The warmer weather is here and you know what that means – it’s time to switch up your routine! Skincare routine needs to be tweaked slightly – a lighter moisturizer and plenty of sunscreen. But today we would like to focus on the body. Warmer weather also means lighter layers, short sleeves, and bare legs. If you neglected your body during the winter (no judgement here!), it might be time do some upkeep.
If your skin is dry and/or dehydrated
The skin on our body has fewer oil glands than the skin on our face. Which means it can get dry more quickly. Not to mention the build-up of dead skin cells. Use a gentle body scrub or an exfoliating cloth in the shower. If you have sensitive skin, look for gentlest scrub possible to avoid irritating your skin.
Also – get into the habit of applying body lotion. Our Kigelia Body Touch lotion contains 5% African Kigelia extract in an Aloe Vera base that promotes skin’s elasticity and firmness. It is a light, fast absorbing lotion that moisturizes the skin, but without the greasy after-feel. It contains a nourishing blend of organic Shea Butter, Evening Primrose, and Jojoba oils. We have also included an anti-inflammatory botanical blend of Organic Gotu Kola, Green Tea, Calendula and Cats Claw that soothes the skin.
Kigelia Body Touch lotion is free from parabens, vegan and not tested on animals.
Bumpy, rough skin or Keratosis Pilaris
If you suffer from dull, bumpy, rough skin it might be time to take it up a notch. Our Ultralase 8% PHA Body lotion contains 8% Gluconic acid (a Polyhydroxy acid) that increases cell renewal, effectively removes the build-up of dead skin cells and improves the appearance of uneven, rough, bumpy skin. It is a light, fast absorbing lotion that leaves no greasy after-feel. The formula also uses Hyaluronic acid and Natural Moisturizing factors to plump up and smooth the skin. A botanical blend of Ginseng and Chamomile soothe and soften the skin.
If you suffer from Keratosis Pilaris, our Ultralase 8% PHA Body lotion can be used on the affected areas. Gluconic acid sweeps away the excess deposit of keratin in the follicles and leaves you with smoother skin. However, do not use the lotion on broken skin or patches of active eczema.
If this is your first time using PHAs, remember to apply SPF.
Ultralase 8% PHA Body lotion is free from parabens, vegan and not tested on animals.
Acne and/or hyperpigmentation
If you suffer from body acne, try our Ultralase 12.5% Mandelic acid body gel. It contains 12.5% Mandelic acid which exfoliates and renews the skin, but it also has antibiotic properties which makes it an excellent treatment for acne. It works on papular, comedonal and inflammatory pustular acne. Not only it treats acne, it works on post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation too. You can use it to treat stubborn patches affected by Keratosis Pilaris. The formula also contains Beta-Glucan to aid skin repair.
Ultralase 12.5% Mandelic acid body gel should be applied to the affected areas only (as a spot treatment). Likewise, it is meant to be used 1 to 2 times per week if you suffer from Keratosis Pilaris and 3 to 4 times per week to treat acne and hyperpigmentation. Do not use on broken or sensitive skin and make sure to apply SPF on daily basis during the course of treatment.
Ultralase 12.5% Mandelic acid body gel is free from silicones and parabens, vegan and not tested on animals.
If you are anything like us, you might have forgotten about your feet completely during the colder months. And we won’t lie – the best course of action might be to go for a pedicure.
That said – if for whatever reason that is not possible (be it for budget reasons, you don’t know a good salon or simply because you don’t like strangers fiddling with your feet), do it yourself. Soak your feet and use a pumice stone to slough away dead skin. Moisturize your feet before going to bed. Even such a simple routine will make a world of difference.
How do you prepare for warmer weather? Please feel free to share any tips or tricks.