Paying proper attention is essential not only to the skin of the face. Check yourself, are you taking care of your body's skin correctly?
Caring for Your Body
If your skin constantly feels dry, tight, flakes, and looks saggy and dull, it means you are doing something wrong or not doing anything at all. Unfortunately, just taking a shower and rubbing with a washcloth is not enough for a beautiful, healthy body; regular and proper care is crucial.
The skin is the largest human organ, with an average area of 2 square meters and weight comprising 16% of the total body mass. It is responsible for vital functions such as regulating heat exchange, protecting against external mechanical impacts, and eliminating waste and toxins. For these reasons alone, the skin all over your body deserves careful treatment.
Regular care not only benefits your health but also has visual significance. Even if you exercise, eat well, but don't give enough attention to caring procedures, you might not get the desired results. However, all of this can be fixed. Approach the matter comprehensively, and your skin will say 'Thank you' and reward you with a beautiful, toned body!
We will consider the entire body care within the framework of universal procedures, but you should also consider the individual characteristics of your body (skin type, ingredient intolerance, skin conditions, etc.).
Morning and Evening Shower Routine
During sleep, sweat glands don't stop working, and just a couple of hours after evening water procedures, bacteria start multiplying in the armpits (the warmest and most humid area), causing unpleasant odors. That's why taking a morning shower is as necessary as an evening one. Additionally, it helps awaken your entire body and energizes you for the upcoming day.
Taking a shower in the evening cleanses your skin from the accumulated dirt throughout the day: dust, sebum, sweat, and cosmetic products. Clean skin can breathe easier, and active skincare ingredients can penetrate deeper into the epidermis.
You can take a bath 1-2 times a week, but not for longer than 20 minutes. Prolonged and frequent exposure to hot water accelerates skin aging and increases the likelihood of negative effects on the heart and blood vessels.
You can add bath foam to the water; it not only has a calming effect on the nervous system but also moisturizes the skin.
The water should be at a comfortable temperature, not too hot. Hot water can dry out the skin and also affect blood pressure and cardiovascular activity.
The temperature should not exceed 38-40°C (100-104°F). Ideally, it should be close to your body temperature, around 36.6-36.8°C (97.9-98.2°F).
Use them daily. We recommend avoiding soaps and shower gels that contain synthetic surfactants (SLS, SLES). Opt for natural products instead.
Products containing synthetic surfactants disrupt the skin's lipid barrier, depriving it of its natural protection, which can lead to the proliferation of harmful bacteria. In other words, they can be too aggressive and result in irritation and inflammation.
Natural soaps and shower gels cleanse gently without disturbing the skin's pH balance.
- Natural soap.
- Natural shower gels.
These products are sufficient to remove impurities, so using a loofah or sponge is not necessary. Besides, they can potentially damage the skin, and storing them in a damp environment can lead to the growth of bacteria, fungi, and mold.
With increased water content in the stratum corneum of the skin, such as when you spend a few minutes in the bath or shower, the permeability of microorganisms from the outside increases. Using a loofah, to some extent, spreads these bacteria all over the body, increasing the risk of them entering the body through the skin.
If you still use a loofah, be sure to replace it every 3-4 weeks.
Deep Cleansing. It takes about 30-40 days for the epidermis to fully renew. During this time, the stratum corneum (the outermost layer) thickens, and to avoid delaying the renewal process, our skin needs help in removing the dead cells. Scrubs are excellent for this purpose.
Pay attention to such a scrub as Lavender Detox Body Scrub. Thanks to its detoxing and mineral-rich properties, this body scrub offers a gentle exfoliation that effectively removes impurities and toxins while providing deep nourishment to the skin. Infused with the goodness of dead sea salt, cold-pressed plant oils, and vitamin-rich butters, it leaves your skin feeling smooth and supple.
Moisturizing and Nourishing
To maintain soft, smooth, and elastic skin, caring for your body is essential, and this involves moisturizing and enriching it with nourishing components. After every water procedure, make sure to use a body milk, lotion, cream-oil, or body butter to provide your skin with the hydration and nutrients it needs to stay healthy and radiant.
Body milk and lotions are perfect for daily use, for example, after your morning shower. They have a light texture, provide excellent hydration, and absorb quickly, leaving no sticky feeling on the skin.
Cream-oils and body butters have a dense texture, intensely nourishing and moisturizing. It's best to use them in the evening, about 40 minutes before bedtime, so the products can be fully absorbed.
Before applying any of these products, it is recommended to warm them up (rub them in your palms) to enhance their penetrating ability.
Unfortunately, the above recommendations may not always be sufficient to eliminate cellulite. You cannot completely get rid of this body feature, but you can make cellulite less noticeable and almost invisible.
Cellulite can affect not only overweight people but also those who are slim. Many factors contribute to its appearance: a sedentary lifestyle, lack of physical activity, slowed metabolism due to dehydration, improper nutrition, and more. All of this leads to impaired blood and lymph microcirculation in the subcutaneous adipose tissue and the accumulation of fat in fat cells. The more these cells stretch, the more visible the bumps on the skin become.
Massage can help eliminate excess water and toxins from fat cells and subcutaneous adipose tissue, thereby reducing cellulite. It activates blood circulation in problem areas, enhances fluid movement in tissues, stimulates lymph drainage, and creates conditions where cosmetic products have the maximum positive impact.
Types of home massage:
- Manual self-massage with anti-cellulite oil.
- Massage using vacuum cups with natural oils (be cautious if you have vascular conditions).
- Dry brushing massage.
Regularly perform massages at least twice a week.
Also, remember that the more fat in the fat cells, the more visible cellulite becomes. Therefore, it is crucial to maintain a proper diet and engage in physical activity.
Speaking of sports, muscle exertion also enhances blood circulation, so combining workouts with massages can yield even better results. To prevent a slowdown in your metabolism, make sure to drink plenty of water.
By consistently following these daily skincare rituals and caring for your body, you will undoubtedly achieve the desired results. The key is to be patient and consistent.