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Do you want soft, pliable skin? We sure hope so! To be honest with you soft, pliable skin is also youthful healthy looking skin. When your skin isn’t soft and pliable it’s typically dry and brittle, and we don’t have to tell you that dry skin generally appears older. Or do we? Regardless, there are some tips you can incorporate into your daily routine to help you achieve soft, pliable skin efficiently and without spending ALL of your time taking care of your skin. Keep in mind that your skin needs care daily, but if you follow these tips for soft, pliable skin you’ll obtain results and maximize your time.
Moisturize, and Moisture Some More
We really can’t stress this enough, the most important tip to achieving soft, pliable skin is to keep your skin well moisturized. If you notice that you have some dryness or lackluster appearance to your skin, it could be because it’s lacking the necessary amount of moisture. To put it rather simply, when your skin doesn’t have moisture it’s not going to look it’s best. That being said, applying moisturizing products to your skin on a consistent basis is a key element. Applying moisturizer to your skin every morning and evening is the best place to start, however if you notice that you still aren’t experiencing that soft, pliable skin you may want to consider switching your moisturizer or applying more often.
Use the Right Moisturizer
Obviously applying moisturizer is part of the step to achieving this result, however if you’re not using the right moisturizing product for your skin it’s going to be nearly impossible for your successful results. Now that we’re getting ready to change seasons it’s a great time to take a look at the skin care products you’re using and determining any areas you need to make adjustments. More often than not, during the fall and winter we need a different moisturizer than in the spring and summer months. Since the climate is much drier, our skin needs a moisturizer that’s creamier to accommodate. In addition to making any seasonal adjustments, be sure that any moisturizing products you are using are formulated to work with your skin type. Yes, even if you have oily skin you still need to be applying moisturizer to your skin. In other words, get the right moisturizer to use in your routine to help you get soft, pliable skin.
Exfoliating is great at removing dead skin cells, dirt and excess oil that’s on the surface of your skin. However exfoliating is also great for helping your skin to better absorb your moisturizing products. Think about it this way, when you’re in the habit of removing all the excess dirt/oil/skin cells from the surface of your skin the moisturizer is actually getting to the true surface of your skin. Pretty cool, right? Of course the key is to exfoliate regularly so that you’re constantly allowing the moisturizing products to become fully absorbed into your skin.