How to get smooth body skin
We focus so much on our facial skin care rituals that we often forget to cater to our body skin too. Baby soft skin can be achievable at any age. You most likely have the foundational steps of body skin care, like showering and applying lotion, down pat but let’s take it from the top. Keep reading for our secrets to achieving smooth body skin.
Before the shower
Healthy-looking, smooth body skin starts from the inside out. Do a skin check. If it’s looking dry, or even scaly then your skin barrier is probably not getting enough nutrients and moisture. Our skin’s barrier does a lot of protective work for us, so we need show it some love back.
Stay hydrated: The human body is made up of about 60-70% of water, so drinking enough of it is essential to keep your body functioning at a better capacity both internally and externally. The same way you feel parched when you’re thirsty is the same way your skin does.
Up your whole food and superfood intake: We say that the best diet for good skin is made up of a rainbow of fruit, veggies and wholefoods. Superfoods contain omega-3 fatty acids and (great for the keeping the top layer of your skin hydrated) vitamins A, C, E, B and D (great not only for your skin, also hair and nails).
Get your sleep in: You might be wondering what sleep has to do with body skin, but it’s actually vital in assisting the repairing process of your skin. While you’re sleeping, your body goes into recovery mode, healing all the daytime damage like UV exposure, and pollution.
In the shower
Temperature: Once you get into the shower, resist the urge to have a water temperature ratio of 90% hot and 10% cold. Hot steamy showers feel amazing, but they’re not great for your skin – especially in the winter months. A higher temperature can strip moisture away from your skin’s natural barrier, leaving you with drier skin in the long run. The ideal temperature should be lukewarm, not too hot, not too cold. If you can’t give up a hot shower, try and minimise your time spent under the water and how many of them you have a week.
Exfoliate: Exfoliation is a crucial step to getting smooth body skin. Exfoliation helps improve rough skin texture as it buffs away dead skin cells and build up. Even though our body skin is much more resilient compared to our facial skin, it’s still important to avoid using a harsh exfoliant or over-exfoliating. We recommend using our Smoothing Body Exfoliating Gel. It contains a perfectly balanced blend of natural exfoliators such as Walnut Shell powder and cellulose beads to polish away dead surface skin cells, revealing radiant smoother looking skin.
Sud up: Not all body washes are created equal. Some body washes are filled with nasties that strip your skin leaving you with a tight, dry feeling. Opt for body washes that naturally cleanse and soften your skin. Indulge in our Softening Rose Shower Gel, a gentle soap-free shower gel that helps restore moisture to the skin, smooth and rebalance dryness. Free from soaps, sulphates, parabens, artificial colours and fragrances, your skin will feel squeaky clean but still hydrated.
After the shower
Lotion: Don’t wait too long after leaving the shower to apply your body lotion, you want your skin to be slightly damp but not wet. By doing this, your skin will absorb the moisturising benefits of your body lotion or body butter more readily. Our Body Lotions are nothing short of a nourishing botanical cocktail for your skin. Rich in Avocado Oil, Shea Butter and Beeswax, they help protect your skin from environmental aggressors and also keep it supple, soft and glowing.
Body Oil: Seal in all that moisture with a body oil. Body oils are formulated to replenish and nurture the skin. Rich in essential fatty acids, our Rose Body Oil is lightweight, so your skin won’t be left feeling too greasy. Pour a small amount onto the palms of your hands and apply to the skin with smooth massage strokes. Not only does the delicate scent of Rose smell divine, but your skin will be left nourished and ultra-smooth and soft.