This weekend, we’re staging an intervention. It’s time to catch a break. When was the last time you weren’t stationed in front of your laptop - typing away relentlessly? It’s time to indulge in a little bit of self-care. We’ve structured a 4-step body-care routine for you - and it’s pretty straightforward.
01. Cleanse gently
We’re so invested in stripping our face of excess oils, dirt, and impurities that we forget our body’s layered with these debris too - as well as fragrances and chemicals from our soaps and products alike. Just like you cleanse your face before diving into your skincare routine, you must clean your body with a gentle body-cleanser or wash. The Pears Soft & Fresh Body Wash is perfect to start with - infused with glycerin and mint extracts, the mild body wash moisturises your skin instantly.
02. Exfoliate generously
Slough off dead cells on the surface of your skin by exfoliating your body. Incorporate a DIY sugar scrub into your shower routine twice over the weekend - and continue twice or thrice a week. Focus on scrubbing the rougher areas of your body like your elbow, knees, and heels. The Dove Exfoliating Body Polish Scrub with Pomegranate Seeds and Shea Butter is our go-to exfoliator when we’re indulging in a spa-like day.
03. Shave correctly
While you’re in the shower, retrieve your razor, and start shaving your skin after you’ve exfoliated your body. Your skin is softer at this point of time. Ensure your razor isn’t dull. Layer your skin with shaving gel, and shave with the grain instead of going against it - especially if your skin is sensitive.
04. Moisturise lavishly
After you’ve cleansed, exfoliated, and shaved your body, you must moisturise your skin to retain its suppleness. Not hydrating your skin can lead to dryness. And that’s exactly what we’re trying to avoid. Massage a dollop of your lotion into your skin to hydrate your skin, and seal in all the moisture. Our current favourite is the Love Beauty & Planet Natural Murumuru Butter & Rose Glow Body Lotion. Enriched with the ultra-moisturising properties of murumuru butter as well as the invigorating scent of bulgarian roses, this lotion delivers a generous splash of hydration to your skin instantly.