Spring Beauty-Prepare your skin for renewal

Spring beauty-prepare your skin for renewal

Published on March 4, 2024, by Astrid

Reading time: 9 minutes

Spring is approaching, bringing with it milder temperatures, longer days, and the imperative need for your skin to adapt to this new climate. After a harsh winter, between excessive heating, bitter cold, wind and dryness, your skin needs special attention to regain its natural radiance. Follow our special “spring beauty routine” guide to prepare your skin to welcome the first rays of the sun and display the radiant complexion it deserves.

SUMMARY

Spring cleaning, or how to eliminate accumulated toxins

Winter often leaves its mark on our skin, with its procession of aggressions such as bitter cold, icy wind, and temperature differences between the outside and overheated environments. These conditions can leave your skin feeling tired, dull, and sometimes prone to issues like dehydration or roughness.

With spring arriving, it's time to give your skin the refresh it needs. Spring cleaning (just like cleaning at home) is much more than just a step in your beauty routine, it is a real detox for the skin, eliminating toxins accumulated during the winter months, it also helps to prepare it for the challenges of the new season.

Why is spring cleaning important?

Eliminate toxins : Winter conditions can cause a buildup of toxins on the skin's surface. Spring cleaning helps remove these impurities, promoting healthier skin.

Reawaken the radiance of the complexion : External aggressions can dull the complexion due to thickening of the skin to protect itself. By removing dead cells and residue on its surface, spring cleaning reveals your skin's natural radiance.

Prepare skin for the new season : Spring brings changes in temperature and humidity. Deep cleansing prepares the skin for these transitions, helping it better absorb care and maintain optimal balance.

The key stages of cleaning:

Cleaning is done in depth : Use a gentle, hydrating cleanser to remove accumulated impurities without drying the skin. Le Le Domaine Cleansing Emulsion offers an ideal option for deeply cleansing your skin while enveloping it in a hydrating veil.

We get new skin by exfoliating : Incorporate a gentle exfoliating cream twice a week to help eliminate winter toxins. Opt for products containing alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) and beta hydroxy acids (BHA) or jojoba/bamboo microbeads to refine skin texture.

The mask is intended to be detoxifying : Once or twice a week, apply a detoxifying and hydrating mask to restore radiance to your skin. A quality mask helps eliminate impurities and restore vitality to the skin.

Let the skin breathe : If you wear makeup, replace, when possible, heavy foundation with lighter makeup, such as a BB cream or tinted day cream, to allow the skin to breathe more while revealing its natural beauty.

This beneficial ritual for your skin offers it an opportunity to get rid of impurities accumulated during the winter. By following these steps, you allow your skin to renew its radiance, regain its vitality, and prepare to shine throughout the new season. Give your skin the care it deserves and welcome spring in the best conditions.

Spring cleaning, or how to eliminate accumulated toxins

Light hydration for supple skin

Although spring heralds the return of sunny days and mild temperatures, this does not mean that your beauty routine should neglect the essential element, namely: hydration. On the contrary, it is the ideal time to adjust your care and provide your skin with the hydration necessary to face the season with radiance and suppleness.

Why is hydration so crucial in spring?

As temperatures rise, the skin responds by secreting (slightly) more sebum. With rising temperatures it is advisable to opt for lighter textures that can adjust to the changing needs of your skin. This intelligent adaptation helps maintain optimal balance, allowing the skin to breathe while receiving necessary hydration.

Contrary to popular belief, rising temperatures can lead to dehydration of the skin. To counter this phenomenon, it is essential to ensure adequate hydration. By taking care to provide your skin with the hydration it needs, you prevent water loss and ensure that skin suppleness is preserved, even when weather conditions change.

In preparation for the first rays of sunshine, adopting light hydration combined with revitalizing ingredients such as hyaluronic acid is particularly beneficial. This intelligent combination prepares the skin to welcome the benefits of the sun without compromising its moisture balance. This way, your skin remains nourished, protected and ready to shine with the soft spring glow.

The key steps for optimal hydration in spring:

Serum enriched with hyaluronic acid : Integrate a serum enriched with hyaluronic acid into your routine. This powerful ingredient acts like a sponge, attracting and retaining moisture for an intense hydrating effect. Beau Domaine Serum, for example, offers an instant boost to your skin. Apply it under moisturizer to maximize the benefits of hyaluronic acid. This creates a protective barrier on the skin, sealing in moisture and improving skin suppleness.

