Don't forget the body!
Hello again, the blog! Last time I wrote, I went through my favorites from our range and how I use them in my routine adapted for my combination skin. So my name is Patricia and I work at GLOWiD as Content Manager, and today I thought I would share some tips!
When there are so many products for the skin on the face, it is easy for us to forget about the remaining skin - namely the body, which also needs a little care and attention! Here are some usage tips on how to optimize my whole body care by using several of our products in other ways than just the face!
First of all, I think it is important not to forget the neck and décolleté! In the evening I usually go in with Hyggee All-In-One Care Cleansing Water on a cotton pad to get rid of the day's impurities (if I have not showered before), you are shocked at how much dirt it builds up on the skin during a day! I do not rinse this off, but then continue with my skin care routine and let tones, serum, moisturizer (SPF during the day) be applied over the neck and décolleté. 2-3 times a week I also exfoliate the areas with either Klairs Gentle Black Sugar Facial Polish that dissolves and rinses off if I am in the shower or bath, other days I use my beloved favorite Make p: rem Radiance Me Mild Essential Peeling which with the help of BHA effectively removes dead skin cells so that the fresh skin underneath can assimilate subsequent products!
Sheet mask I use 3-4 days a week! I always make sure that with the remaining essence in the bag I fold over my neck and décolletage if I am dressed, but if I have just showered / bathed, I pull out the essence all over my body (yes, one bag is often enough for the whole body !) before I go in with a emollient body lotion. Among my sheet mask favorites are Make p: rem Safe Me Relief Moisture Mask and Dr. Ceuralce Royal Vita Propolis Anti-Oxidant Mask which are both generous with essence in the bag! Luxury gets both body and bud, quite simply!
Once in the shower, I like to get some blemishes and impurities on the upper back to go in with Klairs Pore Gentle Black Charcoal Soap that cleans deeply without drying out in any way. It is a solid soap that lasts incredibly long and that has really given results on the body as well as the face!
When it comes to an actual body lotion, I can not stress enough how amazing Klairs Supple Preparation All-Over Lotion is. I thought for a long time that body lotions were hard and sticky and I skipped lubricating myself for a long time after I washed my body because the sticky feeling a body cream can give is not something for me. But since I started with this product, I can not skip that step! It is smooth and soft and sinks quickly into the skin without leaving the skin dry again, but you stay hydrated for a long time. The tube also lasts longer than you think, while the product is just over!
Acid on the body? Sure! An acid exfoliation can also be used over the body! I have recently started introducing By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water which contains AHA on dry and cleansed skin, mainly the upper body. I pour the product over a cotton swab and then pull over the cleavage, arms, back, chest and abdomen. It increases elasticity, removes dead skin cells and treats UV damage, as well as the bonus that it directly gives visibly fresher results on the tattoos I have (which are further down in the skin than the product seems). It is important not to forget the SPF after using acid, and to leave this little routine until the winter months or until larger parts of the body begin to be exposed to the sun.
Are you like me also a little eczema or have dry spots / patches here and there on the body? On me, they mainly appear on the upper arms, lower legs and armpits. I prefer not to use cortisone on the body because it can have a skin thinning effect that is made extra sensitive in the sun. Two years ago I spontaneously tried to apply a layer of Hyggee All In One Cream over my eczema and dry spots and pull myself backwards, how well it works! After two or three nights of a layer of this cream, they are gone!
… And finally, do not forget your hands! When you perform your morning and evening routine and get product on your hands, do not wash off but massage in over the back of the hand and forearms to keep them in good condition too!
Good luck with the body care!