- Healthy skin starts with a good diet and drinking enough water
- Dry brushing is a great way to improve blood circulation and exfoliate the skin
- Washed Up All in One Shower Oil is high on hydration and will cleanse your skin like no other.
- Exfoliating will help scrub off dead skin (and bad vibes)
- Washed Up Shower Oil can even be used to shave your skin
- Moisturize your skin while it’s still wet, to lock in hydration
- Sunscreen is always a MUST, even if you're inside!
It goes without saying, that usually when it comes to skincare, most people focus on their face, completing anywhere from 3 to 14 steps. (…Anything to pause the clock on aging and get rid of pesky breakouts, am I right?) However, it's equally if not more important to also give the rest of your body some TLC. A non-existent routine for your arms, legs, back, and torso can leave your skin looking dull and dry.
Looking for a full-body care routine to create soft, smooth skin but not knowing where to start? If so, you've come to the right place. The skin on your body is unique and will respond differently to different products. We know it can be challenging to navigate all of the information regarding body care and know how hard it is to find what will work best for you and your body. With this guide, we'll cover everything you need to know about creating a full-body care routine, from luxurious shaving oils to exfoliating body scrubs and everything in between!
In it for the Long Haul
We'll start by saying that the best body care results come from a combination of proper nutrition and lifestyle habits, along with a regimen of specifically targeted body care products for your skin. To have visibly glowing and healthy skin, you should begin by working from the inside out, starting with your diet and lifestyle choices.
Now, we aren't going to preach a specific diet because that's really not our style here at Tropic Labs, but we will note that a balanced diet of whole, unprocessed foods and a ton lot of water go a long way in preventing dullness, dryness, and other skin issues.
Just Brush it Off
Unless you've been living under a rock the past few months, you can't ignore the popularity that dry brushing has gained recently. Dry brushing is a classic ayurvedic ritual that involves brushing your entire body with a unique bristled tool. Among many claims that you'll see out there, people have experienced reduced cellulite, improved blood circulation, and a stronger immune system from dry brushing.
It's best to dry brush before a shower, as you'll be lifting off dead skin cells. You may want to consider standing in the shower so skin flakes don't go flying all over your bathroom.
Let's Get Clean
There's no better feeling than stepping into a warm shower and washing away your day (or night, depending on when you shower.) Hopefully, you have some experience washing your body by now, so we won't go into crazy detail about this step, but we will remind you that your body care routine is not one to be neglected or rushed. Go ahead and squeeze out a luxurious amount of your body wash and get to work! Don't forget behind your ears, in between your toes, and the backs of your knees. Really go to tow
We love Washed Up All in One Shower Oil. Just because this cleanser doesn't get foamy doesn't mean it's not working. Formulated with nourishing monoi oil and firming algae extract, this baby is HIGH on hydration.
When it comes to starting a new full-body care routine, there is no more significant step than a weekly exfoliating practice. That's because exfoliating has the power to quite literally scrub off dead skin (and bad vibes) and have you stepping out of the shower feeling like a fresh, new person!
We recommend White Sands Dual Action Body Scrub, which uses naturally polishing white quartz sand granules and refining kiwi fruit extract to exfoliate the surface without over-drying. This rich formula also contains mango butter for an ultra-hydrating, indulgent feel.
While you're in the shower, apply the scrub to clean wet skin and gently massage it in circular motions. Give a little extra attention to dry, cracked areas. Rinse thoroughly to remove any scrub residue.
Body Hair, Be Gone
(If shaving isn't your m.o., feel free to keep scrolling onto the next step!)
The only thing worse than shaving your legs is shaving your legs, bikini area, pits, arms, and all. You might as well settle in for a bit, but lucky for you, if you've exfoliated first and have been in the shower for a few minutes, the hair will be soft and easy to remove.
We love Washed Up Shower Oil, not only because it is super nourishing, but it's also quite versatile and can even be used as a shaving oil. Say goodbye to stubble, nicks, and bumps. Washed Up Shower Oil provides ample hydration and a smooth glide you can feel during the shaving process. Make sure to use a razor with multiple sharp blades for a comfortable, close shave.
Say Hi to Hydration
Don't skimp! Arguably the most essential step in your body care routine for soft skin, moisturizing provides relief from dryness and dehydration.
Moisturizing with damp skin right after showering helps trap some of the water in your skin, keeping it hydrated for longer. But don't just trust any old moisturizer… use one that is specially formulated for wet applications. High Tide In Shower Moisturizer is designed for fast absorption on damp skin, so you can simply slater it on, massage it in, and dress immediately— no need to rinse it off. Natural humectants and hydrating actives reduce the appearance of fine lines, enhances elasticity, and protect your skin's barrier.
Slather on the Sunscreen
It wouldn't be a Tropic Labs blog article without us reminding you just how important sunscreen is! The last step in your body care routine should always be sunscreen, (unless of course, you are going to bed.) Completing a whole body care routine at home and NOT applying sunscreen is like planning a tropical vacation but not packing a swimsuit. Pointless! Wearing sunscreen not only protects your skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun but also helps to prevent sun spots, wrinkles, and other forms of premature aging. And before the thought even pops up in your head, yes, you need to wear sunscreen indoors. Yes, you need to wear sunscreen if it's cloudy. Yes, you need to wear sunscreen in the winter.
We can sometimes neglect ourselves with our busy schedules, so most importantly, enjoy the time you allot to your body care routine. You're worth it! Looking for the right playlist to set the mood before you get started? Follow us on Spotify at @TropicLabs and instantly be transported with the sounds of the Tropics.
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