Have you always dreamed of having smooth skin, but you never quite know how to go about it? Has everything you’ve tried failed, or made a minor difference? Here, we have 10 ways to achieve the smoothest skin of your life. Remember, it’s so important to try just one thing at a time for a couple of weeks so you can see the difference and make sure it’s right for your skin. You have to give something new a chance to work before you stop doing it, and if you try too many things at once, you’ll get confused about what’s making the biggest difference for you.
Below, you’ll find 10 ways to achieve the smoothest skin of your life:
1.Exfoliate 2-3 Times A Week
Exfoliation is absolutely essential if you’re going to achieve the smoothest skin possible. Many people don’t realize just how much dead skin can hinder their smooth skin dreams. It can make skin look dull, cause dryness, ingrown hairs, flakiness, and more. By getting into the habit of exfoliating your body in the shower, you’ll be able to see how smooth and glowing your skin really is underneath all the dead skin.
A coffee scrub is usually the best thing to use, as it’ll get rid of everything without being too harsh. You’ll need to be smart depending on how sensitive your skin is. Start with doing this just once a week then build it up if you feel you need it.
You shouldn’t need to exfoliate your face anymore than twice a week. Sometimes, once will suffice. Bear in mind that many skincare products have exfoliating agents in them, and you don’t want to over exfoliate.
2.Use A Body Brush
A body brush is another good way to exfoliate. Not only that, it can encourage blood flow to the skin, cause lymphatic drainage, and provide massage. It’s best to do it before you get in the shower, as this is the best way to wake up the skin and encourage the best results. Start from your feet and always brush in the direction of the heart. Start with a softer brush and then move on to a stiffer one when you’re used to it.
3. Use The Right Lotion Or Oil For Your Skin Type
You should be moisturizing at least once a day when you’re out of the bath or shower. Hot water can dry out the skin, so it’s especially important if you’ve been soaking in the bath. Knowing your skin type is key. If it’s very dry, then an oil or thick cream will be best. Ultimately, you may need to try out a few before you find one you love. If you struggle to get into the habit of doing this, you can find moisturizers that you apply in the shower to make it even easier.
4. Stay Hydrated
You can put many products onto your skin, but ultimately, the thing that’s going to help more than anything is what you put into your body. If you’re dehydrated, your skin will reflect that. Aim for 2 litres of water per day. Drink as much plain water as you can, but remember that fruit tea and even the occasional coffee count too. Carry a big bottle with you and remember to drink from it before you get thirsty. The hardest part will be the toilet trips, but you’ll soon get used to it!
5. Eat A Balanced Diet
For smooth, beautiful, glowing skin, you need a balanced diet. Make sure you’re getting lots of vegetables and fruits. Not only will this give you smooth skin, you should also find you feel more alert. You just can’t beat the health benefits of a more balanced diet!
6. Look At Other Products That Could Improve Your Skin
See if there are any other products out there that could improve your skin. Take a look at your body wash – if you use a regular soap, then you might want to make the switch. Many soaps do not provide a cleansing action at all, but rather coat the body in a fat mixture designed to make your skin feel and look smooth, with no actual benefits. It’s actually pretty gross. You’ll have a better time if you take a look at offerings from places like Elements Bath & Body. You might find making your own soap is far more beneficial for your body. It’ll be fun too!
7. Wax (Don’t Shave)
Shaving isn’t the best way to achieve smooth skin. It can cause bumps, in grown hairs, and other issues. Wax instead, if you can. Getting into a good routine will mean softer hair, and you should be able to have it done less and less over time.
If you have to shave, use a razor with at least 4 blades, and use men’s face shaving cream, as it’s good for sensitive skin. You can also follow with some rubbing alcohol, and many people like to use a plain stick deodorant afterwards to avoid chafing and ingrown hairs. You could even follow with a handheld hair removal device that will zap the hair follicles and cause less hair growth with consistent use.
8. Treat Yourself To A Massage Treatment
If you haven’t had a massage treatment for a while, treat yourself. You should find your skin glows afterwards and that you feel supple and free from aches and pains. Just go to a licensed practitioner!
9. Use The Sauna
The sauna can be a great way to sweat out toxins and give your skin a beautiful glow.
10. Work Out
Exercise can have many benefits on the body – it’ll help you to feel more alert immediately afterwards, keep you healthier in the long run, and so much more. Plus, it’ll give you a glow. Whether you choose yoga or weight lifting doesn’t matter – what matters is that you enjoy what you do, and you stick to it.
Are you ready to achieve the smoothest skin of your life? Leave your advice below!