The Ultimate Body Care Guide & Body Care Routine: Everything You Need for Healthy, Glowing Skin Head to Toe

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If you have a skincare routine that you follow religiously, you know how important it is to take proper care of your complexion. Your skincare regimen shouldn’t just be limited to your face though. To make your skin gleam from head to toe, you also need to focus on caring for your body.

An easy way to begin is by developing a body skincare routine. Your body has unique skin needs just like your face, and it’s your job to ensure that you meet them. While you may experience similar skin concerns on your face and body, the skin on your body is not the exact same as the skin on your face. If you’re new to the concept of a body care routine, you might be wondering how to begin and what products you should use. Fortunately, we’re here to answer all of your pressing skincare questions and our Alpha Beta Exfoliating Body Treatment is just what you need to build you go-to body care routine around. Here’s everything you need to know about sticking to a body care regimen that works for you.

Why You Need a Body Care Routine

Most of us know why taking care of our skin is crucial. Unfortunately, body care often takes a backseat to face care when it comes to keeping your skin healthy. What many devoted skincare fans don’t realize is that the skin on your body is just as important as the skin on your face. As such, it requires its very own beauty regimen.

Making an effort to take care of your body has many benefits. One of the biggest differences that you’ll notice when you create a body care routine is healthier, more radiant skin. Proper body skincare helps slough off dead skin cells to make room for a newer and brighter layer of skin. In addition, when you pay attention to the skin on your body, you’ll have the chance to notice any problem areas and address them accordingly.

Once you start adopting a body skincare routine that meets your specific goals and needs, you’ll notice radical changes in the health and appearance of the skin across your whole body. From exfoliating with Dr. Dennis Gross’s body exfoliating treatment to freshening up your skin with a scented body wash, every step you take makes a difference in the long run.

What Body Skin Concerns Should You Address?

Everyone’s skin is unique and has different concerns that need to be addressed. By understanding the specific challenges that your skin presents, you’ll be better equipped to overcome them.

One example of a common body skin concern is acne. While most people think of acne as a problem that exclusively afflicts the face, it’s also possible to develop acne on your body. The increasing popularity of terms such as “bacne” helps demonstrate the rising prevalence of this body care problem.

Another body concern that affects millions of people is eczema. Eczema is characterized by skin that is greasy, oily, red or itchy in some areas. If you have eczema, you might also come across yellow or white patches of scaly skin that have a flaky consistency. Similar body skin concerns include psoriasis, cellulitis, hives and rosacea.

Keratosis Pilaris (KP) is a skin condition characterized by small bumps on the surface of the skin typically on the arms and thighs caused by the buildup of keratin blocking the hair follicle. KP can be irritated by dry skin, friction, climate or other existing skin conditions. By exfoliating the skin, you can help lessen the buildup causing the small bumps.

Dry skin is also very common for the skin on our bodies and sometimes even people with generally oily skin on their face experience dry skin on their body. The skin on the body has fewer pores and sebaceous glands that excrete oils that help to prevent the buildup of dead skin. The key to keeping the skin on your body hydrated is to exfoliate regularly, always moisturize daily, and protect your skin from sun damage.

Other common skin concerns on the body include ingrown hairs and crepey skin. Ingrown hairs typically occur after hair removal, particularly shaving or tweezing, when the hair grows back into the skin. An ingrown hair can be painful and irritated. Exfoliation of the skin can help remove the dead skin that ingrown hairs often get trapped in. Crepey skin occurs when your skin loses some of its elasticity and appears loose. Removing dead skin and keeping your skin hydrated is critical to prevent crepey skin or loss of elasticity.

To give your body the help it needs, identify your main concerns and design a body care plan that helps improve these issues. If you’re struggling with acne, for example, focus on using body skincare products that reduce oiliness and shine. If the problems you’re experiencing stem from dry skin, it’s best to turn to products that aim to hydrate your skin and retain any existing moisture.

What Body Care Products Should You Use?

To reap the full benefits of skincare for your body, it’s crucial to ensure that you’re using the best products for your needs. Most body skincare routines should include the following basic products:

Exfoliant/Body Peel: The purpose of a body exfoliant or body peel is to remove dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. This can help unclog pores, even out your skin tone, improve circulation and even keep body acne at bay. Give Dr. Dennis Gross’s body exfoliating treatment a try for simple and efficient body exfoliation.

The Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Exfoliating Body Treatment is a powerful exfoliant that reduces dullness, firms and hydrates the skin, diminishes blemishes on the body, helps prevent ingrown hairs, keratosis pilaris (KP) and can even out patchy skin tone. With so many benefits, this treatment can even be used on its own without additional lotions or scrubs.

Body Wash: While a basic bar of soap does nothing but clean your skin, body wash is designed to address your body’s specific needs. Whether you’re looking to hydrate your dry skin or unclog your pores, there’s a body wash formula out there that’s a perfect fit for your concerns.

Body Lotion/Moisturizer: You probably already have a trusted moisturizer that you use on your face after cleansing. As it turns out, your body needs just as much moisture as your face to stay smooth and supple. Be sure to apply body lotion immediately after a shower to lock in moisture and keep your skin smelling fresh all day long.

Sunscreen: You already know how important it is to keep your face protected from harmful UV rays, but don’t forget to keep your body safe as well. A reliable sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or above can help reduce your risk of sun damage and keep your skin looking youthful and radiant. The Dr. Dennis Gross All Physical Microfine Body Sunscreen Spray SPF 30 is perfect for evenly distributing sun protection over your entire body while leaving a matte, non-greasy finish.

Shave Cream: Before giving your body a good shave, it’s more crucial than ever to lock in the moisture that your skin is about to lose. For best results, opt for a moisturizing shave cream that prevents your skin from feeling scaly or flaky after shaving.

Our Recommended Body Care Routine

To get the most out of the body care products you use, it’s crucial to stick to a routine that works for you. This guide can help ensure that you don’t miss any important steps when taking care of your body.

  1. Wash your body thoroughly in the shower with your body wash of choice. Be sure to pay extra attention to dry areas of skin to provide them with enough moisture.
  2. Apply shave cream before you begin to shave so that your skin stays smooth and hydrated. Be sure to wait approximately two hours after shaving to apply a treatment or peel like the Dr. Dennis Gross Exfoliating Body Treatment.
  3. Use  Dennis Gross’s body exfoliating treatment to refresh your skin and remove any lingering dead skin cells. This vital step will help prepare your body for the rest of your skincare routine or you can stop here for a quick all-in-one treatment. Use this treatment 2-3 times weekly.
  4. Once your skin is cleansed and treated, apply a generous amount of body lotion, especially on any significantly dry patches of skin.
  5. Finally, add enough sunscreen to shield your body from potential UV damage. Be sure to apply sunscreen, like the Dennis Gross All-Physical Microfine Body Spray Sunscreen, to any exposed areas of your skin.

Bottom Line

Body skincare should be just as much of a priority as face skincare. By understanding your unique skin type and choosing the right products for your needs, you can help provide your skin with the care it needs to thrive. Remember to stick to your preferred routine and ensure that the products you use are the right one’s for you and your skin.

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