It's said that “everyone looks better with a tan.” After all, a suntan gives most people an outward appearance of health, youth and vigour. The tanning process allows a person with pale or pasty skin to appear as if they've…
Get Easy Silky Smooth Skin
Having radiant, silky, lovely skin is a luxury that everyone deserves. With silky-smooth skin that is taken care of well, everything else about your look is accentuated. Beautiful skin is the perfect compliment to your tan as well as your hairstyle, makeup, and outfits. You can help your natural beauty shine through by taking great care of your skin with specialised treatments and products. Soon you’ll be catching everyone’s eye.
Remove Dead Skin to Reveal the Radiant, Soft Skin Underneath
The first obstacle you may come across in your efforts to have silky smooth skin is the fact that unsightly dead skin can build up if you’re not careful. This happens when new skin cells make their way to the surface of the skin at a faster rate than old skin cells are shed. When you have excess dead skin, your complexion may be rough, bumpy, dull, or simply not very soft. Certain parts of your body are especially susceptible to excess dead skin, mostly areas where the skin is thicker than average, such as your knees, elbows, and heels. However, excessive dead skin can build up all over, so it’s important to take care of your whole body.
To obtain a silky smooth face, you can use a serum or lotion with ingredients that stimulate the growth of new skin cells. Such ingredients include retinol, vitamin C, niacinamide, and AHA. Such facial treatments are good to use every night. Alternatively, you could use a soft, gentle face brush with your regular facial cleanser to scrub off dead skin, or a facial scrub with small granules. Since physical exfoliation is generally harsher than chemical exfoliation, limit scrubbing your face to every other day or less.
For smooth, kissable lips, you can exfoliate using a lip scrub. Although you can buy these pre-made, it’s super easy to make it yourself. Just combine a bit sugar or salt with some type of oil, such as olive oil. Rub it on your lips until they feel smooth, then rinse it off.
Silky smooth feet often require a bit of extra effort, since the skin is so much thicker than the rest of your body. File off the rough bits using a pumice stone or foot file, paying special attention to the heel of the foot.
As for the rest of your body, there are a couple of different possibilities for exfoliation. You can use a body lotion that features one of the exfoliating ingredients described above, or you can physically exfoliate. Physical exfoliation methods for the body include body scrubs and body polishes, such as the Tan Enhancing Body Polish from St. Tropez. The beads in this polish will gently rub away your dead skin cells, paving the way for a smooth radiant tan application. You could also use a physical exfoliation body tool like the St. Tropez Tan Build Up Remover Mitt. This reusable tool offers a texture that’s perfect for whisking away dull skin to reveal the silkiness underneath.
Lock Moisture Into Your Skin
Plenty of moisture is necessary for your skin to be soft and supple. Without enough moisture, skin becomes rough and dry-looking. When skin is dehydrated, it can even increase the risk of skin cracking and infection. Various factors can influence how much moisture is in your skin, such as genetics, aging, and the humidity of the air. However, there are also more easily-controllable factors that contribute to the moisture of your skin.
One factor is the sun. Although a real tan from the sun’s rays will give your skin a radiant touch, the heat and UV rays will dry out your skin quite a bit, not to mention the increased risk of skin cancer. So, give your skin a break by using a self-tanner instead. A quality one will give results that are indistinguishable from a sun tan.
When bathing, avoid taking baths and showers that are very hot, as this will dry out your skin. Don’t use harsh soaps, especially on areas that don’t really need such a thorough cleaning. A gentle, non-drying, moisturising body wash is more suitable. Even if you bathe at a moderate temperature, any contact with water will dry out your skin, so follow up your bath or shower with an all-over body moisturisation. A rich lotion like the Tan Enhancing Body Moisturiser from St. Tropez will provide your skin with the natural oils it needs to lock moisture in.
These are great steps for general body care. Specific parts of your body might need additional care. Moisturise your face with a facial lotion that’s appropriate for your skin type. Hold moisture in your lips with a good lip balm. Give extra care to rougher areas like the feet, knees, and elbows using a heavier moisturising creme than you use for the rest of your body.
Cosmetics Are On Your Side
Keeping your skin exfoliated and moisturised will make it nice and silky. Adding a light swipe of cosmetics can make it absolutely gorgeous. For the face, try sweeping a bit of bronzer across the top of your forehead and the bridge of your nose after applying foundation. A touch of blusher to the cheeks and highlighter on the top of the cheekbones will make you look alive and glowing.
Cosmetics aren’t just for the face. Complete your silky smooth skincare routine with a body illuminator from St. Tropez. Add just a touch to your collarbone and decolletage for a radiant daytime look. Add more to your arms, legs, or anywhere else you want to highlight for a sensuous going-out look.
Haven’t you ever wanted to look totally irresistible? Silky-smooth skin is very attainable, and you can become extra-radiant with the help of St.Tropez products. For super-smooth, beautiful skin that will take your looks to the next level, just remember to exfoliate, moisturise, and use a quality self-tanner. Follow these steps regularly to keep your skin silky-soft all year round and keep your skin youthful-looking for longer.