Where To Start With A Body Care Routine:
To put it bluntly, your skin doesn’t end at your neck. Or even your chest, as the experts rightly often remind us.
While your body may not always be as exposed as your face, it’s still weathering the world for you. Sunscreen, sweat, dirt, pollution… you get the picture. While we take time to cleanse, exfoliate and rehydrate our faces, the rest of our limbs are often left behind. Dry. Unloved.
Now, that doesn’t mean extending your morning or evening routine by an extra half an hour with 15 body care routine steps (unless of course, you want to). But, by applying the same key steps from your skincare routine to your body, you can help keep things soft, silky and smooth. Dry elbows and knees, be gone!
Here’s your beginner’s guide to the best body skincare, according to yours truly.
First step, straightforward. Start in the shower and wash the day off (even if you've just been sitting on the couch watching Tiger King). Belting out your fave Lizzo song is encouraged, too. Your standard body wash or shower gel will do the job, but if you want to treat yourself, try something a little more luxurious. I can't go past Aesop for its bougie packaging, but Dr Bronner's Castile Liquid Soap is a great, more affordable, multi-purpose option too.