Most of us tend to be more relaxed when it comes to body care, skin care zealots included. We get it — your face makes the first impression, so if you are going to focus your efforts anywhere, it would make sense that your face is prioritised. But that doesn’t mean you should neglect your skin from the neck down.
A minute or two is all it takes to follow a body care routine that results in visibly healthy, smooth, and glowing skin all over.
Body Care Routine Essentials
Finding the right body wash is incredibly important. Many body washes contain fragrances that can irritate skin. Worse yet, the high pH of bar soaps can disrupt your skin’s barrier and the ingredients that hold them in their solid form can clog up clean pores. This is why a fragrance-free body wash is the best way to go.
Enhance your body care routine with a body lotion that goes beyond just softening your skin. Look for top-shelf ingredients like antioxidants, soothing agents, enriching oils, and other skin replenishing ingredients that help improve your skin long term. If you have rough, bumpy skin, you might want to consider a lotion that doubles up as a body exfoliator with built-in beta hydroxy acid (BHA) or alpha hydroxy acid (AHA). The 30 seconds it takes to apply a well-formulated body lotion can leave your skin looking younger and healthier.
Last, but not the least, the most vital body care step you can take is to wear sunscreen every day. No other skincare product can do what sunscreen can in terms of warding off signs of premature ageing like dark spots and wrinkles. Plus, it helps decrease the risk of skin cancer when used as directed with other sun protection measures. You might already be applying sunscreen to your face, but don’t skimp on your neck, chest, arms, legs, and hands — essentially anywhere on your body that is exposed to sunlight.
Choose a Gentle Body Wash Over Perfumed Shower Gel
Using a body wash that smells like lavender or citrus might be good for your nose, but fragrance of any kind (yes, even fragrance from natural sources like essential oils) can cause skin irritation and redness. Take better care of your skin by replacing your scented body wash with our fragrance-free All Over Hair & Body Shampoo. The gentle, cushiony formula multitasks as a shampoo for your hair too — even if your hair is colour-treated.
Body Lotion Banishes Dry Skin
If you’re dealing with dry skin from the neck down, daily care via a good, fragrance-free body lotion can make all the difference. Choose a formula that not only improves your skin’s ability to hold onto moisture, make sure it is also front-loaded with ingredients such as antioxidants to strengthen your skin’s defences against environmental aggressors, one such product would be our Daily Replenishing Body Cream.
For severely dry, flaky skin on your body, our Ultra-Rich Soothing Body Butter utilises a blend of non-fragrant plant oils, shea butter, and oat extract to immediately soften uncomfortably parched skin and keep it moisturized for hours. Indispensable for seasonal dryness, this crowd favourite is unlike any body cream you’ve tried before.
To diminish the appearance of uneven skin tone and leave your skin feeling softer and looking firmer, we recommend our silky RESIST Retinol Skin-Smoothing Body Treatment for use as part of your skincare routine. This product is powered by ingredients typically found in anti-ageing face creams and consists of a specialised complex of retinol, soothing emollients, and potent antioxidants to intensively smoothen all parts of your skin.
Try a Leave-On Body Exfoliator to Eliminate Skin Bumps
If you have tiny, hard, red bumps on your arms and legs, you may be dealing with what some people refer to as “chicken” or “strawberry” skin. With regular care, our Weightless Body Treatment 2% BHA is ideal for diminishing these kinds of bumps.
In addition, ideal for visibly improving rough, dry skin, our Skin Revealing Body Lotion 10% AHA removes built-up layers of dead skin, revealing smoother, softer skin from the neck down.
Struggling with chest acne and back acne? Our maximum-strength, alcohol-free CLEAR Acne Body Spray contains 2% BHA (salicylic acid) to target stubborn pimples and prevent new breakouts. This easy-to-use spray can be held at any angle (even upside down!) to tackle hard-to-reach areas of your body.
Use Niacinamide to Even Skin Tone
Dark spots, brown patches, and dullness aren’t just a skin care concern for skin above the neck. Uneven tone can also affect the neck, chest, arms, and legs – essentially areas that have been exposed to the sun over the years. However, shaving can also cause discolourations on the body, most notably the legs.
Our 5% Niacinamide Body Serum targets discolourations on the body and also helps replenish moisture and restore your skin’s barrier. With use over time, you’ll see a healthier-looking and more even-toned skin all over.
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