Softness is not something we tend to appreciate in our skin until we lose it. And we do lose it at some point. Whether or not you have reached this exact point yet, there are steps that can be taken to preserve suppleness and softness, and even to get it back to some degree. Some of the measures that are taken to keep the skin smooth are done at home; others involve professional dermatologic care. Altogether, it’s as easy as 1-2-3.
Skin Tips for Softer Skin
- Prepare for greatness. Just like a painter needs a clean canvas to create beautiful art, we cannot achieve great skin without a clean slate. A microscopic view of the skin’s surface normally reveals the presence of debris. Dead and damaged cells stand between the surface that is in desperate need of moisture and rejuvenation. Chemical peels and microdermabrasion are two treatments that can set you on the right path toward the softer skin.
- Add the right ingredients. Now that skin cells are not blocking your skin care products; you are ready for deep moisturizing to soften up. Depending on your skin type and specific concerns, you may be best served by a daytime moisturizer that is light and non-greasy, and a nighttime moisturizer with nourishing ingredients that fight the signs of aging.
- Think long term. You and your skin are in a long-term relationship. It is important to think about the future and to implement habits now that will benefit you down the road. Aside from daily care with cleansers and moisturizers, soft, healthy skin is supported with UV protection. SPF 30, broad spectrum lotions and creams can filter more than 95% of the ultraviolet light that causes damage.
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We often think about lines and wrinkles and how they detract from youthfulness. However, softness is also an important characteristic that you want to foster with good skin care habits.