One of the most frequent complaints I hear from customers and noncustomers is regarding their lower body’s skin texture. From dry skin to rough skin to patchy skin to lumpy skin, I’ve heard it all.
Obtaining smooth, soft skin texture from the shoulders down is not difficult, but it requires a few tools, and consistency. Now, we’re operating on the premise that there are no extenuating circumstances like psoriasis, eczema, body acne, dermatitis, etc.
This post is to shed some light on two basic things you can do to take your skin from lackluster to blockbuster.
1. Brush Your Skin
First up is skin brushing. In other words, exfoliate. Exfoliating removes dead skin cells. I’ve found that the best way to exfoliate your body is by brushing, not scrubbing. There is a big difference. I recommend two options. A dry skin brush or a wet skin brush.
Aside from exfoliating, a dry skin brush gives the added benefit of lymphatic movement, which can move lymph fluid through the body and ease lumps under the skin.
The second is a wet body brush, which is used in the shower. You simply lather with your favorite cleanser – or not – and gently brush your body.
Keep in mind, brushing daily is not necessary, especially if you have very sensitive skin.
The second practice is moisturizing, which I think is one of the most under-utilized skincare rituals. Moisturizers lock in moisture in the skin. I can’t tell you how many people I’ve spoken to who don’t moisturize their skin, yet complain about dry skin, itchy skin, rough skin, etc.
Wanna improve skin texture? You need to moisturize regularly, as in every single day. The heavy hitters are balms,
Of course, there are lots of other ways to amplify your glow, like drinking water and eating wholesome foods. But, these two things will give you a jumpstart.
My challenge you? Brush your skin several times per week and moisturize every day for 30 days.
Dixie Lincoln- Nichols is a biological science educator, certified health coach and entrepreneur. Her work has been featured in media outlets like, Oprah Mag, SELF, Yahoo, Redbook, Natural Health, Instyle, Working Woman, Huffington Post, Essence Online, Tampa Tribune and more. She is currently the Chief Self-care Connoisseur and founder of I. O. Beauty Market, where she curates products that are free of toxic, harmful ingredients.