What Is A Good Body Care Routine?
Your skin is the largest organ. So why does your skincare routine stop at the neck? You should have a body care routine that feels as important as your skincare routine! If all you’re doing is lathering up some bar soap and calling it a day, keep reading—here is an easy 3-step full body skin care routine that will help you take care of your skin… all of it.
Step 1: Start with a Gentle Cleanser
Regardless of your skin type and its specific needs, a skincare routine always starts with getting clean. We recommend something gentle, with clean, high-quality ingredients. Your skin absorbs whatever you put on it, after all, and you don’t want any toxicity or irritation. Our personal favorite body cleanser is called Único Hand + Body Wash—it’s packed with essential oils, amino acids and skin-nourishing vitamins to cleanse the skin and leave it feeling healthy and not stripped of all its moisture.
Step 2: Exfoliate away the dead skin cells
Exfoliating often is key to getting all those dead skin cells off, in order to avoid clogged pores and dull-looking skin. While the skin on your face requires more gentle scrubbers & acids, your body skin is tougher and can handle a harsher scrub. That said, it should never hurt—choose an exfoliator that’s right for you in order to avoid irritation. You should exfoliate your whole body two or three times a week, whether scrubbing with coffee grounds or sugar (click here for a cute DIY sugar scrub recipe), using a scrubbing cloth (we love the Korean scrubbers from H-Mart, and they come in all different textures) or even a dry brush . Scrub in circular motions and make sure to give a little extra love to the infamous rough spots—heels, knees, and elbows.
Step 3: Moisturize your whole entire body.
While your skin is still moist from your shower self-care, make it a habit to apply body oil then body lotion all over to combat skin dryness & dehydration. Don’t grab the cheapest oil or lotion you can find at the drugstore—remember that your skin’s barrier is absorbing everything you put on top of it! Just like your food labels, you’ll ideally want to be able to pronounce all of the ingredients. High-quality, hydrating CLEAN ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid, Tiger Grass, and Kaku Plum Extract are really great for moisturization & anti-aging, and Único Body Oil Spray is intentionally formulated with all three. Spray on, massage in, and let dry before getting dressed to get full skin-loving benefits.
That’s it! This daily skin care routine for your body is all you have to do to give your skin everything it needs to feel healthy and glow brighter. Yay self-care!