Why is it most of us have multi-product complex facial routines, but when it comes to body products we are lucky if we have one to our name?
This time of year, we are especially guilty of neglecting the skin on our body. With the start of colder mornings and darker evenings, we are all reaching for the oversize knit, switching the heating on and having hotter showers which can result in dry, dehydrated and sensitive skin.
Just like the skin on the face, the body has lots of issues too from dehydration, acne, dryness, cellulite and sensitivities! Skin is also the largest organ of the body, so it is essential to show it some love.
By incorporating body products into your existing routine, you will be looking after your skin but not adding any additional time to your day! The best place to start is in the shower as products are quick yet effective. Most supermarket shower gels contain ingredients such as Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), which can leave skin feeling dry and sensitive so make sure you choose carefully. Shower milk will not only leave skin feeling fresh but nourished too. The Infusion d'Orange Shower Milk from marocMaroc is SLS free, and it's velvety texture conditions the skin while aromas of orange blossom uplift and energise the mind. The Babassu and Bergamot Gentle Body Wash from luxury skincare brand Gentlemen's Tonic will also cut out the chemical nasties and has been specially formulated with men's skin in mind.
After showering apply a body moisturiser, this creates a barrier locking in hydration and leaving skin with a delicate aroma. If the skin is dry to the touch, then a rich consistency cream is what you need if you prefer a lighter texture, then body milk would be better.
Nourishing Body Cream from marocMaroc is perfect for deeply hydrating the most thirsty of skins. At the same time, Moisturising Body Milk has the same natural Moroccan rose aroma but is lighter; both sink into the skin quickly, so no need to wait before getting dressed, therefore its a matter of texture preference.
Skin is skin so men should be moisturising the body too, Gentlemen's Tonic Babassu and Bergamot Body Lotion is a perfect choice.
Finally, just once a week, introduce an exfoliator into your skincare routine. Exfoliators are perfect for taking away the top layer of dead, dull skin cells leaving skin super soft and glowing. It also allows any additional products applied to sink further into the skin, making them work harder and more effectively! Once a week, use the Detoxifying & Exfoliating Body Balm from marocMaroc. Apply to damp skin, massaging in circular movements the argan seeds, orange peel and brown sugar get to work buffing away dead skin cells, at the same time as deeply cleansing the skin, dreamy!
The above routine will add next to no time to your daily routine and maybe five more minutes once a week when exfoliating! Show your body some love and introduce body products into your skincare routine!