Rough, dry skin is one of the most sought-after beauty traits—said no one ever! If there’s one goal that’s consistent across everyone’s skin care routines, chances are it’s to achieve super silky, soft skin. Whether you’re focused on your face or more interested in upgrading your body care routine, below, we’re sharing 10 skin care tips on how to get soft skin.
TIP #1: USE A FACE SCRUB
First and foremost, let’s talk about the skin on your face. As your most delicate skin, it calls for a little extra TLC. One rough skin culprit you may be forgetting? Buildup of dead skin cells, dirt, oils, and impurities—yikes! This buildup can lead to a skin texture that feels rough and appears uneven. The solution? Using a face scrub in your routine a few times per week. Consider trying one of the following by massaging the formula onto damp skin with wet fingers, then rinsing thoroughly.
L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Nourish & Soften Cocoa Scrub: Formulated with three pure sugars, finely crushed cocoa, luxurious coconut oil, and rich cocoa butter, this buttery-soft sugar scrub will leave your complexion smooth, soft, and nourished.
L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Smooth & Glow Grapeseed Scrub: This face scrub is formulated with three pure sugars, finely ground acai, and nutrient-rich monoi and grapeseed oil, providing deep yet gentle exfoliation for a baby-soft, glowing finish.
L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Resurface & Energize Kona Coffee Scrub: Formulated with a blend of three pure sugars and real Kona coffee grounds sourced directly from the Kona Coast of Hawaii, this face scrub will leave your skin feeling smooth, energized, and resurfaced.
TIP #2: INVEST IN SERUMS
After sloughing away buildup, it’s important to hydrate your skin. This is where a hydrating serum, like the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 1.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum, comes into play. Formulated with hyaluronic acid, this serum helps to increase your skin's moisture retention barrier. For a more highly-concentrated option, consider using the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 1.9% Pure Hyaluronic Acid 7 Replumping Ampoules instead.
TIP #3: STOCK UP ON MOISTURIZER
Aside from a serum, you’ll also want to stock your vanity with moisturizer. Consider purchasing a multitasking option like the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition Manuka Honey All Over Balm - Face, Neck, Chest and Hands. This nourishing balm can be used on your face, neck, chest, and hands—even on the go!
TIP #4: USE A NIGHT BALM
Overnight hydration is important, too! While you can use the same moisturizer you use during the day in your evening routine, it’s a good idea to invest in a hydrating balm specifically formulated for nightly use, like the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition Honey Night Balm. Formulated with manuka honey extract and nurturing oils, the balm effectively penetrates the skin's surface layer to comfort and strengthen mature, very dry skin.
TIP #5: SLOUGH SKIN WITH A BODY SCRUB
Just as you should use a face scrub to slough away buildup, you should use a body scrub to say goodbye to dead skin cells and impurities that can lead to a rough, uneven skin texture.
TIP #6: SHAVE LIKE A PRO
Chances are, the super-soft skin you're envisioning is free of stubble. Make sure to use shaving cream and a fresh razor to remove any unwanted hair and reveal smooth, soft skin underneath!
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TIP #7: SMOOTH ON BODY LOTION
We bet you saw this tip coming—your body needs moisture, too! Be sure to make time in your day to slather on a body lotion for super soft skin.
TIP #8: MOISTURIZE DAMP SKIN
They say timing is everything, and this pertains to when you moisturize as well. It’s best to apply face or body lotion when your skin is still slightly damp, fresh out of the shower. This is because you’re able to trap the moisture on your skin!
TIP #9: LOCK IN THAT MOISTURE
Speaking of moisturizing, you don’t want all of your creams and lotions to soak into your sheets when you slip into bed. At night, consider smoothing lotion onto your feet and hands, then popping on a pair of fuzzy socks and gloves. Keeping your moisturizing products where they belong will leave your skin feeling extra soft!
TIP #10: USE A HYDRATING SELF-TANNER
Interested in rocking a fake glow? If you have your eye on self-tanner, be sure to use one that’ll hydrate your skin while bronzing. Our rec? The L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Hydrating Self-Tanning Milk Medium, which gradually delivers an even, bronzed glow while softening and nourishing your skin.
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