Have you ever noticed a baby’s skin and how it appears so soft, flawless, and glowy? We all are born with that skin which then roughens as we age. Many products claim guaranteed effects of bringing a youthful glow to your face, and they do work, but the results only last till you keep using the products. Once you stop using them, the skin gets worse than before, breaking out, scarring, and so on. Great skin is considered a luxury that high-end products can only achieve, but this isn’t true. Here are some tips that would help you achieve smoother skin and allow you to slay your looks bare-face.
5 ways to get smooth skin:
- Commit to a regular cleansing routine: All dermatologists emphasize how cleansing your skin and removing makeup before going to bed is a skin saviour. It isn’t just essential to cleanse your skin but also use a cleanser that is your skin type. If you have oily skin, then a foam or gel cleanser will suit you best. For dry, sensitive skin, go for a moisturizing cream or an oil-based cleanser.
To remove all that dirt and accumulated gunk on the face during the day, make sure your cleanser has glycolic acid and salicylic acid, which exfoliate the skin and keep it from breaking out.
- Exfoliate regularly: Two types of exfoliation can be done, physical exfoliation using facial scrubs and chemical exfoliation, using chemical peels, toners, serums containing AHA’s (Alpha Hydroxy acids) and BHA’s (Beta Hydroxy Acids). Most dermatologists side with chemical exfoliation as it is less harsh and more reliable than mechanical scrubbing.
- Choose the right moisturizer: There are many multipurpose moisturizers available, but our goal is to go for the ones containing anti-ageing and skin smoothing agents like hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, and ceramides. HA and ceramides reduce the appearance of fine lines and textured skin by hydrating the skin, making it plump and soft. Avène Physiolift Smoothing Day Cream Moisturiser for Aging Skin is a moisturizer highly recommended for dry, sensitive skin. Along with moisturizing and firming the skin, it is an antioxidant a well.
- Slather on sunscreen: No amount of SPF is too little for the skin, a pea-sized amount of moisturizer and foundation might be sufficient for the skin, but sunscreen needs to be applied in ample amount and reapplied every two hours. It protects the skin from UV rays of the sun that strip the skin’s moisture leaving it dehydrated.
- Use vitamin C-based products: Vitamin C does miracles for damaged skin, lightens the dark spots, and removes fine lines and wrinkles by protecting the skin from harmful free radicals. Moreover, it stimulates collagen formation, an essential protein that plays a part in building connective tissue, hence improving skin structure. Incorporate moisturizers and serums containing vitamin C and notice the wonders it does for your skin.
Improving your skin texture is all about being consistent with your skincare routine and a healthy diet. Start following these tips and notice the change it brings in your skin’s appearance.