Skin Care Routine for the Body

My skin becomes very dry during cold seasons and also during summer, when I usually like to spend time at the seaside; in order to keep it smooth, soft and glowing, I have developed my own personal skin care routine for the body.

Being into Ayurveda and practicing Yoga for a long time now, I learned that one of the best methods to have a healthy and beautiful skin is by practicing dry brushing and using organic oils for massaging the body.

So, if you want to reduce cellulite, have a toned and sexy skin, here is what you need to do.

 

Dry brushing

What you need:

  • A natural bristle brush

How to do it:

  • Begin by starting at your feet and moving toward your heart. The motions should be long on the bones and circular on the joints, abdomen (clockwise in order to help digestion) and breasts.

Benefits:

  • It exfoliates dead skin;
  • It stimulates the lymphatic system;
  • It reduces cellulite;
  • It reinvigorates the body (and mind);
  • It unclogs pores.

Attention! People with sensitive skin should use a VERY soft brush!

 

Self-Massage

What you need:

  • A 100% organic, cold pressed oil; examples: sesame, coconut, olive, argan, avocado, almond etc. I prefer using sesame during the cold seasons because it helps me warm up and coconut during summer because it helps me cool down.

How to do it:

  • Begin by first massaging the feet and move toward your heart. The motions should be long on the bones and circular on the joints, abdomen (clockwise in order to help digestion) and breasts.

Benefits:

  • The dry brushing practiced first unclogged the pores so the skin is able to absorb all the nutrients from the oils (coconut oil: moisturizing, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant; sesame seed oil: antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, antioxidant);
  • The skin is visibly firmer;
  • It increases circulation;
  • It moisturizes, nourishes, softens and smoothens the skin;
  • It helps reducing the appearance of stretch marks;
  • It detoxifies the skin.

 

Epsom salt bath

What you need:

  • 250g Epsom salts/ standard bath.

How to do it:

  • Soak in the tub for at least 15 minutes.

Benefits:

  • It detoxifies the skin;
  • It relaxes the body;
  • It relieves muscle cramps.

 
When I don’t have the time or I’m to lazy for this ritual, I use coffee grounds mixed with olive or coconut oil in order to exfoliate the skin; this is a very cheap but excellent mixture that helps keeping the skin smooth and firm, and it also helps reducing the cellulite.

If you are into DIY scrubs, you can also check my Lavender Body Scrub recipe, which is great for Winter.

If you prefer to buy your scrubs, one my favourites all time favourites is the Tromborg Body Salt Scrub Orange, but I also adore Caudalie Divine Scrub and &other Stories Punk Bouquet Body Scrub.

 
What’s your secret for beautiful skin?

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2 Comments

  • Gwen says:

    Dry skin brushing is the secret to beautiful skin – eventhough my hectic schedule causes me to skip this step from time to time. Do you refrigerate your coffee/evoo scrub?

    • Georgia Boanoro says:

      I agree, it takes time but it’s worth it! No, I don’t refrigerate the coffee scrub…I never thought about it, I think it’s nice during hot days to scrub the skin with something refreshingly cold, though!