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Body care tends to receive less attention than the facial area, but everywhere below the neck needs skincare protection and support too. While the face is one of the most exposed areas, the rest of the body is still impacted by environmental stressors and requires hydrating products to look and feel its best.

A skin care routine for your body can be simple and minimal. With only a few steps you can ensure skin is purified, moisturised and protected (and that your skin type is cared for too!)

Ahead, discover the nourishing ingredients that go into body care routine products like body cleansers and moisturisers , and find the best body skin care routine for you.

Importance of a daily body care routine

The stress that your skin faces will depend on your environment. Trans-epidermal water loss ( Where the skin naturally loses moisture)) occurs at a higher rate in typically cold or dry climates. In Australia, our bodies are exposed to strong levels of UV radiation, and so sun exposure is a main concern for our skin – on the body as well as the face.

We tend to think of these stressors as they relate to our facial complexion, but environmental factors like winter weather, activities like swimming and time spent in the sun can adversely impact the skin and visible health of the skin on the rest of our bodies.

Skin types don’t stop at the facial area either. CeraVe’s full body care routine implements ingredients tailored to the specific needs of oily, dry and sensitive skin types. To maintain youthful appearance, it’s important to implement a body care routine at home to complement your face skincare steps.

Body care routine step-by-step

For all-over radiance, softness and plump skin, we recommend tailoring your body care routine products to your skin type in the same way you do for your face. Targeted ingredients like ceramides and salicylic acid can be implemented into body care to address clogged pores and deeply hydrate skin. Below are the three steps needed in a full body skin care routine to keep all of you feeling and looking healthy and smooth.

Step 1: Body cleanser

Daily stress from impurities like pollution, excess sweat, bacteria and dirt impacts the whole body. To return your skin to a clean state, a cleanser is the first of facial and body care routine steps. Purification is also essential as it helps to protect the skin moisture barrier from being weakened and important moisture from being lost.

For oily skin

Those who experience excess oil secretion will often do so all-over. Clogged pores occur on areas like the back and neck as well as the face, so it’s important to clear excess sweat and other impurities that can block pores. Developed specifically for oily skin types, Ceramides Foaming Oil-Free Cleanser removes oil while balancing hydration. The inclusion of niacinamide helps to regulate visible pore size. Ceramides Hydration Foaming Oil Cleanser is formulated for normal to oily skin types and contains squalane oil to encourage healthy hydration levels.

For dry skin

A daily body care routine for dry skin reimplements moisture and supplements brightened and soft skin..To maintain moisture levels,, we recommend opting for a hydrating cleanser. Ceramides Hydrating Cleanser for Dry Skin features three types of essential ceramides to strengthen the skin moisture barrier and provide 24 hours of hydration.

For dry and sensitive skin

Sensitive skin types can experience redness and tenderness in skin all over the body. SA Smoothing Cleanser with Ceramides provides full body routine care for those with sensitive skin. A gentle BHA cleanser, this salicylic acid-infused formula helps to improve rough textures without removing moisture.

Step 2: Body moisturiser

To protect itself against impurities like bacteria and dirt, skin needs proper hydration. Moisturisers are part of full body skin care routines and help to keep skin looking bright and feeling soft. You can apply moisturiser as part of your AM and PM body care routine for optimal hydration..

For oily – normal skin

To keep skin supple whilst addressing oil-secretion an oil-free formula is recommended. Ceramides Moisturising Lotion for Dry Skin is non-comedogenic , meaning that it won’t block pores. Formulated with hyaluronic acid and three essential ceramides, this body lotion is gentle and protective without overwhelming the skin.

For dry skin

A rich formula can help to seal in essential moisture and promote healthy levels of hydration.Ceramides Moisturising Cream for Dry Skin combines hyaluronic acid and ceramides in a thick textured formula, for 24 hours of hydration. Suitable for dry to very dry skin.

For rough and bumpy skin

SA Smoothing Cream for Rough & Bumpy Skin targets dry and rough skin which can occur during particularly dry and cold weather. Exfoliant BHAs and AHAs are combined to target dry patches of dead skin whilst still supporting the skin moisture barrier.

Step 3: Sunscreen

Essential to face and body routine care is daily SPF application. As UV exposure is one of the main motivators of cell stress and premature ageing in Australia, body and facial sunscreen should be applied as the last step in routines to help protect your skin. We recommend opting for broad spectrum and high SPF sunscreen and including it as part of your daily routine. Always apply and reapply as directed.

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