If you see your daily skincare routine as a quintessential form of self-care, then life becomes a lot easier. We agree, often building the right skincare routine can throw you in a perplexed state of mind – you might not know where to begin or where to end, which products to use and which ones to avoid, and how to use them and how not to use them. And while you stay focused on taking care of your facial skin, don’t forget about the rest of your body.
You see, maintaining your skin’s glow and health requires commitment, especially after a long, long day when you feel weary and unmotivated. We suggest pressing the refresh button. Indulge in a simple hydrating skincare routine that will leave you feeling clean, super moisturised and smelling divine.
Just follow our lead and bookmark this four-step hydrating skincare routine for your entire body.
- Step 1: Cleanse with a refreshing body wash
- Step 2: Say bye-bye to dead skin with a body polish
- Step 3: Moisturise, generously!
- Step 4: Treat yourself to a hand cream
Step 1: Cleanse with a refreshing body wash
After a tiring day at work, drop all your stress aside and jump into the shower for a relaxing body cleansing sesh. The skin on your body attracts an invisible heap of grime, dirt, sweat as well as the lotions and perfumes you layer up in the morning. All this needs to be washed off at the end of the day. A mild, fragrant formula like Love Beauty and Planet Coconut Water & Mimosa Body Wash is a great pick. Not only is it vegan and PETA certified cruelty-free, but it’s also made with ethically sourced ingredients like natural coconut water, coconut oil and hand-picked Moroccan mimosa flowers that will leave your skin super soft and delicately scented.
Step 2: Say bye-bye to dead skin with a body polish
Now that your body is a cleansed canvas, you want to make sure that your body is nicely exfoliated and sheds off any remains of dead skin on the surface. Including a body polish like the Dove Crushed Macadamia & Rice Milk Moderate Exfoliating Body Polish is the best way to get rid of dead skin and reveal brighter, glowing skin underneath. With a creamy texture, this body polish has soft exfoliating grains and one-fourth of moisturising cream for a super-soothing scrubbing experience. Plus, it is pH balanced and is sulphate-free and leaves your skin feeling super smooth.
Step 3: Moisturise, generously!
Let no excuse interfere with this very important step. After you’re out of the shower, slather on a calming, non-sticky body lotion like the Vaseline Lavender Moisturizing Gel on your damp skin. Filled with the goodness of calming lavender, and microdroplets of Vaseline jelly, this gel absorbs five layers deep into your skin and feels light and non-sticky. So before you switch the lights off for the day, give your skin plenty of hydration in form of this moisturiser.
Step 4: Treat yourself to a hand cream
Don’t let your gorgeous hands feel isolated from all the skincare you provide your body. Your hands come in contact with various surfaces throughout the day, add to that the constant need to sanitise can leave them dry and rough. That’s why it’s essential to keep hydrating hand cream like Vaseline Anti-Bacterial Hand Cream handy. Loaded with anti-bacterial ingredients, moisturising glycerine and vitamin E, it’ll keep your skin soft and germ-free. Win-win!
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Written by Pratishtha Rana on Aug 02, 2021
Pratishtha is a writer driven by curiosity. With over two years of experience in journalism, her toes are dipped in the exciting world of beauty, fashion, food, travel and luxury. Trust her words to help you navigate the do’s and don’ts of all that’s trending online (and offline). A lover of minimal aesthetics, she’s also big on experimenting with colours and prints, and often finds herself power-dressing even for a quick grocery run. When not at work, she’s reading a book, learning Korean, binging on K-Dramas and kimchi ramyeon or just karaoke-ing her hours away.