Your skin goes through a lot. Not only does it contribute to around 16% of your overall body composition, but it is also the largest organ in your body. Taking care of your skin or epidermis is something we should all prioritise. And along with ample skin health, giving yourself a bit of TLC every day can yield other benefits to our everyday lives. Improvements in mental health, self-love and confidence are all factors that can help us to lead our best lives.
Here at Malée, we believe in the power of natural science when it comes to giving the best to our skin. And your body is just as important as your face when it comes to a regular skincare routine. This blog will look at how to body care in 5 easy steps that you can effortlessly incorporate into your daily routine.
Why is body care so important?
As we mentioned above, our skin is one of the most important organs on our body. It helps to prevent bacteria and infection from passing through into our body. It keeps our body nourished with moisture and helps to absorb key vitamins and minerals to keep us at our best. And while caring for your face is the most recognisable form of skincare, it’s important to remember the rest of your body.
Premature ageing signs, including wrinkles, dark spots and dryness, aren’t just reserved to your face. Over time, we lose elasticity in the skin which causes it to be less taught. Equally, exposure to UV rays can also exacerbate the appearance of these unsightly marks. Caring for the skin all over your body will see the same benefits as your facial skincare routine. You’ll be able to keep your entire body glowing and looking its best. Additionally, setting aside time for yourself every single day is a form of self-care. Massaging products into your skin increases blood circulation which can lead to a reduction in stress and give you time to meditate to reduce stress.
Body care also helps you to build respect and adoration for your body. It allows you to invest in the one commodity that will be with you for the rest of your life. You’ll see the visible effects of choosing products that compliment your skin and help with your individual ailments. All in all, this helps to build a stronger sense of self-love which is so important in a society where we’re constantly told to strive for perfection.
How to body care in 5 steps
So now we understand the importance of self-care. The next step is understanding what this means for you on a daily basis. And, thankfully, the process of self-care is remarkably easy. It means taking account of the features in your skin that is causing concern. Whether this is persistent dryness, signs of ageing or pigmentation, there are techniques and ways to improve these with consistent care. Here is our recommended 5-step routine for self-care.
On average, we shed between 30,000 to 40,000 dead skin cells per day. In order for our skin to stay in optimal health and to maintain its skin, our cells need to regenerate themselves. While our body does an excellent job of this process itself, there are factors in our everyday life that can slow this down. Not cleansing properly, exposure to dry skin, sun damage or not moisturising appropriately can all reduce the effectiveness of our body to shed.
Exfoliating is the most effective way of helping this process along. Physical body scrubs that utilise natural salts, such as the award-winning Malée Verdure Body Scrub, have been designed to combat dullness, congestion, blemishes and wrinkles. With multi-grain natural salt, it helps to slough off dry skin with added minerals to soften and restore hydration. Alongside this, sunflower oil, cacao seed butter, avocado oil, grape seed oil, wheat germ oil and sweet almond oil all work together to flush the skin with essential antioxidants and vitamins for enhanced health.
Simply massage in circular motions on dry skin to see results in no time at all.
Once you’ve shifted dead cells from the body, it’s time to wash them away along with the grime on your body. As with all of the products we produce and promote here at Malee, we recommend choosing something natural-based to minimise the harsh effects of chemicals on your skin. Ingredients such as coconut milk, honey, olive oil and almond oil can all effectively clean your skin without stripping away it’s natural moisture levels.
Once you’ve stepped out of the bath, it’s time to moisturise. No matter whether you have dry or oily skin, this is one of the most important steps. You want to lock in moisture as soon as possible. And, many dermatologists believe that doing so right after a shower or bath helps to lock in additional moisture from the air too.
Again, we recommend choosing something made with 100% active natural ingredients, such as the Malée Verdure Conditioning Body Cream. Designed specifically to combat dry skin conditions, it uses avocado oil, sweet almond oil and coconut oil fatty acids to infuse your skin with the deepest moisture. The formulation is non-greasy while also having a luxurious feel that gives a supple and youthful glow throughout your entire body.
Apply liberally all over the body in sweeping movements. For the best results, apply directly after washing to give it the best chance of absorbing. Pay particular attention to specifically dry areas, such as elbows, knees and heels.
If you’re dealing with particularly dry skin or are looking for an additional flush of moisture, you should nourish the skin after moisturising. The best way to do this is with a luxurious body oil. Options such as our award-winning Verdure Moisturising Oil uses high concentrations of rosehip oil, argan oil and avocado oil to give skin an intense moisture boost.
The beauty of products such as this is their versatility. If you’re about to delve into a hot and steamy bath, add a few nourishing drops into your bath. Or use straight after a shower or after moisturising to get exceptional results. You can also run a few drops of this oil through your hair before shampooing to help with split ends and heat damage.
5. Sun protection
Using a full coverage sun cream isn’t something you should reserve for Summertime. It’s important to protect your skin from UV rays, even if they’re coming from the Winter sun instead. There is evidence to show that too much exposure can cause skin cancer along with signs of premature ageing. Lathering your body in a sun protection product will ensure that it stays in the best condition, all year round.
Opt for one with a broad spectrum protection and one that has a sun protection of 30SPF or more.
Body care is something we are all likely to do to some degree every single day. However, understanding the benefits of each stage and how to incorporate them into your routine will help you to get the most out of your glowing, healthy skin. Malée believes in the power of caring for your skin and the exceptional benefits it will bring to your life. Which is why we produce a range of 100% natural products designed to help you do just this.
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