When we say 'skincare' we tend to think more about the face than the body. Our body is covered in skin though, it is the largest organ we have, so surely skin care should be referring to all of our skin as a whole.
I always tell my clients that it's very important that their facial skincare products do not stop at the jawline. All of the products in our facial routine at home should be taken right down the chest to the nipples... yes I said nipples!
When applying products to the face, anything left over should also be massaged into the hands too. Never waste any product when you can slather it on your body!
How do we actually treat the skin on our body though? Do we need to do a full double cleanse each night, apply serums and creams? Well, yes if you can do. Maybe not necessarily a double cleanse, but after your shower with a gentle shower cream, applying a body lotion and then an oil afterwards can help prevent trans-epidermal moisture loss and keep your skin barrier intact. Kind of like you would do with your face.
How else can you hydrate and moisturise your skin? Well skincare supplements can be really beneficial.
Omegas are great to 'moisturise' the skin from within and Skinade can really help to hydrate the skin and boost collagen levels. When we take supplements, they don't just target the face but treat the whole body. Yes they have skin benefits, but also plenty of health benefits too!
Hands are very important when talking about ageing as they can 'give the game away' or actually age us more if we don't look after them. Always put your SPF on your hands too (especially if you're driving and they are in the sun a lot) and regularly apply a good hand cream to keep them looking youthful.
I love the Nimue Anti-Ageing Hand cream as it can help to exfoliate the skin to improve age spots and create a smooth texture.
We also don't want to forget our hair either. I've been using Pom Pom for a few years now since I first formulated it. I apply it once a week to my hair and scalp, massage it in and then sleep in it. The wash my hair as normal in the morning and my hair feels so hydrated and nourished.
How do you look after the skin on your body?
Thanks so much for reading,
Lots of love,