Like a skincare routine for the face, a body care routine should be individual and meet your specific skin concerns. However, a body care routine should include cleansing away any sweat, dirt and oil build-ups from throughout the day. Exfoliate dry skin around the elbows and knees as they can often have buildups of dead skin cells. Next is hydration, you should moisturise your skin with a nourishing body lotion that can leave your skin feeling soft and smooth. Finish off your routine with some hand cream to make sure your hands are well-hydrated.
It’s best to avoid using body care products on the face and stick with the skincare designed for the face. The skin on the face and body differ in thickness, sensitivity and overall needs. Choosing skincare that has been designed for specific area of the body will take into account all the unique concerns for that part of the body. Learn more about the difference between face vs body sunscreen here.
Yes, men and women can use the same body care products. As long as both have similar skin type and skincare concerns, the same body care products can be used. Identify your skin type with La Roche Posay’s EFFACLAR SPOTSCAN tool.
Those with a sensitive skin type can try the La Roche Posay Lipikar Syndet Ap+ Body Wash Shower Cream, it does not contain fragrances or harsh ingredients. Follow that with the nourishing Lipikar Ap+M Body Balm Cream which helps hydrate and protect the skin’s moisture barrier, this is useful for those with sensitive skin as a healthy skin barrier can help deflect irritants.