Who wouldn’t love to have baby soft, supple skin? But as all things in life, you can’t achieve that goal without putting in some dedicated effort. Here are some great pointers to help you achieve your goal of having baby soft skin.
- Determine Your Skin Type and Treat it Right
You need to know your skin type to know what kind of a daily routine you should adopt. If you have dry skin then steer clear of soap and opt for soap-free moisturizing body wash and face wash. If you have acne prone skin, then avoid using scrubs and other such products that will aggravate your condition. If you have oily skin, then use an oil-control face wash and opt for a gel-based moisturizer instead of cream moisturizers. Knowing your skin type is the first step towards attaining soft skin.
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- Avoid Having Hot Showers
Hot water strips your body of its natural oils, making it dry and even itchy at times. So always opt for cold showers or adjust the water to a bare lukewarm temperature at the most.
- Exfoliate Your Skin Once a Week
In order to get soft skin you need to get rid of dead skin cells and encourage the body’s production of new cells. To do this, exfoliate your skin once a week. Use a loofah for your body and a body polish to scrub away the dead skin cells and use a gentle scrub for your face to unclog pores and remove impurities. Do not exfoliate more than twice a week as over-exfoliation will again strip your skin of its natural oils and elasticity, making it feel tight and stretchy.
- Indulge in Body Wraps and Massages
Regular massages and body wraps will do wonders for your skin. Body wraps will cover your body with luxurious, moisturizing packs that will leave your skin feeling soft and glowing. And massages will help improve blood circulation and ensure deep penetration of essential oils that will work in making your skin moisturized and supple.
- Always Use a Sunscreen
Sun damage is the number one cause of skin damage. Tackle the harsh rays of the sun by always wearing sunscreen. Use a sunscreen with SPF 50 during summers and keep reapplying the sunscreen every couple of hours to keep you fully protected. Even if your skin is not prone to getting tanned or sunburnt, you can be sure that there is some invisible damage happening to your skin that may not be immediately visible. So take care to keep your skin safe from both the visible and invisible damage.
- Cleanse, Tone, and Moisturize Every Night
Every night, make it your nightly ritual to cleanse, tone, and moisturize your skin. If you keep doing this, you will notice that your skin becomes softer and smoother over time. This routine helps moisturize your skin, keep your pores nice and tight and helps get rid of whiteheads and blackheads.
- Drink Plenty of Water
If you’re dehydrated, it will show up on your skin in the form of dry patches, chapped lips, and flaky skin. So drink a lot of water and eat fruits like watermelon that have high water content.
- Stay Away from Products Containing Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
Most commercial products contain SLS, which is extremely drying. So check your toiletries to see which of your products contain this culprit. Chances are, almost all of them do. Get rid of all the products that contain SLS and switch to natural products that will help lock in the moisture.
- Switch to Mineral Makeup
Clogging your pores with chemicals and other harsh substances will not in any way help you achieve baby soft skin. So chuck these for better options such as mineral or organic makeup. They may be expensive, but remember that you’re just punishing your skin by using chemical-laden makeup just so you can save up on a couple of bucks.
Always make sure that you know what products match your skin type and how to best use them. Never be too rough or hard on your skin. As much as possible try using only natural products as these are best for the skin.
Do let us know how what you do for a baby soft skin.