BODY The skin is the human body’s largest organ, when stretched out is 2 square meters. It serves as our bodies first and foremost protective barrier against infections and diseases so it is very important, care of it is often overlooked. Most people have a great face skin care routine but do very little if anything at all to care for the body. What should your body skincare routine include? Having a structured body skin care routine that keeps your skin healthy, feeling refreshed and nourished, even if its just 5 mins daily will ensure beautifully nourished glowing healthy skin.
The first step in a good body care routine is Dry Body Brushing Body brushing is one of the least rated beauty habits ever, yet it is also one of those incredibly simple things that bring huge benefits. Just a few minutes a day will promote your lymph, helping your body metabolise toxins more efficiently, discourage fluid retention and cellulite, and soften and tone the skin. The benefits are immediate and lasting. It is also very good at exfoliating dead skin cells away, in doing this it primes your skin to absorb the ingredients from body creams and serums much more effectively.
Body brushing is best done before a shower, the process only takes a couple of minutes. Start at the feet in the direction of the heart, then continue working over the entire body. Quick flicks rather than long, slow strokes are key. These should continue from feet to knees (don't forget behind them - where the lymph nodes are), knees to hips, over the bum, hands to shoulders. As well as your limbs, don't forget the torso too. Brush your stomach and chest using clockwise sweeps. Also you can adjust your pressure to the different parts of the body, so it is comfortable yet stimulating circulation. Consistency is key, a few minutes dry brushing before showering in the morning will achieve great results.
THE SHOWER Make sure that the water is not too hot, as comfortable and relaxing as a hot shower can be – it can be damaging to your skin, stripping its natural protective oils away. Although less favoured, particularly in cold winter months, showering in colder water provides more benefits to your skin. Some of these benefits include: calming itchy skin Waking you up Increased circulation Reducing muscle soreness post-workout Potentially boosting weight loss Glowing hair and skin as taking a cold shower does not dry out the Protective barrier of the skin
Environ Skincare have developed the Body EssentiaA range to ensure healthy glowing skin. The Body Oil Forte is a fine textured oil formulated to provide the skin with a high concentration of vitamins and antioxidants to help energise and nourish the skin, leaving it feeling velvety soft. Suitable for all types of skin including very dry and damaged. The high levels of Vitamin A and C will help normalise and repair the skin. For best results the Body Oil Forte should be applied morning and evening. It can be used in conjunction with Derma-Lac Lotion and the new Body Contouring Cream. For a more intense treatment combine with the Cosmetic Body Roll-CIT ( once acclimatised to 2 bottles of Body Oil Forte. Derma-Lac Lotion helps stop the cycle of dry skin. It contains Lactic Acid in an easily absorbed formula which helps to deeply moisturise and soften uneven skin texture including dry photo-damaged skin, scarring, congestion, pigmentation, keratosis Pilaris and ingrown hairs revealing a well moisturised, improved skin texture and tone. The Tri-Complex Body contouring cream is a luxurious vitamin enriched, easy to apply cream that contains ingredients for contouring, toning and tightening he skin. This unique cream helps to add hydration and firmness while supplying the skin with antioxidants to help improve the appearance and texture of the skin. The Contouring creme benefits include: Intense smoothing, toning, tightening and firming it qlso counteracts free radical damage and protects the integrity of the skin, boosts hydration and improves the laxity in the skin. Cosmetic Body Roll-CIT this meticulously crafted hand-held rolling instrument with a smooth action roller head embedded with durable stainless steel micro-needles that protrude 0.1 mm is specifically designed for use on the body. Together with topical Environ products this instrument helps to: Enhance the effectiveness of the ingredients in topical Environ products, Restore skin tightness in the early stages of ageing, Speed up the reduction of uneven tone and texture, Reduce the appearance of sun damaged skin, fine lines and scars.
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