men's skincare

Bodycare for Men - taking good care of the hands, arms, shoulders and chest

by Rakhal Ebeli

When it comes to men’s skincare, it’s important to remember product application shouldn’t stop at the jawline or neck. The skin is the largest organ of the body, so applying vitamin, mineral and essential oil-enriched products across the chest, shoulders, arms and hands can have great benefits year-round.  

Read on for a few tips on how men can nourish their skin using Natio bodycare that is effective, fuss-free and brimming with goodness.  

For the neck and chest 

An SPF moisturiser is the number one product you need in your bathroom cabinet to prevent sun damage and ageing.  When applying moisturiser to your face, ensure you carry it down onto the neck (front and back), ears and top of the chest – especially if your day takes you into the outdoors. For this area, you can use any daily face moisturiser with a very high SPF. Try Natio for Men SPF 50+ Face or the unisex, award-winning Daily Defence SPF 50+ Face Moisturiser 

Keep it smooth and soft  

Man or woman, we all desire soft, smooth healthy skin - especially on the arms and shoulders.  Regular exfoliation will help to remove dead skin and product build-up on the body, revealing the perfectly supple skin beneath. It only takes a few extra minutes in your routine once or twice a week and the results are worth it.  

For a dry-style scrub that is massaged into damp skin, try the Spirit Desert Lime and Coffee Salt Scrub. Enriched with the potent goodness of native Desert Lime plus natural Salt and Coffee granules, this scrub brightens and protects skin while leaving you with a zingy, uplifting fragrance that has to be smelled to be believed.  

 TIP: also use the scrub on your hands and feet to help smooth any rough skin in these areas.  

Spa Papaya and Cane Sugar Gentle Body Exfoliant: this microbead-free formula uses both fruit enzymes and natural exfoliating granules to slough away dead skin. It’s incredibly easy to use in the shower: simply work into the body in circular movements then rinse off.  

The natural oils in this scrub have an added benefit – they moisturise the skin, leaving it feeling nourished and smooth once you dry off.  


For hard-working hands 

A complete bodycare routine doesn’t ignore the hands. Especially if they are dry, rough or calloused. Whenever skin needs it, simply apply a small amount of Spirit Hemp & Muntrie Hardworking Hand Cream onto hands and rub into the front, back and forearms, including knuckles, fingertips and nails.  

While the product is fragrance free, it is also packed with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory naturals including native Muntrie, Lilly Pilly and Hemp Seed, to moisturise and soothe hard-working hands.  


Sun protection for the entire body 

Whether you’re hitting the beach, off to work or out on the bike – skin should be protected from the sun anytime you head into the great outdoors. No ifs, ands or buts.  

Natio has a great range of SPF 50+ sunscreens for the body that moisturise while offering very high UVA/UVB sun protection, so you know your skin will be protected and nourished at the same time.  

For an easy-to-apply formula, try the Moisturising Sun Spray SPF 50+ in a spray bottle. The nozzle makes this ultra light sun lotion both convenient and quick to apply. Also available in a 100ml tube, 200ml bottle or 500ml family-sized pump pack.  


Cool down and cool off 

If you spend a little too long in the sun and skin is uncomfortably red and hot, try the unisex Spirit Tassie Kelp and Aloe Cooling Soothing Gel.  With Aloe, Tassie Sea Kelp and native Saltbush, skin will be calmed and soothed, the Australian way.  


Our tip? Keep it in the fridge for extra relief. Future you will be glad you did.