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Benefits of A Full-Body Skincare Routine

Posted on February 07 2021

February 2021 | Vol 4

When we think of a healthy skincare routine, we often default to thinking about our faces. A full-body skincare routine doesn’t really come to mind.

We focus on our faces, but what about the rest of our bodies?

Yes, our faces are often sensitive and require special care, especially since it’s open to the elements.

But the rest of our body needs a similar level of intense care and focus.

So, here’s how to quickly get a full-body skincare routine going for healthier skin.

Natural bar soaps and a full-body skincare routine

Our skin is the largest organ on our body. It’s also exposed to contaminants and pollutants throughout the course of our days.

So, naturally, we should pay as much attention to ensuring that we care for and protect our body just as we do our faces.

So, we need a care routine.

Building an effective body care routine generally consists of 4 things:

  1. Exfoliating
  2. Cleansing/Washing
  3. Moisturizing
  4. Nourishing

Following these 4 steps help to relieve your skin of pollutants you encounter daily and protect it.

Plus, if you understand the soaps and products available, you’ll have a better idea of what you can use to help with all four stages of this body care process.

Now, it’s not to say that you need do these 4 stages every day. But at least a few times per week is good to keep your skin glowing and healthy.

What you can do to shortcut the process in terms of different products for each stage is also invest in cleansers that come with properties to moisturize and nourish your skin.

And that’s where bar soaps infused with natural ingredients make a difference.

Understanding the benefits of natural ingredients in body soaps

Now bar soaps get a bad rap for being harsh and drying. But that’s because of the mass produced types of soaps currently flooding the market. Many mass marketers add harsh chemical ingredients and preservatives in order to extend shelf life. Many of these chemicals are drying and irritating to the skin.

On the other hand, natural soaps infused with ingredients designed to care for and protect your skin will have a more therapeutic effect on your body.

Take, for example, our Zen bar soap collection. They’re made with gentle cleansing agents, which limits how harsh or drying the bathing process is. Plus, depending on the type of soap you choose, the active ingredients offer various benefits based on your skin type. For instance charcoal is a natural and potent cleansing agent, sounds crazy I know. So for those that need deep but mild cleaning of pores, this is a good ingredient to look for. If your troubled with breakouts, herbs and plant agents like turmeric and ginger have natural anti-inflammatory properties that may decrease breakout occurrences and or the duration.

So, if you know where to look, you can find the best bar soaps that protect and nourish your skin.

Now this is not a bar soap vs liquid cleanser debate.

It’s about looking at the ingredients in your soaps and ensuring you’re using natural ingredients on your body as well.

Artisanal handmade soaps like those offered by Hummingbird Blends carry a variety of skincare benefits due to the herbs incorporated into the soaps. And the lack of artificial and harsh chemicals ensures you’re protecting your skin in the process.

So, take the time to develop a full-body skincare routine and make sure to watch what you use on your body. It is, after all, your largest organ and needs special care.

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