When you hear the word “beauty” and “health,” the first thing that comes to mind is probably skincare or even hair care. After all, your face and hair are the moneymakers, right? So, it’s important to keep them in tip-top condition all the time.
But while shopping for a luxurious cleanser and toner or splurging big bucks on high-quality flat irons and curling wands are awesome for self-care and pampering yourself, they won’t cut it for the rest of your body.
Your skin from head to toe deserves the same amount of attention too. Glowing skin from the neck down is just as gorgeous and dazzling as a healthy complexion on your face. Sadly, body care is neglected a lot of the time.
But today, Nubi Hair is changing things. Read on to see how to care for your body skin for a healthier-looking (and feeling) you!
Beauty Isn’t Limited to Skin and Hair Care Only
Looking beautiful and feeling healthy doesn’t mean focusing only on nailing the most effective skincare routine, or styling your bangs perfectly. Those are awesome things to work on for boosting your confidence, but beauty isn’t limited to that. So, shopping for body care products is a must, too.
People are always worried about developing wrinkles, spotting, and sagging on their face. What they don’t realize is that skin aging happens all over the body, too. Remember, the skin is the largest organ in the human body. These signs can show up anywhere on your skin if you don’t take care of it properly.
And it’s not just aging. Other factors like the weather, pollution, or the sun’s harmful UV rays can cause your body skin to be dry, dull, and rough to the touch. One example of this is how you develop cracked skin on your elbows and knees during the winter.
Nubi Hair may be known for hair products, but we also believe in harnessing the power of botanicals to care for the skin from head to toe. We use ingredients like shea butter and sunflower seed oil to bring out that radiant finish in your skin while keeping it feeling healthily hydrated.
We’ve got a few body care products you’ll love for pampering your skin. But we also have suggestions on little tweaks you can make in your lifestyle to enhance your body’s natural glow.
Ready to properly care for the skin on your body? Here are our eight body care tips to get it done.
1. Moisturize from Head to Toe for a Soft, Smooth, Glowy Finish
Rule number one of body care (as with facial skincare) is that you need to make sure the skin is properly moisturized. Moisture is the lifeline of the skin. Without it, your skin will be extremely dry, leading to roughness and flaking. So, it would be good to use a lotion or body cream regularly from head to toe.
When choosing a body moisturizer, keep your eyes peeled for highly moisturizing ingredients, like thick and rich oils, such as shea butter. One cream we love that has shea butter as the star ingredient is our Nubi Deep Body Butter. Slather this all over your body, and you’ll be left feeling soft and supple.
This body butter is a rich blend of moisturizing ingredients all in one. It contains glycerin and fatty alcohols to hydrate the skin, as well as dimethicone to smooth out the look of all the cracks and flakes on your skin. But the most hardworking ingredient in this formula is shea butter.
Shea butter is an African semi-solid fat that is deeply moisturizing, leading to a silky, velvety complexion. It’s known to reduce the appearance of the signs of aging, like wrinkles and fine lines.
But of course, although moisturizing is a huge part of body care, you can’t always carry a huge tub of body butter around with you. A more practical option for on-the-go moisture is the Nubi Hand & Body Cream.
This lotion comes in a tube instead of a tub, making it easy to take with you in your purse. So, when you’re on your daily commute to work or just need a little self-care break in between meetings, bring out that tube and moisturize your hands, arms, and elbows.
2. Exfoliate Weekly to Slough Off Dead Skin
Your skin naturally sheds old skin cells and replaces them with newer, younger cells. But sometimes, the dead skin gets stuck on your body, leaving it looking dull and feeling rough. To get rid of dead skin and make room for the more radiant-looking skin waiting underneath, exfoliate once a week.
Exfoliating is important for body care not just because it makes the skin look smooth again once the dead skin is washed away. It’s also a must because dead skin can block your body creams from being absorbed into your skin well. And you don’t want to let your favorite body butter go to waste, do you?
There are plenty of ways to exfoliate your skin, from using a dry brush to investing in expensive alpha hydroxy acids. But one of the most practical and satisfying ways to do it is through a classic scrub.
The Nubi Exfoliating Body Scrub is an excellent exfoliator to use once a week to give your skin a thorough cleanse. It’s made with sea salt that buffs away stubborn dirt, debris, and dead skin that’s just hanging out on the top layer of your skin. The result? A smooth, supple, touchable finish from head to toe.
Use this in the shower once or twice a week. Massage the scrub into your skin until the salt crystals dissolve in the water. Focus on areas that are extra flaky, like your knees and elbows. And once you’re done, always follow up with your body butter.
