The Forgotten Zones: Skincare Beyond The Face
There’s an influx of options for facial skincare products, a new renaissance of self-care and skin health in full swing. Consumers are investing smartly in face care and repair, but that’s just one part of the body that needs attention. Often forgotten, our hands, chest, feet, elbows—and anywhere in between—are just as important.
The face is a vulnerable canvas to many toxins throughout the day, but sun exposure, acne, blackheads, and skin irritation are just as common anywhere else on the body. Yes, unfortunately, anywhere. Aging and sun spots are unstoppable forces of time, and their worst effects can hit you when you least expect it!
That said, there are plenty of solutions to these annoying but true issues. Exclusive Beauty Club is dedicated to providing the best tips on keeping your skin glowing and healthy, from head to toe. Here are some of our bestsellers to aid in specific areas besides the face.
Keep the tan, ditch the sunburn with La Roche-Posay’s SPF 60 Anthelios Lotion Spray. It’s alcohol free and non-greasy with a silky texture, perfect for beachgoers flaunting sensitive skin, and water-resistant for up to 80 minutes. This spray is the backup needed for ultimate skin protection. Do yourself a favor, apply sunscreen on your ears, shoulders, hands, chest, and feet.
Any piece of skin left unprotected over the years can become a trouble zone in the long run. Empower yourself to spread the benefits of this lotion spray, which include:
- broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection
- a powerful antioxidant complex
- formulated with Cell-Ox Shield® technology
Sunscreen is a must! There are many myths and rumors around the efficiency of sun creams and sprays, but there’s undeniable science behind sun protection. UV rays are harmful regardless if it’s bright and sunny, or cloudy and rainy, even foggy—up to 80% of UV rays can filter through most atmospheric barriers.
In any case, regardless of race or skin tone, UV rays cause the deterioration of skin cells of bystanders caught without sunscreen. This weathering eventually leads to faster aging, leathering of skin, and a higher risk of skin cancer. According to the American Academy of Dermatology Association, “it is estimated that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime.” These facts paint a harsh reality, but that doesn’t mean you should cancel your hot girl summer either.
Don’t miss out on the outdoor frolicking of the season. Be safe, and put your trust in one of the best body sunscreens on the market.
The Replenix Retinol Smooth + Tighten Body Lotion is an amazing tool for anti-aging skincare. Notably, the beauty industry has been revolutionized with accessible, affordable retinol serums. Retinol lotions can provide similar benefits to other parts of the body, satiating all skin textures.
A closer look at retinol—it’s a derivative of vitamin A, and one of many retinoids used in most skin care products, with or without prescription. Prescription retinol is more powerful, but over-the-counter retinol products are best for daily use, usually mixed with hydrating ingredients to offset irritation. Retinol’s varied potency serves to reduce the appearance of sunspotssun spots, fine lines, and wrinkles.
For the best body lotion coverage, Replinix’s retinol lotion serves as an anti-aging cream amongst other perks. Scientifically formulated with medical-grade All-Trans-Retinol and Edelweiss Flower, Replinix’s body lotion also targets and reduces the visibility of cellulite. In tandem, it promotes healthy collagen production which visibly lifts and tightens skin.
If you’re someone that struggles with rough working hands or a farmer’s tans, SkinCeuticals Neck Chest & Hand Repair offers itself as a targeted solution. These overlooked parts of the body are most in need of all comprehensive skincare. “Neck, chest, hands” might as well be the new “phone, keys, wallet” for general body care.
As mentioned before, sunscreen is the be-all, end-all of preventative skincare...but what if the damage is already done? The skin on the neck and chest areas is more prone to age quicker than the face. Moreover, hands are the most active daily, from washing dishes to hard labor, life without hand care cream is a wasteland of dry, rough digits.
SkinCeuticals Repair formula consists of powerful skin brightening agents that fade the look of sun damage and aging while improving overall texture. This product also boasts a blend of oils and extracts associated with skin rejuvenation and holistic health, including:
- Rosemary Leaf Oil
- Cucumber Fruit Extract
- Turmeric Root Extract
- Rose Flower Oil
- Jasmine Extract
You’ll be saving your neck with this SkinCeuticals restorative blend.
Cracked heels and chronically dry elbows are the worst! To treat these symptoms, try Glytone’s dual-action cream. Heels and elbows are the true underdogs of skincare—they’re victims to some of the worst skin symptoms. Specifically, heels receive hard impacts and weight shifts throughout the day. Meanwhile, elbows tend to hide under layers of clothing, mistakenly omitted from body moisturizers.
Recommended for at-home pedicures or exfoliating treatments, the Glytone Softening Cream contains 9.5 PFAV™ Glycolic Acid, Glycerin, and protective emollients. Together, these ingredients act in smoothing rough, dry, callused skin while exfoliating and moisturizing texturized heels and elbows.
Bring the foot clinic and spa to you. A cracked heel cream and elbow lotion for dry skin, Glytone Softening Cream combines necessity and luxury.
Investing in the best foot creams is a sure way to facilitate good foot care, but this exfoliant peel offers a unique alternative option. Athlete’s foot, dry skin, callouses, and dead skin cells are unfortainate realities we all have to face. Especially for consumers that wear close-toed shoes all day, every day, an exfoliant foot peel could work some magic.
Unlike most at-home foot peels, Baby Foot’s last one hour, and has an extensive shedding process between 3-7 weeks afterward. Featuring 16 natural extracts scientifically formulated, the foot peel exfoliates and moisterizes while getting rid of dead skin.
For a one and done solution to foot care, the Baby Foot Exfoliant peel will leave your feet smooth...as a baby’s!
Self care means taking time for yourself after a long day, and a Epicuren After Bath does just the trick. Perfect for thorough moisterizing coverage, the coconut after bath contributes to smoothe, glowing skin.
The after bath benefits include:
- All over hydration
- B Vitamins that promote skin health and elasticity
- Moisture from exotic oils and natural emulants
- Guards against dry skin
Best used for right after a shower or bath, it’s the answer to trouble zone, dry skin areas. Plus, the relaxing scent of coconut and decadent oils—natural destressers—can lull anyone into a state of zen.
Whether you’re looking for the best anti-aging cream, a foot crack cream, or anything in between, it’s important to remember those forgotten zones. Give your all your body the attention it deserves, don’t settle for low quality body care products, and stick to the daily skincare routine.
It’s also never too late for corrective at-home treatments. Regardless of sun damage, aging, or dry skin, there are reparative options available on Exclusive Beauty Club’s catalog.