Is your skin rough and dry to touch? Are you tired of harsh skin? Follow a few simple steps and you could be on your way to baby soft skin in no time!
Cleanse your skin at least once a day. It is even better if you can do so twice a day, at morning upon waking up and in the evening before going to bed.
Soap-free facial or body wash and water offer one easy way to cleanse your skin.
Alternatively, choose a specially formulated facial cleanser from your favorite brand range. Follow the instructions it provides.
Always use a soft sponge or face washer to avoid harming your delicate facial skin.
Exfoliate once a week. In general, a weekly exfoliation will remove dead skin cells and buff the skin back into good condition. Removal of all the dirt, oil build-up and dead cells will leave your skin feeling baby soft. If you have sensitive skin, exfoliate bi-weekly (every fortnight) instead.
Exfoliate as follows:
Use an exfoliating scrub. You can either purchase one or make your own. Some homemade examples include sugar scrub and honey and sugar scrub but there are many more varieties possible.
Purchase exfoliating shower/bath gloves. Or, an exfoliating scrub sponge. If you want to make your own, see How to handcraft an organic loofah.
Run the gloves or scrub sponge up and down your legs gently to lift off dead particles and dirt. Also do your torso and back. Do this under the running water of the shower or in the bath’s water.
Don’t press hard; it should feel pleasant. Do not use this heavy duty scrub on your face (see above instead). Avoid scrubbing sensitive areas such as nipples and genitals.
Pat dry with a big fluffy towel. This is especially important for your face, as rubbing can damage delicate skin. Gently glide the towel over your body and pat dry any really wet spots.
Adding Moisture Support
Select a suitable moisturizing product for your skin type and age. The product needed will change over time, as your body changes, so if the product you once liked doesn’t seem to be as effective, this is often a sign you need to change to something else as your skin has aged and its needs are different. Choices include lotion or cream.
Apply the moisturizing product before you leave the bathroom after a shower. The steam-filled room will help to settle the moisturizing product into your skin while your pores are still open thanks to the steam. Moist skin is more receptive to moisturizing products.
Use a product aimed at sensitive skin if you have sensitive skin. Even if you don’t have sensitive skin, such a product can often help your skin to feel even softer than usual but you’ll need to work this out for yourself by trialing different products.
Protecting Skin Outdoors
Wear sunblock if you’re going to step outside of your house! One of the reasons babies have such soft skin is that they haven’t been exposed to the harmful effects of UV rays.
Wear a hat and cover up with long sleeves and long-leg clothing if you are going to be out in the searing sun for any length of time.
At bedtime, put moisturizer on any area of the body that you want to be softer. For particularly rough dry areas such as feet, knees and elbows, slather on some lotion or cream before you go to bed. When you wake up they will feel a whole lot better.
To prevent transfer of the moisturizing product from your body to the bedding, you can wear clothing. The clothing will also help keep the moisturizing product right on your skin, where it is most needed. Put on tights/pantyhose (for legs), gloves (for hands), socks (for feet), etc., and leave it on overnight. Shower when you get up in the morning.
The image shows a type of glove not to wear; it’ll leave you hot and sweaty. Instead, prefer plain white cotton gloves, available from places such as department stores, beauty salons and cleaning supplies distributors.
Suggested Handmade Products
Do a hand-made exfoliation:
Wash face with warm water.
Make an exfoliation serum: 2 tbsp honey, 2 tbsp brown sugar, and half a lemon into a small bowl/container. Mix.
Rub into the skin for five minutes.
For additional softness, wait an extra 10-15 minutes before rinsing with warm water, and patting dry.
Try a milk and honey bath for a luxurious way to get baby soft skin. Run yourself a warm bath, add about half a liter of milk, about 3 tbsp of honey (this is not enough to make you sticky), and break open a vitamin E capsule into the water.
Using a body lotion infused with shea butter does wonders for the skin.Shea butter is great for the skin and helps it stay soft, glowing,and youthful. Try an exfoliation product too. It will help your skin glow and gently clean dirt and grime from your skin and leave it feeling better.
Lemon juice mixed with honey and a little milk cream will leave skin feeling soft. After applying this lotion for 10 minutes, wash off with cold water.
Drink half your weight in ounces of water every day. For example, if you weigh 140 lbs, you should drink 70 ounces of water every day, this will keep your skin hydrated from the inside out.
Gentle, pH balanced, soap free body wash is best for your skin as soap can be very drying & contains a lot of chemicals that can damage skin cells.
Add a handful of sugar (brown sugar works best) to your favorite lotion and mix. Rub it into your dry skin and then towel it off.
Do not over exfoliate your skin as it will lead to damaged skin, not baby soft skin.
Wash your face then apply moisturizer it leaves your face feeling soft.
Skin cannot get used to products. If that were true, we would be used to vegetables and fruits, and we would not be able to get necessary nutrients and vitamins we eat everyday.
You can get two tea spoons of baking soda and add a few drops of water with it to make an exfoliating scrub for your face, you might want to duplicate it to use the paste for the rest of your body. But don’t exfoliate more than once a week or the results won’t be good.
Baby oil works wonders if you put a couple of drops in your bath or gently rub onto your damp skin.
Lather a layer of coconut oil onto your skin to make it baby soft, butdon’t use to much, or your skin will get oily.
Remember that your skin is your body’s largest and most vulnerable organ. Take good care of it!
Wear cotton underwear into the bath to avoid yeast infections caused by the sugar and honey. Do not use the milk and honey bath more than once a month.
All products should be tested before use to check for susceptibility to allergic reactions. Read How to patch test skin for details. This includes homemade natural products.
Don’t use baby oil, it’s liquid petroleum jelly and petroleum jelly restricts the skin from making it’s own moisture. You skin is temporarily soft and moisturized but will dry out more than before.
Things You’ll Need
Lotion (your choice)
Facial cleansers (optional)
Vitamin E capsules
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