You do the maths: 91% of our skin exists from the neck down, so why do we focus all our time, energy and effort on the 9% of skin on our faces? Something isn’t adding up 🙃 and it’s about time we extended our attention southwards ⬇.
Obviously, the reason we spend a disproportionate amount of time on our faces is because they’re the thing on show the majority of the time. But it’s just as important to maintain the health of the skin that exists under your clothes too. Why? Because the things that affect the skin o n our face (pollution, extreme temperatures, UV, bacteria, stress, we could go on…) also affect the skin on your body. And then you add our collective love of hot showers into the mix, and you have the perfect recipe for super dry limbs.
That’s not to say the skin on the face and body are exactly the same. In fact, the skin on the body tends to be thicker, less oily and therefore, more prone to dryness. So when you think about it, it has its own set of requirements that need to be tended to accordingly.
The key to bodycare success? Exfoliation and moisturisation.
Exfoliation will help accelerate the cell turnover that naturally slows over time and prevent dry skin, flakiness and even keratosis pilaris (those irritating patches of bumpy skin you might have spotted on the backs of your arms).
Moisturisation will put back in what life takes out: hydration. So while it might feel like a chore to hop around your cold bathroom post-shower, desperately trying to massage body lotion into your back, the effort is well worth it. Anything beyond those two key steps will largely depend on your individual concerns, needs and Skin Mood™ (yes, body skin can change fast and often, too!)
Here at Lion/ne, we don’t just deal with facial skin, FYI. In fact, book a Holistic Skin Session, and as well as showing you how to overhaul your skincare routine and reboot your complexion, we’ll share our expert advice for caring for that all-important 91% too.
Want to learn what’s right for your unique skin? Book your Holistic Skin Session now.