Augustinus Bader Contributor and award-winning medical and cosmetic doctor, Dr. Ewoma, takes over the Bader Journal each week to answer some of your most commonly asked questions on application, ingredients, and skin concerns. This week, Dr. Ewoma explains why investing in a bodycare routine is necessary to achieve overall skin health.
Not all skin is the same
Caring for the skin on your body is very important. All too often, people will put time, money and effort into their facial skincare routine but rarely extend this care to the skin on their body. In the clinic, I see firsthand just how often people forget to nourish their skin from the neck down.
It’s important to remember that not all skin is the same; the skin around your eyes for instance is obviously very different to the skin on your legs. Also certain parts of our skin, such as our hands, are more likely to be exposed to external factors, which should inform the types of products we use. The layer of fat underneath the skin on the body is also much thicker than the skin on the face which means our body is less susceptible to lines and wrinkles.
How is the skin on the body different?
As a general rule; the skin on our body is thicker in structure than our facial skin and produces less oil; so the types of actives which work well on our skin might be less effective on our body. However, I believe you should broadly extend the routine you follow for your face to your body. By this, I mean sloughing away dead skin cells to brighten and improve appearance with the use of exfoliators, followed with nourishing and hydrating formulas to improve the overall appearance of your skin.
As mentioned above, the skin on our body has less oil glands; while in one sense this means we are less likely to experience body breakouts, it means our skin tends to be drier, particularly in areas like the knees and elbows where the skin is at its thickest.
For this reason, it’s important to invest in good quality, deeply nourishing skincare for your whole body. You can reach for thicker, richer creams without the worry of clogged pores or breakouts to ensure your dry patches are thoroughly moisturised. Caring for your skin properly, and regularly, will result in a smoother and more even appearance and improve its overall health too.
Augustinus Bader’s The Body Cream has achieved cult status for a plethora of reasons, promising firmer, toned and nourished skin. Like the rest of the range, it utilises TFC8® technology to stimulate skin rejuvenation, supporting cell renewal and minimising the appearance of stretch marks, pigmentation and cellulite. This silky, conditioning formula is also packed with nourishing Brazilian candeia oil to support the skin’s barrier and deeply moisturising, antioxidant-rich shea butter.
For me, my skincare routine isn’t complete until my whole body is smooth and moisturised too. It’s time to start paying a little more attention to our bodily skincare, beyond hastily applied moisturiser once a week, and introduce premium, deeply nourishing formulas into your routine like The Body Cream, The Body Lotion or The Body Oil - to not only improve our skin health, prep our bodies for summer but also boost our overall confidence too.
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