Having a tight skincare regimen is usually at the forefront of our self-care routine, but where are we going wrong in that?

Well, firstly we need to know about our skin, to begin with. Skin doesn’t end at our neck and it seems silly to place all that effort into caring only for our face while leaving the remaining 80 per cent of our body to fend for itself. We can be better, we can know better and we can certainly put much more effort into it. 

All of that shall start here, with a rigid body care routine. When we consider skincare, facial aspects are typically the primary thing that pops into our minds. The rest of our bodies usually gets ignored. But why’s there such negligence? It’s worth noting that neglecting your skin can put your health in danger (no joke). Also, who doesn’t want to seem flawless from head to toe?! Being the body’s largest roadblock for infection, certain diseases/illnesses, and your primary defence against the environment, maintaining healthy skin is highly important.

So, let’s have a look at how you can develop a full-body skincare routine, that will help keep you on your target!

STEP 1

Clean your skin. Dirt, sweat, perfume, lotion, sunscreen, everything needs to be cleaned off. So, as for skincare products to soak up, the skin must be free from residue and debris, in short, your skin should be a clean canvas! Be sure to use a mild soap, preferably one that’s natural like those by Aspen Kay.

STEP 2

Remove rough/dead skin with an exfoliant or a scrub. Try the vegetable oil, peppermint, and sugar scrub below:

Combine 1/4 cup of vegetable oil, 1 cup of sugar, and 15 drops of peppermint volatile oil into a rough paste, place into a pleasant jar, and add a festive ribbon.

STEP 3

Are you shaving correctly? Shaving is additionally exfoliating. Wait for a touch to start shaving. The water will soften up the skin, making for a neater, and closer shave.

STEP 4

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Hydration can prevent dry skin. Curél’s Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer, Kiehl’s Creme de Corps, or La Roche-Posay Lipikar Daily Repair Moisturizing Lotion are all fabulous options!

STEP 5

Apply the finishing touches, such as toner or colour. If you still opt for tanning beds, you’re way behind efficiency. It’s evident that we all know how dangerous it can be to hit the jackpot of skincare. It may even backfire, putting us in the worst situation possible. Luckily, there’s now a good range of sunless tanning products available, where you can choose exactly what suits you. You’ll still get the colour without cancer!

The Necessities

Beauty begins from within. What you set into your body is simply as, if less, important than the products we use on our skin. Eating a skin-healthy diet, and drinking much water can make an enormous difference in the health of your epidermis. Having healthy, full-body skin doesn’t need to break the bank either. A couple of basics are all you need to know, to start getting that fresh-looking skin with a healthful glow.

Having a body care routine, whether it’s a head-to-toe scrub or a fast swipe of body butter, not only gives your skin that healthy-looking glow but can also cause mental satisfaction. In other words, it can boost your confidence to face your day-to-day tasks outdoors, without having to worry about your skin. It’s time to offer your body what it truly deserves. So strip off, slather thereon moisturiser, dance around the room and feel your best self. Our four-step body care routine gives self-love an entirely new meaning.

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