Make 2011 Your Sexiest Year Yet! Day 17: Get Sexy, Smooth Skin!
Avoid the dreaded alligator skin and make your body as touchable as possible!
-The Betty Editors
Welcome to Day 17 of your SEXIEST year ever! Click here to catch up on Day 16: Drink Away A Dress Size!
Prominent dermatologist Dr. Zein Obagi knows that feeling sexy and having great skin go hand in hand. We ladies are always more confident and attractive when we’re comfortable in our skin!
For radiant skin that begs to be touched, Dr. Zein Obagi says:
Step One: Don’t Stop Moisturizing
Pigmented, wrinkled hands are a real turn off. Take good care of your hands, so they don’t make you look older than you really are. Use a hand lotion that contains SPF 20 or higher and reapply it after cleansing.
Step Two: Use Exfoliating Gloves
Whenever you shower or bathe always use exfoliating gloves. Dead skin cells have a rough, dull feeling. Exfoliation is really the most important thing you can do for soft, sexy skin.
Step Three: Be Gentle
After you get out of the shower, lightly pat your skin dry. While your skin is still damp, cover your entire body with a lotion that both hydrates and exfoliates (like ZO Skin Health Body Emulsion). If you do this every day, your whole body will feel soft, sexy, and look younger!
Step Four: Skip the Bath
Take a shower instead of a bath. You’ll avoid the temptation of soaking in the hot water for too long, which dehydrates and damages the skin. If you’re going skiing and enjoy a hot tub as part of your apres-ski routine, opt for sitting on the side of the hot tub, and sip a glass of red wine instead.