When it comes to men, it’s safe to say that it doesn’t take much to turn them on. Some women go to great lengths to squeeze into sexy, yet complicated-to-take-off lingerie, cake on pounds and pounds of makeup and wear heels that make them question if all of this (read: the pain) is really worth it, anyways.
Well, women, good news. Let the collective sigh commence because you’ll be glad to know that when it comes to men and matters of the bedroom, keeping it simple is best. Smell, taste, sight, hearing—all of these senses are important to revving him up, but nothing does it quite like touch. So, to keep his hands coming back for more, follow these seven must-know skincare tips that will have you feeling like the soft, delicate, buttery sexual prowess that you are.
Start with exfoliation
Before anything, you need to exfoliate. Not only will it keep your skin soft and supple, but it helps remove the skin’s surface of the dry and dead skin that clogs your pores and keeps you looking dull. Yuck. Simply pick up an exfoliating brush or gloves (any beauty shop or drugstore should have them) and a body wash with exfoliating beads and really scrub away all the impurities. Your skin will feel so soft and supple immediately afterward. Repeat this in the shower at least three times a week for maximum results.
Dry body brushing
Supermodels like Miranda Kerr swear by this. And if there’s anyone who we’re going to listen to for beauty advice, it’s her. The Victoria Secret model veteran, who, surprisingly, is 33, yet still looks like she’s in her early twenties thanks to her healthy lifestyle and divine beauty secrets, starts every morning with dry body brushing. It’s integral to her beauty routine and only takes a few minutes. You simply do quick, gentle strokes up your body before jumping into the shower. For women who are looking to reduce the appearance of cellulite, this is just the thing for them as this quick routine will get the circulation in the system going, remove dead skin cells, almost identical to the benefits of exfoliating, and help to aid the lymphatic system, which is largely responsible for flushing out the body of toxins and excess fluids.
Try coconut oil
If you didn’t know already, coconut oil is basically the Holy Grail of the beauty world. There was even the viral story of a 52-year-old mother who looked in her twenties thanks to her daily use of coconut oil. She used it on her hair, her skin, even in her food and this caused her to be always mistaken for being her son’s girlfriend. While you may not want to be mistaken for that, what you probably do want is soft, young-looking skin that your man can’t keep his hands off. Simply slather some on just like you would with moisturizer—it should melt into your skin as soon as you apply it and it doesn’t leave a sticky or greasy residue, which is a common problem with some lotions. You’ll also be glad to know that it has many multi-purposes, including acting as a makeup remover, an anti-aging face cream and even as a massage oil.
If you’re a regular user on Pinterest, then you’ve probably seen a million and one ways to get soft skin. Yet, many of these so-called ideas and miracle cures involve shelling out hundreds of dollars on different creams and serums. It can be a bit too overwhelming at times, so to keep it simple, trust in the at-home remedies that promise just as good results as the expensive solutions. One of these at-home, cost-effective treatments is using baby oil in the shower and finishing it all off with cocoa butter. If you’re a little bit weirded out at using baby oil, just know that the oil isn’t just for babies. Many adults use it for the purpose of getting skin “as soft as a baby’s butt.” At least, that’s how the saying goes. Give it a try—your skin deserves the very best.
Go old-school with cocoa butter
People hoard this stuff for a reason. When you think of soft skin, you think of cocoa butter and the reason for this is simple: it provides one of the deepest levels of hydration thanks to its fatty acids. It’s used religiously by millions of people, most commonly in countries where climates are harsh, and it prevents skin dryness and peeling, leaving your skin instead with a soft, silky feeling. Make it a part of your everyday beauty routine and don’t blame us if your man won’t grow tired of complimenting how soft your skin feels every two minutes. Experiment with different brands, read the reviews and once you find the product that you love most, stick with it.
How to get soft skin? Moisturize!
We really can’t say it enough, but we will: you have to moisturize like your life depends on it. Your skin doesn’t just need a good lather in the wintertime—you should be moisturizing year-round to help your body stay hydrated and perform at its peak. If you find it annoying to lather up at different points during the day, start with adding it to your shower routine. Nivea offers many in-shower body lotions that you can use and then rinse off right after.
Take care of your body
Beauty is skin deep and that means that it starts with what you eat and how well you take care of yourself. Just think back to those nights where you tossed and turned all night, only to wake up in the morning, look in the mirror and not even recognize yourself. Your skin was dull, there were bags under your eyes and you felt like you aged ten years overnight. The list of negative effects goes on, and it ain’t pretty, so keep it simple by eating a healthy, balanced diet, making a point to always take your makeup off before bed, getting enough sleep, drinking lots of water and making your health a first priority. Your body will thank you, as will that special someone in your life who will never get enough of the soft, supple, beautiful skin that you worked so hard to attain.