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4 Tips for Getting Smooth Skin

Skin Care Concerns

4 Tips for Getting Smooth Skin 4 Tips for Getting Smooth Skin 4 Tips for Getting Smooth Skin

Isn’t smooth skin the dream? We mean, as far as skin care concerns go, having a rough or bumpy complexion ranks pretty high on the annoying scale. But we have good news—with the right skin care products and tips, getting smoother skin is totally possible! What’s more, these adjustments to your regular skin care routine are easy and quick to do. Keep reading for our top tips for getting smooth skin.

SKIN SMOOTHING TIP #1: EXFOLIATE REGULARLY

This first tip may seem obvious, but ask yourself: If you’re reading this article, are you actually exfoliating regularly every week? If you’re experiencing uneven texture, the issue could be that your exfoliation routine is in need of an upgrade. There are two ways to go about exfoliating your complexion—with chemical exfoliants or with mechanical exfoliants—and you can choose to try either one or incorporate both methods into your skin care routine. Just remember that when introducing a new product or exfoliant to your complexion, you’ll want to take a gradual approach.

So, why is exfoliating so important for smooth skin? Well, when dead skin cells build up on the surface of your skin (which happens daily, by the way), they contribute to dullness, dryness, breakouts, and uneven skin texture. Sloughing off the surface layer of your skin is key to getting the smooth skin you’ve always dreamed of. Here are our best smoothing facial exfoliant options—a mix of both types—so you can choose the best product for you.

L'Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Smooth & Glow Grapeseed Scrub: Face scrubs are one of the most popular options for mechanical exfoliation and exfoliation in general. This gentle yet effective face scrub was formulated specifically to help smooth rough skin and give your complexion a baby-soft, glowing finish. Dull skin is gently polished away for visibly smoother skin. Use the scrub three times per week for best results.

L'Oréal Paris Revitalift Bright Reveal Brightening Daily Peel Pads: Want to give chemical exfoliation a try? In that case, smoother skin is just a few peel pads away! Formulated with glycolic acid, an which is an AHA, these daily peel pads resurface dull, uneven tone and rough texture to reveal fresh-looking skin and also visibly reduce the appearance of wrinkles. What could be better than that? Use this every evening for best results and take extra caution if you plan to spend time in the sun (as AHAs may make your skin extra sensitive).

L'Oréal Paris Revitalift Bright Reveal Brightening Daily Scrub Cleanser: This face scrub is formulated with glycolic acid and gentle micro-pearls, blending mechanical and chemical exfoliation into a single scrub. With continued use over time, skin tone and texture appears more even and radiant. Use this scrub a few times a week for best results and don't forget to be consistent with your sunscreen. 

SKIN SMOOTHING TIP #2: USE A SMOOTHING FACE MASK

We love face masks for many reasons, not least of which because they really work! Adding a smoothing face mask to your weekly skin care routine will help even out skin texture over time—and it gives you the perfect opportunity for a few, much-deserved minutes of self-care. Basically, you’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain. Our best face mask for smoothing the skin is the L'Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Clarify & Smooth Face Mask, which is formulated with three pure clays and yuzu lemon extract. It works to draw out the build-up of dirt, oil, and impurities on the skin, and also shed dead cells to resurface skin over time. To use, apply an even layer onto clean skin (avoiding your eyes and lips), leave on for 10 to 15 minutes, then rinse off with lukewarm water. For maximum smoothing results, use it three times per week.

SKIN SMOOTHING TIP #3: DON’T SKIMP ON SERUM

Do you go right from cleansing your complexion to applying moisturizer? While there’s nothing wrong with that, for really smooth skin, we’d encourage you to add a super important step in between: serum. Serums are potent formulas with concentrated ingredients that can help restore skin’s radiance and resilience and resurface its texture. Also, it takes just a few extra seconds to apply one! So really, what are you waiting for? Here are our best facial serums for smooth skin. Use them twice per day, in between cleansing and applying your moisturizer.

L'Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Golden Serum: Formulated with LHA, this serum helps stimulate surface skin cell renewal, which will reveal smoother and more youthful-looking skin over time.

L'Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 10% Pure Vitamin C Serum: This vitamin C serum leads to more even skin tone and texture with continued use over time.

SKIN SMOOTHING TIP #4: MOISTURIZE FROM HEAD TO TOE

If you’re not already applying moisturizer—on your face and your body—every day, it’s time to start. When skin lacks moisture, not only will it appear dull and uneven, it can also contribute to a weakened skin barrier over time. To really maximize the effect of your moisturizer, the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) recommends applying it onto your skin right after you step out of the shower, when it’s still slightly damp. You lock in more moisture that way!

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