All women want smooth skin, especially on their face as it represents young and beauty. You just need to spend a little time taking proper care of your skin to get smoother skin. Here we list some tips you can take to keep smooth and younger-looking skin that you’ll want to show off to everyone.
How to Get Smooth Skin
Keep Your Face Clean
Having smooth skin requires clean skin, so you should wash your face regularly. Washing your face twice a day with a clean washcloth, warm water and the proper cleanser which is effective to remove dirt and oils built up on skin. You should avoid any soaps or cleansers that may be harsh and you should avoid spending too much time in the shower or bath as it can dry out your skin. Shave your skin carefully using a gel that lubricates well and then pat your skin dry.
Moisturizing your skin helps to keep the top layer well-hydrated and smooth. You should apply moisturizer as soon as you step out of the shower or finish washing your face. This helps keep the moisture in your skin. You should also moisturize your hands after washing them and moisturize before going outside in the cold for any length of time to protect it.
Maintain a Healthy Diet
A healthy diet maintains overall health, including the health of your skin. There are a number of foods that can help keep your skin healthy and smooth, just as there are foods you should avoid. Foods rich in vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B6, vitamin C and vitamin D keep skin smooth and healthy, and vitamins A and C are particularly good if you want smoother skin. They can also prevent spots and other unwanted blemishes. A healthy diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids from fish, rich in antioxidants from fruits and vegetables and tea can help keep skin smooth and healthy.
Protect Your Skin from the Sunrays
The sun’s ultraviolet rays causes the most damage to our skin, including age spots, wrinkles, rough, dry skin and skin cancer. You should stay out of the sun from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, when the sun is at its strongest. If you must go out, remember to wear sunscreen. You should also wear clothing that covers your skin, including a wide-brimmed hat to protect your face.
Keep It Natural
There are many products on the market that promise helping you obtain smooth skin and younger looking skin, but these products can be expensive. Some even contain ingredients that are not good for sensitive skin. There are many ways you can get smooth skin naturally. These include:
Water. One of the best things you can do for smooth, healthy skin is to drink plenty of water. Water aids the body in flushing harmful toxins and keeping you hydrated. Avoid alcohol and sugary drinks, and eat lots of fruits and vegetables that have high water content. You should try to drink eight to ten eight-ounce glasses of water a day.
Lemon juice. Lemon juice contains enzymes that remove dead skin cells and the citric acid acts as a mild astringent to clean skin and remove excess oil, making it a great cleanser for those with oily skin. You can apply fresh squeezed lemon juice to your skin and let it sit for ten minutes to help lighten marks and scars left by acne. You can also mix lemon juice with egg whites and leave the mixture on skin for ten minutes for soft, smooth skin.
Tea tree oil. Tea tree oil has been used for hundreds of years to treat acne and remove scars and stretch marks from skin. You should test the oil on the inside of your wrist or elbow first to see if you are allergic to it. You can apply a small amount of tea tree oil directly to acne blemishes or scars with a cotton swab every few hours. About an hour before bed, apply some vitamin E oil and tea tree oil together and leave on overnight.
Papaya. The papaya contains a natural enzyme that helps remove dead skin cells. It is also known for its wound healing and antibacterial properties. You can mash a few pieces of papaya and apply it to your skin for about ten minutes before rinsing. You can also add a bit of lemon juice in the papaya mash to help lighten spots and freckles due to sun exposure.
Cucumber. This common vegetable has astringent and hydrating properties and can nourish the skin. Cucumbers and skin share the same pH so it restores the skin’s acid balance, protecting it from bacteria and other contaminants. The use of a regular cucumber mask can also help prevent pimples, wrinkles, blackheads and dry skin. You can mix cucumber with some milk and oats and leave the mixture on the skin for twenty minutes. You can also mix cucumber with milk as a gentle cleanser instead of harsh soaps to keep skin clean and smooth.