Learn How to get Soft Skin with These Helpful Skin Softening Tips!
In the quest for baby soft skin, the battle is often won or lost with two vital tasks: exfoliating and sealing in moisture. Read on to learn how to get that baby smooth skin you’ve always wanted!
Just as with facial skin, the skin on your body needs constant cell turnover to look vibrant and glowy. There are several options when it comes to exfoliation.
SOFT SKIN TIP#1 : EXFOLIATE YOUR SKIN
One popular beauty product is scrub. Scrubs are made with various ingredients, some better for certain body parts than others. Salt scrubs, for instance, are great for elbows and knees where skin is thicker and requires a coarser product. The salt granules hold up longer in water too, so you can be sure you’re getting the job done!
If your skin is sensitive or extremely dry, sugar scrubs are a great choice.These smaller, rounder granules dissolve quicker and leave skin smooth and flake free.
Dry brushing is another way to rid your body of dead skin cells and get tenderly touchable skin. It also stimulates circulation and helps rid your body of toxins – talk about a multitasker!
SOFT SKIN TIP #2: MOISTURIZE YOUR SKIN
Once you’ve exfoliated, you need to lock in vital moisture for your skin:
Avoid showers that are extremely hot or long, both deplete moisture levels.
Use body wash products with shea butter or glycerin, as they will help hydrate while keeping you clean and fresh.
The best time to quench your skin is after a bath or shower, when skin is warm and pores are open. Don’t dry off all the way either; merely pat skin dry with a lush towel.
SOFT SKIN TIP #3: CHOOSING A BODY LOTION
When choosing a body lotion, look for those with alpha hydroxy, glycolic or lactic acids. These are the rock star ingredients of the body lotion world as they do wonders when it comes to eliminating dry skin cells. And don’t miss the opportunity to use your lotion applications as a chance to give yourself a fantastic mini massage. Think of the Swedish variety, with long, smooth, continuous strokes that seal in moisture and revitalize your system.
SOFT SKIN TIP #4: USE SLEEP TIME AS MOISTURIZING TIME
Products such as Vaseline Petroleum Jelly make a fabulous foot treatment – just massage into feet before and add a pair of socks. Wake up to soft feet that are ready to take on the day. Every night before I go off to dreamland, I apply Johnson’s Baby Oil Gel with Lavender and Chamomile to my legs; the soothing aroma helps me drift right off to sleep, not to mention the superior moisture fix for legs. Shaving and using self-tanning products can leave legs parched but I never have a problem since I’ve been using this nighttime moisturizing routine.
Now you know the secret to skin that is smooth to the touch and has that healthy glow, all year round. With just two steps, exfoliating and locking in moisture, you, and your loved one, can enjoy your scrumptious skin day in and day out, every single day of the year.
Article Written By: Laura Miller; Laura is a beauty and health/wellness/fitness writer living in Atlanta, Ga. Her many years in the salon and spa business served as a springboard for her next career move as a full-time writer. She now writes articles for DivaVillage.com and their sister-site VillageMAMA.com.