6 Things To Do To Get Super-Soft Skin
With great skin comes great responsibility.
29 May 2017
Having smooth skin that looks airbrushed isn't an easy feat.
There are 6 things in particular that you must do consistently to achieve skin that looks like you belong in a hair removal commercial.
It is important to exfoliate your skin once/twice a week to get rid of dead cells. However, don't overdo it. Exfoliating too many times a week can make your skin dry.
2. Prep before shaving
Going straight in with a razor is going to increase bumps and ingrown hair. Prep your skin by using a shaving cream/gel that contains vitamin E to help the razor glide smoothly without irritating your skin.
3. Moisturise right after you shower
The fact that you need to moisturise your skin is a no-brainer, but applying moisturiser after you're barely dry from the shower traps water in the surface layers of the skin.
4. Apply oil right after moisturising.
It may seem a bit excessive, but moisturising is a process that works best when done in layers. Start with a light cream/lotion and lock in the hydration with a body oil.
5. Stop touching your face!
We know how tough it is to keep our hands away from our faces, but it is SO important for good skin. And it is not just about popping pimples, even mindless habits like resting your hand on your chin can lead to the transfer of bacteria and hence clog your pores or cause breakouts.
6. Manage your stress
Ever heard of cortisol? It is basically the "stress hormone", and if your cortisol levels go out of whack it can lead to inflammation and worsen skin conditions, break down elastin and hyaluronic acid. This is why managing stress is crucial to good skin!