Three Reasons Why Body Care Is As Important As Skin Care
Throughout history, from using avocados and rose petals to the use of milk as a body lotion, the moisturiser has been the one product advised to all; for every era, skin type, or region. The earliest use of lotion-type salves can be traced back to 3000 B.C. to Ancient Sumer and Ancient Egypt. Bodycare and skincare were essential for civilisations like the Ancient Egyptians, who lived in rough environments exposed to excessive heat and wind. As a result, they knew the importance of taking care of their skin. Before there were anti-aging agents, toners, and chemical peels, all we really needed were moisturisers. So what is moisturising?
Moisturisers act as a barrier, retaining moisture and hydrating the skin’s outer layers. The process of moisturising involves sealing and locking in hydration to strengthen the skin’s protective barrier, prevent transpiration, and keep the skin soft and silky. As we prepare for the winter elements, finding the best moisturiser for dry skin has become a top priority.
The body is an area that often gets ignored; we can spend months (or even years) perfecting our facial skincare routines to find the ideal combination of serums and lotions that have us looking our glowing best. Yet, we skimp and overlook, both on quality and sustainability, when it comes to body care. The skin is the largest organ of our body, and it doesn’t stop at the chin; consequently, the body requires extra TLC to look and feel its best, just like our face. Whatever the skin type on your face is, it’ll be the skin type for the rest of your body. This means that if you reach for skincare to treat dehydration or sensitivity on your face, you should be following through with a similar routine for the rest of your body. It’s time we extend the same energy we have for our multi step face-care practices to how we care for our bodies. So here are three reasons why we need to shift our view of skincare beyond our faces:
1. Prevent Future Skin Problems
It is important to remember that your face is not the only area susceptible to skin issues like skin cancer, discolouration or age spots; the rest of the body is just as prone. This is because your neck, hands and décolletage get just as much sun as your face. A body skincare routine is your body’s first line of defence against infection and disease and ensures a healthy glow about your appearance. The shoulders and chest are also common areas for breakouts, as there’s a relatively high concentration of sebaceous glands and larger pores. Plus, healthy skin can restore and repair itself quickly, allowing you to heal faster and be less susceptible to infection.
2. Attending To Your Skin Is An Act Of Self-Love
Caring for your skin is a way of showing kindness to your body, as concentrating your energy on improving skin health pays off for both your mental and emotional health, which is especially important during COVID-19. Taking the time to nourish your skin influences the mind and body. Here at fiils, we use only the best ingredients. We’re sustainable, but we don’t compromise on quality. That’s why our refillable hand and body lotions in gorgeous scents such as Lemongrass and Coconut are made from 100% cruelty-free, vegan, organic ingredients and are filled to the brim with soothing essential oils, almond oil and shea butter, which will soften and moisturise your skin to the max.
3. Feel Good, Look Better
Moisturising the body enhances the overall look and appearance of the skin while also repairing and maintaining the skin’s function as a barrier to the environment. It also helps improve circulation to the skin, which can help your general sense of well-being. Taking care of your body reduces the signs of ageing and provides a more lively, fresh complexion. It’s not a sin to want to look good all over, and attending to your bod helps you do just that.
A good skincare routine is only as good as the products you use. Your skin absorbs a great deal of what you put on it, making body products significant contributors to toxic load. Choosing your products thoughtfully and treating your body with the same respect you provide your face goes a long way, both physically and mentally. At fiils, we believe that you are only as pretty as your planet, which is why we don’t sacrifice its beauty for ours. We produce desirable and refillable ethical beauty products while respecting the needs of our planet: no need to sacrifice your style or your beauty expectations to do your bit. Our products are natural, clean, green and free from chemical nasties.
Visit our website and take a peek at our Coconut and Lemongrass Hand and Body Lotion Refills to start your sustainable body care journey.