The Lazy Girl’s Guide To Ultra-Smooth Skin

Have you noticed that your foundation isn’t going on as well as it used to? Does it appear cakey? Are your skincare products no longer absorbing easily? We suggest relooking the texture of your skin. If it seems rough to the touch, then there’s definitely a build-up of dead skin cells that need to come off ASAP. But what about getting smooth, flawless skin instantly? Often, time is not on our side or we don’t have the energy for a long-term, complicated skincare regime. If quick results are what you’re after then we have the solutions for you. Consider this your very own ‘smooth skin cheat sheet’.

Understanding Your Skin’s Texture

But first – let’s get to the root of the problem. Why’s your skin rough to begin with? There are lots of factors that contribute to it, such as sun damage, pollution, dehydration, lack of exfoliation, lack of moisture, incorrect product usage and other everyday stressors. If you live in a dry climate, you’ll be prone to rough skin. If any of the above sounds familiar, we suggest making certain lifestyle changes – this can help improve the condition of your skin. Make sure your sleeping patterns are healthy, your diet includes the right vitamins and antioxidants and you exercise regularly. Use a daily SPF of no less than 30 (throughout winter too) and flush out toxins by drinking at least two litres of water per day. Sounds doable, right? Here are the products to shop…

Get A Fuss-Free Exfoliator

Most exfoliators work instantly after you use them, giving your complexion a smooth finish and getting rid of dead skin cells in a flash. This particular scrub gives results super quick. Apply it to your dry skin and neck for a minute and then remove the excess product, working from the centre outwards. Once you’ve rinsed your face with warm water, you’ll notice how radiant it looks and how soft it feels. Soothing primrose found within the formula helps to eliminate the dead-skin-cell build-up. This exfoliator takes minimal effort but gives brilliant results, making it a must on this list.

Clarins Gentle Peeling Smooth Away Cream

It Was All A Blur

Blurring products are always a great solution for creating an illusion of smooth-looking skin. This 10-in-1 primer acts as a make-up base and gives off a blurring effect, smoothing out the skin and making imperfections disappear. Let’s run through the 10 benefits of this primer, shall we? (1) It primes. (2) It hydrates. (3) It has anti-wrinkle benefits. (4) It gives the skin a natural-looking glow. (5) It has anti-pollution benefits. (6) It has anti-oxidation benefits. (7) It minimises the appearance of your pores. (8) It evens out your skin tone. (9) It blurs imperfections. (10) It contains a SPF 15. Apply this primer to your skin before foundation to create a gorgeous, flawless finish.

Catrice Ten!sational 10-in-1 Dream Primer

Mask It

Sheet masks provide the skin with an intense burst of ingredients to soothe, soften and hydrate. If your skin feels uneven and in need of a quick fix, try one of these time-saving beauties. This BB Shot Mask can be compared to the results of a serum, as it plumps the skin full of moisture, adds illumination to your complexion and blurs out any form of imperfections, such as texturised skin. Leave it on the skin for 15 minutes and be ready to marvel at the condition of your once-rough skin. It’ll also feel silky soft.

Erborian BB Shot Face Sheet Mask

Mist Up

Facial mists are one of the best-kept secrets to smooth-looking skin and we love that all it takes is a few spritzes. An accumulation of dead skin cells has the ability to make the skin look very dull and tired. This hydrating mist recharges the skin with each spritz thanks to its blend of vitamins and antioxidants. Feel free to keep it in your bag and use it whenever you want throughout the day – be it after gym, once you’ve done your make-up, before you go to sleep or even first thing as you wake up. The spray is ultra-fine so you don’t have to worry about streaks. It’s a great way to achieve healthy-looking, smooth skin.

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Miracle Hydrating Mist

What’s your secret weapon for getting super-smooth skin in a flash? Let us know in the comments section below.


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