Still Got Winter Skin Woes? Here's How to Get Skin Like Cotton Candy

Baby-soft skin isn't as hard to get as you'd think!
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Apr. 13, 2020
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Whenever a friend or acquaintance accidentally grazes my bare arms, they often stop stunned and comment something along the lines of: "Why are you so soft?" "Did you transplant newborn baby skin?" "You feel like you just sit in a tub of coconut oil all day" The quick graze turns into me being pet with disbelief—how in the world is my skin this soft? I attribute my soft skin to my daily, weekly, and monthly whole-body practices, as well as being taught to moisturize my entire body right after showering (yes, while it's still steamy!) since I was in middle school. So, if super-soft skin is something you want to achieve, here are some practices to get your body feeling like cotton candy.Soak in Goat Milk & HoneyThere's something about being wrapped in a warm bath that makes us feel nurtured and taken care of. To make this experience even more nourishing, follow in the footsteps of Cleopatra; add a couple scoops of powdered goat milk, coconut oil, and powdered honey. Goat milk contains naturally occurring AHA's which gently exfoliate your skin while powdered honey works as a natural humectant, locking in all that gorgeously softening coconut oil. Powdered honey more easily and evenly dissolves into warm water than regular honey, but both will yield the same results.Moisturize While You WashMost body washes can strip your skin of moisture, leaving you feeling tight and dry. A body wash that still protects your skin's lipid barrier while cleansing is the way to go. Look for body washes with emollients, like shea butter or coconut oil. A favorite choice is La Roche Posay's Lipikar Oil Wash.Get Scrubbed Like a Slab of MeatOnce a month, make an effort to visit a Korean spa for their signature scrubs. They run for about $60 but a good Korean scrub can really take your skin to a new level of soft. You will get the craziest exfoliation of your LIFE, watching all your old skin pile up around you. If you have extra dollars to spare, most Korean scrubs can be done followed by an oil massage and milk rinse. How yummy!Sugar Up WeeklyOn top of a once-a-month deep scrub, weekly exfoliation is also a must. Sugar scrubs are the best because sugar is not as abrasive as salt and melts more easily into your skin. Herbivore's Coco Rose Sugar Scrub is loved by many!Get Your Omegas InOmega 3 is a fatty acid that plays a vital role in the structure of your skin. Consuming supplements like fish oil or evening primrose oil can help regulate oil production and boost your skin's hydration. There are even amazing body lotions to up the omega ante, like Fresh's Seaberry Omega-Rich Body Cream.Ayurvedic Oil DownsAbhyanga is the Ayurvedic practice of self-massage. The idea is to use warm oil and massage as a form of self-intimacy. Beautifully enough, the Sanskrit word for "oil" also means "love" - Sneha. By taking the time each night (or once a week) to give yourself a gentle massage, you are promoting overall body stimulation, deep relaxation, and nourishing the skin.
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