Acne, spots and rough patches on your skin can be embarrassing and sometimes quite painful. Whether they’re keeping you from showing off skin this summer or just shying away from your partner, getting your skin in ship shape is very important. As a beauty and skin expert, here’s my guide on how to banish all your unwanted skin worries and achieve lovely, beautiful skin.
Bumps and Blisters
My skin occasionally develops red bumps from shaving or after a sunburn. Maybe you have experienced skin irritation like this, or just have naturally raised bumps on your skin. They can be an embarrassing problem for me, so I sought out how to get rid of them. While there’s no cure to make many long term bumps go away forever, you can treat them and help minimize their appearance. I recommend tea tree oil to help soothe and smooth your skin. You can purchase the oil and dilute it with water, or simply massage the oil into your skin. There are also lotions and body washes with tea tree that will help calm your skin. Try the GVP Tea Tree Cleansing Bar all over your body. The light minty smell combined with tea tree can help improve the look of your skin almost immediately.
We all get the occasional pimple on our arms or back as a pore gets clogged. For occasional or mild body acne, I recommend using a gentle skin cleanser on these areas when you shower, and following up with aloe vera gel. Aloe vera is very inexpensive, and aloe naturally contains antibacterial properties. For an extra soothing sensation, I like to pop my aloe vera in the fridge or freezer for a few minutes to cool it down. When I dot it on my acne spots, they’re instantly soothed. Aloe also makes a good moisturizer, so mix a little in with your lotion to help get softer skin all over your body. Another quick tip is to avoid wearing clothes that rub against he acne as much as possible. I like wearing tank tops around at home to let my skin breathe. Try No-Ad Aloe Vera gel on your problem spots to help see improvement.
Rough patches can crop up on your skin for a multitude of reasons, but usually it’s due to a lack of moisture or too many dead skin cells. The first step will be gently exfoliating your rough patch with a scrub. Try the Sugar Scrub by Lush to help buff away the dead skin cells. Just break off a piece and gently massage onto wet skin. The scrub will leave your skin nice and soft, and ready to accept your moisturizer.
The next step will be to use a good quality moisturizer. I recommend a thick body butter for extremely rough areas, or a light moisturizer if the are isn’t too dry. Slather on your moisturizer and work into your skin by massaging. I like giving myself a once a week exfoliation and moisturizing treatment almost like an in home spa day. Once you’ve fully massaged in your moisturizer, wear soft clothing like pajama pants to allow the lotion to set and to keep your skin from getting irritated. Try Burt’s Bees Honey & Shea Body butter the next time you moisturize for unbelievably soft skin.
The most important key to skin health is to get plenty of hydration. I recommend drinking about ten glasses of water per day to help hydrate your skin. If you’re feeling ambitious, try drinking half your body weight in ounces per day. If you weighed 200 pounds, you would want to shoot for 100 ounces of water. This can be hard, but your skin will thank you for it. I hope my tips and tricks will help you get your summer skin ready and feel confident and beautiful all year long.