Are you looking for how to get started in body care? Do you have skin problems that you’d like to fix? Have you been using the wrong products, and they’re not doing the job? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then read on. In this article, we’ll show you how to do two things: get started and get clear on what you want to achieve.
If you’re like most people who use body wash or creams, you use them every day, but do you really know how to get started? If you’ve broken down your daily skin care routine into five easy steps, and then re sharing what you learn here, you’re well on your way. It starts with finding a good body wash or lotion, either at a drug store or supermarket, and using it as directed. If you have dry skin that’s oily, you might want to choose a different brand. The trick is following the instructions closely, applying the lotion or body wash to each spot and avoiding overdoing it.
If you have dry skin that’s oily, you might want to try products that have extra emollients, such as extra moisturizers. If you have clogged pores, the best products to use exfoliates and deep pore cleansers. You can also buy in-shower moisturizers and body oil cleansers. These are specifically designed for use after you shower, so you won’t be getting an all-day soak.
After that, you can start experimenting with products for your body-care routine. It’s very important that you get into the habit of taking care of your skin regularly, or else you’ll end up going back to the store for more. You should experiment with various body-care items, such as body-wash, body lotions and facial skin-care items, such as body oils. The easiest method for figuring out which products work best is trial and error: try different body-care products on a small area of skin and see if they make a difference. If they don’t make a difference, try something else.
On the whole, the best tip I can give you is this: go to your local discount store and look around. What’s the most compelling sales item on the display? That’s right, it’s not necessarily the latest celebrity skin-care product or the latest anti-aging formula. It’s a guy in a suit–the self-help author of “The Skin Is All” and the creator of his own line of personal care products, David G. Godfrey-June.
According to Godfrey-June, the most compelling body care products are those that help people take better care of themselves. “People assume that all creams, lotions, scrubs, and bars of soap are the same. But that’s not true! There are hundreds of little details to be ironed out before a customer starts down the aisle.”
For example, there are all sorts of facial skin-care products available. Some of them are supposed to moisturize and tone skin while others are intended to deodorize. Other skin-care products are geared toward specific problems, such as acne, aging spots, rosacea, enlarged pores and so on. So, from a consumer standpoint, you need to think through exactly what it is you want to buy and then investigate the various kinds of personal care products available.
In an article that he coauthored with Dr. Robin Marcus, a professor at the University of Toronto’s Dental School, Dr. Godfrey-June said that for busy, multitasking mothers and fathers, getting good at self-care might be a challenge. He and his wife have formulated a specific five-minute system that can be used on a daily basis and still yield results. The Self-Care Daily ritual consists of a moisturizing mask, an exfoliating scrub and a deep cleansing treatment, followed by a moisturizer and a body lotion. This couple’s self-help program, which they call the Daily Routines, can easily be implemented as a part of your daily self-care routine.