Who here is guilty of committing to a daily, 8-step skincare regimen for your face, only to neglect the rest of your body?
When it comes to beauty routines, many people place more focus on what’s above their neck and abandon everywhere else, not by design but by habit. However, it's important to remember that the skin on our body is just as important as the skin on our face. One simple addition to your skincare routine that can make a big difference to your skin looking and feeling its best from head to toe is by adding body lotion. Here are some reasons why you should consider adding body lotion to your skincare routine - you’ll thank us later when you’re reaping the long-term benefits.
Hydrating your skin
Just like the skin on our face, the skin on our body needs hydration to stay healthy and supple. As the seasons turn and we enter the cold, winter months, we are switching between the freezing elements outdoors to the warm, central-heated environment of our homes and workplaces, and our skin is directly affected by that. Body lotion is therefore a great way to add moisture to the skin, especially in areas that tend to get dry, such as the elbows, knees, and feet. Moisturiser works by trapping water inside the skin, thus keeping it hydrated. We can all agree that moisturised skin not only looks better, but also feels better and is less prone to irritation and itchiness.
Reduce signs of ageing
While we tend to focus on anti-ageing skincare for our face, it's important to remember that our body also shows signs of ageing, particularly around our chest, neck and knees. Dry, dehydrated skin can accentuate fine lines and wrinkles, while moisturised skin appears smoother and more youthful. As the skin loses elasticity and plumpness with age, it becomes even more important to keep it hydrated. You’ll look as good as you feel by simply adding a moisturiser to your daily regimen.
Protecting the skin barrier
Our skin acts as a barrier to protect us from external factors such as pollution and UV rays. However, a compromised skin barrier can lead to dryness, irritation, and even infection. Body lotion can help strengthen the skin barrier, protecting it from damage and keeping it healthy. Those with sensitive skin can also rejoice at the frequent application of body lotion, as body moisturisers help lock water into the skin, strengthening its natural barrier function.
Improving skin tone and texture
Regular use of body lotion can help improve the overall appearance of the skin, including its tone and texture. It can help even out skin tone, reduce the visibility of blemishes and scars, whilst leaving your skin feeling soft and smooth.
Helping with rest and relaxation
Applying body lotion can also be a relaxing and soothing experience. It gives you a few moments of self-care and can be a great way to wind down at the end of the day. The act of massaging the lotion into your skin can also help improve circulation and reduce tension in the muscles. Need we say more?
In summary, adding body lotion to your skincare routine can offer a host of benefits, from hydration and anti-ageing to improved skin tone and relaxation. When choosing a body lotion, look no further than our Antioxidant Body Whip. Formulated with nourishing Shea Butter, elasticity rebuilding Coffee Seed Extract and soothing Aloe Vera, this daily moisturiser helps boost hydration whilst fighting inflammation to calm irritated skin and repair scar tissue. Combined with Hyaluronic Acid and Niacinamide, it also intensely hydrates and firms the skin, leaving it silky smooth and nourished whilst extending the life of your self tan.
Apply it regularly, especially after showering or bathing, to lock in moisture and keep your skin healthy and radiant. Simply scoop out a generous amount and rub all over your body in small, circular motions for maximum results.