What is Honey Skin? “Honey Skin has been a term used in Korea for quite some time,” explains Janice. “It means skin so dewy, hydrated and moisturised that it's glowy and supple. Skin that is so enriched with moisture that it literally glows and shines.” Basically, Honey skin is glowy skin at the highest level.
How do you know if you have it? Honey skin should be healthy and glowing, like having a dewy highlighter without actually wearing one. Some people may get it confused with oily shine, but there is a definite difference between oily sheen and glowing honey skin. Oily shine will result in enlarged and clogged pores.
In fact, the term "honey skin" remains a popular Korean slang term (the hashtag yields over 300,000 posts on Instagram), referring to skin that's healthy, plump, and baby-smooth.
"Honey skin" is described as hydrated and dewy skin, while its counterpart "glass skin" refers more to radiance and texture. You can score the look with brightening and hydrating products that'll make your skin smooth to the touch.
Honey is one of nature's most revered skin remedies. Thanks to its antibacterial and antiseptic abilities, it may benefit oily and acne-prone skin. Honey is also a natural humectant, so it helps keep the skin moist but not oily. This is because humectants draw moisture from the skin without replacing it.
Beige skin tone is a skin color that is white to light brown. It belongs to the color spectrum of olive. This skin tone usually looks more tanned.
A new study by Missouri School of Journalism researcher Cynthia Frisby found that people perceive a light brown skin tone to be more physically attractive than a pale or dark skin tone.
A combination of the words 'work' and 'cosmetic'—it refers to the cosmetics you keep at your work desk usually for a touch up or to transition to after work drinks. The glass skin look for which Koreans are renowned is actually known as 'yuri pibu' in its homeland.
"'Glass skin' is similar to honey skin in that it's a slang term used to describe supple, bright, almost translucent skin," she explains. "But not many people use the term 'glass skin. ... It's kind of Korea's way to say hashtag skin goals."
Almond. Dark-tan to brown skin falls in this group, and usually has an even, sun-kissed glow. It falls in the wheatish to dark category in India.
Ivory/Warm Ivory: Ivory skin tone has a yellowish tinge to it. Warm ivory is, as the name suggests, a tad warmer than ivory. Sand: Sand skin tone is the last of the fair skin tones. It is warmest of the fair skin.
The bronze skin tone is a dark brown skin color with a red or a golden undertone. It is the opposite of the porcelain skin tone, which is a white skin color with pink undertones. A bronze skin complexion is the lightest among all variations of brown skin tones.
Here in India, the undertones are mostly olive or gold-yellowish. One method of determining your skin tone is by applying foundation. If the foundation disappears in your skin, then that specific shade is your skin tone. It could vary from light to medium, medium to dark or dark to rich.
The type of skin is determined by genetics, although it will also be affected by other factors and can change with time. Based on these characteristics, there are five types of healthy skin: normal, dry, oily, combination (both oily and dry skin) and sensitive.
In Korea, skin is always first. They value skin as being more important than makeup or fashion. Their skin secret is that they are using alternative, animal and natural ingredients that a lot of popular skincare brands hadn't really considered using in the past.
“Moisturising creams are a must for Korean celebrities, and you'll generally find them favouring hydrating formulas from Chanel, Hera Skincare and Lagom,” she shares.
"Dolphin skin" is a term coined by celebrity makeup artist Mary Phillips. It refers to dewy, glassy-looking skin. The look can be achieved by incorporating hydrating products into your skin-care routine and/or wearing dewy makeup.
Mix half a teaspoon of generic turmeric with a tablespoon of generic honey (and that's a guesstimation—there's no real recipe, as long as you use enough honey to cover your face, and mix in a moderate amount of turmeric). Layer it evenly over your clean, dry skin.