5 Ways To Treat Your Body as Good as You Treat Your Face
Many of us are already doing four or five-step routines for our face – but what about the rest of us? We want skin to glow from head to toe— that’s why we’re sharing our favorite ways to help keep your body just as healthy and happy as your face!
Exfoliating is like a deep cleanse for the body—and lucky enough, we recently wrote a recipe for an easy DIY Body Scrub using our single-ingredient oils and aloe vera gel. We recommend using a body scrub two to three times a week to help remove dry, dead skin, and help keep the body feeling smooth, moisturized, and soft.
The average adult needs around 8 hours of sleep to feel energized and refreshed (and let’s be honest, not grumpy) come morning—but sleep deprivation doesn’t just influence how moody we are. Getting an adequate amount of sleep is crucial for keeping things like our immune and cardiovascular system functioning properly!
Studies show a strong correlation between eating a diet of predominately sugary or fried foods to feeling irritable, sluggish, and having an increased risk for things like cardiovascular illness. Eating plenty of fruits and veggies (and of course, drinking water), helps lower our risk of illness, boosts our energy levels, and helps deliver proper nutrients that help keep our skin feeling supple and soft, so we can look and feel even better!
Moisturize & Protect
On top of regularly exfoliating, treating the body means making sure skin is moisturized and protected. You can do this easy enough by incorporating body butters like Cocoa, Mango, or Shea and body oils like our Organic Almond Oil or Fractionated Coconut Oil in your routine. We recommend applying on oils when skin is still slightly damp after the shower, before drying off with a towel, to help boost moisture before sealing it in with a body butter! Trust us, your skin will feel as soft as a cloud!
We all love steamy showers, but sadly it can be doing more harm than good. When water is too hot, it can cause skin to be stripped of its natural oils which leads to dryness and inflammation. Cooler temperatures, according to dermatologist Jessica Cheung will help constrict blood vessels in your skin to help decrease redness and puffiness, and help boost circulation!