We all know the drill when it comes to taking care of our face - cleanser, moisturiser, sunscreen and maybe a 10 step night routine… But what about the rest of our body? It's time we give our skin besides the face some love too!
The skin is the largest organ of the body, but why do we only pamper our face? Or more importantly, why do we need to do body care?
Reason #1: Body Acne
Just like our face, hormones, external stressors such as pollutants, excess oil, dirt and gunk can cause our body to break out! Did you know, the skin on the chest and back has a higher number of sebaceous glands compared to other areas of the body? These glands produce sebum (oil), which can mix with dead skin cells and clog pores, leading to acne breakouts. Therefore, it is extremely important to stick to a good cleansing routine that helps get rid of unwanted buildup.
Reason #2 Acne Scarring
Just when you thought the worst is over and your body acne is recovering, you realise you are left with unsightly acne scars and dark spots. Furthermore, because the skin on the body is not usually moisturised, it may take longer for the acne scar to diminish. What a nightmare! Now, that backless dress you’ve been meaning to wear must wait.
Reason #3 Prevention of skin conditions
Not taking good care of your body may also aggravate eczema flare ups and psoriasis. By using overly stripping body washes or body washes with irritating ingredients, skin conditions may be worsened and healing time may be prolonged. It is important to use only gentle and calming ingredients when caring for compromised skin so as to prevent flare ups and intensifying of the condition.
It starts with Body Wash
Body wash is on the forefront of our body care routine, we use it every day and for many of us it is the sole product we have for our body care routine. Therefore we owe it to ourselves to indulge in a nourishing and high quality body wash. Try out our new launch, Calming Breeze, infused with Alfalfa extract, rice extract and verbascoside to elevate your body care routine to the next level. With these soothing, anti-ageing, anti-inflammatory ingredients, unveil healthier, happier skin.