Your skin is the largest organ in your body. It serves as the first line of defense against illness and infection. Therefore, you need to put in some effort to keep it healthy and well-functioning. You probably already have a solid routine for your face. But what about your body skin? Remember that your body skin needs love, too.
Neck and chest
It’s advisable to use the facial products for your neck and chest areas. Skin care should not stop at the jawline. If you do not have the habit of cleansing and moisturizing your neck and chest, you should start doing it now. Keep in mind that your neck skin is more prone to aging since it is quite thinner than the skin on your face. You may want to give it an anti-aging cream to prevent wrinkles and sagging.
Hands are likely to be one of the most obvious telling signs of aging. If you have dark spots on your hands, you can try products with alpha hydroxy acid. Also, don’t forget to use sunscreen on your hands. You can shop for a hand cream with an SPF of 30 or higher.
Your elbows are prone to dryness. So, it’s important to moisturize them well. You should exfoliate your elbows with a loofah when you are showering. Then, use a towel to pat them dry and massage them with a moisturizing oil (such as almond oil or olive oil). Finally, seal the moisture in with rich body lotion.
The back of the arms
Many people have little bumps on the back of their arms. These are called keratosis pilaris, which can be improved with consistent use of a body lotion containing lactic acid. If you stop using the product, your bumps will be back. So, you need to use it daily.
Shaving serves as a kind of exfoliation. Thus, there is no point exfoliating your legs if you shave regularly. However, certain kinds of shaving may be drying. Your legs will do fine with only the warm water and soap running down from other higher parts of your body while you are showering. Then, treat your legs like how you are supposed to treat your elbows: pat them dry, moisturize them, lock in the moisture. If your knee skin is rough, focus on it more.
The feet are often the most neglected part of your body. Your feet will benefit from a lotion containing good exfoliants such as alpha hydroxy acid, lactic acid, or urea. Also, you can try applying a rich moisturizer on your feet and wear cotton socks to bed for smoother and softer feet.
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Review Date: May 8, 2017 | Last Modified: May 8, 2017
The Ultimate Full-Body Skin Care Plan. http://www.totalbeauty.com/content/gallery/skin-care-improvement-plan. Accessed May 6, 2017.