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Saturday September 3 2016

A well cared for body keeps you looking fresh

A well cared for body keeps you looking fresh and well groomed. Regular deep cleanse and moisturising treatment for your body makes a great difference. PHOTO| FILE| NATION MEDIA GROUP 

IRENE NJOROGE-KRISTIAN
By IRENE NJOROGE-KRISTIAN
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Caring for our bodies is very essential and is not an indulgence. It is just as necessary as caring for your face. Most attention goes to the face, while the rest of the body is either neglected or is given minimal care.

A well cared for body keeps you looking fresh and well groomed. Regular deep cleanse and moisturising treatment for your body makes a great difference.

 

Necessary equipment:

One of the most effective items for your bodily skin care is a loofah leaf. This natural fiber sponge is widely available in open air markets.

It is ideal for rubbing the body to remove dead skin and to invigorate your circulation system. It provides a perfect treatment for getting rid of dry, scaly skin on the legs.

 

Cotton face towel:

This is a daily use cloth to gently clean yourself with soap or shower gel. You should not use the same flannel for your face and body. Air dry your wash cloth daily to discourage bacterial and fungal growth. 

 

Natural bristle brush:

This is used for dry skin brushing, a remedy for cellulite and sluggish circulation. Brush entire body for five minutes daily just before taking a shower. And you will realise a different within one week.

Moisturise your entire body once a week with virgin olive oil for a healthy glow. For daily moisturising, you may use freshly scented lotion or body cream depending on how dry your skin is. Moisturise heels, knees and elbows properly to avoid ashiness.

 

The author is the national director of the safe skincare initiative

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