If you suffer from rough skin that is dry to the touch, or if you are tired from having harsh skin, then follow these simple steps will help you get that baby soft skin that is envied by many.
Cleanse skin: Try to cleanse your skin twice a day in the morning and night. Do not try to over cleanse because that is bad for your skin’s health, since it strips away your natural oils while also drying out your skin. Try to use a gentle cleanser such as a soap free body wash, water, and a soft sponge. A bath puff would not be considered a soft sponge but more of an exfoliating puff, which is what you’ll need for the next step.
Exfoliate: Exfoliation is very important! Exfoliate once a week, or every week and a half, if you have sensitive skin. It removes dead skin cells, dirt, oil, and any other debris from your body. You can exfoliate with a loofah, exfoliating puff, or exfoliation gloves. Or if you prefer not to use any tools, you could try using an exfoliation scrub. Either way, you need to make sure that you properly exfoliate, while also not over exfoliating since your can damage and make your skin raw.
Drying off: After you are done exfoliating and/or cleansing, you should dry your skin off. It is recommended to dry yourself with a hundred percent cotton towel for better absorption. Also, take note to pat your skin dry as opposed to rubbing your skin, or scrubbing it dry. Doing that can damage your skin as well as cause wrinkles later on in life.
Moisturize: This is a very important step in getting your skin baby soft, and is sometimes overlooked during regular skin care. Most people only use lotion or moisturizers when their skin is already dry and/or cracked, but the key here is to avoid being in that situation in the first place. If you regularly moisturize and incorporate it into your usual routine, your skin should be able to be baby soft most of the time. Try using the moisturizer or lotion within 3-5 minutes before you get out of the steam filled shower. This is so you can lock in that moisture, and also because this is when your pores are open and can better absorb the moisture. For that extra baby soft feeling, Johnson’s baby oil is great since it is hypo allergenic, and is made specifically for babies.
Sunblock: Wear sunblock if you are going out because it helps protect your skin from harmful UV rays. That is also why babies have such soft skin; they haven’t been exposed to those rays yet.
Night time moisture: Before you go to bed, moisturize any area that you would want to become softer, and cover it. For example, if you want your heel or feet to be softer then moisturize it and wear socks over, or if you want your hands softer, then moisturize and wear gloves. Make sure you remember to rinse any area that you moisturized at night when you wake up in the morning.
For more details, contact Mosaic Clinic Dermatology at www.mcdermatology.com to schedule your skin care appointment today!