People who are into skincare often focus their efforts on the face. They do it for a good reason — the skin on your face is what people notice first anyway. But it poses a problem when the skin on the rest of the body is neglected. Forgetting to care for your skin from head to toe could leave you with a number of skin concerns.
It’s just as important to ensure that your body’s skin is silky soft. When you nourish your skin, you improve your overall health and keep itchy elbows and cracked heels at bay. So, when you can, try to treat yourself with a couple of hydrating body treatments to soften and condition your skin.
Venofye can help with that. We have a line of body care products that will help you elevate the moisture levels in your skin when it is begging for extra hydration and care. Read on to see if any of our coveted hydrating body treatments sound like a fit for you.
Why It’s Important to Hydrate Your Skin from Head to Toe
Moisture is probably the most essential thing in keeping your skin healthy. That’s nothing new — we’ve known this for ages. But with winter just around the corner, we have to be extra vigilant about hydrating our bodies.
The skin is the largest organ you have, and it’s not just constricted to your face. You have to take care of your skin from head to toe. You don’t want healthy, glowing skin on your face while the rest of your body feels rough, dry, itchy, and flaky.
Your skincare arsenal needs to contain hydrating body treatments, like creams, lotions, and butters. These body moisturizers will help seal hydration in your skin to keep it from getting dehydrated, even in dry and cold environments. They also give your complexion that healthy, rejuvenated glow that everyone aims for.
If you have normal skin and think you don’t need hydrating body treatments since you don’t suffer from flakiness or itching, you’re sorely mistaken. You may have normal skin on your face and most of your body, but you’ll still be susceptible to specific rough areas, like your elbows, knees, and heels of your feet.
Rough calluses on your feet are especially difficult to care for because they hurt to walk on. Moisturizers can help with those by softening the skin and giving you almost instant relief from the discomfort.
Ready to pamper your skin with some hydrating body treatments? Let us give you a rundown of three products your thirsty skin will surely love.
The Venofye Salt Scrub Helps Buff Away Dead Skin for Extra Hydration
The first step to hydrating your skin is making sure that nothing is blocking the path of your hydrating body treatments. If you have super dry and flaky skin, you likely have some dead skin cell congestion. This can hinder your lotions and creams from being absorbed by your skin.
To remedy this problem, you must use an exfoliating scrub first. We know — this isn’t technically a hydrating product. But it’s pertinent to making your skin soft and silky smooth later on when you do apply your creams and body butters.
See, physical scrubs shed and buff away the dead skin and debris sitting on the surface of your skin. By doing so, they help your moisturizers soak into your skin better, leaving it deeply hydrated and conditioned.
The Venofye Salt Scrub is terrific for softening and detoxifying dry skin, prepping it for moisture. It has minimal ingredients, so you don’t have to worry about harsh alcohols or sulfates drying out your skin even more. It only contains salt, petroleum for slip, BHT to prolong its shelf life, and a bit of fragrance.
Just make sure you don’t use this scrub every single day, so that you don’t irritate your complexion and rub it raw. Instead, using it once a week is recommended.
Benefits of an Exfoliating Salt Scrub
Any physical exfoliating scrub with grains can soften and smoothen the skin. Aside from getting rid of the dead skin cell buildup to make your complexion silky, a scrub can also even out your skin tone. Further, it can also help unclog pores to prevent breakouts and even keep ingrown hairs at bay.
But why use salt for your exfoliating scrub? Why not go with other popular exfoliating grains, like microbeads or walnut shells?
First of all, those cheap drugstore scrubs that use plastic microbeads are bad for the environment. They don’t dissolve, so after washing them down the drain, they end up in the ocean, destroying marine life. That’s why it’s better to always use water-soluble scrubs, like salt or sugar.
And as for walnut shells, they have quite the reputation for being too abrasive and even causing micro-tears in the skin. Micro-tears are the small wounds you get when you exfoliate with a product that doesn’t dissolve in water. Having these tears weakens your skin barrier and makes you more vulnerable to oxidative stress and premature wrinkles.
That’s why the Venofye Salt Scrub is best for prepping your skin for its hydrating body treatments. It’s good for your complexion and the environment.
The Venofye Body Cream is Perfect for Everyday Moisture
And now for the real hydrating body treatments. First up, we have the Venofye Body Cream, which is chock-full of vitamins and natural oils to nourish all skin types. The formula is lightweight and never greasy, so it’s suitable even for oily skin.
One of its main ingredients is glycerin, a hydrator derived from plants. It’s a humectant, which means that it can draw water molecules from the air and pull them into your skin, so it works best in humid environments.
Glycerin can also help slow down the evaporation of moisture in your skin, keeping it plump for longer. Because of this, your skin will look and feel silky and supple all day long after using this cream.
