Body care: Your guide to skincare below the chin

BODY CARE: YOUR GUIDE TO SKINCARE BELOW THE CHIN

Our skin is our most important shield and a complex organ with numerous functions that play a vital role in our general health and well-being. Nevertheless, many haven’t yet discovered the importance of a body care routine, resulting in their routines stopping at their chins. This also means that the skin on the body isn’t receiving the care and attention it both needs and deserves to stay strong, resilient, and radiant.

Therefore, we at woods_ decided that it’s time to elevate your routine with products that focus 100% on 97% of your body – from the neck down. And honestly; nothing helps us to wind down like the nourishing ingredients and indulging treatments of a good body care routine.

Why is body care important?

Our skin is the part of us that’s in direct contact with the rest of the world. It might not be something you devote many thoughts to during your everyday life, but our skin actually works hard every single day to protect us from the harmful effects of bacteria, chemicals, and UV rays – just to name a few factors. A thorough body care routine is therefore important to help your skin’s barrier stay balanced and thereby enhance its ability to fend off diseases, premature signs of aging, and other effects – did we convince you yet? 

Skin concerns happen – also on your body

Skin concerns can happen anywhere – meaning, they aren’t limited to your complexion. Breakouts, dry skin, and inflammation are just some of the most common skin concerns that can affect both our comfort and confidence. If you struggle with bodily skin concerns, the first step is always to consider what your body is trying to tell you through its signs. Does it crave anything, or have you maybe been overdoing something? After this, you can start your search for products or ingredients that can help soothe symptoms or treat the issue all together – and we’ll gladly help. 

3 steps to elevate your body care routine

The skin on your body is both thicker and often less sensitive than the skin on your face – and therefore, it most often won’t ask much from you. But if the closest you’re getting to body care normally is applying the residue of your facial moisturizer to your neck, it can make perfect sense to introduce new pampering products to your weekly or maybe even daily rituals. Let’s take you through the steps that help fulfill our body care routines. 

Step 1: Wash away the day

We said it before and we’ll say it again: Your body is the organ that meets the world (we know it sounds weird, but just stick with us…). This means that your skin is exposed to UV rays, dirt, free radicals, and other types of pollution and bacteria every single day. And just like you would cleanse your complexion, it’s equally important to remove these particles from your body at the end of the day to avoid the effects as best as possible.  

Luckily, this can be done easily with a daily body wish – a step that’ll also help cleanse the skin’s pores and remove flaky and dead skin cells to prevent breakouts and leave a smooth and even-toned surface. 

And as with any other products, choose your body wash wisely. Avoid harsh soaps or sulphates, especially if you have sensitive or dry skin, as these ingredients can lead to everything from dryness and irritation to inflammation and allergic reactions. 

Our Soothing Body Wash consists of a nourishing base with mild, plant-derived washing actives that effectively cleanse and refresh the skin without disturbing its natural balance and oils. With its high content of antioxidants, organic aloe vera, and Amaranthus Caudatus seed extract, this bottle of skin-loving agents works to leave the skin soothed, protected, and nourished – and freshly scented with natural lemon, iris, and rose. 

Step 2: Treat and optimize

The skin on our body is strong, but not invincible. Breakouts and dry patches are a common occurrence and can emerge on the skin due to different reasons. If your skin concerns are a recurring issue or show up on the skin for an extended period of time, we always recommend consulting a dermatologist to rule out any serious causes. If this isn’t the case, there’re luckily home remedies that can help soothe symptoms and the appearance of these skin concerns.  

Impurities are often a reaction caused by clogged pores or harmful bacteria thriving on the skin. Salicylic acid can be a beneficial ingredient to combat recurring, stubborn impurities, as it dives deep into the skin’s pores to cleanse from the inside without irritating the skin. You can find salicylic acid in our Skin Perfector 2% BHA which has shown to visibly brighten uneven skin tones and texture to leave the skin smooth, soft, and improved. Use it on your arms, back, or wherever you’d like to treat and prevent breakouts.   

Dry skin, or dehydrated skin, can flare up and cause eczema, redness, irritation, and flaky skin. Typically, these symptoms are your skin’s way of telling you that its balance has been disrupted. And if you’re a little too familiar with these skin concerns, you’re allowed to ask a little more of your moisturizer. 

Our Niacinamide Repair Lotion is blended with not only nutrients, vitamins, and powerful antioxidants but also 5% of the skin-optimizing ingredient niacinamide – an ingredient known and beloved for its ability to strengthen and treat the skin. Add it to your regimen for balanced, healthy, and velvety-soft skin. 

Damaged skin needs extra care. And with its ability to apply concentrated care and soften the skin, our nourishing and intensely hydrating Repair Body Balm is the perfect SOS remedy for the job. 

Natural shea butter, rich in calming and protective fatty acids, blended with a mix of wildcrafted berries come together in this enriching balm to deliver the repairing and soothing benefits that make this a musthave for every routine. 

Step 3: Moisturize, of course

It should come as no surprise that moisture is alpha omega when it comes to healthy and well-balanced skin. Whether your skin is exposed to the dryness of summer or the harsh winter weather, a nourishing layer of moisture is always a good idea. Meanwhile, replenished skin will better preserve its smooth and youthful appearance – a true win-win on all parameters, if you ask us. 

If your skin longs for an intense moisture boost, it might be time to introduce it to our 100% natural Nourishing Body Oil. With a pampering mix of organic blueberry oil, wheat germ oil, and cloudberry, this oil not only leaves the skin supple and replenished, but also strengthened and protected. In other words: Everything your body deserves – bottled up. Apply it over your lotion or cream or during the day as an extra treat for the skin. 

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