When people hear “skincare” they usually think of the face. Facial skincare gets a lot of the focus because our faces are what most people look at. However, your skincare routine should go from head to toe! Our skin is our biggest organ, and we should be taking care of all of it- not just one part. So here are a few skincare tips to take care of everything from the neck down!
Exfoliation shouldn’t stop at your face. Be sure to exfoliate everything. Using a good loofah, sponge, or body brush in the shower can really help with this. Don’t forget to take care of the often-missed spots like elbows or the bottom of your feet either! These areas see a lot of friction, which can make the skin dry and leathery.
Moisturize and Hydrate
Dry skin can lead to a range of other skincare issues. Keeping your skin hydrated and moisturized is one to the best ways to keep it healthy. This means drinking lots of water, applying lotion, and if your skin is super dry, using serums for extra hydrations. Be sure to keep your nails hydrated as well. As we age our nails, like our skin, gets driers and more brittle!
People often only think of acne in terms of facial acne, but it can be found all over the body. Many people struggle with chest, back, and even butt acne. It can be unpleasant and can lead to insecurities. If you’re struggling with body acne, there a bacteria-killing body wash and come in for a consultation so we can see if there are any skincare treatments at AFYA that can help you!
We cannot stress this enough- everyone should be wearing SPF products at all times! Sun damage can happen all year round to people of all ages. Sun damage is not only the leading cause of skin cancer, but it can lead to premature aging and other skincare issues. Make sure you apply sunscreen every day, including on forgotten about areas like the ears, chest, hands, and feet!
The best skincare routine is a consistent one. Constantly changing your skincare routine, adding new products, and forgetting key steps can confuse your skin. It doesn’t know what to do. Once you find a good full-body skincare routine stick with it! Your skin will thank you!
There is a lot of at-home skincare tips you can follow to keep your whole body healthy. However, sometimes it’s a good idea to bring in the pros. Regularly visiting a skincare clinic is a good way to make sure you’re on the right track with your skincare. It also gives you a chance to learn about the latest news and technology in the industry so that you can adjust as needed. There are also some issues such as wrinkles, sagging skin, or fine lines that may need the help of professional skincare treatments!