Body Care Shortcuts for Beautiful Skin
Your skin might be all set, but don’t neglect the rest of your body.
Just because your neck down to your feet might be covered in layers and footwear doesn’t give you an excuse to give up on your gorgeous limbs. You can still be lazy but do it productively.
Let us show you how with these easy body care shortcuts, to pamper every inch of your skin.
BANISHING BODY ZITS
Switch Your SPF
Slathering your skin with SPF is a must, but if you think it could be the culprit behind your sudden outbreak of pimples, try switching to one that won’t make you break out.
“Sunscreen formulas made with zinc are generally nongreasy and nonirritating, making them especially good for acne, sensitive skin,” says Colleen Shimamoto, educational adviser for DermaQuest Skin Therapy. “So, opt for physical blocks like zinc oxide or titanium oxide, which reflect the sun’s UVB and UVA rays.”
Stick On An Acne Patch
Next time a pimple pops up on your chest, back, or butt, stick an acne patch over it.
As they are also known, acne stickers are small, circular sheets that contain hydrocolloid and other breakout-zapping ingredients to absorb excess fluid like dirt and oil from pimples.
“While stuck to the skin, acne patches also have the added benefit of preventing you from picking or trying to pop the pimple,” says skincare expert Hadley King. This boosts healing time and prevents infection, discoloration, and scarring.
While they’re usually used on the face, you can use pimple patches on body breakouts too.
If you’re looking for a pack of acne patches, try Truly’s Super Star Patches.
PREVENTING CLEAVAGE CRINKLES
Use a Moisturizer with SPF
Daily sun exposure could be causing cleavage creases. To prevent them, start making a habit of applying a moisturizer with SPF before leaving the house. Alternatively, use a zinc-formulated sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15.
You may not realize it, but those V-neck sweaters and low-cut shirts could be leaving your chest vulnerable to premature aging. The best way to keep your cleavage looking smooth and line-free is to use UV protection.
Sleep on Your Back
Stomach or side sleeping might be what’s causing those faint lines on your chest. Even if you don’t already have them, you will do eventually – unless you adjust your sleeping position.
To prevent wrinkles appearing on your cleavage, start sleeping on your back. Besides doing your chest some huge anti-aging favors, it’ll thwart facial lines too.
Wear a Chest Mask in Bed
“A lot of people focus on anti-aging mostly for their face,” says dermatologist Marisa Garshick, M.D., F.A.A.D. “But you see their neck and their chest, and that area can really disclose their age more because they haven’t been doing the same kind of upkeep with it.”
Sleep in Truly’s Goodnight Moon Chest Sleep Mask to improve elasticity and smooth the appearance of wrinkles as you snooze.
SMOOTHING OUT CELLULITE
Dry Brush Your Body
It’ll only take a couple of minutes, but body brushing really is the secret to smoother, brighter skin.
Besides shedding away dead layers of skin for smoother, soften skin, dry brushing helps remove bacteria and waste from the blood filter. This is great for brightening the skin – and strengthening the immune system. Double win!
And, of course, dry brushing is amazing for reducing the appearance of cellulite.
“Dry body brushing encourages important blood flow,” says skincare expert Katie Neal, “and this has a plumping effect on the skin which really helps reduce the appearance of cellulite.”
The best way to dry brush your skin? Apply a good pressure to the brush as you stroke upwards. Repeat several times.
Rely on Retinol
Retinol is an awesome ingredient for targeting cellulite. By accelerating skin renewal and enhancing collagen production, retinol smooths and refines skin texture, promoting smoother, cellulite-free skin.
To keep those dimples at bay or away, slather your skin in Truly’s Anti-Cellulite Serum. Formulated with retinol, bitter orange, and collagen, this powerful toning moisturizer will blur cellulite anywhere on the body.
Slather on Shaving Cream
Do you skip shaving cream in a bid to save time, only to end up applying layer after layer of different lotions when your skin ends up burning up? Save time by investing in a quality shaving cream or butter.
Applying shaving cream keeps your skin nourished and hydrated, and prevents razor nicks and burns from occurring. Plus, you won’t be left with dry, itchy legs after a shaving session with cream.
Opt for Truly’s argan-infused Coco Cloud Whipped Shaving Butter for an ultra-smooth, soft shave – minus any pain!
HYDRATING HANDS AND FEET
Keeping your paws lotioned-up is key to preventing cracking and reversing dryness. Just be sure to choose the best ingredients for hydrating the hands and feet.
“A healthy dose of Shea butter ensures that the product can seal in and help retain moisture,” says skincare pro Nonie Crème. “Also, look out for natural oils like avocado oil, sunflower oil and coconut oil, which moisturize and heal using the power of nature.”
Truly’s Pineapple Haze Extreme Repair Hemp Hand and Foot Cream combines hemp, coconut oil, and pineapple to provide intense hydration to dry, cracked skin. It also improves overall texture and softness.
Washing your hands regularly is important – don’t ditch that habit! What you can ditch is the hand soap that’s drying out your hands. Instead, choose a hand soap with nourishing, hydrating ingredients like jojoba oil, shea butter, or argan oil. These ingredients will replenish moisture in your skin so you can maintain clean hands without sacrificing their softness.
Your body requires just as much TLC as your face. Don’t forget about it! According to experts, the skin on your neck and chest is more prone to premature aging than the skin on your face. All the more reason to start showing those areas more attention!
Luckily, it doesn’t have to take up too much of your time. With these body care shortcuts, you can beautify your skin in minutes!