If you want beautiful and glowing skin, you must opt for a bull body skincare regimen, and not just take care of your face. It makes no sense if you have beautiful skin on the face but rough patches on your neck or arms. Here are a few tips on full-body skincare that you should follow.
- Exfoliate your body
Exfoliating skin on your whole body will prevent acne breakouts and keep it youthful by removing dead skin cells. Many women put lots of time and effort in exfoliating their faces with walnut scrubs and other natural remedies.
But they forget that exfoliation of arms, legs, chest, scalp and back is equally important. Since the sensitivity level of your skin varies in different parts of your body, the technique and tools to be used for exfoliation should also be different.
Use Epsom salts to exfoliate your scalp, a light toothbrush to exfoliate your lips, a loofah for your arms and legs, a dry brush for your back, and foot-stone for your feet.
- Moisturize your whole body regularly
Irrespective of the season or the type of skin you have, moisturizing is important to keep your skin beautiful. As soon as you step out of your shower, dab some lotion on your body to keep the moisture from your bath intact.
This will protect your skin form losing its essential natural oils. Use moisturizers that contain aloe vera, avocado, shea butter or papaya extracts to have smooth and supple skin.
- Avoid changing your cosmetics too often
You might love trying out different brands of shampoos, soaps, lotions, bath salts, creams and body washes every other week, but that won’t do your skin any good. Pick a line or brand of cosmetics that suits you best and stick to it.
When you keep changing cosmetics, you expose your skin to different chemicals and compounds because of which it may become more vulnerable to breakouts or to other allergies.
- Use anti ageing creams for the whole body
Women are generally known to use anti ageing creams on their face. They forget that when skin ages, it ages unanimously on all parts of the body. In fact, tender and sensitive skin around the neck is more prone to wrinkles and sagging as compared to the face.
There are different types of anti ageing creams available in the market for different parts of the body. Make sure that you target wrinkles and signs of ageing on all parts of your body, not just the face.
- Use sunscreens for total skin care
Skincare is not just about using skincare products and getting manicures and pedicures at the salon. Protecting the skin is also an important part of full body skin care. If you are under the impression that you should use sunscreen only on those parts of your body that get exposed to the sun, you are wrong.
Protect your skin by wearing sunscreen in all weather at all times, all over your body. You cannot keep tab on which part of your body will be exposed to the sun’s harsh rays. So be safe and use a moisturizer induced sunscreen.
- Avoid long hot showers
Hot showers can be very relaxing because of which you may think that they are good for your skin. But the reality is that hot water can dry out your skin and widen your pores.
Excessive exposure to warm water can also reduce natural oils of the skin whose function is to replenish moisture. Following this tip will help you in having good skin on your whole body.