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How to Create an Effective Body Care Routine

January 31, 2023

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Whether your skincare routine is as simple as few steps or as extensive as 10 products, we can all agree it’s important, not to mention pampering, right? We’ll answer that—yes! But truth be told, many of us probably just think of our faces when it comes to skincare. At Sol de Janeiro, we are firm believers in treating the rest of your body with the same kind of love and attention. Ahead, dive into our easy four-step body care routine for healthy-looking skin that also smells amazing.

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Step 1: Cleanse

Powerful body skincare starts in the shower. Begin by making sure the water is not super-hot (even though it’s tempting in the colder months). Lukewarm or cool water provides more benefits to your skin, including tighter-looking pores and helping to maintain natural oils. We recommend cleansing with Brazilian 4 Play Moisturizing Shower Cream-Gel, which is chock-full of fatty acids for soft and touchable skin.

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Step 2: Exfoliate

Just like your face, you should only exfoliate one to two times a week for the best results. On damp skin, massage Bum Bum Body Scrub all over your body in a circular motion—paying special attention to rougher areas like the knees and elbows. By removing dead skin cells, unclogging pores and stimulating circulation, your skin will absorb the benefits from your body skincare products more effectively. Our gentle and nourishing blend of crushed cupuaçu seeds, sugar crystals, guaraná and coconut oil will leave your skin smooth with a touch of shimmer.

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Step 3: Moisturize

It’s no secret that one of the best body skincare tips for maintaining silky-soft skin is regularly using moisturizer. Every day, we are potentially exposing our skin to harsh elements and activities such as shaving that can lead to dry, itchy or cracked skin, especially in cooler temperatures. Choose from any of our benefit-rich body creams, including Brazilian Bum Bum Cream for tighter-looking skin, Bom Dia Bright™ Cream for visibly brighter skin and Beija Flor™ Elasti-Cream for plumper-looking skin. Apply immediately after showering to maximize absorption and hydration.

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Step 4: Heighten the Scent

Now it’s time for the cherry on top in your routine. Spritz one of our irresistible perfume mists from head to toe and you will be left so cheirosa (in Brazil, this means you smell incredibly delicious). Choose from Cheirosa 62 (iconic and sunny), Cheirosa 40 (intoxicating and delicate), Cheirosa 68 (floral and bright) or Cheirosa 71 (warm and cozy). Our versatile collection of fragrances is perfect for layering over your favorite body cream and for freshening up throughout the day.

As you can see, this body skincare routine is easy to incorporate into your daily life—and your skin deserves it!

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