emphasises radiance and texture, but honey skin is an older term that’s been used to describe hydrated, dewy skin that’s deeply plumped with nourishment, Sarah Lee of online K-beauty retailer Glow Recipe explained Allure.
“Deeply” is the key word here. While glass skin can be achieved by layering on lots of hydrating layers to get an immediate glow, honey skin seems like something that comes from skin that’s deeply nourished from within over the long term.
So if this sounds like something you’d like to attain, try using oils and emollient creams which offer both immediate and lasting hydration. A good face oil will add a much-needed dose of nourishment, while an emollient moisturiser will add extra moisture and seal it all in.
Ta-da, honey skin for days!