Many of us often associate “spring cleaning” with tidying up our closets or clearing out the garage – but you should also spend some time spring cleaning your body! Here, we’ll give you some great tips for how to ensure you’re clean from head to toe this spring!
You are only as clean as the products you use! It’s important to ensure that you’re using products that are suitable to your skin type but will also get you incredibly clean. For instance, the Loofah Back + Body Scrubber by Rengöra gives you two different cleansing surfaces – a gentle plush side to get you lathered up and an exfoliating loofah side to deeply cleanse your body – that will help you get a deep clean while still being gentle on sensitive skin. This 28” long scrubber will also ensure that you’re hitting all those hard to reach places, getting your entire body squeaky clean!
You should also choose a soap or cleanser that’s right for your skin type. If you suffer from acne or have particularly oily skin, natural products such as charcoal face masks and witch hazel toner are great alternatives to products with salicylic acid, which can be unduly harsh on your skin. If you have dry skin, look for products that contain olive and coconut oils, aloe, and even honey – all of these ingredients will deeply nourish your skin, helping your dry or cracked skin heal in no time!
After a thorough cleanse, be sure to apply moisturizer all over your body. Right after a bath or shower is when your skin is best able to soak up whatever form of moisturizer you use, be it lotion, essential oils, or a combination of the two. Pat yourself dry, and slowly work the lotion or oil into your skin. You should work upwards in circular motions, being firm but gentle and ensuring that the oil or lotion is completely absorbed by your skin. Let yourself air-dry for a few moments to avoid getting any lotion or oil residue on your clothes. Try to repeat this post-shower ritual on a daily basis and you’ll have touchably soft skin in no time!
For men, another important post-shower ritual is shaving. This should always be done after your morning shower, as your pores will be much more open than if you shave before your shower, giving you a closer shave. It’s also best to shave after facial hair is soaked in warm water, and what better way to do this than by showering? Shaving after your shower will also ensure that your skin is soft, making the entire experience a bit more gentle and pleasant.
More often than not, our daily cleansing ritual consists of a hurried shower before rushing off to work or school. So this spring, work on scheduling time to thoroughly wash, exfoliate, and moisturize your entire body. Finding time for yourself is important to your well-being, both mental and physical. The process of exfoliating, cleansing, and moisturizing will ensure that your body is feeling fresh and clean – on the outside and in!