8 ways to look and feel gorgeous when naked.
Mr. Grey may be one smooth operator. And he has his own room of naughty tricks. But now so will you. Do this routine every other night before you sleep to get a body that’s so silky, Mr Grey’s silk sheets will not compare. The only issue, you may not get that much sleep after all.
1. Get wet.
Soak your body for 3-5 minutes in warm water to soften dead skin and open the pores. You should be able to feel your skin pruning up ever so slightly.
2. Gentle strokes are needed.
Put some shower gel on a loofah and sud up. Leave no spot of your skin without those tiny soapy bubbles. If you think you are exfoliating your skin with your in-shower loofah, you ain’t. It is too gentle to be considered proper exfoliation—it’s just a good way work up a lather.
3. Take it all off.
Ok, I’m talking about dead skin. I love using a body scrub made out of oil and sugar. These do a thorough job of removing the dead skin cells, without stripping the skin of the good stuff.
Always rub in a circular motion as it’s more effective in freeing ingrown hair. It’s also a lot less abrasive than a back and forth motion.
Don’t forget to spend extra time on drier parts of your skin like the elbows, knees and shoulders. And buff that butt! Many women don’t scrub their bums as often as they should. If you want it spanked, make it spank-able.
The skin on your décolleté and neck is a lot more sensitive than the rest of your body, so scrub gently or better still, use a face scrub instead of a body scrub as the particles are much smaller and rounded.
If your skin is getting red or feeling raw, stop scrubbing your skin immediately and rinse in cool water. Slather on aloe vera gel or cocoa butter to soothe and heal.
Tip: A spa trick is to always start at your toes and massage the scrub in a circular motion up towards your heart. Then start at your fingertips and massage up the arms.
4. Indulge your foot fetish.
Want to play footsie between the sheets? Make sure your feet are super soft. The heels and balls of feet get dry and thick due to all the walking around you do. So always keep a foot file or foot scrub made out of pumice in the bathroom and use it every single time you shower. That way, you prevent any build up of thick skin and prevent those dreaded cracked heels.
Tip: The best way to not get lazy about scrubbing your feet is to do it first and get it out of the way.
5. Part your lips.
Yes, lips are a part of your face, but they do have a habit of reaching different parts of your lover’s body. So make sure they are feather soft. Gently exfoliate them with your toothbrush every night after brushing your teeth. Just buff them in a slow circular motion, with minimum pressure. They will get extra pink, but not raw. Then massage in a flavoured lip balm for 1 whole minute to improve blood circulation and make them pouty.
6. Pat it nice and slow.
After rinsing, never ever rub your skin with a towel. Pat it gently so that the excess water is absorbed. You must treat your skin like silk if you want it to become silky.
Within 3 minutes of stepping out of the shower, you must slather your entire body with an intense moisturizer containing nourishing ingredients like cocoa butter, shea butter, almond oil, olive oil or aloe vera gel.
I prefer just massaging toning oils into my skin such as L’Occitane Almond Supple Oil and Clarins Tonic Body Treatment Oil. They smell spa-like and really tone your skin, leaving a glossy sheen.
8. It shouldn’t be a bumpy ride.
If you have those pesky chicken bumps on your legs, upper arms or butt, a scrub won’t help. You need a chemical exfoliator. Don’t freak just yet. Chemical exfoliators like glycolic acid (made of fruit acids) are far gentler than physical scrubs, yet more effective.
You should treat these bumps like pimples. Use either a Retinoid, glycolic acid, salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide ointment (get it over the counter at any pharmacy) over these bumps every night AFTER the moisturizer.
Always use a moisturizer on these bumps. The moisturizer prevents excessive dryness and helps them heal without any scarring.
Tip: These chemical exfoliants tend to bleach clothes. So make sure you don’t wear something you’re precious about.
So now, all you have to do is get between those sheets…nekid!!!!