This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Nad’s Summer is fast approaching and even though Mother Nature has been playing games with us (blizzards & cold fronts in April?!) I am more than ready for bikini season and lots of poolside fun with my guys. My skin tends to be pretty dry year round but with these cold temps lately its been EXTRA dry! That’s why it’s so important that I follow a skin care routine. It’s taken me 30 years to really get to know my skin and educate myself on how to properly care for it. Today I want to share 4 things I do to achieve smooth skin year round but most importantly for bikini season.
Exfoliating your skin is or should be the most important step in your skin care routine for both face and body. I like doing it at least once a week to get rid of all the dry/dead skin cells on the surface of my skin . When you exfoliate you’re not only helping to alleviate any skin problems you may have. You’re also helping increase blood circulation which helps you achieve healthy glowing skin.
Because exfoliating increases blood circulation, breaks down toxins and encourages new skin cells to come through, it is very important to hydrate. Lotions are great and very important but I believe that healthy skin starts from the inside out. That is why I make sure to drink plenty of water on a daily basis.
Shaving has got to be my least favorite part of prepping my skin for bikini season. Aside from very dry, I also have very sensitive skin. I have to choose my products very carefully or else I end up with a not so cute rash.
I recently started using Nad”s Ultra Smoothing Exfoliating Wax Strips and I absolutely love them. They are a 2 in 1 strip that exfoliate and wax with just one strip. So you use the coarse side to gently buff the area you’ll be waxing. Then peel the strip, smooth over your hair and pull opposite direction of hair growth and voila! You can’t beat the salon quality at home ladies. I used them on my legs, underarms and bikini area exactly one week ago and my skin still feels as smooth as it did the first day.
It’s supposed to last 4 weeks so y’all know I’m all about it. 4 weeks of smooth skin? Yes Please! Nad’s Ultra Smoothing Wax Strips are also infused with grapefruit and pomegranate extracts and smells amazing + they are cruelty-free & the brands first 100% vegan product.
I lather myself in SPF all day everyday! Exfoliating & hydrating is pretty much pointless if you don’t protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Not only can it age you, but it can also dry your skin in the worst possible way and even lead to skin cancers. SPF is like the sealant for all the steps above. It locks in the moisture, smoothness and protects. Be sure to use an SPF of at least 30+ but try to aim for 50+.