When was the last time you gave your body some real TLC?
And when I say real TLC I mean brushing your body, scrubbing it, and lathering a beautiful lotion on it that moisturizes and protects it.
When it comes to skin, people will give plenty of attention to their faces, but forget that they have skin on the rest of their body. It’s just as important to treat the skin on your body too! Its a great way to show your body some love, and you’re skin will come out looking flawless.
Alright, here are the 3 Body Care Rituals I use to keep my skin glowing into my fifties.
01 - Dry Skin Brushing
My first stop on the healthy body care highway is dry skin brushing.
This technique offers whole body benefits, not just aesthetic ones. Dry skin brushing has been used since the Ancient times in Ayurveda.
Dry brushing stimulates the lymphatic system, exfoliates the skin, increases circulation, improves digestion, and may even help relieve stress. In the battle against cellulite, dry skin brushing may help to soften hard fat deposits below the skin, while distributing fat deposits more evenly, which may help diminish the appearance of cellulite.
It is best done before you shower. This way the water can wash the exfoliated, dead skin cells off of your skin. Remember to always brush towards the heart. For women, giving some extra care to the armpit areas down to the heart and neck as they stimulate the lymphatic system. You can purchase a dry skin brush at health and superstores.
02 - Cleansing & Moisturizing
Ever since dōTERRA has come out with their body butter, I’ve been in love. It has a base of this that combines shea and cocoa seed butters with jojoba oil and essential oils.
When Yarrow Pom got added to our product line, I knew it was a match made in heaven!
Yarrow Pom a blend of Yarrow essential oil and cold-pressed Pomegranate seed oil that helps with aging, vitality, and gives you a great glow from inside out!
When I open up a new body butter, I pour about 8 ml (a quarter of the bottle) of Yarrow Pom in and mix with my fingers. You can purchase this combo here.
This body butter combo does wonders to make skin silky smooth and hydrated – plus, you get all the amazing benefits of the oils!
03 - Veráge Skin Care
Technically, your face is part of your body, so my 3rd Body Care Ritual is my facial skin care routine. Trust me, it’s powerful and worth it! I’m over 50 and don’t look it because my skin is soft and smooth.
Okay – first rule: Your skincare routine is only as good as your skin care products!
It seems obvious, but it’s still worth saying. If you’re rubbing healthy nutrients into your skin, your skin will look healthy and nourished. That’s why I use Veráge, doTERRA’s holistic skin care line.
The Veráge Skin Care Collection contains only the best natural ingredients of doTERRA essential oils, emollients, and plant extracts that will leave skin feeling nourished and hydrated while encouraging confidence through reduced signs of visible aging.
Here’s an overview of my exact skincare routine:
Step 01 – Cleansing
I wash my hands, remove my make-up, and then wet my face with lukewarm water. I apply a small amount of the Veráge Cleanser to my hands and then I lather and then gently rub my face
with my hands in a circular motion. I rinse my face and then lightly pat it dry with a freshly cleaned towel.
Step 02 – Toning
Skin toning is one of the most underrated skin care practices. Our skin is usually more acidic than it should be due to our lifestyle factors. By toning our skin, we can restore the pH balance keeping our skin looking younger and healthier. Toning is as simple as applying Veráge Toner as needed.
Step 03 – Replenishing
Once our pH is balanced, it’s time to nourish our skin with the nutrition it needs to glow. The Veráge Immortelle Hydrating Serum is more than just your typical moisturizing serum. It has a patented ingredient called L22. L22 is a combination of jojoba, macadamia, and olive esters that mimics the skin’s surface lipids when at their optimum health and youth, typically around the age of 22. Woo hoo! Here’s to having the skin of a 22-year old with all the collective wisdom of a 50-year-old!
Step 04 – Moisturizing
Moisturizing is an important final step in the skin care process. I use the Veráge Moisturizer, since it is light and good for all skin types, so I don’t have to worry about changing the moisturizer for the season. Combining Therapeutic-Grade Jasmine, Geranium and Juniper Berry essential oils with advanced plant extracts, this light moisturizer absorbs quickly and hydrates deeply.
BONUS - MetaPWR Advantage
MetaPWR Advantage is doTERRA’s top-selling anti-aging supplement. It contains a rare form of hyper-absorbable collagen as well as a host of supporting ingredients like NMN, Hyaluronic Acid, and Resveratrol. These natural products help your skin to get a healthy, youthful glow. As a side note, they also offer tremendous benefits to your body’s organs, so you can expect support in cognitive function, muscle & tissue strength, as well as skin elasticity & firmness.
It’s easy to give your body some TLC when you use products that will benefit your overall health. Essential oils will benefit your body’s skin as well as organs. I hope this post has left you with some inspiration and you will consider making some changes to your skincare regime if you haven’t already.
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