We only have one body, which is why we need to take care of it. If you’re ever walked into a department store in search of body care products, you’ve probably been met by hundreds of shelves of miscellaneous products. In this article we give you a few body care tips that will help you glow!
Some might feel as though they’re in a foreign language. Thanks to beauty innovation, there’s a product to solve every minor body image issue.
There’s no denying that it can feel overwhelming when you’re trying to establish a routine.
Do I need this product? What is this serum for? Why is this treatment so expensive? We’re going to share the seven tips that every woman needs to form the basis of their skincare routine.
Hydration is key
Our first tip is a lifestyle change that you can easily make to your daily life. We’re all told to drink eight glasses of water a day, but what are the benefits? When your body is properly hydrated, your skin’s protective barrier can function properly to prevent you from losing moisture in your skin. If you suffer from dry skin, you’ll want to make sure you’re hitting your daily water intake. Water is also an ideal alternative to high-calorie, sugary drinks if you’re trying to lose weight.
Moisturizer Is Your Best Friend
If there’s only one part of your skincare routine that you can do, make sure it’s your moisturizer. You’ll want to have a tub of moisturizer on your vanity or bedside table. Moisturizer is the key to reducing breakouts as it helps your skin maintain its pH balance.
When you apply moisturizer, it helps to even out your skin and can diminish the appearance of imperfections. Whatever age you are, you can take advantage of the anti-ageing properties of moisturizer, which helps to keep your skin feeling plump so it can fight off fine lines and wrinkles.
If you’re a fan of hot showers, you’ll want to moisturizer right afterwards as the heat strips your skin of its moisture and leaves it feeling dry.
Don’t Forget Your Lips
When it comes to establishing a skincare routine, we often forget about our lips. Lip balm is a product you want to use all year round, and not just in the winter when freezing temperatures dry out your lips. You don’t need to break the bank to buy an effective lip balm, as you’ll often find some of the best sitting in your local pharmacy or drugstore. Using lip balm will help soften the lines around your lips and add a hint of colour if you choose a tinted lip balm.
Add a lip balm to your night-time skincare routine to help protect the new skin cells that your lips produce while you sleep. Keep a lip balm with you on the go to apply whenever you feel your lips start to dry out. You can also use lip balm to prep your lips before applying lipstick or gloss.
Exfoliate Your Skin
We use a cleanser to remove dead skin and makeup from our face, but sometimes we forget about exfoliating the rest of our body. Our skin cells regenerate every 30 days, which means you lose millions of skin cells every week. A gentle exfoliator will remove dead skin cells to leave you with smooth and silky skin.
You’ll want to make exfoliating a part of your body care routine and aim to exfoliate twice a week. It’s best to exfoliate when your skin is wet, and you’ll want to rinse off your freshly exfoliated skin with warm water. Exfoliating is essential if you want to work on your tan, and it can stimulate your blood flow to give you healthy-looking skin. Don’t forget to finish your exfoliating routine by moisturizing your body with a lotion.
Always Apply Sunscreen
We’re all in the habit of applying sunscreen during the summer or when we’re heading to the beach, but sunscreen is something that should be a part of your daily routine. Even when you can’t see the sun, you’re still being exposed to UV rays that can speed up the signs of ageing.
Choose a sunscreen with at least SPF 30 – or higher if you live in a warmer climate – and apply at the end of your morning skincare routine. During the summer, you’ll want to make sure you’re reapplying your sunscreen throughout the day. Try to use makeup products, such as foundations and BB creams, that contain an SPF.
Never Go To Sleep With Your Makeup On
Every woman has done it. You’ve just come in from a night on the town, and all you want to do is go straight to bed. You wake up the next morning to realise that you’ve fallen asleep with your full face of makeup on. No matter what, you need to try to remember to remove your makeup. If you want a handy solution, keep a packet of makeup wipes on hand next to your bed. Falling asleep with your makeup on can lead to clogged pores which can cause redness, skin irritation and breakdown your collagen production.
Ideally, remove your makeup by using a double cleansing routine. Micellar water is one of the most popular ways of removing makeup, and you can follow this up with a cleansing balm to make sure you’ve got everything off your skin.
Get Your Tan from a Bottle
We all love to have sun-kissed skin, but the days of sitting under a tanning bed are far behind us. When the sun comes out, everyone wants to lay out along the beach to work on their tan. Instead of putting your skin at risk, get your tan from a bottle. Not only will you get an even tan, but you’ll also likely get a little extra colour that you wouldn’t get from the sun. Anyone who has ever suffered from a nasty sunburn can tell you the dangers of sunbathing.
With an instant tan, you’ll have to establish a routine of touching up every three days. Tanning products typically have moisturizing properties, meaning you can hydrate your skin while working on giving yourself a healthy glow. 86% of skin cancer cases are preventable, so when you’re in the sun, make sure you’re wearing a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.