Winter is well and truly over (hurray!) But your complexion still looks gray? Nothing alarming! It is quite common that with the change of season, the skin reacts to variations in temperature with some temporary inconveniences: dull complexion, small pimples that gradually appear following an overproduction of sebum during the winter, dry patches and struggle. In question ? The too sudden transition between excessively rich creams used in winter and special summer fluids that lack hydration. To maintain a beautiful complexion and prepare your skin for the onset of sunny days, you have to take it gradually. How? 'Or' What ? Follow our advice to regenerate your skin and keep a luminous complexion, without imperfections throughout the spring.
STEP 1: Let your skin breathe with a good make-up removal
We keep repeating it: make-up removal is THE first beauty step to adopt to keep skin clear, young and beautiful. It allows you to let your skin breathe by eliminating all traces of make-up but also the impurities accumulated during the day: dust particles, pollution, sweat, tobacco, iron oxides (main pigments present in make-up which promote the reactions of oxidation of makeup). Makeup removal is also a key step in eliminating excess sebum that has accumulated overnight. This is why it is important to remove makeup / cleanse your skin in the evening but also in the morning when you wake up, even if you are not wearing makeup. To check that your skin has been sufficiently cleansed, you can run a cotton ball soaked in clarifying lotion over it and if there is no residue on the cotton, your skin is completely clean. An alternative to lotion? Floral water will do just as well. We recommend chamomile for irritated or fragile skin, orange blossom for dry skin, rose for mature skin and rosemary for oily or acne-prone skin. To learn more about the importance of the makeup removal ritual, take a look at our article on the beauty secrets of Korean women whose flawless complexion is envied!
STEP 2: Exfoliate for a new skin
Dead cells and impurities accumulate on your skin every day. Results ? Your skin lacks radiance and your complexion is blurred.
To wake up the skin and promote cell renewal, nothing better than a scrub! The ideal frequency: once every 2 weeks on dry skin, once a week for normal skin and twice a week for combination to oily skin. Do not overdo the exfoliation because a too regular exfoliation could sensitize your skin and make it more fragile and more vulnerable to external aggressions.
To perform your exfoliation, we recommend the MUSACLEAN Exfoliating Peeling Mask which is enriched with green banana extracts with antioxidant, moisturizing and protective properties, and purified lemon water to illuminate the complexion. It is a gentle treatment, formulated with ingredients that respect your skin.
Its double enzymatic (progressive release hypoallergenic fruit acid) and mechanical (jojoba beads) exfoliating action gently eliminates impurities and dead skin, refines the texture of your skin and stimulates cell renewal.
His little extra? It visibly reduces the visible signs of aging: pigment spots, fine lines and wrinkles.
After its use, your skin will be soft, smooth and luminous.
The Peeling Exfoliating Mask can be used in three different ways:
As an Exfoliating Peel: Divine for an in-depth action that is both enzymatic and mechanical. After the 10 minutes of exposure, it is eliminated with water by light circular massages. Radiance boost and more active elimination of dead skin.
In Peeling Mask: Sublime as a cocoon treatment for an enzymatic action only. After the 10-minute exposure time, you just need to rinse it off without massaging. Recommended for acne-prone skin or for a radiance boost.
As an Express Scrub: Ideal when you're in a hurry. Rinse with water, accompanied by circular massages, without exposure time.
In all cases, it is recommended to apply it to dry skin (face and neck) previously cleansed, avoiding the eye area.
STEP 3: We hydrate, we hydrate, we hydrate
The skin is mainly made up of water. The hydrolipidic film on the surface of your skin protects it from water loss and helps you stay hydrated. However, this barrier is severely tested due to external aggressions which can alter it. If this barrier is damaged, the skin will tend to dehydrate more easily, become dry, rough and tight. Skin lacking water will reflect less light and lose its radiance. We cannot repeat it enough: hydrate your skin wellu is a key step in maintaining healthy skin. Dehydration affects all skin types, even oily skin.
The hydration of the skin therefore aims to reconstitute its barrier and helps to rehydrate the epidermis in depth. A moisturizer acts as a protective layer similar to the hydrolipidic film on the skin and will prevent the water in the skin from evaporating. The skin cells under this film will be plumped up, allowing it to be plump and smooth. Thus, to protect the epidermis from dry skin, it must be provided with enough elements that will help to hydrate it. Choose creams rich in anti-oxidants and hyperlipid agents to deeply nourish your skin.
The hydration provided to the skin by these creams will allow it to regain its suppleness, softness, elasticity and radiance. You should also know that well hydrated skin ages less quickly.
Solutions by skin type:
• Your skin is dry, sensitive and tight: combine a drop of Precious Radiance Oil with Yellow Banana with your Comforting Cream for an ultra-nourishing and repairing combo
• Your skin is normal, with no tightness observed but lacks radiance: add a drop of Precious Nutritive Oil with Green Banana to your Soothing Radiance Jelly to erase lines of fatigue
• Your skin is combination to oily with small imperfections: go for the Soothing Radiance Jelly enriched with aloe vera and hyaluronic acid for 24-hour hydration without a greasy film.
