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With warmer weather on its way, it’s only natural that you’ll be wanting to show more skin in the coming months. Hanalei Company has found 7 ways to make your body smooth for the sunshine that’s coming our way. After the harsh winter cold, you might be feeling like your dry skin will never go away, but the truth is, there are so many ways you can ensure smooth and moisturized skin well before the weather warms up enough to wear your favorite shorts!
The truth is, hydration comes from the inside. Have you ever spent the day in the sun and came home with chapped lips? This is likely because your whole body is dehydrated! So, the first step to smooth skin is to hydrate. When you drink plenty of water, your body will already have the moisture it needs to get you through your day, which means your skin will look naturally brighter and more hydrated.
While you might think that exercise will simply cancel out tip number one, exercise is actually vital to skin health. When you spend time at the gym, you’re working to increase your blood flow, which helps to get more nutrients and oxygen to your skin cells, and therefore, helps to keep them hydrated. When you exercise, you’re also allowing your body to keep a healthy level of cortisol and produce collagen, which is essential to skin health.
Exfoliating is one of the key steps to maintaining healthy and moisturized skin. When you exfoliate using Hanalei’s Sugar Body Scrub, you’ll be removing dead skin naturally and adding hydration with the product’s Hawaiian kukui oil. Exfoliating and removing that dry and dead skin is essential to ridding your body of any uneven texture, as well as helping any dry spots feel better and more hydrated. Getting rid of dry skin allows moisture to sink in naturally, letting you get that soft skin you’ve been looking for!
This one may seem obvious to you, but it’s certainly one of the most important steps to gaining the smooth and hydrated skin you’ve been looking for. Hanalei’s Kukui Body Lotion combines natural Hawaiian botanicals with perfect moisture for your skin. It contains the essential fatty acids your skin needs and combines these with antioxidants, enzymes, and vitamins A and C. These important nutrients work with a favorite botanical at Hanalei Company: Hawaiian kukui oil, a fantastic secret ingredient with hydrating superpowers. Using this body lotion will bring important moisture back to your skin and nourish it for the long run.
It’s time to go through your products and look for those pesky drying ingredients! A lot of popular skincare products contain drying ingredients, from salicylic acid to sodium lauryl sulfate. When you use these products on your face, body, or even hair, you’re simply drying your skin out while you’re trying to take care of it! Instead, it’s important to use products that are naturally hydrating. Many of Hanalei Company’s top products include moisturizing and exfoliating natural ingredients and botanicals like aloe vera, kukui oil, and natural Hawaiian sugar cane. These ingredients are perfect for naturally benefitting your skin, rather than accidentally drying it out.
While you might not realize it, using very hot water in the shower or bath is another natural dehydrator. And with the weather on its way to higher temperatures, this is the perfect time to start turning that shower temperature way down. Hot water can dry out your face, body, and even your hair, so when you make your shower cooler, you’ll stop actively removing moisture from your skin, allowing for moisturizers to work their magic just a little faster.
Winter might still be in full swing where you live, but if you’re trying to get perfectly moisturized skin in time for spring, it might be best to stay inside on those super cold and windy days. The cold and wind actually dry your skin out faster than anything. When there’s less moisture in the air, it’s harder for your skin to retain it, so cozy up and enjoy those last moments of winter if you can, your skin will thank you for it!
Dry skin is something we all want to avoid, and luckily, there are plenty of ways around it. From simply exfoliating and moisturizing, avoiding the harsh cold, to finally breaking out a sweat at the gym (and drinking plenty of water after!), achieving that moisturized skin you’ve always wanted is never out of reach. Just be conscious of your products and environment and your skin will be looking and feeling its best in no time.
About the author:
Halle Homel is currently based in Southern California, where she spends her time with her family and dog, Josey when she’s not traveling. She spends her free time exploring new places, practicing yoga, and working on her blog, Halle’s Wandering Soul. Follow her on Instagram @halleswanderingsoul