Facial skin suffers less from neglect than body skin. So, yes, the skin on your face sees more of the environment and is a lot more sensitive than your body skin, but on the other hand, body skin is in contact with clothing and whatever detergents we wash them in and perspiration is held against the body too.
That said, start applying our body skin tips and watch your skin respond to your attention in ways you’d never imagine!
4 Things Your Body Skin Needs
No excuses on this one. Get some exfoliating gloves, a back scrubber, and some organic body wash. Avoid products with alcohol as an ingredient. Alcohol is harsh, too harsh even for acne breakouts. A reputable organic body wash has all that your body skin needs.
Two or three times a week is all you need and remember to focus on heels knees and elbows.
- Dry Brushing
Not mentioned often enough, dry brushing your body skin before getting into the shower or tub works wonders. With dry brushing, circulation and lymphatic flow are increased, cellulite is minimized, and your skin's natural detoxification process is certainly enhanced.
Click on this link for a great dry brushing tutorial to get your enthusiasm up.
‘Moisturizing right after showering helps trap some of the water in your skin, keeping it hydrated,’ says Debra Jaliman, MD, a board-certified dermatologist and author of Skin Rules: Trade Secrets from a Top New York Dermatologist. That is a vital tip because essentially showering as often as we all need to, does dry out body skin.
Rubbing a good organic moisturizer, or cell-care oil, onto damp skin helps retain some moisture. ‘You should also look for moisturizing ingredients like shea butter.. and plant oils like avocado…’ Jaliman recommends.
Besides being mindful to moisturize body skin, never overlook how much drinking your 2 lt of water per day contributes to your skin. Elasticity, moisture, and a glowing appearance are all attributed to drinking adequate water daily! Never skip this step.
In summary; your body skin will respond to your efforts to exfoliate, brush, nourish and hydrate. Teaching your family to care for their body skin as much as facial skin encourages the self-care ethic we need to offset environmental and incidental stresses to body skin.