Interested in all the body care products we’ve talked about so far? Get all three of them in the Nubi Body Care Set!
3. Slather on Sunscreen Every Single Day to Protect Your Skin
The sun’s UV rays are some of the biggest culprits of skin aging, not just on your face but all over the body. It can even cause scary conditions, like skin cancer. To protect your skin from sun damage, apply sunscreen all over your body every day — yes, every single day, not just at the beach.
We never forget to pack on SPF on our face after using a day cream, right? So, why should your body be any different? Try to use a sunscreen that is designed for the body, not the face, and with at least SPF 30.
Sunscreen is excellent for reducing the risk of melanoma, aka skin cancer. Never leave home without covering your skin in it!
4. Have a Gentle, Mindful, Yet Effective Bath Routine
When it comes to body care in the shower, less is more. Don’t use too many steps when you take a shower. Shampoo, conditioner, and your favorite soap or shower gel are more than enough.
Switch out any harsh soaps with milder, gentler formulas — ones without sulfates and other ingredients that strip your skin of its natural oils, leading to super dry and rough skin.
Look for body washes with hydrating, moisturizing ingredients. And mild, hypoallergenic formulas should be at the top of your list if you have sensitive skin.
Another thing you should adjust is the temperature of your water. Sure, hot water is extremely soothing after a long day, but this also dries out your skin. Instead, shower with lukewarm or cool water.
Then, as soon as you’re out of the shower, moisturize with your body butter while the skin is still damp. This locks in that hydration, leaving your skin feeling smooth and soft all day.
5. Get Into the Habit of Exercising Regularly
It’s common knowledge that exercise is good for your overall health, whether physical or mental. But it also has one other effect on your body — it makes your skin look healthier.
Exercise makes you pump more blood, increasing circulation throughout the body. When this happens, all the nutrients in your system get distributed everywhere, while toxins are eliminated through sweat. This means your skin gets a better chance of having a healthy flush of color.
This increase in blood flow due to exercise can also delay the appearance of skin aging, making your skin look youthful from head to toe.
Friendly reminder to wear sunscreen first before exercising outdoors during the day!
6. Maintain a Healthy, Balanced Diet and Avoid Vitamin Deficiencies
How your skin looks doesn’t depend solely on what you apply to it from the outside. The nutrients you get from the inside impact the health and appearance of your skin, too.
Processed meats, junk food, and refined sugar can lead to acne flare-ups not just on your face, but on your chest and back area. Instead, make sure you have a balanced diet of lean meats, fruits, and vegetables to keep your skin calm and clear.
You can also go for supplements, like vitamin C or fish oil (for your daily dose of omega fatty acids). If you want to address age spots and wrinkles specifically, try collagen supplements, which are proven to improve the signs of skin aging for a more youthful appearance.
7. Hold Back from Your Usual Vices, Like Smoking and Drinking
Studies have shown that both smoking and drinking too much alcohol can dry the skin out, which can lead to premature aging. That means possibly having fine lines and wrinkles as early as in your twenties just because you’re always out for a good time.
Next time you’re at a party or a get-together with old friends, try your best to hold off from smoking and drinking a little too much wine. Not only will this be beneficial to your overall health, but it will keep your skin looking young and radiant for longer.
8. Manage Stress Levels to Keep Your Skin Calm
Lastly, one of the best ways to practice caring for your body is caring for your mental health. When you experience high stress levels — whether it’s from a heavy workload in the office or a traumatic event in your personal life — your skin takes some of the hit.
This is due to plenty of factors. When you’re stressed out, you may not get enough sleep, which leads to dark under-eyes and maybe even breakouts on your face and body. Stress also triggers flare-ups for those with sensitive skin conditions, like eczema and psoriasis.
Try to get at least eight hours of sleep every night to make sure your body is well-rested. Incorporate more mindfulness activities in your routine, like meditation and yoga, to lower stress levels and anxiety, especially if you’re prone to flare-ups.
Skincare for the face feels natural to most people. But body care is something one has to get used to and be diligent with to see results. Moisturizing, exfoliating, and slathering sunscreen from head to toe might be time-consuming, but when you see the results of radiant-looking skin, you’ll pat yourself on the back for the trouble.
But it’s not just body care products that make your skin look healthy and glowy. A lot of it has to do with your lifestyle too.
If you can manage it, carve out time in your schedule to exercise for that pretty flush on your skin. Eat a healthier diet and invest in some supplements. And most importantly, treat your body better by avoiding vices and feeling overworked/ stressed at work. Your skin (and body and mind) will thank you for it.
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