How to Get Smooth Skin

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Smooth Skin

How to Get Smooth Skin

From shower tips to daily moisturizing, we’ll show you how to get visibly softer and more radiant skin.

As the weather warms up, you’re probably looking forward to shrugging off sweaters and getting into beachwear. If you notice that your skin is dry, rough, or missing a radiant glow, use the following tips to get smooth skin that you’ll feel confident showing off!

1. Exfoliate To Get Rid of Dead Skin Cells and Improve Texture

Dead skin cells can clog your pores and cause your skin to feel rough. Exfoliating helps remove this layer to reveal velvety-soft skin beneath. If your skin is sensitive to chemical exfoliants, consider gently running a dry brush across your skin in a circular motion for a few minutes before showering. If you want to get smooth skin on your face, make sure to choose a gentle facial scrub to prevent irritating your skin. 

2. Cleanse Your Skin With a Moisturizing Body Wash

On cold, winter mornings, there’s nothing like jumping into a hot, steamy shower. Unfortunately, as the warm water beats down on your skin, it can strip away natural moisture that helps keep your skin soft and baby smooth. To help moisturize your skin while cleansing, use an oil-infused body wash and avoid taking long, hot showers and baths.

3. Moisturize Your Skin as Soon as You Get Out of the Shower

The best time to moisturize your skin is immediately after showering. For an easy addition to your skincare routine, try a wet skin moisturizer. These unique products are designed to work with wet skin to nourish your skin and absorb quickly.  

4. Wear Sunscreen Every Day To Protect Your Skin

Your body needs sunlight to produce vitamin D and maintain your circadian rhythm. Even so, too much exposure to sunlight can cause sunburns, dry skin, and long term damage to your skin. Apply sunscreen to help ensure that you can enjoy the sunlight without the harmful side effects. Remember that sunscreen tends to last for around two hours, so you may need to reapply sunscreen to stay protected throughout the day.

5. Apply a Body Butter Before Bed To Deeply Nourish Your Skin Overnight

If you’ve never heard of body butter before, it really is as delicious as it sounds—for your skin, that is. Body butter is a special type of skin moisturizer that contains an ultra-hydrating blend of shea, cocoa, and mango butters to deeply nourish your skin.

As the name suggests, body butter is thicker than regular lotion and helps deeply rejuvenate your skin. Some people apply body butter to the entire body as part of their nighttime routine. Another option is to apply it to trouble-spots you may have, such as the feet, ankles, hands, elbows, and knees.

6. Hydrate Your Skin By Using Humidifiers and Drinking Enough Water

Consistently drinking water is known to improve blood flow, flush toxins out of your body, and hydrate your skin cells. You can also add moisture to your skin by adjusting environmental factors in your home or at work. If you live in a dry climate, try adding a humidifier to your room. These devices add moisture to the air and can help prevent your skin from drying out.

7. Don’t Forget to Moisturize Your Hands

If you notice your hands are rough and dry, take care of your hands by moisturizing them throughout the day. Keep a healing hand lotion next to your sink to moisturize your hands after washing them. 

8. Add Key Vitamins and Nutrients To Your Diet

The vitamins and nutrients you put into your body can positively or negatively impact the condition of your skin. If your skin is dry or rough, you may not be eating enough skin-nourishing foods. Here are some essential nutrients that are known to benefit your skin:

  • Vitamins A, C, and E

  • Healthy Fats

  • Protein

  • Selenium

  • Zinc

9. Try a Firming Moisturizer to Improve Skin Texture and Tone

If you want to improve your skin’s tone, texture, and luminosity, try a skin firming moisturizer to help improve the elasticity of your skin. Firming and toning moisturizers help to relieve dryness to reveal skin that looks visibly firmer and more radiant.

10. Make Sure You’re Getting Enough Sleep

When you get adequate rest, you wake up more alert and ready to take on the day. The same goes for your skin! While you’re sleeping, your body uses that time to repair itself.

11. Talk to Your Dermatologist If Your Skin Is Often Rough, Irritated, or Itchy

Unfortunately, some people develop skin conditions that simple home remedies alone cannot fix. If you try all of the above and still struggle to achieve smooth skin, a dermatologist can do a thorough evaluation to see what other factors are at play.

Knowing how to get smooth skin is only the start of the process. Finding what works best for your skin can take some trial and error. It’s important to follow through with each solution for several weeks before determining if you notice a change.

Our Top Tips for Smooth Skin

We hope that you’ve found these skin smoothing tips useful, and that they help you achieve the soft, smooth skin of your dreams. Here are some of our top tips to help you achieve smoother skin:

  • Use moisturizer every day to prevent dry skin and improve the look and feel of your skin.

  • Use a body scrub to get rid of rough, dry skin. Be careful not to overexfoliate your skin! Overexfoliating can irritate your skin so be gentle.

  • Don’t forget to moisturize after showering. For an easy and fast-absorbing moisturizer, use a wet skin moisturizer right after you get out of the shower.

  • Take care of your skin by drinking plenty of water and wearing sunscreen whenever you’re exposed to the sun.

  • Apply a deep conditioning body butter right before you go to bed to moisturize your skin overnight.

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