Caring the facial skin only, neglecting other body parts is counterproductive. Just like your facial skin, your hands and neck skin also divulge your lifestyle as well as your age. Therefore, it is necessary to care whole body skin to get a healthy, supple and fresh looking body skin.
Body skin care is almost similar to the facial skin care. The skin of your whole body demands and requires the similar basic skincare. A basic skin care routine, facial as well as body, completes in four steps; cleansing, exfoliation, moisturizing and protection. Following a basic skincare routine regularly helps maintaining the health and beauty of the skin. All four steps are necessary for every skin type; however, the frequency of the a few steps may differ depending on the skin type.
Cleansing is the first and most important step of basic skincare regimen. You should keep the individual skin needs in mind while cleansing. Make sure to cleanse your skin using a best suited cleansing agent. Don’t use oil based cleanser if your skin is oily or you will end up clogging your pores which in turn will give rise to acne outbreaks.
Conversely, if your skin is dry you can use oil based cleanser for regular cleansing. Those with sensitive skin should go for the cleansing agent that doesn’t irritate the skin. Never use hot water for cleansing; it can damage your skin.
Moisturizing is necessary to maintain the softness and smoothness of the skin. If your skin is dry, moisturize it frequently with a rich creamy moisturizing agent. Don’t forget to dab moisturizer over the whole body after taking shower. In this way it will penetrate deep into the skin. Apply baby oil at the end to seal the moisture in the skin and reduce evaporation. Those having oily or sensitive should do moisturization very carefully. Natural products are ideal for their skin types.
Exfoliation is also necessary for the all the skins irrespective of their type. This process helps purging dead skin cells and promoting growth of new skin ones. After going through exfoliation process, you skin turns out to be more radiant and soft. Avoid using an abrasive scrub for exfoliation. Do it regularly once in seven days if your skin happens to be dry or sensitive.
Protect your skin from environmental stressors such as sun, UV lights, pollution or wind etc. don’t hit outdoors without applying sunscreen with SPF15 or more. Use a chopstick or lip palm onto the lips to keep the lips moist thus prevent dry and chapped lips.