7 steps every body care routine should include

Easy ways to look your best from head to toe

New Idea Contributing Editor / January 12 2017

You’ve got your skin care and morning makeup routine down pat, but are you neglecting your body as a whole? While exercise and a well-balanced diet deliver your best body, these essential body care steps will enhance their benefits.



Regular exfoliation removes debris from your skin, leaving it receptive to treatment creams. Try Café Skin Scrub with ground coffee beans to add zing. Added bonus: a dollar from every bag sold will be donated to Priceline’s Sisterhood Charity.

Café Skin Scrub


Dry body brush

For glowing skin, do this every morning. Use long, sweeping movements from your left ankle, up towards your heart. It stimulates lymphatic drainage and aids toxin removal. Try EcoTools Bamboo Bristle Bath Brush.

EcoTools Bamboo Bristle Bath Brush



Shaving is a good option for those with lighter coloured hair. Try Gillette Venus Swirl, which gets into tricky areas easily thanks to its flexible ball handle. Darker, denser hair? Try at-home waxing. Nair Salon Divine Milk and Honey Roll-on Wax contains hydrating sugars and can be used on legs, bikini and underarms. For something more permanent, try the SmoothSkin Bare Long Term Hair Removal System. This IPL system has an ultra-fast speed and takes less than 10 minutes to complete one treatment. For delicate areas, use Veet Sensitive Precision Beauty Styler.

Gillette Venus Swirl


Firm and tone

Use body moisturiser with firming benefits – NIVEA Contouring Cream Q10 Plus contains the enzyme CoQ10, which helps to boost collagen production. Think firmer, smoother skin on your tummy, thighs and toosh! We also love Innoxa Save Our Skin NightSlim, which works
on tightening skin while you sleep.

Body Firming Lotions


Minimise stretch marks

Stretch marks are scars caused by trauma to the skin due to rapid expansion – normally during puberty or pregnancy. The trauma creates tears in the skin’s deeper collagen layers. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Spray Lotion For Stretch Marks uses
a blend of cocoa butter, vitamin E, collagen and elastin in a spray
for those hard-to-reach areas.

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Spray Lotion For Stretch Marks


Banish cellulite

Diet and exercise are key, but products such as Alpha Keri Body Slimfit Cellulite Reductor and Slimming Serum help the fat burning process and inhibit further cellulite production.

Alpha Keri Body Slimfit Cellulite Reductor and Slimming Serum


Get a faux glow

For a subtle glow that looks just like your skin, only more caramel, use The Base Gradual Tanning Lotion. If applied daily, it adapts to your natural skin tone. For a deeper tan, choose a shade a little darker than your natural tone. Bondi Sands Self Tanning Foam is available in Light/Medium, Dark and Ultra Dark, so you can tailor your tan
to suit your mood and your skin.

Gradual Tanning Lotions

Need a healthy eating reboot? Follow these expert tips to keep you healthy this summer.

For more body care tips from the New Idea team, stop by newidea.com.au

Main image credit: @oliviapalermo

Chelsea is BEAUTYcrew’s Contributing Editor. She has a sweet spot for anything that claims to make skin glow and won’t leave the house without a slick of mascara. Chelsea has 10 years of experience as a beauty editor and her words can be found on BEAUTYcrew, Women’s Health, Daily Addict, The Joye and Primped.