When your skin is soft and smooth, you look and feel better, so it is not surprising that most of us would like to have softer skin if possible. The good news is, that it is effortless to improve the softness of your skin by adding a few simple steps into your regular skincare routine, as you will see below.
When it comes to getting smoother skin, one of the most important things you need to do is exfoliate.
The act of exfoliating enables you to remove dead skin cells which can make your skin appear rough, dull, and flaky. Most people will need to exfoliate 1-2 times per week. And if you have sensitive skin, you should use extra-gentle natural exfoliants where possible to avoid redness.
Over-exfoliation can cause your skin to become raw and peel, so it is really important that you do not overdo it and exfoliate only often enough to get rid of any dead skin cells that have formed.
Dry brushing is not only a good way to exfoliate dead skin cells, but it will improve circulation to the skin, which will definitely help if t to look smoother, plumper, and more youthful over time. Dry brush immediately before getting into the shower, using a hog’s hair brush, for best results, and do this at least twice a week, assuming your skin can handle it.
Treat any skin conditions
The difference between dry skin and eczema is not always easy to determine, but it is worth taking the time to do so if you want your skin to be silky smooth. Dealing with dry skin is often as simple as moisturizing with the contract products and exfoliating regularly, but both of these things could make a condition like eczema worse so it is vital that you see a dermatologist and have your skin issues professionally treated if smooth, healthy skin is your goal.
Use a hydrating body wash
Washing regularly is vital for keeping your skin clean and clean, and of course, it’s important for good personal hygiene too. You can also hack it to help you achieve smoother skin over time. How do you do this? BY switching from regular soap to a moisturizing body wash which will not only help to cleanse skin, but also to lock in as much moisture as possible. The more moist your skin is, the smoother, plumper, and more youthful it will appear – it really is that simple.
As well as using a moisturizing body wash, it is also essential to take the time to apply a regular moisturizer daily. If you want to maximize its skin smoothing properties, you should do this the second you step out of the shower. That way, it will lock the maximum amount of moisture into your skin and enable you to get the most benefits from your hydrating body wash, the water from the shower, and your moisturizing product of choice.
Drink more water
When your skin is hydrated, it will automatically look plumper and smoother than it does when your body is dehydrated, so it makes sense that if you want smoother skin, you need to ensure you are drinking enough water each day so that you are always well hydrated.
Conventional wisdom says that drinking eight glasses a day is ideal for the average person, but we are all different, and as long as you feel hydrated and your skin is not dull, dry, or otherwise compromised, you should drink as much or as little as you need to stay healthy and look and feel great.
If you want your skin to look as smooth and youthful as possible for as long as possible, then there are no two ways about the fact that you need to apply sunscreen each and every day. Many of us only ever apply sunscreen if it is a sweltering and sunny day, which is, of course, important. Still, the fact is that the sun’s UV rays are lurking around, waiting to age our skin even when the sun is not shining quite as brightly, so wearing sunscreen every day is a must.
Apply body butter at bedtime
Just because you are sleeping does not mean you cannot work on smoothing your skin at the same time. Applying a layer of body butter – cocoa is good – before you head off to bed, ensure that you keep your skin as hydrated as possible, even as you sleep. When you wake up in the morning, the thick, rich butter will have seeped into your skin, plumping it up and smoothing it out for a more youthful, vibrant appearance than ever before.
Improve your diet
If you eat a diet that is high in fruits and vegetables, as well as healthy fats, chances are you can simply carry on what you are doing, and your skin will naturally be smoother, but if you are someone who eats a lot of junk food, you might need to make changes.
Sugars and trans fats can dry out the skin and make it look older than it is, whereas whole foods like fruits, vegetables, beans, and coconut oil can help to gif the skin. In particular, foods containing omega-3, vitamins E and A, and zinc and selenium are great for smoothing out the skin, so try to eat as healthy as possible.
Run a dehumidifier
Dehumidifiers are great at adding moisture into the air inside your home. If your home is not very humid, then buying and regularly running a dehumidifier could help to prevent your din from drying out and becoming flaky. It will add moisture into the space, which will mean your skin has access to more moisture too, which is only going to be a good thing for your skin and will probably help to improve your sinus health as an added bonus too.
Exercise can also help you improve your skin’s appearance, mainly if you use activities like pilates and weight training to tone up. The more toned your body is, the less likely it is that your skin will be flabby, and the more smooth this will make it appear. Exercising 3-5 times per week doing an activity that will help you to lose fat and add shape will make a huge difference.
Get a good night’s sleep
If you do not get a good night’s sleep, your skin is likely to suffer in several ways. It is more likely to be puffy and you are more likely to have dark circles around your eyes. Not only that, but if you have lots of sleepless nights, your skin will start to age prematurely because your body will not have the time it needs to repair itself adequately.
So, if you want smooth skin, you must get enough sleep. If you find that difficult. Then try lavender pillow sprays and meditation. If that doesn’t work, then you might need to talk to your doctor about the possibility of taking medication to help you drift off at night.
If you follow the above steps, you can pretty much guarantee that your skin will feel silkier, smoother, and softer than it has ever done before, which means whether you’re wearing jeans and a t-shirt or your favorite bathing suit, you will not have to worry about having your skin on show.