Boost your Body Care

Boost your Body Care

Lavishing all your skincare affection on your face while leaving the rest of your body feeling neglected? In this month’s journal, we’re diving into everything you need to know to show your body some love.

Self-care isn’t just about pampering your face—it’s about giving your entire body the attention it deserves. From combating dryness and sloughing away dead cells to maintaining a radiant glow all year round, body skincare matters.

Why full body skincare is essential

Here’s why you need to prioritise body skincare alongside your facial routine:

Protection from environmental factors: your skin faces a barrage of environmental stressors every day, from pollutants to UV rays. A dedicated skincare routine can shield your skin from these damaging factors.

Reduce signs of ageing: our skin naturally loses collagen, leading to wrinkles and sagging as we age. By caring for your body skin with moisturisers and exfoliants, you can help maintain its youthful appearance and minimise fine lines.

Hydration: dry skin isn’t just uncomfortable – it can also lead to itching and irritation. Regular moisturising helps keep your skin hydrated, ensuring it stays soft and supple.

Elevate Your Body Skincare Routine: 7 Essential Steps

Ready to elevate your body skincare game? Here are my seven steps to create a personalised routine that caters to your skin’s needs:

  1. Dry Brushing: Kickstart your routine with dry brushing – an invigorating method of exfoliation that promotes circulation and lymphatic drainage. Start from your feet and brush upwards towards your heart to reveal smoother, healthier-looking skin. As dry brushing is also a form of massage, it is a great technique to help relieve stress and tension.
  2. Cleanse and Wash: Choose a cleanser that suits your skin type to remove dirt and impurities without stripping away moisture. Whether you have oily, dry, or combination skin, there’s a cleanser out there for you. I love all the he Necessaire body washes, the Eucalyptus scent is refreshing and light. DrunkElephant: The Kamili Cream Body Cleanser and Scrubbi Bamboes Body Cleanser are also a couple of my top picks.
  3. Exfoliation: Treat your skin to a weekly exfoliation session to slough off dead cells and reveal a radiant complexion. Be gentle to avoid over-exfoliation, and enjoy the rejuvenating effects of smoother, more even-toned skin.
  4. Body Serum: Amp up your skincare routine with a targeted body serum packed with potent ingredients like hyaluronic acid and antioxidants. Serums hydrate, brighten, and protect your skin, leaving it looking its best. My go-to products are Bioeffect EGF Body Serum and U Beauty Resurfacing Body Compound.
  5. Moisturise: Hydration is key to healthy skin, so don’t skip the moisturiser. Choose a formula tailored to your skin type and apply it morning and night for a nourished, radiant complexion. I reach for CeraVe Moisturising Cream and Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream.
  6. Body Oil: Treat yourself to the luxurious feel of body oil, which moisturises and enhances your skin’s natural glow. Opt for lightweight formulas that absorb quickly for silky-smooth results. I love 111Skin Rose Gold Radiance Body Oil.
  7. Sun Protection: Don’t forget to shield your skin from harmful UV rays by applying sunscreen daily. Reapply regularly, especially if you’ll be spending time outdoors. My favourite body sunscreens include Ultra Violette Extreme Screen Hydrating Body + Hand Sunscreen and Supergoop! Play 100% Mineral Body Mist.
  8. Aesthetic Options: If you are concerned about areas of your body then you might want to consider aesthetic body treatments. Profhilo is a great option designed for tissue remodelling and improvement in the skin in areas such as the inner arm and the abdomen. Morpheus8 can be used to help tighten skin laxity and is especially popular over the abdomen. BBL is very effective at improving redness and pigmentation, commonly seen on the decolletage.
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From dry brushing to sunscreen, each step plays a vital role in nourishing and protecting your skin. Indulge in some self-care and give your body the attention it deserves!