It’s so easy to focus on the skin on our face isn’t it? I mean, we see it every day and it can be the first thing people notice. But we should really look after the skin on our body too as it does such as great job at protecting everything we hold on the inside.
Looking after the skin on your body can be split into three easy steps; one, cleanse. Two, exfoliate. And three, moisturise. See, I told you it was easy! Let’s go into more detail…
How to look after the skin on your body
Step one: Revitalise your body skin with a great cleanser
The main reason for body cleansing is to remove the build-up of dirt and sweat so you can keep your skin clean and healthy. It goes without saying, an invigorating shower first thing in the morning or a relaxing bath just before bed can work wonders on your overall wellbeing too.
When you wash every day, you’ll need a body cleanser that’s gentle on your skin but tough at removing dead skin cells. I absolutely love using the Reviving Body Wash because it’s SLS-free which means it won’t dry out your skin at all and can be used on even the most sensitive skin.
Keep an eye out for ingredients like aloe vera. This amazing plant oil cools, soothes and calms your skin. It has antibacterial and antiseptic properties that help your skin heal naturally which is wonderful for calming acne, eczema and psoriasis.
Step two: Exfoliate!
This step is easily overlooked but it’s super important! When you exfoliate your body regularly, and by regularly I mean 1-2 times a week, you’re encouraging natural cell renewal by removing dead skin cells. The new skin can renew itself faster and better which gives it a gloriously radiant glow. When you exfoliate your body you should concentrate on the driest areas like your knees, elbows, ankles and feet but take care on delicate areas like your chest.
What is the best body skin exfoliator?
The best body skin exfoliator uses natural ingredients such as cocoa butter and mandarin that help nourish, soften and detoxify your body. The Luminosity Body Scrub is made with organic cane sugar which is a natural and super gentle way to exfoliate your skin. Organic cane sugar contains glycolic acid. This is a natural alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that penetrates deep into your skin to remove dead skin cells and make way for healthier, glowing skin. The sugar also absorbs moisture from the environment around you and binds it to your skin, keeping it plump and hydrated.
Step three: Moisturise your body every day
Have you ever gone so long without moisturising your body that your skin feels itchy? Washing our bodies in hot water draws out the moisture in our skin, leaving it dry and itchy. So, lavishing your body in moisturiser is the best way to lock in the skin’s moisture as it creates a barrier that prevents loss of moisture.
TheReviving Body Creamis made with papaya which contains antioxidants that help smooth and soften your skin, as well as vitamin A. Vitamin A is known for increasing the rate of new cell formation, helping your skin repair.
How to hydrate body skin
Moisturise your body while it’s still damp, but not too wet that the cream just slides off. Take time to gently massage the moisturiser in circular motions around your body, morning and night.
Is face skin different from body skin?
The skin on our face is thinner than the skin on our body, in fact, the only other area of our body that really mimics our thin facial skin is our chest. And that’s why you should always take care when exfoliating the skin on your chest. The thickness of skin really varies all over your body, but we have a thinner layer of fat on our face which makes wrinkles easier to see. The skin around our eyes and eyelids can be highly sensitive because they are the thinnest of all, so always take care with those delicate areas.
The skin on our face is a lot oiler and shinier thanks to the higher number of oil glands, and this acts as a barrier to ward off bacteria. And you’ll also find more hair follicles on your face than on your body but the hair on your face is much finer.