How to take care of your skin?

How to take care of your skin?

Published on July 27, 2023, by Astrid

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Our skin has the ability to remember how we treat it, good or bad. Taking care of your skin is therefore above all an act of consistency and kindness. Listening to your skin is the first step in taking care of it. Determining your skin type will then allow you to choose a suitable routine, which can be accompanied by good daily habits.

SUMMARY

Take care of your skin by listening to it

By taking a few minutes each day to observe, touch and listen to your skin, you develop a caring relationship with it. You will be able to quickly detect changes in their condition, adapt your care routine and meet their specific needs.

Observe : Take the time to carefully observe your skin. Look at it in the mirror and examine its texture, color and shine. Note any imperfections, the appearance of blackheads, wrinkles, spots or redness.

To touch : Touch is a powerful way to connect with your skin. Use your hands to feel its texture, softness and elasticity.

Listen : Our skin has a subtle voice that communicates its needs to us. Listen to the sensations she transmits to you. For example, if your skin feels tight, this may indicate dryness or a lack of hydration. Learn to recognize its states.

Determine your skin type

It doesn't matter if you are a man or a woman, your skin type will determine how you take care of it. Whether you have normal, dry, oily or combination skin, adopting a proper skincare routine can help maintain glowing and healthy skin. If you don't know your skin type yet, you can see the article we wrote on this subject.

Taking care of my normal skin
Neither oily nor dry, this skin has everything of ideal skin. To take care of it, we invite you to integrate gentle and non-aggressive products into your routine. Choose treatments containing glycerin, hyaluronic acid and centella asiatica.

Taking care of my dry skin
This skin, which tends to feel tight, needs to be soothed, comforted, nourished and hydrated. Our beauty advice? We leave aside soap-based cleaners and overly aggressive products, and we focus on a moisturizer enriched with natural oils like La Crème by Beau Domaine .

Taking care of my oily skin
This skin prone to imperfections (acne, blackheads, etc.) needs to be purified, cleansed, hydrated and mattified. But we rely on gentle products which will eliminate excess sebum without drying the skin, and on a fluid and mattifying moisturizing cream.

Taking care of my combination skin
This skin, which has oily areas and other dry areas, needs to be rebalanced and hydrated. We therefore focus on gentle and balancing products, and on a suitable moisturizing cream such as The Fluid Cream by Le Domaine.

Choose a suitable routine

A suitable skincare routine is a ritual that we are able to follow on a daily basis. It can be more or less long depending on our desires, but we will often find certain key gestures. Gentle cleansing, regular hydration and the use of suitable products help maintain the skin's natural balance. Well-treated skin results in a healthy, glowing and resilient appearance.

Daily cleaning : This is a fundamental step to start your routine. Freed from impurities, excess sebum, traces of makeup and pollutants, the skin prepares to receive the active products of other treatments. It is also an anti-aging gesture. Cleansing your skin properly helps prevent premature skin aging by allowing it to regenerate better. Choose a gentle cleanser suited to your skin type.A fan of generous makeup? We advise you to adopt double cleaning. Start with a cleansing milk or oil which will remove all the greasy makeup and impurities. A gentle cleansing product will then be used to complete the cleansing (foam, emulsion, gel, depending on skin type). For a shorter thorough clean, you can choose a gentle cleanser like The Cleansing Emulsion. To be included daily, morning and evening

Tone : toning consists of applying a toner (adapted to your skin type) or an essence to rebalance the pH of the skin. The product dissolves limescale present in tap water, refines cleansing, and prepares the skin to absorb subsequent products.

Exfoliate your skin : Regular exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells, unclog pores and maintain a radiant complexion. Opt for a gentle exfoliant (scrub or peel) and use it once or twice a week (to avoid any irritation).

The treatment : This step allows you to respond to a specific need expressed by your skin. These may be serums or specific treatments (e.g.: hyaluronic acid), which correspond to specific problems (age, sensitivity, dehydration, etc.).

Daily hydration morning & evening : Hydration is essential to maintain healthy, supple and balanced skin. Use a moisturizer tailored to your specific needs.

Sunscreen : Applying sunscreen protects the skin against the harmful rays of the sun. To apply in the morning to your daily care.

Have a holistic approach

Taking care of your skin is not limited to skin care. The health and appearance of our skin is often influenced by our lifestyle. The consumption of certain substances, such as tobacco or alcohol, can be reflected in our skin. Here are some tips to apply daily for soft and radiant skin.

A balanced diet : A diet rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals helps nourish your skin from the inside.

Internal hydration : Drink enough water to maintain adequate hydration in your skin. Water helps eliminate toxins and maintain skin elasticity.

Sufficient sleep : Good sleep is essential for healthy skin. Make sure you get enough sleep every night, as it is at night that our skin recovers and regenerates.

Good stress management : Stress can have an impact on your skin. Try to find stress management techniques that work for you, such as meditation, yoga, or a relaxing activity.