Beyond Face - Why is Body Care Important

Have you ever wondered why we are so willingly to spend so much time dedicated to our faces without thinking nearly as much about the rest of our body—a much larger area of skin exposed to the elements, your body’s surface needs to receive necessary hydration and potent ingredients on a regular basis — and that’s inside and out. 

The same way your face requires TLC to look and feel its best, so does your body. The body is often an area that gets overlooked, the best-looking skin for most people is on their abdomen and/or behind, which has been protected for the majority of their life, as opposed to our arms, legs, shoulders, and back of their hands, which have often been neglected.

Compared to the face, the body doesn’t require quite as much maintenance when it comes to skincare. While the face requires frequent serum, oil, masks and treatments the body can typically fare well with proper cleansing, moisturizer, SPF, and occasional treatments.

Instead of breaking off body care into its own ‘maybe-if-I-have-time’ stage, think of it as part of your skincare routine. Just as skincare isn’t about looking pretty, body care runs deeper than something reserved for the week leading up to the beach and doesn’t have to be complicated.

Choosing your products thoughtfully and treating your body with the same respect you afford your face goes a long way both physically and mentally. As long as you’ve got the right products, even a streamlined session will give benefits for both your mind and your body. Put simply, body care is all about an attitude shift we should be moving towards.

Body at It’s Best with Dr Hauschka

Get Clean

Body washes are made to cleanse and improve the condition of your skin over time. They can help infuse water and essential oils into your skin, which helps protect it against the elements. When you rinse it off, it’s best to do so with warm water. Then, follow with a blast of cold water to close your pores.

Dr Hauschka’s body washes gently cleanses without stripping away your skin’s natural oils. These 2 body washes especially are good for hands as well as body - Hayflower Cardamom Cleansing Lotion and Stone Pine Sea Salt Cleansing Gel with its mild ingredients are especially good for people with sensitive skin so if you have eczema these are the body washes to go for.

Get Extra Self Care

Don’t we sometimes need a little extra self care for days when your body or spirits need a lift….here’s Dr Hauschka to the rescue.

When we think of bath essences, we often think that we need a bathtub to enjoy it, however, here’s some tips to make you rethink how you could use your bath essences at home without a tub.

  • As a foot bath when your legs need extra moisture
  • As a hand bath to nourish and soothe your hands
  • As a warm compress for your face
  • As a refreshing facial rinse
  • As a energy booster after exercise or tired feet
  • As a cellulite buster when used with a massage brush

And of course if you have the luxury of the bathtub, you can envelop yourself in the full benefits of the body essence. Every one of our 6 bath essences has different benefits and different fragrances to suit whatever state of mind or need you have.

Get Hydrated

Applying body care formulations is one of the few inexpensive ways that people can pamper themselves. They seal in moisture into the skin to prevent drying, while they soften rough elbows and heels, along with other dry areas of the skin. Those with sensitive skin or experiencing itchiness or eczema need a little more special care.

While your skin is still wet from your shower this is an ideal time to hydrate your skin. Depending on what texture and formulation you want, Dr Hauschka has a suite of choices for you : body milk which is a lighter formulation , body oil which is excellent to seal in moisture, body cream which is heavier in texture. Not to forget the Med line that is unperfumed and helps people with eczema or dry flaky skin.

Whatever formulations you choose, be assured that Dr Hauschka’s body care line gets absorbed quickly into your skin and we only use natural essential oils in our formulations so be prepared for a “smell” blowing experience !!! (excuse the pun)

Get Fresh

The most popular and common use of body powder is the absorption of sweat and moisture. Body powder is regularly used in deodorants and can be used in and of itself for the same basic purpose. Apply in areas where you sweat regularly and watch them stay dry and smelling nice. Here’s some additional tips on what body powder can do for you :

  • Helps with chafing
  • Helps protect your skin
  • Helps with body acne
  • Helps fight off the bacteria
  • Helps as a fragrance
  • Helps as a bedsheet freshener
  • Helps with waxing pain - apply b4 waxing
  • Very effective as a dry shampoo
  • Helps with diaper rash
  • Helps set the makeup
  • Helps keep your feet and shoes dry and relatively smell free

Dr Hauschka’s Silk body powder’s formulation contains zero talc, relying instead on the effectiveness of pure powdered silk and nurturing plant extracts.

We often use the term talcum powder but do you know that there are chemical ingredients in talcum powder, like silicate talc that is not only a potent carcinogen, it also causes allergies and infection in lungs. Talc absorbs moisture and so we use talcum powder to avoid perspiration, however, this causes much damage to our skin.

Another basic product to stay fresh is by using deodorant. Deodorants allow the body to sweat whilst antiperspirants block sweat pores. Sweating is your body's natural cooling mechanism. It stops odor naturally. It's not sweat that causes body odor, but rather sweat combined with the bacteria that already exists on your skin. So it’s important that you cleanse before applying deodorants.

Dr Hauschka’s deodorant helps prevent the formation of odors without constricting your pores or impeding the skin’s natural processes and it does not stain your clothes as well. This Dr. Hauschka roll-on deodorant works entirely without aluminum which is harmful but uses tapioca starch which helps absorb moisture. You can even apply it on freshly shaven skin.

Get Nourished

Many will spend hundreds of dollars on anti-aging products for their face, only to be exposed by the look of their hands. Now with all the frequent handwashing and dishwashing as we cannot dine out, our hands need even more attention now. Hands naturally have thinner skin and less fat than say your face and neck so thinner skin can make them look gaunt, thus older, if not properly cared for. Our hands are constantly being exposed to the sun and elements making them dryer, hyperpigmented and older-looking faster. Our Regenerating Hand Cream in a 15ml bottle is a very handy size to put in your hand bag to use whenever the need arises.

Foot Care is often the most neglected part of body care. Feet are your body’s foundation, so keeping them healthy is vital to your overall health. Caring for the skin on your feet is also important. Your heels are not meant to feel rough and dry. The longer this issue persists, the more likely it is that your feet will begin to crack. Although some cracks are not painful, they still allow harmful bacteria in. If left untreated for a long time, the healing process will also take a while.

Applying a foot cream everyday can help you prevent cracked heels and further prevent your feet from getting dry. Take a coin-sized amount of the foot cream and massage it into your feet using a circular motion. Massaging the cream into your feet will improve circulation and promote faster healing. The best way to seal in the moisture is to wear a pair of cotton socks, leave them on in the night and wake up to smooth happy feet the next morning.

To sum it up Your body is the only real home you will always live in. A well maintained house is a pleasure to be in! Hope that this will inspire you to take good care of your body as your face.

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