Choose light creams : Opt for moisturizing creams with a light texture and enriched with niacinamide (evens out the complexion and restores radiance to the skin), such as Beau Domaine Fluid Cream. These formulations provide adequate hydration without overloading the skin, letting it breathe while maintaining suppleness.

Little additional tips for optimal hydration:

To drink a lot of water : Hydration is not limited to products applied to the skin. Make sure you drink enough water to maintain optimal hydration from the inside out.

Adapt your hydration to your skin type : for optimal effectiveness, you should adapt your hydration to your skin type, for example dry skin will favor a rich and emollient cream (special summer or spring formulation), combination to oily skin will be satisfied with a light formula while that sensitive skin will have to adapt accordingly with the choice of a suitable cream.

Adjust as needed : Pay attention to the changing needs of your skin. If you experience dryness or tightness, don't hesitate to adjust your hydration routine accordingly.

By adopting a thoughtful approach to hydrating your skin, you ensure unparalleled suppleness. Well-hydrated skin is more resilient, radiant and ready to face the challenges of the new season with flying colors. Make hydration a priority in your beauty routine (spring, summer, fall and winter) and enjoy the daily benefits of supple, vibrant skin.

Light hydration for supple skin

Sun protection, the must do not to forget

After months of gray, in the first days of spring, the first rays of sunshine warm the atmosphere, and your skin then requires adequate protection to face this new sunny reality. Applying sun protection as the final touch to your beauty routine is an absolutely essential step. Indeed, UV rays are the main culprits of skin damage such as premature aging, pigment spots, and even the risk of skin cancer. To avoid this, nothing beats applying sun protection.

Why is sun protection important in spring?

Prevention of UV damage : The sun's UV rays can cause considerable damage to the skin, even during the first days of spring. Sun protection provides a crucial defense against these harmful rays, minimizing the risk of long-term skin problems.

Preservation of skin youth : By protecting your skin from the sun, you help preserve its youth and elasticity. Sun damage can accelerate the aging process, but regular sun protection is an effective strategy for maintaining healthy, radiant skin.

Reduced risk of skin cancer : Repeated exposure to the sun without protection can increase the risk of developing skin cancer. Regularly applying sunscreen is a proactive measure to reduce these risks and ensure the long-term health of your skin.

Integrate this habit into your beauty routine : Make applying sunscreen the last step in your morning beauty routine. This guarantees an effective protective layer before any exposure to the sun.

By taking care to protect your skin from the first rays of spring, you ensure good long-term health. Sun protection should not be neglected, as it not only helps prevent skin damage, but also helps maintain the beauty and youthfulness of your skin throughout the year. So, arm yourself with your best sun protection (in cream, oil, stick, water or spray) and take full advantage of the benefits of spring in complete safety.

Sun protection, the must do not to forget

Radiance boost: facial massage to help the skin

Facial massage (with or without tools) can be an excellent way to stimulate blood circulation, improve skin firmness, penetrate skincare ingredients deeply and regain a natural glow. During or after your skincare routine, here are some massage techniques that can help revitalize your skin and restore a healthy glow for spring:

First, be sure to wash your hands thoroughly before starting the massage to avoid introducing impurities to your face. Do the same if you choose to use tools such as gua sha, stone roller or mushrooms, these are ideally washed with clean water and soap (before and after use).

Massage oil : Use an oil suited to your skin type. Oils such as sweet almond oil, jojoba oil or rosehip oil are often well tolerated.

Lymphatic drainage technique : Apply light pressure with your fingers and make gentle movements along the lymphatic drainage lines. This can help reduce swelling and eliminate toxins.

Circular massage : Use gentle circular motions with fingers to massage cheeks, forehead and chin. This can stimulate blood circulation and improve skin radiance.

Temple massage : Perform light circular movements on the temples to relieve tension and stimulate circulation.

Pressure point massage : Identify pressure points on your face, such as the point between the eyebrows, temples and jaw, and apply light pressure to relax the facial muscles.

Neck massage : Don't forget to include the neck in your massage routine for a holistic experience. Use upward movements to help tighten the skin on the neck.

Eye contour massage : Use your fingers to gently massage the area around the eyes in circular motions to reduce puffiness and stimulate circulation.

Massage duration : Spend a few minutes each day massaging your face. This can be done in the morning or evening, depending on your preference.

Make sure not to apply excessive pressure, especially to delicate areas of the face. If you use massage tools such as jade rollers or gua sha, make sure you use them correctly to avoid any damage (many tutorials are available on TikTok and Youtube platforms). The goal here is to promote relaxation and circulation to help your skin regain its natural glow.

Radiance boost: facial massage to help the skin

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