How to improve the hygiene of the less visible parts of your body

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Hygiene and care of less visible areas, such as the skin behind our ears, our elbows, our knees, the soles of our feet and the pubic area are important! Discover our skin care tips and learn how to pamper these parts of our body.

Skin Care Tip 1: Your ears

Your ears can get sun and wind damage and needs the same protection as your face and other exposed body areas.  Also, the ear is an important area for acupuncture is used to treat conditions such as mood disorders, obesity, and pain, along with other conditions.     Along with that, massaging the ear can help improve your mood and offers healing benefits.

Skin Care Tip 2: Your elbows

Some women suffer from dry elbows. Consider using nourishing oil – body oil or even better olive oil – that can help moisturize and soften rough, dry skin.

Skin Care Tip 3: Your breasts

A soft massage of your breast skin with mild oil can stimulate a good blood circulation. The best thing you can do to keep your breasts healthy is to see your health care provider annually for a breast exam.  Along with that, doing a breast self-exam monthly will help you discover any changes at its earliest stage.

Skin Care Tip 4: Your knees

The skin on your knees can get dry from exposure to environmental conditions such as wind, low humidity and cold weather. Your knees could also enjoy a scrub from time to time. Use an exfoliating glove or a foot scrub cream. If you massage your knees after, with a mask of lemon juice and oil and let this rub in for few minutes before you wash it off with a warm shower, you could really indulge yourself.

Skin Care Tip 5: Your buttocks

To keep your buttocks nice and soft, moisturize them. Do you really want to indulge them? Then treat them as good as the rest of your body by washing them with warm water and a mild soap.  Then gently massage the skin with a moisturizing cream.

Skin Care Tip 6: Your feet

Did you know that the soles of your feet (along with the palms of your hands) have the thickest skin on your body? Even so, they shouldn’t be forgotten. Use a pair of tennis balls and roll them under your feet during the day. This simple exercise stimulates the energy points on your feet and propels blood circulation to the area. Bet it helps your tired feet.

Skin Care TIP 7: Intimate care

The skin in the vulvar area, more commonly known as the intimate skin, can be more sensitive than other areas of the body. Moreover when you’re having your period, you want to take care of your skin as well as possible. Improve your intimate hygiene by:

Keeping your intimate area clean and dry. Remove wet bathing suits and exercise clothing promptly. Don’t wear tight workout clothes.

Cleansing your intimate parts gently with lukewarm water using a soft washcloth, your fingers or gently rinsing the area while showering.

Avoiding products that may alter your vaginal pH levels.  Wash with warm water.

Wearing well-ventilated clothes. Use 100% cotton underwear.  After washing, double rinse underwear or any clothing that comes in contact with the vulva.

Depending on your flow, changing your pad every 3 to 4 hours or before it gets soaked.

If you experience skin irritation in your intimate area (intimate irritation), visit your doctor or health care provider to determine the cause and appropriate treatment.

 

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