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How to Achieve Soft and Radiant Skin at Home

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Caring for your skin and keeping it soft and glowing can help improve anyone’s appearance, but the benefits don’t stop there. Your skin is the largest organ in your body, after all, and responsible for keeping you protected from outside influences like heat and cold. Plus, there’s no denying that healthy, radiant skin can give you a major confidence boost. 

Want to know how you can get glowing skin at home? We’ve put together this guide to help you achieve and maintain the radiant skin you’ve always wanted with expert advice and product recommendations from Dermatologist Dr. Caroline Robinson. 

 

How to get soft and radiant skin

 

1. Cleanse regularly

The first step to beautiful skin is clean skin. Getting into the habit of regularly cleansing your skin before applying skin-care products will maximize their benefits and help you achieve your best glow yet. Whether you decide to cleanse once or twice a day, establishing a gentle cleansing routine that caters to your skin’s needs is essential. 

You should also avoid long showers with hot water and harsh soaps or cleansers, as these can damage the skin and compromise your radiant look.

2. Deep nourishment of the skin

When it comes to moisturizing the body, a common mistake that many make is skipping over moisturization after cleansing. Building a body care regimen that allows you to moisturize at least 1-2 times a day is just as crucial as any step. 

If you have been skipping your moisturizing routine, then Vaseline® Radiant X Deep Nourishment Body Cream can help give your skin an extra moisture boost to make up for lost time.

This shea butter-infused formula contains coconut oil and vitamin C and helps to instantly hydrate and replenish skin moisture. It is also great for those who already use a body lotion as part of their beauty routine but are looking for products with more elevated formulas.

Pro tip: Moisturize your hands while on the go with a hand cream that can keep up with your hand washes throughout the day! Vaseline® Radiant X Deep Nourishment Hand Butter provides all the beautiful benefits of the deep nourishment body cream we mentioned above  but comes in smaller packaging that you can take on the go!

3. Hydrate and replenish

To give your skin that extra glow, try the Replenishing Body Oil from our  Radiant X range. This quick-absorbing   and non-sticky formula is enriched with 1% lipids to help soften and revive dull skin. The combination of deeply nourishing oils leaves the skin feeling hydrated while giving you a gorgeous glow!

Use it after hydrating your skin with moisturizers like Vaseline® Radiant X Deep Nourishment Hand Butter or Vaseline® Radiant X Deep Nourishment Body Cream to keep that new hydration intact. It can also be mixed into other products, such as Vaseline® Radiant X Nourish & Even Tone Body Lotion, to help soften and revive skin.

4. Nourish and even tone through spot treating

There’s nothing to be shy about in the fact that we all have sections of our skin that could use extra love and attention. For instance, skin discoloration and dark spots are examples of skin concerns that many people face. If you are looking to even out your skin tone, Vaseline® Radiant X Even Tone Nourishing Body Lotion can help visibly reduce the appearance of dark spots in as little as 14 days! With 1% niacinamide, coconut oil and vitamin C, this body lotion helps even out skin tone while providing essential hydration.

Hormonal changes and fluctuations

Hormone fluctuations can contribute to an uneven skin tone. This is why some pregnant women may begin to experience an increased level of skin discoloration due to significant endocrinological changes6 .

 

Pollution

There is a growing body of research that suggests environmental pollution can play a part in skin discoloration. This is because nanoparticles of air pollution can enter the skin and trigger chemical processes that can age it7.

 

The mighty ingredient: What is niacinamide? 

If creating a more even skin tone while nourishing your skin sounds like #SkinGoals for you, niacinamide might be the secret tool you are looking for! 

Niacinamide is a type of Vitamin B-3 with several potential benefits for you skin. Not only can niacinamide help you to manage an uneven skin tone and brighten dark spots but it can also help to prevent the production of fine lines and wrinkles over time6,7 .

Want fast results? Good news! Dr. Robinson shares that niacinamide is "clinically proven to even skin tone in just two weeks when used regularly."

 

How does niacinamide work with your skin? 

Now, you may be wondering how niacinamide works to transform your skin. Dr. Robinson explains that niacinamide "is essential to over 200 enzymatic reactions in the human body. It’s a trusted ingredient to help with skin hydration, the look of pores, and evening skin tone."

It can also help to protect your skin from environmental stressors by helping to build and maintain skin cells that protect you from external aggressors. This in turn can help reduce sun damage and skin dryness, as well as help even skin tone and slow down the production of fine lines and wrinkles6.

"Because of its many skin benefits, [niacinamide] has become an important key ingredient in skincare product Vaseline® Radiant X Even Tone Nourishing Body Lotion that includes 1% niacinamide. Higher percentages of niacinamide can be irritating to certain people, therefore a 1% formula was developed," explains Dr. Robinson.

Vaseline® Radiant X

Vaseline® products help to heal dry skin and keep skin moisturized. For many, the goal is to have radiant skin with a soft, smooth texture. This is something that our Radiant X range provides, with a body cream, body oil, body lotion and hand butter that work to nourish and revive the skin.

Each product contains ultra-hydrating lipids that work to maintain a healthy glow for any skin, as well as keep it super soft and beautiful. Each product in the Radiant X line has been co-created with expert dermatologists and targets different aspects of the skin to keep it radiant.

Our Vaseline® Radiant X Even Tone Nourishing Body Lotion, for example, visibly reduces dark spots and evens skin tone. The deep nourishment of the body and hand creams work to moisturize and help heal dry skin. For dull skin, the replenishing body oil and its 1% lipids ensure that even the dullest skin can be revived and become soft to the touch.

Radiant X and your already-established routine

Even if you’ve already established a skin routine for yourself, the simplicity of the Vaseline® Radiant X range allows you to plug it into an existing routine with ease. Each product in the line serves a unique purpose and targets different skin concerns to help you maintain radiant skin.

"While sticking to one product is helpful, using multiple products to work together at once certainly speeds up the process and provides your skin the extra love and support it needs," adds Dr. Robinson.

 

Expert advice for soft and radiant skin

Want the best skincare advice? Look no further! Dr. Robinson is here with her expert advice.

Firstly, she stresses that moisturizing is key, "especially after bathing while your skin is still wet." And also at night time, "as our skin recovers and repairs while we sleep. Our body is more permeable at night, causing us to lose moisture so make sure to moisturize before going to bed to achieve that radiant, super soft, glowing skin."

Next, she shares the importance of a healthy lifestyle: “To truly glow, you must start from within."

"I tell my patients to always drink a lot of water to ensure they are hydrated and stick to a healthy diet so they’re getting all the vegetables and vitamins. Taking daily vitamins as well is also a must whether that be your daily multivitamin or vitamins recommended by your doctor."

How will you be transforming and elevating your body care routine beyond the face? We want to learn from you! Share your journey with us @VaselineBrand for a chance to be featured!

 

 

These articles provide general tips and information about improving skin health. They are written by health and beauty writers. They are not written by health care professionals and, as such, don’t constitute medical advice. If you have a serious skin condition, please consult a medical professional.

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