When it comes to skincare, your facial skin receives the maximum amount of care and attention. Amirite? Well, it’s time to start extending the same level of TLC to the rest of your body too.
The skin on your body is thicker and does not require as much care as the skin on your face, however, that is no excuse to skip on body skincare entirely — your body requires its share of pampering and nourishment because it’s equally susceptible to skin woes such as dryness, premature ageing, sun damage and more. Ahead, all the products you need to pamper the skin on your body with to keep it nourished and hydrated.
One of the most basic products of body skincare is body lotion. It helps to hydrate your skin and keeps it soft and supple. But most people make the mistake of applying a body lotion only during the winters and not throughout the year. Just like you moisturise your face all your round, it is important to moisturise your body all year round (irrespective of the season). Apart from keeping dryness at bay, a body lotion will also keep premature signs of ageing at bay.
Body scrubs A lot of people think that using a body scrub is pretty useless, but that’s far from true. Just like your face, dead skin, dirt, oil and impurities get accumulated on your body as well and it is important to get rid of them for smooth, bump-free skin. Did you know, scrubbing your legs regularly can help get rid of razor burns and ingrown hair too?
Sunscreen No skincare list — whether it’s for the face or body — is ever complete without a sunscreen. All of us know how important it is to apply sunscreen to our face irrespective of the season, but it is equally important to extend this application to the rest of your body as well, especially the exposed parts such as your decolletage, top of your hands and feet. Look for a zinc-based sunscreen that has an SPF of at least 30 PA++ for all-round protection from UVA and UVB rays.
BB picks: Dermalogica Solar Defense Booster SPF 50
Here’s one product you need to update your body skincare routine with – body masks. Did you know, there is a mask for almost every part of your body? While not all of them are necessary to use, it is important to use ones formulated for the hands and feet. Apart from intensely hydrating, toning and conditioning the parts that you use the mask on, a good quality product also helps to draw out toxins from your body and deep cleanse your skin.