For many of us, having soft, smooth skin is important not just for the look and feel of it but for our skin’s overall health as well. It sounds easy enough to accomplish, right? With everything our skin has to deal with on a daily basis, it might not be so simple, but it’s certainly doable. If your skin hasn’t exactly been looking soft and smooth lately, the following are some tips that may be able to help you get it back to the condition you desire.
Have the Right Skincare Routine
Skincare routines are not one-size-fits-all which means that everyone needs their own that’s going to work for their specific skin. It’s also about adjusting your skincare routine with your life stages so that what you’re doing and the products you’re using are constantly evolving with what your skin needs. Your dermatologist and esthetician can evaluate your skin and help you come up with a routine that works best for you. Speaking of which…
Seek Professional Guidance
We know that seeking professional input isn’t always the most exciting thing, but look at it this way, once you get a routine in place that’s tailored to your skin, it’s highly likely you’ll start to see an improvement in how your skin looks and feels as long as you follow the advice of your dermatologist and esthetician. They know their stuff, so while you’re at your appointments if you have any questions about how you can get soft and smooth skin, there’s no better time to ask.
Shave the Right Way
One of the most frustrating things about shaving is when your skin doesn’t feel as soft and smooth as you would hope it to be after, but shaving the right way can make a big difference. For example, you’ll want to use a razor that’s not dull, don’t shave with bar soap, and exfoliate before you put a razor to skin. Shaving properly can make a huge difference.
We absolutely love moisturizing and with good reason. It’s fabulous for your skin and can help make it soft and smooth, but it’s all about moisturizing at the right time and using products that work with your skin type. When your skin is damp, such as after you wash your hands or face or after you shower, is the best time to apply your moisturizer.
It’s typically ideal to exfoliate once a week if you want the soft and smooth skin. It’s often enough that it’s going to benefit your skin without being so frequent that it’s going to result in over-exfoliating and harm. Use a product that’s going to be gentle on the skin but that’s also going to get the job done without you having to scrub hard (which you definitely don’t want to do).
Last but not least, when it comes to having softer and smoother skin, do your homework. Research what products you’re using and the treatments you’re thinking of doing rather than diving in head first with excitement. Make sure what’s going on your skin is going to benefit it, not hurt it.