We tend to more readily ignore the skin on our body because unlike our faces, it’s covered up for most of the year. Fortunately, the skin on the body ages less fast than the skin on the face because it’s protected with clothing and rarely exposed to the elements. It also tends to be a little thicker and less sensitive, which allows for more vigorous treatment procedures. Nonetheless, the skin on the body has similar needs to be cleansed, exfoliated and hydrated. The following tips will keep your skin looking smooth, supple and sexy year round.
- Abstain from sunbathing and always use sun protection. There is no question that our culture has become obsessed with obtaining a golden glow, but we now know that sun exposure can result in premature aging of the skin and skin cancer. To protect yourself from uneven skin pigmentation, stay away from tanning salons and avoid lying out in the sun. If you want to achieve a golden glow without harming your skin, get a professional spray on tan like the tropical airbrush tan activation treatment that we offer at our Hollywood spa.
- Find the right moisturizer. One of the most common concerns people have about the skin on their bodies is dryness. Skin may feel coarse, leathery or itchy, especially in cold weather. That’s why it’s important to use a moisturizer on a daily basis over the entire body – from head to toe. Look for moisturizers with essential fatty acids, fat-soluble vitamins and glycerin like our body sleek formula to plump, protect and tone the skin to perfection.
- Renew and revive your skin with a body scrub. A scrub can take dull, bumpy or coarse skin to an entirely new level by sloughing off dead skin cells to reveal the soft, smooth skin underneath. A body scrub can be used two to three times a week for maximum results. Look for scrubs that contain natural botanicals like our loofah body scrub, african red tea exotic body scrub and rub n’ buff. Follow with a tightening and reparative mask like our african red tea firming body mask and your skin will be luminous in no time.