Body skincare tips: The holistic approach to skin care
It’s easy to care only for the skin on your face and forget about the skin on the rest of your body. The skin on your face is open to public scrutiny and is often the first to be criticised. However, skin on the rest of your body is just as important as skin on your face. Chances are the skin on your hands, feet, neck and other parts of the body will also be visible to the public. You’ll want to ensure this skin is cared for as well to have truly beautiful and healthy skin. There are tips that can help you adopt a holistic approach to healthy skincare.
Basic body skincare tips
No matter where the skin on your body is located, you need to cleanse, moisturise, exfoliate and protect it to have truly beautiful and healthy skin.
Cleansing and moisturising skin
Wash your skin every day, depending on your skin type. Avoid washing sensitive or dry skin with hot water because high water temperatures can aggravate these skin types. Apply moisturiser immediately after you take a bath to ensure it is absorbed better. If your skin is oily, avoid rich creamy moisturisers that can clog your skin and lead to acne problems. For sensitive skin, use natural moisterisers whenever possible. Be sure to look at the ingredients of manufactured cleansing agents before you buy to ensure you get products that won’t hurm your skin. Aloe Vera oils and moisturisers are often the best option for all skin types.
Exfoliating skin involves removing dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. This allows for natural renewal of dead skin to take place. Renewed skin is fresh, more radiant and has a beautiful even tone. Exfoliate the skin on your whole body, depending on your skin type. Scrub oily body skin several times in a week and sensitive and dry body skin once in a week for best results. Many skincare products in the market contain alcohol that is known to cause dry skin to dry even more. Purchase gentle exfoliates that will not damage your skin. You can make an exfoliating scrub to use on dry and sensitive skin at home with sugar or oatmeal.
Apply sun block on your whole body religiously. Your skin protects you against all types of bodily harm. Why not reciprocate and protect your skin from the sun? The sun’s rays damage body skin and disrupt the normal protective functions of the skin. Purchase and use products with sun block to keep your skin safe when you walk out of the house. Remember to also apply lip balm and similar sun block products to protect the vulnerable skin on your lips from adverse effects of the sun.