I’d like to thank my Grandma on this one – she’s been lathering up her skin with every lotion, body wash, and serum for as long as I can remember, and her skin is like butter. It’s also no secret that I am a total magpie to good beauty product. I don’t discriminate – drugstore finds are just as fantastic as the department store splurges, and I pile all on my skin generously.
When my husband and I moved in together, I think the thing he was most shocked by was the incredible amount of product I bring with me (and the uncanny appearance of dinner on the table each night … you’re welcome, honey!) I see, I buy. Promises of smooth skin, clear skin, exfoliated skin, moisturized, younger-looking skin: I want it all. In my twenties I know the anti-wrinkle potions might be a bit ahead of my time, but I like to be prepared.
Exhibit A: the shower ledge (just the shower ledge)
But amidst the chaos, I do have some tried and true secrets to perfectly smooth skin:
- Be kind to your skin and your body. Ease up on caffeine when you can, sleep at least 7 hours (no excuses), get a little sun if you don’t get any (guilty) or ease up on the sun if you might be over-doing it, and drink so much water.
- Exfoliate. I love a great body scrub – nothing too abrasive – a scrub will make your skin instantly smoother (best kept date night secret!) I’m also completely enamored with exfoliating gloves. A friend suggested these puppies for smoother wedding arms, and I’ve been devoted to the scrubby gloves ever since. They carry them at Target or any drugstore. Amazing and inexpensive.
- Keep your skin clean. If your skin doesn’t get too dry, a good old-fashioned bar of soap is OK, but I love washes and bursts (they’re super moisturizing and they smell amazing.)
- And last, but most definitely not least, COVER yourself in sunscreen. Wear it all day, everyday. Buy makeup with SPF in it. Then put more sunscreen on. And … bonus, every day you’ll smell like the beach – what’s better than that (short of actually going to the beach)?
What are some of your perfectly smooth skin secrets?
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