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On the Surface: Tips to Get Smoother Skin

Nobody wants to have rough, itchy, or unappealing skin. Fortunately, there are a lot of different treatments that can help to replace it with soft, smooth skin. Most are quick and easy to apply, so there’s very little reason to tolerate rough skin for long. This winter, don’t wait. Use these ideas to improve the look and feel of your skin.

On the Surface: Tips to Get Smoother Skin

Exfoliate

Exfoliation refers to a variety of techniques that remove dead skin from the body. The methods can be grouped into two broad categories. Mechanical exfoliation uses force to remove the dead skin. Pumice stones are the most common and famous example, but scrubbing with any mildly abrasive tool will work. Hair removal through waxing or wet shaving will also get rid of the top layer of dead skin. Chemical exfoliants are common in beauty treatments, but some people also use them at home. They use a chemical, usually a weak acid, to remove the dead skin. Lemon juice and wine are popular choices for home use, although they lack the power of some medical exfoliants and should not be used near the eyes or any other openings to the body.

Treat Spider Veins

Spider veins are the reddish networks of enlarged veins that are visible through the skin, usually on the leags. Many people get them at some point during their lives, but that’s no reason not to get rid of them. Removing them is a medical procedure that requires an Ivein vein center and doctor, but is still a fairly quick and easy one. According to a center for Spider Vein treatment in Utah, sclerotherapy, which involves injecting a medication into the veins, is the most common choice. It causes blood to flow through other veins, which causes the spider veins to shrink. Laser therapy can also work when sclerotherapy is ineffective or undesirable, but the process takes significantly more time.

Apply Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is a small plant with a big place in traditional medicine and cosmetics. The plant’s leaves contain a soothing gel that can help fight wrinkles, remove blemishes, treat acne, and leave a wonderful cooling sensation on the face. It’s a common ingredient in facial treatments, but it can also be rubbed into the skin on its own every two or three days. Some people all mix it with a small amount of lemon juice and honey to make a soothing facial mask.

One of the big advantages to using Aloe is that the plants are easy to grow in your own home. One or two plants will provide enough gel to keep your skin healthy and a nice amount of greenery for your home at the same time.

Getting smooth skin doesn’t have to be a challenge. Talk to a doctor if you have painful veins, and then focus on keeping it clean and healthy. Exfoliate regularly, keep your skin moisturized with Aloe, and you’ll find yourself with fresh skin soon enough.

About the Author

Da Vinci, Editor in Chief of Your Life After 25, has carved out her own position as a “Realistic Optimist,” and modern day Renaissance woman. Your Life After 25 is the women’s magazine for all women, but we put a spin on things and also make sure to embrace life for ladies over 25. Whether you’re 25, 30, 35, 40, 50 or older we have something for you! Your Life After 25 “Believe It Or Not, It Does Go On”

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