Do you have a perfect skin care routine, but body care is a bit of a different story? It’s time to change that! Make sure to pick the right body care products and adopt some ground rules so that you can successfully beat cellulite, unwanted body hair or dry skin. Find out about the basic steps of a body care routine and incorporate them into your daily life – you’ll be rewarded with a fresh, hydrated and healthy skin from head to toe.
For most of us, shower is part of our everyday routine – but are you sure you’re doing it correctly? To maintain the protective layer of your skin, you should only shower once a day with lukewarm (not hot) water and limit the whole process to a maximum of 5 minutes.
Choose your shower products according to your skin type. Dry skin will appreciate a softening shower oil while sensitive skin benefits from soothing shower creams and emulsions. And don’t forget to use a special gel for intimate hygiene.
Get rid of unsightly flakiness and speed up skin regeneration! Your body care routine would not be complete without exfoliation that removes dead skin cells.
Exfoliation should be performed in the shower about once or twice a week. Apply the body scrub to your skin and massage in circular motions without excessive pressure, then rinse thoroughly.
Depilation and Epilation
Do you know the difference between depilation and epilation, and which one to go for? Depilation removes only the surface part of the hair, it’s painless and doesn’t last long. It can be performed with a shaving razor or a hair-removal cream.
Epilation removes the hair along with the root and leaves your skin smooth for a longer period of time. You can pluck your hair with a standard epilator, wax, or sugaring paste. Or invest in an IPL epilator which removes your body hair painlessly for many weeks.
Have you heard about the 3-minute rule? It states that you have 3 minutes to apply your body cream after stepping out of the shower, because that way your skin can absorb more nutrients and stay soft for longer. We don’t need to remind you that hydration is a key factor in protecting your skin against external factors.
Your body care should correspond with your skin type. Dry skin will love a thick body butter or oil while sensitive skin appreciates gentle body lotions and oily skin needs light products with non-comedogenic formulas.
Against Stretch Marks and Cellulite
If you don’t exfoliate, massage or hydrate your skin, no wonder you’re experiencing cellulite and stretch marks on your buttocks and thighs. Remember that preventing unnecessary dimples and scars is better than treating them.
If you already have stretch marks and cellulite, find your specialised cosmetic products as soon as possible. Cellulite creams with caffeine or chilli enhance blood circulation and help dissolve fat cells while anti-stretch mark oils regenerate your skin and reduce the visibility of your scars.
Protection Against Sweat
Do you need to prevent unpleasant odour or reduce your perspiration in general? A deodorant will ensure a beautiful scent while an antiperspirant prevents sweating and keeps your underarms dry. You can even use both, or try a 2-in-1 product.
Apply the antiperspirant or deodorant to clean skin, ideally after taking a shower. If you want to enjoy the lovely scent all day long, keep a deodorant always with you and reapply it throughout the day.
Did you think you only need to protect your skin against the sun while you’re on holiday? Not the case! You should prevent the negative impacts of UV light every time you go outside – even when it’s overcast. It will keep your skin from showing premature ageing and developing age spots.
Your sunscreen should correspond with your phototype and the intensity of sunshine. And remember to apply it at least 30 minutes before leaving the house!