I’ve been told I have baby skin a lot of times, to my surprise, because I only do what I thought everybody else also does. I moisturize twice a day, everyday after showering and I also exfoliate regularly. By exfoliating you get rid of the dead skin cells on the surface of your skin, so newer ones can be formed. Exfoliation also helps to even out your skin tone and smooth out your skin. By exfoliating BEFORE you shave, you can also prevent ingrown hairs and razor bumps. Moisturizing gives hydration to your skin so it doesn’t feel tight and dry. Our skin needs moisture and by giving it the moisture it needs, we can only be doing our skin good and not bad. Our skin is the largest organ in our body so why would we not want to make sure it’s in tip top shape? Here’s how to do it:
- In the shower, let the warm water loosen up your pores and sink into your skin before you start shaving or exfoliating. After about a few minutes, you should be good to go.
- Then, taking a loofah or bath mitt, squirt shower gel or exfoliating scrub onto it. Exfoliate your skin according to whatever pressure you find most comfortable. Be careful not to scrub too hard and make your skin raw!
Tip: Make sure especially to spend some time doing your underarms because not only is it abused by razors regularly, our deodorants can also leave residue there and cause our underarms to gradually become darker. So it is important to exfoliate away all the deodorant residue.
- After exfoliating, start shaving or doing your regular shower routine. The trick is to exfoliate before you shave so as to prevent ingrown hairs and razor bumps.
- When you’re finished showering, towel off then grab your body lotion. You want to moisturize within 10 minutes of showering because your skin is still retaining the moisture from your shower and so, moisturizing within that time period, will lock that moisture in.
- Moisturize from head to toe, and don’t skimp on the body lotion! Then, go ahead and do your regular post-shower routine.
Your skin should definitely feel smooth and soft. It should also look a lot better as well 🙂