In a world filled with chaos, it can be difficult to find ways to feel calm or even happy. Between wearing masks day in and day out and being unable to enjoy a friendly embrace, many of us have turned our self-care routines into rituals. And why not? Taking care of yourself from head to toe is one of the best ways to relax and rejuvenate simultaneously.
Whether you decide to baby your bod on a daily basis or treat yourself once or twice a week, these three products will cleanse, polish, and protect your skin while taking your mind off your worries.
Lather Up In Luxury
Aromatherapy often benefits the mind just as much as natural ingredients benefit the body. In the case of cleansers, many commercial body wash products create a ton of foam initially, but the scent can be artificial and fade quickly. We created our Tropical Lave Body Cleanser, so you wouldn’t run out of bubbles or your favorite fragrance before you reached your feet. Our low-sudsing formula gently cleans and conditions your body with coconut-derived compounds instead of harsh surfactants. It hydrates the skin simultaneously thanks to coconut oil and gets its fragrance from natural fruit, flower, and seed extracts as well as essential oils. From the moment you apply this luxurious, silky emulsion to your puff to the moment you rinse off, you’ll be enveloped in a sensory experience that will take you away from your daily grind, leaving you refreshed and uplifted.
Turn Your Shower Into a Spa
Thanks to COVID-19, you may have been locked down for at least a month or longer. During that time, your skin continued to push new cells to the top of the epidermis, known as the stratum corneum, and those dead skin cells may have changed your skin’s texture and tone. When you need to smooth out the bumps in your life and slough off all that ails you (at least the physical part), don’t forget your body. Spa services, like body polishing, may not be available right away, but at-home products, like our Papaya Pineapple Bamboo Body Polish, provide gentle exfoliation with mineral- and protein-rich bamboo stem extract. Sunflower, jojoba, and grapeseed oil also give skin a dose of concentrated hydration. After cleansing, gently apply the creamy scrub to your skin in small, circular motions. Rinse with tepid water to close your pores and lock in moisture. Used twice a week, your skin will feel smoother to the touch and look healthier.
Protect Your Skin By Sealing In Hydration
While you could easily jump out of the shower and move on to other things, take the time to pamper your skin in one additional way. Moisturizing after bathing, especially while the skin is still damp, seals in moisture for all-day comfort. Epicuren’s After Bath Moisturizers are designed to complement other body products or use independently. The skin’s natural moisturizing factors (NMF) help hold the skin cells together like the mortar between bricks. Dry skin allows moisture to escape, but a properly formulated moisturizer will prevent the water in the epidermis from evaporating (a process known as transepidermal water loss, or TEWL). When applied to damp skin, the occlusive ingredients in our After Bath Moisturizers trap moisture and bind it to the skin. Shea butter, as well as sesame seed, sunflower, jojoba seed, and avocado oils, keep skin feeling soft and hydrated all day long.
Ultimately, we all need to care for our bodies, especially in times of stress. Making that process more enjoyable may be just what you need to feel better about yourself and the world around you.