How To Get Smooth Skin: 5 Expert Tips For All Skin Types
Uneven, textured skin isn’t on anybody’s beauty wishlist, and if you’re experiencing it, you’re not alone. We’re all looking for simple yet effective ways to achieve and maintain smooth skin.
At Babo Botanicals, we believe everybody deserves smooth skin, regardless of skin type. Whether you have very dry, sensitive skin, oily skin, or you’re somewhere in-between, you can achieve smooth skin by making small changes to your daily routine.
So before you book an invasive and expensive skin treatment, have a read of the tips below ー smooth skin is more easily attainable than you might think!
What Causes Textured Skin?
Rough, bumpy, or textured skin has a variety of causes ranging from simple lifestyle factors to more complex skin conditions.
While some of these causes may be easier to address than others, there is hope in sight when it comes to achieving and maintaining smooth, supple skin!
The most common causes of textured skin include:
- Skin conditions such as eczema, keratosis pilaris, and psoriasis
- Hormonal changes associated with aging
- Poor diet including excess inflammatory foods such as sugar
- Product and skin cell build-up.
A Word On Skin Types
Before we dive into our favorite tips for achieving smooth skin, it’s important to establish your skin type so that you can choose the best skin care techniques for your skin.
Normal skin types are clear, free from patches of oil or dryness, and generally don’t react poorly to many ingredients found in skincare products.
If you find your skin is easily irritated and stings or burns after using common skincare products, you may have sensitive skin. Similarly, if you experience flaking or itching, your skin may be dry.
In contrast, if your skin appears shiny or greasy, it’s likely that you have an oily skin type. And, of course, there are those of us who fall somewhere in-between ー patches of oily skin mixed with patches of normal to dry skin is called a combination skin type.
All Babo Botanicals products have been created with gentle, natural ingredients to ensure that even the most sensitive skin is cared for! So no matter your skin type, you can rest assured that your skin won’t be irritated or become inflamed after using our products.
Now, let’s get to the juicy stuff ー how to achieve soft, smooth skin!
How To Get Smooth Skin
1) Make Some Small Lifestyle Changes
Making sure you’re generally well overall is the first step to healthy skin. Take stock of your daily habits to see where you might be able to implement small, manageable changes.
Like we touched on earlier in this post, your skin needs hydration and adequate fuel to function properly ー it’s your largest organ, after all!
Swapping sugary foods for natural ones and sodas for water can make a surprising difference to the texture of your skin.
In addition to noting what’s going into your body, consider whether you’re allowing your body the rest it needs to repair and restore your skin cells on the outside. Getting adequate sleep is crucial for general wellness, and that most definitely includes skin health!
Lastly, reducing your stress levels and moving your body daily (with the use of appropriate sun protection, of course!) are both simple ways to improve your overall health.
These actions help skin to rejuvenate and get those good hormones flowing for optimum skin wellbeing!
2) Add Exfoliation Into Your Skincare Routine
Exfoliation is an incredibly effective way to achieve smooth skin, and the results are often noticeable immediately.
Exfoliating helps to unclog pores and remove dead skin cells, residual makeup particles, and other environmental pollutants that build up naturally each day.
Start by removing makeup and excess impurities using a gentle cleanser or wipe, like our 3-in-1 Hydrating Face, Hands & Body Wipes. These soothing wipes contain aloe vera and cucumber to refresh your skin, plus they’re gentle enough for everyday use!
Once your skin is clean, it’s time to exfoliate. At Babo Botanicals, we’re all about natural beauty, so we recommend using a dry brush, exfoliating sponge, or a gentle scrub to remove dead skin cells.
This is where knowing your skin type comes in handy, as many ingredients found in exfoliating products can be harsh and drying, particularly on sensitive skin.
Be sure to choose exfoliating products wisely to avoid irritation!
The trick with any method of exfoliation is to avoid going overboard ー too much can cause irritation, excess oil production, and even dryness.
The general consensus is to exfoliate up to three times per week, but be sure to take note of how your skin responds to exfoliation and adjust your routine accordingly.
3) Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize!
Moisturizing is especially important after exfoliating, but to maintain smooth skin, you’ll want to ensure you’re moisturizing daily.
Right after showering, slather on your favorite moisturizer. This helps to replenish your skin’s natural moisture barrier to prevent dryness and maintain that soft, supple feeling we all strive for.
One of our favorite moisturizing products is Babo Botanicals Miracle Moisturizing Cream.
Perfect for use on both your face and body, this rich moisturizer contains natural ingredients including colloidal oatmeal, shea butter, and coconut oil to help you achieve your smooth skin goals!
For replenishing moisture while fighting the signs of aging, we love our Skin Repair Nutri-Firm™ Treatment Oil.
Not only is this magic oil great for minimizing the appearance of stretch marks, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone, but it’s also packed with natural, hydrating oils to smooth textured skin.
Like all Babo Botanicals products, these moisturizers are fast-absorbing and non-greasy so you can get on with your day after moisturizing — no more waiting around for your products to absorb!
4) Increase Your Sun Protection
If you’ve been a fan of Babo Botanicals for a while now, you’ll have seen us talk about the importance of sun protection many times. But in case you need a refresher, here’s the scoop.
The sun’s harsh UVA and UVB rays can wreak havoc on your skin and cause premature aging, dryness, and uneven texture. No thanks!
Even worse, too much unprotected time in the sun can lead to serious health conditions, like skin cancer.
To avoid excess sun exposure, opt for a mineral sunscreen like Babo Botanicals Sheer Zinc Continuous Spray Sunscreen SPF 30. Our sunscreen offers optimum sun protection without the nasty chemicals, adding moisture and hydration for soft, smooth skin.
5) Opt For Clean Beauty Products
We all want to look and feel beautiful in our skin whether we’re bare-faced or flaunting our favorite makeup products!
But when it comes to achieving smooth skin, it pays to consider how your beauty products could be affecting your skin’s texture. Clean beauty is an essential part of taking care of your skin and maintaining the healthy skin you’re striving for.
Avoiding harsh chemicals and unnecessary additives in your beauty products can make a big difference to your skin over time, and it’s not as daunting as you might think.
To start with, in place of your regular foundation, try our Daily Sheer Tinted Facial Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30.
This lightweight sunscreen adds the perfect amount of coverage and luminosity to your face so your skin can breathe while enjoying the benefits of sun protection!
For your lips, Babo Botanicals Lip Tint Conditioner SPF 15 is perfect for adding moisture and hydration to your lips for smooth skin all over!
Making a simple switch from chemically enhanced foundations or lip products to clean, natural beauty products is a great first step into the world of clean beauty. Your skin (and the planet) will thank you!
Achieve Your Smooth Skin Goals With Babo Botanicals
Although uneven, textured skin might prevent you from achieving the smoothness you’re craving, there are plenty of simple changes you can make to your lifestyle and skincare routine to help!
From thorough cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing using a rich product — like our Miracle Moisturizing Cream — to adjusting your diet and increasing hydration, each simple change can contribute to your smooth skin goals.
Remember to always choose adequate sun protection using products like our Sheer Zinc Continuous Spray Sunscreen SPF 30, and opt for clean beauty products like our Lip Tint Conditioner SPF 15 to make sure your skin is smooth from head to toe!