Spring is almost here, meaning before you know it, it will be summer and your skin will be on full display again. While it's hard to imagine ever baring it all after these cold winter months, soon enough the sun will be out, and you'll want to rock your sleeveless tops and dresses. While we inch toward spring, there's no better time to prep your skin for the summer months ahead.
With a heavy dose of TLC and plenty of moisture, slough off dead cells and get your skin back to looking buttery smooth. We've rounded up the best ways to get smoother skin—from your face all the way to your arms, legs, and feet. So kick-start the process by prepping your skin to be summer-ready before the flowers even start blooming.
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If you want to achieve that, "I woke up like this" glow, the secret is dry brushing. Before you head into the shower, gently massage your body in upward motions using a dry brush. You'll be sloughing off dead skin cells, improving the appearance of your skin, encouraging circulation, and making your moisturizer more effective.
It should go without saying that exfoliation is a key step in giving your body that covetable glow. Invest in an all-natural body polish, and rub yourself down during a lukewarm shower (hot, steamy sessions dry out skin), and lather up with moisturizer as soon as possible—when skin is still moist from your bath-time routine.
Hydration is key to beauty from the inside out, and yet we so often forget to drink up like we should. If you want your skin to look moisturized, healthy, and hydrated, you need to do more than top it off with topical solutions. Drink more water, and you'll begin to notice a boost in your beauty and all-around wellness.
Sleep with a Humidifier
You should be wearing products with SPF 30 or higher regularly for protection from harmful UV rays, even on winter days when the sun seems to be nowhere in sight. Additionally, sunscreen protects you from the immediate effects of too much sun—like burns, peels, and dry skin.
Resurface Your Skin
Take Care of Your Feet
Keep your feet looking pretty between pedicures by scrubbing with a pumice stone from time to time in the shower.
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