With the rise of self-care during the pandemic, taking care of one’s body – particularly body skin care – has become ultra-popular in the world of beauty. But at SOL de Janeiro, it’s never been a passing trend. Instead, pampering our skin is a way of life. In Brazil, body care comes naturally, and it’s a pleasure to partake in every day.
We know that a body skin care routine brings about soft, touchable skin. But the rewards go beyond that. Taking care of our bodies from head to toe – which includes everything from a daily skin care ritual to drinking enough water – brings a sense of calm, comfort, and positivity.
As experts in Brazilian-inspired beauty, we’re familiar with the benefits of caring for your body. Here are our top 10 skin care tips for feeling your best inside and out.
1. Find A Skin Care Routine That Feels Good
When it comes to the best body skin care routine, it’s all about using high quality, beautiful skin care products. At Sol de Janeiro, we use the finest ingredients while also considering the feeling each product should bring you, from touchable, soft skin to an inner confidence. As body care experts, allow us to break down the best head-to-toe routine:
Take A “Self-Care” Shower
This is common practice in Brazil – and the reason why Brazilians love taking a few showers a day! Treat yourself with our Brazilian 4 Play Moisturizing Shower-Gel Cream. The sulfate-free formula deeply cleanses without stripping away skin’s much-needed moisture. Massage in for the goodness of the hydrating Coconut Oil and antioxidant-rich Açaí Oil. Plus, there’s the sunny, delicious scent of Cheirosa 62.
Moisturize And Massage With Body Cream
Silky-soft skin is not a pleasure to be rushed. Gift yourself a self-massage using one of our beloved and benefit-brimming body creams (Our Brazilian Bum Bum Cream is a best seller worldwide). Gently press thumbs into muscles as you rub in – from legs to arms to thighs. Don’t be afraid to apply a little pressure to release tension and improve circulation. Your skin will feel unbelievably soft, and you will feel more relaxed. Bonus: You’ll also smell incredible.
Pamper Your Feet
In Brazil, the foot fetish is real – having smooth, pretty feet just looks and feel good. They work hard for you, so go ahead and treat your feet right with our Samba Foot Fetish Care. First, exfoliate roughness and callouses with the Samba Foot Fetish Smoothing Board. Then, massage in our no-slip Samba Foot Fetish Cream for deep moisture benefits.
Take Care Of Your Hands
Soft, moisturized hands are more of a priority than ever thanks to the recent uptick in hand washing and sanitizing. Brazilian Touch™ Hand Cream rescues dry, cracked, or itchy hands without leaving them greasy. The fast-absorbing formula locks in next-level hydration and helps support skin’s natural barrier and microbiome – which means you can apply as frequently as you like. SOL babes will even dab it directly on to cuticles to keep nail beds looking fresh!
2. Wear Sunscreen Daily
In Brazil, basking in the sun is a way of life. But Brazilians know that there’s a smart way to soak up sunshine and take care of skin. Even beyond beach season, wearing an SPF of 15 or higher can help prevent skin cancer. On sunny days (and even cloudy ones), apply sunscreen to your body and face every morning. Don’t forget to reapply every few hours – especially after you’ve gone swimming!
3. Exfoliate Regularly
One of the most overlooked body skin care tips is proper exfoliation. We lose 50 million skin cells a day, and most of the time, they need a little extra boost to fully fall away. When skin looks dry or dull, it’s a sign that you’re due for some exfoliation. Step into the shower and scoop a generous amount of Bum Bum Body Scrub into your hands. Our ultra-fine, microbead-free formula uses Crushed Cupuaçu Seeds to buff and smooth, while Coconut Oil nourishes and replenishes. Heighten the circulation benefits found in caffeine-rich Guaraná by massaging in a circular motion. Once you’re finished, you’ll find yourself with soft, moisturized skin deliciously scented in Cheirosa 62.
4. Drink More Water
Our skin is made up of cells that *need* water to function. It’s almost as if water is a skin care product in itself! When we don’t drink enough, our outer layer loses hydration and turns dry, flaky and dull. And our energy levels? They become pretty much non-existent. We suggest drinking at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day to maintain a healthy glow inside and out.
5. Take Time To De-Stress
Stress triggers hormones that can lead to acne breakouts and other skin conditions, like eczema and psoriasis. Taking the time to manage stress encourages both a healthy mind and body. We suggest meditation, spending time in nature, trips to the beach, setting limits and scaling back your to-do list (you don’t have to do it all!). In Brazil, taking care of your body is considered a calming ritual – indulge in a long shower, give yourself a massage with your favorite body cream, and transport yourself with the help of a delicious fragrance. SOL Babes swear that the intoxicating scents of our body mists can instantly bring about a smile. Spray one on for a burst of confidence and joy.
6. Sleep Better
Lack of sleep mimics the effects of stress, triggering acne breakouts and other skin issues. Create a screen-free routine where you’re unwinding at a reasonable hour – whether it’s with a book, cup of tea, or meditation. You can also practice better body care by keeping your sheets and pillowcases clean.
7. Maintain A Healthy Diet
Eating plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins can help you to look and feel your best. When it comes to your skin, a diet rich in fish oil* and low in unhealthy fats and processed carbohydrates** might even contribute to a healthy, youth-kissed glow.
8. Try Vitamins (On Your Skin!)
Maybe you take a few as part of your morning routine, but actually, there’s more than one way to nourish your body with vitamins. Look for creams that contain ingredients like Vitamin C. Bom Dia Bright™ Body Cream is enriched with Fruit AHAs that gently exfoliate to smooth skin texture all over. It also contains Vitamin C, which is a total powerhouse for skin. Not only does it visibly brighten, it also helps to even skin tone and minimize the appearance of dark spots which can be caused by environmental stressors.*
9. Turn Your Shower Into An At-Home Spa
In Brazil, taking several showers a day is totally the norm. There’s a morning shower, a nighttime shower, and a chuveirda which is a quick, refreshing rinse in the middle of the day. Why so many? For Brazilians, a shower is a ritual that starts the day, sets the mood, helps with a reset – and always lavishes love on the body. It’s a time to check in with yourself, show your body some attention, and pamper your skin.
Take it from the Brazilians and treat your shower like a self-care session. Give yourself a massage, invigorate the skin and get your circulation going, and take the opportunity to be cheirosa (smell incredibly amazing). You’ll step out feeling calm, refreshed, beautiful and ready to take on whatever comes next.
10. Love Your Body
At Sol de Janeiro, we’re inspired by how we celebrate our bodies in Brazil. Every body deserves to be loved and cared for – and this never feels like a chore. Instead, it’s a pleasure that’s heightened by the beautiful products put on the skin. Serving up Body Joy to others is one of many reasons we only use the best ingredients – all of which are ethically sourced. At the end of the day, our most important body skin care tip is to show it love. The more you care for it, the more you’ll fall in love with it.