Archives for January 2015

Love for Your Skin

Have you ever noticed how many products we use to keep the skin on our faces looking nice and beautiful? Some people use up to 18 products in their daily routine. We cleanse, exfoliate, tone and moisturize our faces on a daily basis. We can’t forget about the weekly treatments we use like masks. Don’t you feel sometimes that the skin on your body does not get the same attention? Most people limit the body care to a shower and a little body lotion every now and then. But I believe you will agree with me that a young looking body is impossible without young looking skin. So today I wanted to share with you a few things you can do to keep the skin on your body beautiful, healthy and looking forever 21.

 
Tip # 1: One of the best things that you can do for your skin is exfoliation. And you probably already use a face scrub and face wash that helps you remove the dead skin cells from the surface of your face. Likewise, exfoliating your body will benefit you tremendously: it helps to remove the dead skin cells that build up over time; it improves blood circulation to help you get rid of ingrown hairs and it will even brighten your complexion. But keep in mind: the skin on your body is not the same as the skin on your face, so you shouldn’t use the same products. Body scrub is the perfect way to exfoliate. Since your body’s skin is more resilient a body scrub is usually a little rougher than your facial scrub. It should be used 1-3 times a week. To get an even deeper exfoliation you can pair your scrub with an exfoliating mitt or loofah.

 
Tip # 2: While you are in the shower finish your routine with a splash of cold water. This will certainly wake you up, get you energized and it also has some serious health benefits. Contrast showers like this will improve your immune system and temporarily constrict the blood vessels; it is like a little workout for your circulatory system. What does this mean for you? If done regularly, it will prevent the appearance of spider veins and decrease your chances of getting varicose veins.

 
Tip # 3: Follow your shower routine with an application of a nice body lotion. Make sure to cover visible body parts with a sun protecting product so you don’t get those unsightly sun spots. Since we live in the sunshine state it is better to use sunscreen on a regular basis.

 
Tip # 4: We cannot stress enough the importance of hydration for healthy, glowing skin. So don’t forget your 8 glasses of H2O a day.
Skin is the largest organ of your body and it has the ability to indicate whatever is happening inside your body. For example if your lips are dry that means you are not taking in a sufficient amount of fluids. If your skin is flaking it could be a sign that you have a vitamin A & E deficiency.

 
Stop by Absolute body wax to check out the body care products that we offer and get a professional look to learn more about your skin’s health.