Body skin care is just as important as face skin care. You want smooth, soft, silky skin all over, so you not only look good, but feel good:
Shower in lukewarm/warm water. It’s so much better for your skin! Hot water feels nice but strips the oils from your skin and leaves it with all sorts of problems like dryness. It’s hard but try!
A loofah may not be the best because it collects bacteria.
You can get an African body sponge or a Salux Cloth or a microfiber towel. You can also get a spin brush. They are better to cleanse your body.
When getting out of the shower, pat, don’t rub with the towel!
And for beautiful hair, don’t rub with a towel. It is so bad for the hair. Use a cotton T shirt to dry instead.
Exfoliation is extremely important! You need to get rid of those dead skin cells.
You can make your own body scrub that will leave your skin super soft.
Just mix sugar (brown is better) with an oil like almond or olive or coconut. You can add honey and coconut milk and vitamin E for extra softness. You can also add vanilla for a lovely smell.
Make sure to exfoliate regularly. Don’t forget your lips! Exfoliate your feet too. Focus on area like knees and elbows.
Exfoliating gloves work amazing too.
Exfoliating your legs also helps get rid of those ”strawberry legs” and get a smoother shave.
Another thing that is great for the skin to exfoliate is a Korean/Italy Towel if you want to give that a try. It leaves skin flawless.
A coffee scrub is amazing because it firms the skin and helps with cellulite.
Add coffee grounds to your sugar scrub!
Dry brushing is a great thing to add to your body care routine.
It has SO many benefits! It helps shed dead skin cells, boost circulation, firms skin and can help with strawberry legs, cellulite and keratosis pilaris (those bumps on the body).
It leaves skin blemish free, smooth and glowing.
If you choose to do hair removal, do it right:
Soak you legs for a few minutes. Then, exfoliate and apply conditioner, shaving cream or coconut oil. Never dry shave. Use a fresh, sharp blade every time, replace it regularly and when shaving, don’t press hard and don’t rush. Then, apply unscented moisturiser to your legs.
After removing the hair, try not to wear pants/skinny/tight jeans at least for a few hours. This helps with ingrowns.
If you have strawberry legs you want to get rid of: Start waxing and exfoliate and moisturise daily!
Sugaring is also a great hair removal method. Try it and you might like it more than shaving and regular waxing.
You can make your own sugar wax at home.
Moisturising your whole body is very important. Apply the moisturiser on damp skin after washing. You can apply lotion/cream/butter and then an oil after that like Maracuja or Almond to lock it in. This leaves your skin silky soft.
If you have back/body acne/blemishes/pimples or want to prevent it:
Moisturize your hands and exfoliate your feet too.
You can make a scrub with sea salt and tea tree oil for your feet.
Use a pumice stone on them.
Put on heavy, rich lotion and put on gloves and socks overnight for soft feet and hands.
We all know the importance of skin care and sun screen for beautiful skin and to prevent wrinkles.
But we often concentrate on our faces and forget delicate areas like the neck, eyes, the chest and hands!
Don’t forget to apply it there too.
Follow this body skin care routine for beautiful, healthy skin from head to toe.