Fashion/Beauty

Beauty 101: a clean face!

Your face reflects who you are! No makeup will ever be at its best unless the skin receives the basic care to be clean and moisturized.

The proper care
Clean your skin!
  • Always wash your hands before washing your face.
  • Some makeup removers use 2-in-1 cleansers that combine makeup removing and cleansing.
  • Wash your face morning and night. In the morning, wash away the extra sebum secreted during the night. In the evening, you need to remove impurities that have accumulated on your skin and relieve your face from the day’s stress.
  • Skin problems? Wash your face and change your pillowcase more often, particularly if you have one or two embarrassing pimples...
  • Avoid products that are too irritating or contain alcohol.
  • Wash your face with lukewarm water.
  • Gently massage your face without rubbing it.
  • Sponge off excess water after rinsing.
Exfoliate it!

Exfoliation rids the skin of dead skin cells that clog your pores and helps improve your skin texture. Beware! The frequency at which you exfoliate varies according to your skin type. Oily or thicker skin: once a week. For sensitive and dry skin: twice a month.

  • With a good exfoliant, you’re giving your skin an in-depth cleansing and you will notice that it is smoother and more toned.
  • Look for products with micro pearls, salt or sugar crystals, beads, granules or crushed seeds. Acid-based products or those made from fruit extracts have the advantage of coming from natural products that accelerate the exfoliating process.
  • Test the product by applying a small quantity on your hand. If it itches, it is too aggressive for your face’s delicate skin.
Tone it!

  • This step allows you to remove the last traces of dirt that could have held onto your skin. Toners tighten your pores, which will help your moisturizing cream penetrate deeper.
  • Use a small quantity on a cosmetic pad and apply it by softly tapping your skin.
  • Look for alcohol-free toners; they are less aggressive on your skin.
Moisturize it!

  • All types of skin need to be moisturized, even the greasy ones! This is a very important step in your skin care routine.

  • A good moisturizing lotion or cream will prevent the appearance of wrinkles and maintain your skin’s suppleness and natural glow.
Little problems, big solutions!
Greasy skin

  • Washing greasy skin several times a day is not a solution. In fact, doing so will stimulate sebum secretion.
  • Look for a soap-free cleanser! Products describing themselves as “normalizing”, “oil-free”, or “clarifying” are all good options to treat the excess sebum. Choose gels and foams rather than creams of cleansing milks. Remember to look for soap-free hypoallergenic cleansers.
  • Avoid alcohol-based toners that activate sebum secretion.
  • For moisturizing, choose a matifying lotion or extra light cream.
  • Hint: having oily skin also has a bright side! Oily skin ages and wrinkles less quickly and handles the sun better.

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