As fascinating as it is to have a peek into other people’s skincare routines on social media, the reality is that for most of us, life is so busy, it can be challenging to stay on top of a skincare routine. And unfortunately, without proper attention, skin can become dry, irritated and lacklustre quite fast. It recovers quickly though too – skin responds well when you focus on it with the right care. So if your bodycare routine has fallen by the wayside, here are some easy tips to get it back on track.
The first step is to create a simple morning skincare routine for body. Start off with a shower or bath using warm (not hot) water and a mild, moisturizing soap or body wash. One of the most beneficial habits you can adopt as part of your morning skincare routine for your body is body brushing. This is a basic skincare routine requirement and you can do it on dry or wet skin; the most effective way is to flick the bristles over your body, from feet to knees, over thighs, hips and gently over your stomach, then wrists to shoulders. Body brushing promotes your circulation and lymph, which helps to shift pockets of trapped fluid and cellulite, refining your silhouette and enhancing your energy levels.
You may also want to exfoliate once or twice a week to remove dead skin cells and boost circulation. The best body exfoliators combine sea salt for a super crunchy skin-softening scrub like our Exfo-Lite Stimulating Salts For Legs, a mix of sea salt and deeply detoxifying Himalayan pink salt which is applied before a shower/bath to dry skin and then rinse off. Although developed for legs it can be used all over the body and each sachet contains 50grams, so there’s plenty in one application for a top-to-toe treatment. After your shower or bath, apply a light body moisturizer all over the body, from your feet up, to keep your skin hydrated and looking healthy.
Once you have established a basic skincare routine for your mornings, look into other ways to look after your body. Investing in a few quality products that will care for your skin can make a world of difference. Look for ingredients which soothe, nourish and moisturize the skin; even better, look for products containing antioxidant ingredients and properties that improve your circulation and lymph, such as our Air-Lite Daily Lift For Legs. Legology developed this to encourage the body’s natural drainage ability to deeply detox and energise as well as providing all the care benefits you would expect from a moisturiser.
Importantly, remember to celebrate what makes your body unique as part of your bodycare routine. Building body confidence will ensure that you feel comfortable in your own skin, and this positive attitude will be reflected in your bodycare routine. Accentuating your favourite features and learning to love your body as it is will help keep you motivated to stick with your bodycare habits and keeping fit and in shape.
With these easy tips, you’ll be able to get your bodycare routine back on track in no time. Once you start incorporating a few new habits, you’ll find that you enjoy taking care of yourself more than ever before and you’ll notice the benefits fast.