Many people don’t realize it, but our skin is the body’s biggest organ, and even though we take the time to look after our other essential organs such as our heart and lungs, we can significantly neglect our skin. Skincare for our faces is a lot more common than in some other parts of our body, so while you may pop a moisturizer on your face every night before bed, you probably can’t recall the last time you made sure your hands were exfoliated and moisturized.
So, we have put together 5 of the most neglected body parts when it comes to skincare, and some top tips on how you can show those areas some love.
Our underarms go through a lot and are one of the most mistreated parts of our bodies. From hastily waxing and shaving them, to spraying them with harsh deodorants to keep them smelling good, they are then ignored and neglected. You may even notice that the skin under your arms is starting to darken and this could be because you aren’t giving them the tender loving care they deserve.
Therefore, we recommend that you take the time to exfoliate the skin under your arms just like you would your face. By exfoliating under there, you can ensure that all dead skin cells that are known to collect are being broken down and washed away, leaving the new and fresh skin in place. So, before you shave, be sure to exfoliate gently under your arms and moisturize afterward with a body butter or lotion to keep your skin youthful and glowing.
While many people follow a regular skincare routine for their faces, they are most likely to forget to take care of the area of skin around their eyes. The skin around our eyes is delicate and thin, therefore it is important that you treat it more gently. We also recommend that you use different creams on your eye area, as your standard moisturizer will be too heavy for the delicate skin.
However, it is important that you take the time to use an appropriate cream on your eye area, such as this green tea eye cream with vitamin K. Otherwise, you will notice the skin in that area may become dark and wrinkled.
Our hands are probably one of our most used body parts, and the condition of the skin on your hands says a lot about the lifestyle you lead. For example, if your hands become very veiny, this is usually because of a loss of soft tissue. Similarly, if you work with your hands a lot, then you may notice the skin becoming hard and rough.
So, it is important that you keep them clean and moisturized if you want to maintain soft and smooth skin. Also, if you use heavy machinery, tools, or damaging cleaning products every day, then we also recommend that you offer them an additional layer of protection by wearing suitable gloves.
When you were a kid, having dark and dry skin on your knees was pretty common, usually because of how much time you spent playing or falling over. This is why many people forget about looking after their knees and including them in their skincare routine as they get older.
One of the most common skin concerns that knees suffer from is dry and damaged skin. However, this can usually be easily remedied by a rich moisturizer. You may also consider exfoliating the skin on your knees before applying your moisturizer so that you can remove the build-up of dead and dry skin cells.
The condition of the skin on your knees is likely to change depending on the weather, meaning that dry skin on your knees is particularly common in the winter, but failing to wear sunblock on them during the summer can lead to sun damage and skin hyperpigmentation.
Everywhere we go, our feet go with us. While this is a pretty obvious statement, it should remind you how much your feet go through every day. Even though they carry our weight all day, because they are hidden in shoes and socks, they are easy to forget about. However, you should spend just as much time looking after your feet as you do anywhere else.
We recommend that you keep your feet clean by washing and scrubbing them, exfoliating any dead skin, and keeping your nails trimmed to limit the dirt that can accumulate under them.
All of the skin on your body is the first layer of protection for your entire body, and it says a lot about your lifestyle, which is why it is so important to take care of it and give it the care and consistency it needs.