6 Secrets for Gorgeous Skin
The warmer weather means we can eventually say goodbye to long pants and sweaters. Try these 6 secrets for gorgeous skin.
Dead skin cells means dull skin tone. And by not getting rid of them, you’re sabotaging the hydrating effects of body cleaners and moisturizers as they try to ‘battle through’ the buildup barrier. Use a body scrub about twice a week. Alternatively, you should try daily dry-body brushing before showering. Using a brush or loofah mitt, buff your skin in circular motions, starting with the soles of your feet, then working upward on legs, front and back. Pay special concentration to backs of the thighs, upper arms and hips. Of course, in the shower, you can use a nylon puff or sea sponge with your special body cleanser for a more gentle slough.
Many standard soaps are alkaline and dry out the skin, leaving a tight feeling. Because it takes nearly 24 hours for the skin to start releasing natural oils again, exhausting them in this way means you’re not getting the most out of putting on a moisturizer post washing. One solution is to use a body wash or shower gel that is specially designed to hydrate the skin while you cleanse.
You’ll get smoother, softer skin by putting a thin coat of body cream or moisturizer to just-out-of-the-shower damp skin. Then, apply it again after five minutes later. Some women love the spa-at-home treat of a ‘dry body oil’ for a firming cream designed to enhance collagen and elastin to help with slackening. Reminder: The skin on the back of your hands is as thin and fine as the skin on your eyelids, so use hand cream regularly‘hydrate three times a day.
Experts say the top way to manage dimpled skin is to eat lots of fruit and vegetables, drink enough water and exercise effeciently. Dry-body brushing also helps skin look smoother because it stimulates microcirculation. If you can’t make peace with these dimples, cellulite creams, whose results are temporary, can’t hurt; the mechanical action alone of massaging creams into bumpy areas may donate to improving skin’s appearance.
Fake a tan
We know the sun is not favourable to skin, but many women feel sexier with a tan. Self-tanners provide that without the danger of UV rays’and they reduce the look of cellulite. Gradual-tan products are the least tricky to use; it’s easier to avoid the streaking that can occur with instant tanners.
Pamper the Decollete
This area is particularly unshielded to sun since it’s often exposed and not protected. Always moisturize your neck and chest and use sunscreen SPF 30 to help avoid wrinkling and dark spots in this area.