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First things first: many people believe that an elevated skincare and grooming routine means fancier procedures and high-priced body care products. If you’re one of them, then now’s the time to subvert your perception. Improving your beauty regimen means grasping – and responding – to your hair and skin’s needs. You know your type and choose items that work best with it. Elevating your self-care habits means you’re at a stage in your beauty journey where you’re fully in control.

Doesn’t that sound good? These body care products can help you get to that point.

Cleansing Is Key

Yes, you . Yes, you have a . Yes, you never sleep until every product or speck of makeup has been removed from your face. Occasionally, your skin may need a more intensive cleanse. Sonic cleansers and electronic cleansing brushes can take your facial washing to new heights.

These devices offer deep yet gentle cleansing and can also exfoliate your skin. Different brands add even more benefits, such as smoothening and massaging. How often you use these body care products depends on your skin type. However, twice a week is usually enough.

Get a Gua Sha

This ancient Chinese tool is a time-tested method for de-puffing. It's essentially a facial massage roller made of non-porous stones. Much research proves that it improves circulation, promotes healing, and helps renew cells. Because the  drains lymphatic fluid, a gua sha invigorates your skin and gives you a natural facelift.

Arm Yourself with a Body Brush

 is another practice that finds its origins in olden times, ancient Egypt to be exact. The bristles of a body brush comprise natural fibers that are firm yet gentle to the skin. It provides exfoliation, brightens skin tone, and promotes circulation. Some research also suggests that it can help reduce cellulite. However, no studies have been conclusive.

If you have a skin condition, open wounds, or generally sensitive skin, proceed with caution. A body brush may aggravate the situation.

Like Loofas?

A good, ol' loofa or scrubbing mitt can have similar effects if you're not into dry brushing, a. It’s also not an extra step in your routine since you’ll just replace it with your, er, more manual process of lathering soap with your hands. A skin scrubber is a more effective way to slough off dirt and dead skin cells.

Just like a body brush, don’t get used to a loofa. Limit your scrubbing to once or twice a week, so that you don’t strip your skin of its natural oils. Or you can use it daily on specific parts of your body that need extra tending, such as the soles of your feet.

Remember to replace your loofah often to prevent the spread of bacteria. You can also clean it with hot water or UV devices.

Lotions Never Fail

Moisturization plays a starring role in any skincare routine, so don’t neglect it. You may be diligent with your facial moisturizers, but what about the rest of your body? Apply lotion after a shower while your skin is still damp. This seals in all the wonderful effects of the product. You also lose moisture after a bath when the water evaporates. A perfectly timed application (that is, after showering) can help prevent your skin from drying up.

If you want to step up your lotion game, use Vaseline Gluta-Hya Serum Burst Dewy Radiance. Apart from moisturization and hydration, it features Hyaluron and GlutaGlow technology that boosts your skin’s natural glow. Meanwhile, Vaseline Gluta-Hya Serum Burst Lotion Flawless Glow helps you achieve a more even skin tone.

Whichever one of these body care products you choose, don’t forget that understanding your skin and body is the first step to a progressive grooming routine.