With many people spending more time at home, it is a very good opportunity to treat your skin and give it some extra TLC.
It is not just your face that needs TLC, your body too. A gently cleanse, exfoliating, shaving and moisturising the rest of your body is important to improve natural cell turnover and eliminate dry, flaky skin.
Following are 4 simple steps to give your skin some extra TLC:
Most people focus on the treatment of their faces and ignore the health of ther bodies. There are some products with bad ingredients that irritate our skin. Perfumes, dyes, and harsh soaps are all very common and can dry your skin. For those with more sensitive skin, this may be the root cause of your skin discomfort or allergic reactions.
Excessive dirt on the surface may create follicle blockages, sebum trapping, sweat, and dead skin cells. Proper skin wash removes debris pores to avoid dirt from building up, allowing the sebum oil to touch unimpeded skin surface reducing the chances of a breakout.
Regular exfoliation is an important element of the prevention and treatment of body acne and inflamed pores. It removes dead skin cells from the surface of your skin to help prevent bacteria, sweat, and dirt from getting stuck under the surface of your skin.
Instead of using a scrub, look for products containing alpha-hydroxy acids or beta hydroxy acids. These acids exfoliate the skin surface and enhance its texture.
Sweat breaks down the bacteria on your skin which creates an unpleasant smell. Shaving armpits and body hair will result in fewer bacteria and less odour. Always remember to hydrate your skin immediately after shaving.
After the showering, moisturizing helps hold some of the water in your skin, keeping it hydrated. Each day humidifying can reduce the risk of developing extreme dryness or oiliness. Moisturizing reduces skin problems and helps skin stay young.