Another important ingredient in this body cream formula is shea nut oil. This fatty oil is more lightweight than the more popular shea butter, so it’s great for those with oily to normal skin types. It’s also non-comedogenic, so you don’t have to worry about it clogging your pores if you have acne-prone skin.
This body cream is excellent for summer or those humid months when you can’t use something super thick, but want to keep your skin as smooth and hydrated as possible. It’s a good alternative if body oils don’t do much for you. It also makes for a terrific hand cream when your hands feel dry and tired.
Why Does the Venofye Body Cream Use Shea Nut Oil Instead of Shea Butter?
Shea butter is a cult-favorite ingredient, not just in the skincare world, but among hair care lovers too. It’s highly nourishing and super creamy, which makes it a top-notch moisturizer for the body, face, and hair. It’s super popular, but its sister shea nut oil? Not so much.
So, why did we at Venofye choose to formulate our body cream with shea nut oil instead of shea butter? The answer is simple: this body cream is meant for everyday use. It’s also meant for all skin types. Shea butter is way too thick to be used on oily or normal skin.
Think of it this way. Would you use an incredibly rich and thick cream on oily skin on a hot, humid day? We didn’t think so — that would leave you sweaty and greasy in just a few minutes.
Of course, shea butter is still tremendously good for the skin too, especially for dehydrated skin that needs deeper, more penetrative nourishment. Read on to see the next product, which is designed just for that skin type and is rich in the much-loved shea butter.
The Venofye Body Butter Will Nourish Even the Driest Skin Types
The thick and luxurious Venofye Body Butter was created for those who need deep and intense nourishment for their skin. Yes, we’re talking to you, ladies with dry skin! This body butter is rich in glycerin, fatty alcohols, some thickeners, and other star ingredients to make your skin feel soft and silky smooth to the touch.
One of its powerhouse ingredients is shea butter, which we’ve touched on earlier. This butter is the thick and creamy lipid that comes from the nut of the exotic African shea tree.
Shea butter is used for many skin conditions, like soothing eczema flare-ups or getting rid of fine lines and wrinkles. That’s because it’s so moisturizing – it calms and plumps up the skin. It also contains antioxidants that are comparable to those found in green tea, adding to its anti-aging prowess.
It’s also rich in fatty acids, including oleic and stearic acids, to help nourish the skin from the inside out. It contains vitamins A, D, and E too, as well as allantoin, which is terrific at healing inflamed and irritated skin.
This body butter is also infused with bee venom, Venofye’s signature ingredient. This ingredient is known to have antibacterial properties to combat acne. It also boosts collagen production in the skin, making it softer, healthier, and silky smooth.
It does this by tricking your skin into thinking that you’ve been stung by a real bee. So, it improves blood circulation to the area, as if your skin were trying to heal itself. In doing so, collagen and elastin production is amped up, leaving you with youthful-looking skin.
Why a Thick Body Butter is a Must During the Winter Months
In just a couple of months, we’ll be in the heart of winter. And during that time, we can expect dry, cold weather that can leave us with parched skin.
The harsh winds can strip your skin of moisture, leaving it thirsty for more. Plus, turning on the heating at home can also reduce humidity, and consequently, hydration in your kin. Dryness from winter air can lead to rough, flaky, and even raw, inflamed skin.
So, it’s important to use the hydrating body treatments above to ensure you’re caring for your skin’s health from head to toe. A thick body butter will do just the trick. Our body butter has humectants to pull moisture into your skin and emollient oils to seal all that in, avoiding trans-epidermal water loss.
This body butter will help you to retain the extra hydration you need when the weather is dry and harsh. A good way to use it during the colder months is to rub it into your skin a minute after getting out of the shower, while your skin is still damp. The emollient properties of the body butter will lock water into your skin.
What’s Better for Me: The Venofye Body Cream or the Venofye Body Butter?
The answer is simple: it depends on your skin situation. What you need to remember is that our body butter is thicker than the body cream.
So, if you have oily, acne-prone skin that can’t handle super-rich creams, the body cream is best for you. If you have dry, flaky skin, the ultra-nourishing body butter is your best bet.
Another thing you have to consider is the season and where you live. If your environment is hot and humid or you live in a tropical country, you might enjoy the weightlessness of the body cream more.
But if you’re experiencing winter or live in an area with dry air, you’ll likely find a thicker moisturizer like the body butter more helpful.
It’s important to know which hydrating body treatments to use for your skin type, and how to prep your skin beforehand to ensure that the creams and oils you apply will penetrate deep into your skin. Just remember to exfoliate with the salt scrub before using our body cream or butter, and you’re golden.
Don’t slack on hydrating your body from now on! Keep these three hydrating body treatments in your skincare arsenal not just for winter, but all year round too. With Venofye’s collection of high-quality body products, you’re sure to get renewed, soft, and silky-smooth skin in no time.