Anti-Ageing Skincare Solutions From The Neck Down
When we speak of anti-aging skincare solutions, much of the conversation is focused on the neck up. While the neck and face are the most visible parts of our body, they are far from the only areas that require ongoing skincare. Below are some tips for keeping your skin looking young and healthy from head-to-toe.
Gentle Cleansing For The Entire Body
The skin on your face and neck is a bit more sensitive and exposed than much of the skin on your body, but that is not to say that it is the only sensitive area of your body. Instead of only using a gentle cleanser on your face, you should also use a gentle cleanser when washing your entire body.
Most soaps contain harsh chemicals that strip your skin of its natural moisture, which can also slow its natural ability to heal and repair. Make the move to a head-to-toe gentle cleanser that doubles as a facial cleanser and make-up remover.
Moisturising Your Body
I’m sure you’ve noticed, but the skin on your body varies. The skin on your heels is often thicker, the skin on your face, breasts, and below the belt is very sensitive. The skin on your hands or calves may require more moisture than the rest of your body. Daily exposure to the elements, as well as your hobbies and profession play a large role in how your skin varies, but one thing is for sure, you need to moisturise from head-to-toe. Start by using a moisturising beauty and body bar from heat-to-toe, then finish up with an ultra-hydrating body and facial moisturiser.
Moisturising your entire body will make sure it is soft, smooth, nourished, and hydrated. As with your daily beauty and body bar, make sure that your moisturisers are made from chemical-free ingredients. You may need a thicker cream for your hands and feet or a thicker formula in the winter.
Full Body SPF Protection
There is little that ages your skin more than sun damage, which is why full body SPF (sun protection factor) protection is essential. Full body SPF protection is not reserved for sunbathing, or days when you will be outdoors. The sun comes out each and every day, even if it is cloudy outside. This makes it important to use a moisturiser with the SPF built in, and to reapply every 2 hours if you will be outdoors all day.
Don’t forget to apply SPF products for the often missed areas of your body, such as your hair, hands, feet, ears, neck, and lips.
Our skin exfoliates naturally, but this process can slow as we age. We can help our skin out by exfoliating on a weekly basis. There are many ways to exfoliate, and exfoliation never need be harsh. Shaving exfoliates, cleansing ingredients exfoliate, or you can invest in your external exfoliator of choice. Exfoliating will help keep your skin soft and smooth and will help your daily moisturisers to fully penetrate your skin.
Bad Habits That Age Your Skin
There are a few bad habits that you may have developed that will age your skin. The list is long, but some of the most crucial include:
- Excessive drinking
- Skimping on sleep
- Sleeping with makeup on
- Nourish Your Body For Healthy and Glowing Skin
Your daily facial and body lotion will help to nourish your skin from the outside in, but you must also nourish your skin from the inside out. Do this by drinking plenty of water, eating lots of foods high in antioxidants, and by eating an overall well-balanced diet.
The tips above will help you to keep your entire body looking healthy and young from heat-to-toe.
Et Toi? (And You?)
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