Healthy skin doesn’t stop at the face: build a routine for your body
Are you the type of person who has carefully curated a skincare routine for your face? It’s packed with targeted active ingredients and you perform it religiously morning and night. You cleanse, tone, treat, and moisturise to get refined pores, a supple complexion, and younger-looking, beautiful skin. That’s absolutely fantastic, but in our quest for glowing, silky-soft, healthy skin on our faces, it’s easy to neglect the skin on our bodies.
Sometimes, it’s the hassle – our bodies are large and covered in skin. And generally, there are two types of people in the world: those who will happily slather on lotions after hopping out of the shower and those who couldn’t imagine a more tedious task.
We get it. Your time is precious and you might have neglected body care even though you’re a stickler about your daily face care routine. But the problem is this: who doesn’t want silky-soft, glowing, healthy skin on their body? Yes, correct – virtually everyone who cares about looking and feeling their best everyday. Which is why everyone needs to adopt a skincare mentality that extends to their entire body, not just their face.
It’s time to show the skin on your body some true love. To do that, it’s not enough to just throw on any old moisturiser and hope for the best – the rule is: if you wouldn’t do it to your face, don’t do it to your body.
Here are some tips to create the standard of routine the skin on your body deserves.
Active ingredients + feels good
Nobody wants to waste money on a cream that’s essentially just a tub of scented Shea Butter. What you are looking for is high-performance skincare for your body. You want hard-working active ingredients that are worked into nourishing formulations so that the product makes a visible difference and actually does something for skin health.
The skin on our bodies ages just like the skin on our face – it loses elasticity, gets wrinkled, and becomes drier as we age. When curating an effective body care routine, you need products that do more than just moisturise the skin – you need hard-working products that target skin concerns like sagging skin, dry skin, and ageing skin.
On top of this, your body care products should make you feel good. You shouldn’t feel like it’s a chore – otherwise you won’t do it. Caring for the skin on your body should feel like a treat that you look forward to.
Kick-off your body care routine with powerhouse ingredients
You know all about the hero-ingredients you need for your face, but what about your body?
Ceramides are fats that make up over 50% of the skin’s natural composition. As we age, the ceramide levels in our skin deplete, leading to dry skin and visible signs of ageing. They are an anti-ageing powerhouse ingredient when combined with other skin-replenishing ingredients like cholesterol and niacinamide. They lock moisture into the skin which helps prevent dryness and irritation and protect your skin against environmental stressors.
The key is to give your skin nourishment and care every single day.
Avoid heavy, oily creams that leave skin feeling greasy and instead opt for formulations that are lightweight, soft, and absorbent. Your daily skincare routine should be something you look forward to, even if you suffer with skin conditions like dry, itchy, eczema or psoriasis prone skin. Some skincare ingredients that are super-effective for treating and relieving dry-skin conditions are:
Avena Sativa Oat Kernel Extract
• Natural skin cleanser
• Smoothes and softens skin
• Relieves itchy skin
Gotu Kola Leaf Extract:
• Heals scarring and wounds
• Calms inflammation
• Fights free radical damage
The nimbu body ritual: cleanse + hydrate
The Nimbu Body Ritual is designed to deliver soft, supple, healthy skin and a feeling of wellbeing. It blends hardworking skincare for your body and wellbeing for your soul in a simple daily routine.
Inspired by Indian culture, Nimbu products combine a clinically-proven ceramide complex with skin-nourishing vitamins so that skin is left feeling soft, smooth, and supple. Infused with a fresh citrus scent, the Nimbu ritual will improve mood and promote calm so that you start every day feeling uplifted and refreshed.
Seek out nourishing ingredients with the essentials range
For healthy and hydrated skin, everyone needs clean and effective skincare products in their daily routine. Pestle & Mortar’s Essentials Range is a collection of clean, clinical, and effective daily skincare products that are dermatologist and paediatrician-approved so that the entire family can enjoy healthy, hydrated, skin every day. Formulated for sensitive, dry, itchy and Eczema & Psoriasis – prone skin, the Essentials Range is 99% natural, contains no mineral oil, no SLS and no artificial fragrance. With an intensely hydrating formulation of ingredients, it works to soothe inflamed skin, gives relief from dry, itchy skin conditions and kind, mild and safe for all skin types.