Restore radiance to your skin with the contents of your plate
Taking care of your skin includes both pampering it from the outside (by applying cosmetic treatments) but also from the inside. Here are our little health tips to strengthen your radiance beauty routine:
STEP 1: Find a balanced diet
To regain your pretty complexion, you will have to pay attention to the contents of your plates and favor foods rich in vitamins such as beta-carotene, vitamins A, C and E, selenium, zinc as well as polyphenols to nourish the cells. of your skin.
• Beta-carotene is the orange pigment which colors the carrot, consumed daily it will also revive your complexion. In the body, it is converted into vitamin A, which helps hydrate the skin and activates the renewal of dermal cells. Other than carrots, rich foods are apricot, melon, mango, yellow peach.
• Vitamin E contributes to the suppleness of the skin, by protecting the lipids present in the superficial layer of the epidermis from oxidation. You will find it in particular in kiwis, avocados, fennel, peas.
• Vitamin C is antioxidant, it contributes to the synthesis of collagen in the dermis. It is a protein essential for the elasticity of the skin. It is concentrated in citrus fruits, kiwi, blackcurrant, strawberries etc.
It is also important to favor foods with a low glycemic index. Those with a high glycemic index are indeed responsible for an overproduction of insulin by the body which can promote excessive production of sebum by the skin. So as not to have small pimples or blackheads, choose legumes and whole grains.
STEP 2: Drink at least 1.5L of water per day
Consuming water is essential for good health and better hydration of the skin. You have to have the reflex to drink water regularly throughout the day to have a beautiful complexion. Indeed, our body can not do without it because it is made up of 60%. Doctors recommend drinking 1.5 to 2 liters of water per day to see visible effects on the skin. Consuming this amount deeply moisturizes the epidermis and keeps skin young and luminous.
Go for the mineral waters as they have the most benefits on the skin. Favor those which are rich in magnesium and bicarbonates because they facilitate the drainage of the liver by ridding it of its toxins, which will have a positive effect on the radiance of the complexion. Likewise, consider varying your water consumption to diversify your intake of minerals and trace elements.
Having good hydration guarantees better quality skin by making it look younger and fresher. This gesture moisturizes the epidermis from the inside so that it can preserve its suppleness, firmness, elasticity and natural radiance. To regain a radiant glow, you can do a water treatment (consists of drinking 8 glasses of water in a row when you wake up) for a week in order to take advantage of its benefits as a whole. In addition, drinking plenty of water significantly reduces the appearance and growth of bacteria that cause acne.
STEP 3: Get into Green Juice
Green juice or 'green juice ”means a drink rich in chlorophyll composed of 100% fruits and vegetables. It has been consumed by the Japanese for more than fifty years and has appeared in Europe in recent years for its taste qualities but also for its benefits on the body. Green Juice should not be confused with a simple smoothie. The smoothie is made from a mixture of fruits and / or vegetables while the Green Juice is prepared with a juice extractor or a juicer.
Green Juice is perfect for a detox cure, in fact fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins A, C and E as well as trace elements such as iron, zinc, manganese,
calcium and magnesium which are essential for our body. Its high content of antioxidants will promote the regeneration of your cells and its detoxifying effect will allow your body to eliminate toxins and wastes without tiring the liver and kidneys.
In general, in each green juice there is at least one cruciferous (cabbage, radish, etc.), one green vegetable and one fruit. For the fruit, it is usually a pear or an apple, since these alleviate the pungent taste of certain vegetables, allowing them to have the benefits without the taste drawbacks.
The most common vegetables in Green Juice are cabbage, spinach, kale, cucumbers, zucchini, carrots, celery or lettuce. They are often combined with young shoots of cereals, such as wheat, barley, or rye. You can also add to this, according to your taste, herbs such as parsley, mint and aromatics such as ginger.
If you find your juice too thick, you can dilute it with coconut water, almond milk or soy milk. If you're not a fan of the "green" taste that's too bitter for you, add a ripe banana to your smoothie to sweeten the drink. Guaranteed delight!
Some Green juice recipes here!
STEP 4: Exert yourself!
Sport does not only allow you to fight against stress, overweight or maintain an iron health. It also has a significant effect on the beauty of your skin. Indeed, playing sports will make you sweat and this phenomenon allows the skin to "self-clean" and the body to detoxify itself. Waste and toxins are eliminated through sweat. The pores will empty of their impurities and the dead cells will come off, which will make your skin smoother and softer.
Exercise will also help you look good. When the heart rate increases due to your exertion, the blood circulates better and the skin turns red. The heat released during this effort will boost the blood and lymphatic microcirculation in the skin.
This better irrigation will lead to better nutrition of the skin tissues. The skin will be better hydrated and therefore more supple and more radiant. In addition, the development of muscle mass in the body will support the tissues and tighten the skin mechanically. As a result, your facial features will be relaxed and rested. The signs of fatigue on your face will be erased and your skin will be brighter.
It's up to you to boost your complexion and restore it to its full radiance!