Hands up if you’re completely dedicated to a skincare routine for your face and neglect the rest of your body! Did your hand go up? We thought so. A single blemish on our chin calls for an emergency meeting with every single skincare product we own, but dry elbows? Meh, it’s a long sleeve kinda day anyway. But maybe (almost definitely) the reason for it is not having an arsenal of bodycare products at the ready. Whether you’re building a bodycare routine for the very first time or stocking up, here’s everything you need to know.
A Moisturising Body Serum Is a No-Brainer
Just like you shouldn’t use a moisturiser without a serum on your face, it’s also recommended that you do the same for your body. Body serums have a higher concentration of ingredients with smaller molecules that can penetrate deeper into the skin for intense moisture, while body moisturisers typically work on strengthening the skin’s barrier to retain moisture. So, you kinda need both in your bodycare routine.
iS Clinical Youth Body Serum - £98.00
Super rich and super lightweight, iS Clinical Youth Body Serum is loaded with one of the purest forms of hyaluronic acid, which holds up to 1,000 times its weight in water (oh, hi hydration). Vitamin B5 helps to repair damaged skin tissue whilst blue micro-algae, watermelon extract, liquorice root, and holy herb fight the signs of ageing.
Exfoliate 1-2 Times A Week
Can you imagine how many dead skin cells would be on your face if you skipped exfoliating for a week? Now double it for the amount on your body *shudders*. Removing dead skin cells will brighten and soften the skin, whilst maximising product absorption for the rest of your bodycare routine.
For rough areas of skin on the body, IMAGE Skincare Ageless Total Resurfacing Masque contains a blend of AHAs and smooth micro-crystals for chemical and physical exfoliation to dissolve dead skin cells, resurface the skin, and lighten sunspots and hyperpigmentation. Now, who’s ready to show some skin?
ZO Skin Health Dual Action Scrub – Please Get In Touch
Lactic and salicylic acid gently exfoliates the skin to remove dead skin cells without irritation, making ZO Skin Health Dual Action Scrub suitable for all skin types and bodycare routines. Tea tree oil absorbs excess oils to clear body blemishes whilst delivering a solid dose of antioxidants from vitamins A, C, and E for nourishment and free radical protection.
Slather On SPF From Head to Toe
For some below-the-neck UV protection no matter the season, your roundup of bodycare products should include sunscreen. Just because there’s no sun, doesn’t mean there aren’t UV rays present. Not using sunscreen can lead to hyperpigmentation, premature ageing, and skin cancer, so you know, probably not worth skipping.
ZO Skin Health Broad Spectrum SPF 50 – Please Get In Touch
Specially formulated for sensitive skin and/or post-treatment recovery, ZO Skin Health Broad Spectrum SPF 50 soothes inflammation on the face and body with UVA, UVB, and HEV (blue light) protection. To neutralise free radicals produced whilst in the sun and restore the skin’s barrier for extra defence, it’s also rich in antioxidants.
Heliocare 360 Invisible Spray 200ML - £28.99
Anyone else miss entire body parts because they’re just out of reach? Try this easy application body sunscreen by Heliocare that can get in all those hard-to-reach places without an extra pair of hands. The no-fuss aerosol spray has an invisible, fast-drying finish with UVA, UVB, and infrared A protection. It features vitamins C and E, and Fernblock FC, an antioxidant unique to Heliocare that helps to boost the skin’s natural defence against sun exposure.
Bronze That Beaut Bod of Yours
We can all agree life is just better with a tan - can’t and won’t explain it. But not all of us turn that perfect shade of bronzed goddess in the sun, and some of us outright refuse to sunbathe now that we’re in a serious, adult relationship with our skin. To top up your glow or fake it till you make it, add a bronzer into your bodycare routine.
Aussie Bronze Body Bronzer - £29.95
Keep your tan all year round with Aussie Bronze Body Bronzer. The buildable formula adjusts to your natural skin tone to create the exact shade you’d go in the sun for the most natural-looking tan. Infused with plant-based oils and butters for extra moisture, your skin will feel as beautiful as it looks. What’s more, it’ll only come off when you want it to in the shower with soap, so you won’t have to worry about being caught in the rain or champagne spillages, which you’ll be having a lot of to celebrate finding your new favourite bronzer.