How to have a luminous complexion even in winter?
In the heart of winter, your summer tan is a distant memory. The mirror reflects a dull, drawn face back to you? Stop being depressed! Natural solutions exist for a radiant winter complexion … without going to the tropics!
Winter and skin don’t mix
Cold, wind, temperature variations, heating: winter puts our skin to the test. It dries out, …tightens, loses its elasticity, thickens… Result: dry patches, desquamation, marks of fatigue and time accentuated. In short, a weakened epidermis that no longer knows where to turn to defend itself.
To make matters worse, our metabolism slows down in winter: the cell renewal is less dynamic. The elimination of toxins is also less effective: hello pimples and blotchy complexion…
Finally, of course, the complexion becomes paler, less uniform, pigment spots stand out. On fair skins, redness and imperfections are more visible. Matt, they turn grey. A big lack of radiance!
However, a bad winter complexion is not inevitable.
EXIT, BAD REFLEXES!
Above all, keep in mind that it is impossible, in our latitudes, to keep the same complexion all year round. The harmfulness of UV cabins is no longer in doubt. And don’t expect to compensate by overexposing yourself to the sun in the summer. The rebound effect and premature aging will make your skin even more vulnerable to winter frosts. Not to mention the long-term risks…
Make-up sideDo not force on the foundation: lack of naturalness and suffocation of the epidermis guaranteed! Adapt its shade to your seasonal skin tone and, above all, keep your hand light.
I mean, don’t try to get back some sparkle with exfoliating scrubs: aggressive, they weaken the epidermis a little more..
Sweetness … and “good” fat.
To get through the winter, your skin has the same needs as you do: good, hearty meals and cocooning! In other words softness and energy to defend themselves and get out of this vicious circle.
Give her a richer, creamier texture than your usual moisturizer. Lipids are the essential part of the skin’s protective barrier. He needs the fat for backup!
But beware: not just any. The oily phases of conventional cosmetics are especially rich in inert petrochemical components, such as mineral oils, or transformed to the point of losing all their virtues, such as the ester oils or hydrogenated banned from the oOlution range. What’s the problem? They deposit an artificial waterproof and comedogenic film on the skin which they suffocate and make dependent, unable to defend themselves.
Pure vegetable oils are good for everything. Composed of the same fatty acids as sebum, they are able to blend in and really strengthen the hydrolipidic barrier. Without any occlusive effect… and without polluting!
Another reason to make vegetable oils the preferred allies of your complexion? Their vitamins and minerals, as well as their variety which helps meet all your skin’s winter needs.
Rely on the synergies of vegetable oils
Look for Avocado oil in particular.. Exceptionally rich in fatty acids, it nourishes and protects from external aggressions, restores comfort and elasticity. Argan oiltoning and protective, repairs the imperfections. The epidermis regains a texture at the top!
L’Rose Hip oil, soothing, unifies the complexion. Its carotenoid content improves the skin stainingIt reduces redness and pigmentation spots.
I mean, come on, with the oily extract of carrot, it’s a guaranteed healthy glow effect: rich in beta-carotene, a natural coloring agent, it illuminates the complexion. A real glow! Reinforce its action with a diet rich in vitamin A (pumpkin, carrot, parsley, spinach …).
And play on the synergies, by choosing a treatment like our Whole Again who contains all these precious oils among more than 65 plant active ingredients of organic origin or from sustainable harvesting. In one gesture, you soften, nourish and energize!
Your winter care routine
Finally, adopt a rigorous care routine:
- Gently cleanse your face, morning and night, with a creamy cleansing milk like our Milky Way even if you don’t wear makeup. This iron hand in a velvet glove soothes your skin and removes impurities without drying it out. If you can’t give up the fresh water jet in the morning, systematically remove the traces of limestone with a spritzer of floral water. or from Flower Power.
- Use a nourishing treatment like our Whole Again, once or twice a day, depending on your skin type.. If it is not too dry and/or sensitive: continue to use your moisturizer in the morning and apply your nourishing care in the evening, only on the cheeks if your skin is combination. As a morning moisturizer, we also recommend that you also Glow Up which will allow your skin to be all the more radiant with health 😉
- Don’t forget the eyes contour It is particularly sensitive in winter and essential for a good look.
But as much water as when it’s very hot, get enough sleep to help cell renewal, ventilate and exercise to activate blood circulation, even if it’s cold ; ) … and your winter will be bright!
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In the media
Today, Anne-Marie is acknowledged as an active innovative entrepreneur in France. She’s been a columnist for “L’entreprise BFM” on the radio BFM business since february 2014 tackling entrepreneurship matters. She is also a member of the the expert panel of the french media Fémininbio.com, on wich she publishes advice. She is now the new face of the beauty segment in the rising show “La Quotidienne” on national television.