You may have your skincare routine down pat, but you might be forgetting to make the rest of your body have the same ~glow~. Signs of stress can show up on your body too, so you need a bodycare routine that can help make you look radiant all over. Here's a five-step routine worth trying:
1. Exfoliate and Soothe.
Sloughing off dead skin cells not only reveals brighter, smoother skin, it also makes sure your skin fully absorbs any product you apply afterward. Create your own body scrub by combining coffee grounds and honey—or for something more gentle, use a loofah glove to spread body wash all over your skin. After scrubbing off your dead skin, it's important to soothe the newly revealed smooth skin. To do this, use the Dove Relaxing Ritual Body Wash—it’s infused with lavender, which can soothe your skin after exfoliation. If you have really sensitive skin, do this step just once or twice a week.
This step is especially important if you used a DIY body scrub. After exfoliating, cleanse with soap that won’t dry your skin out. Look for one that hydrates too, so you don’t strip your skin of its natural oils. Try Dove’s Glowing Ritual Beauty Bar—it contains moisturizing cream and lotus flower extract, which can help condition and hydrate your skin.
This step might seem redundant, but hydrating and moisturizing are totally different. Hydrating replenishes your skin cells with water, and moisturizing keeps that water from evaporating. Lock in the benefits of your hydrating body wash and soap bar with a moisturizing lotion or body cream. This step ensures your skin doesn’t look dry or flaky throughout the day. Having moisturized skin also means that skin can repair itself faster, so spots and scars won't get in the way of your glow.
The skin of your underarms is sensitive, so use a gentle deodorant to help prevent irritation, which can cause skin darkening or discoloration. Try Dove’s Healthy Glow Antiperspirant Roll-On—it’s formulated with rice water which help keep skin supple and helps tone and brighten skin.
5. Protect against the sun.
Sun damage can reverse everything you've done for a fresh glow, so apply sunscreen all over your body. Choose a waterproof broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 so your body stays protected against UVA and UVB rays.
Be diligent with your bodycare routine and use products formulated with skin-loving ingredients like those in Dove's Nourishing Secrets range to give you the glow you've always wanted.
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