Hiding under layers of clothing during the winter makes it easy to ignore dull skin. But don’t wait until it’s time to bare skin to start taking care of it. In fact, failing to take care of the skin on the body can actually provoke the skin’s aging process.
Daily use of the right soaps, scrubs, and moisturizers with healthy ingredients is vital to keep the body’s skin hydrated, and help prevent aging. The skin is a protective organ, keeping it hydrated and intact is imperative.
Start With A Complete Body Wash
A sulfate-free body wash or soap is the first step toward maintaining healthy, youthful looking skin. Most liquid or bar soaps on the market contain sodium laurel or sodium laureth sulfate that strip the skin of vital moisture and break down the protective barrier. This can cause dryness, irritation, and inflammation, which lead to premature aging. Pevonia’s Seaweed Exfoliating Soap contains natural saponaria, coconut-derived cleansing agents, plus sweet almond oil and shea butter to nourish and moisturize.
Next, scrub every other day to help remove dead skin cells and stimulate cellular turnover. Scrubs should be free of drying sulfates and synthetic or plastic beads; these are hard to break down and can essentially clog pipes or harm marine life when ingested. Pevonia’s Silky Skin Body Scrub contains spherical, biodegradable jojoba wax beads to smooth and soothe the skin, plus natural, non-drying saponaria, coconut, and corn-derived cleansing agents. Calming chamomile, aloe, and allantoin make this scrub great for those who have sensitive skin.
Use The Right Moisturizer
Moisturizing the body is essential for maintaining beautiful skin. Moisture keeps the skin barrier supple and intact, preventing free radicals from getting in. However, most body moisturizers contain mineral oil that can irritate and thin the skin. Pevonia created the Dry Oil Body Moisturizer and Preserve Body Moisturizer, two great body moisturizers that can be used on all skin types. Emollient safflower oil in both of these products revitalizes, hydrates, deeply moisturizes the skin and replenishes essential fatty acids. Chamomile, and orris root extract (iris florentina) impart stress-reducing aromatherapy.
The Dry Oil Body Moisturizer restores skin’s moisture and elasticity, leaving the skin soft and silky without a greasy feeling. It also contains squalane, aloe vera extract, macadamia nut oil, and lavender oil to collectively soothe and defy aging.
The Preserve Body Moisturizer smoothes and prevents visible signs of aging, like lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and visible capillaries. This moisturizer contains Vitamin E to protect cell membranes from free radical damage, and panthenol (provitamin B5) to nourish, moisturize, and desensitize the skin. Alpha hydroxy acids, or AHAs, exfoliate the skin and promote cell renewal, while rosemary and horsetail improve blood circulation, which is key for healthy skin.