Easy Body Care Routine
Body care is easy but you have probably not been taught how to do it properly so you struggle with body acne, rough skin, and no glow. Here is our three-step very easy body care routine that will leave you with silky smooth skin.
1. Start with a natural/effective cleanser.
The whole point of showers/baths is to clean the skin, so there is (in my opinion) no point in using too gentle a cleanser. Use an effective, natural cleaner to remove daily dirt, grime and dead skin. One of the reasons I started making soap was because I hated all the natural bar soaps I had tried, they were small, tiny, low lather and they disappeared within two/three uses. As a person who works out (sweats) and has a very active lifestyle. Plus cream my body daily, twice a day even, which I personally need to wash off and a good natural cleansing bar is exactly what my skin needs and nothing more or less.
2. Use a sapo sponge.
If you wouldn’t wash your plates with your hands why would you wash your skin with just your hands? You need a tool to help lift dirt and dead skin and your hands are not enough. I use an African Sapo Sponge all over my body from my neck to the soles of my feet. The African Sapo sponge is an essential element of the Easy Body Care Routine because it is long, stretchy, and easy to use so you can wash all body parts. The African sapo is particularly good at helping you combat bacne because it removes dead skin and excess oil which both contribute to acne.
Don’t Use: The sisal bag, though natural is a bacterial breed ground, it gets soggy and starts to smell making it counterproductive to use to clean yourself. The same goes for the loofah and all other natural cleaning tools.
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3. Layer your Moisturiser.
Skin needs both water and oil so you need to layer your moisturiser, first with a water-based lotion or cream, then use an oil or butter to seal in the moisture. Apply your water-based products on damp (not totally dry skin) then follow with your oil/butter. This way you lock in the applied moisture, hydrating your skin. The oil/butter acts as emollients and/or occlusives to add softness, smoothness and a glow to the skin.
Tip: You can use pure vegetable glycerine if you have very dry skin (when the skin is still damp) to help draw even more moisture to the skin. (Personally, my acne-prone skin doesn’t get on with pure glycerine, though in soaps it is fine, so play around and see what works for you).
4. Weekly Pamper Session
Once or twice a week use a salt/sugar or pumice scrub to exfoliate any remaining dead skin off your body and to stimulate cell regeneration. Follow with a lotion on damp skin then apply a generous amount of your favourite body butter or oil to seal in the moisture and give you the natural glow you deserve.