Cleanse the face morning and evening
Cleansing the skin regularly helps preserve radiance and visibly youthful skin.
The morning is the perfect time to remove excess sebum having accumulated on the skin overnight, before toning, to reinvigorate the skin. In the evening, make-up removal and cleansing rid the skin of make-up and pollutants accumulated over the day.
Should I cleanse if I don't use make-up?
During the day, dust particles, pollution and smoke, etc. dull the skin. Sebaceous secretions leave an oily film on the skin which can block pores. The skin suffocates, and the complexion becomes dull. Over and above removing make-up, the skin therefore needs to be cleansed so as to preserve its natural balance and stay clean and healthy.
Select the type of cleanser suited to your skin type and lifestyle:
- Cleansing Milk and Tonic Mist Collagen are suitable for women who appreciate the comfort of a make-up remover (perfect for dry skin).
- Micellar Cleansing Water Hyaluronic Acid is recommended for busy women, for express cleansing.
- Cleansing Cream Collagen will delight women who like to cleanse with water.
Caring for the eye contour area
Fine and fragile, the distinctive characteristics of skin in the eye contour call for specially adapted products. With few sebaceous glands and practically devoid of a protective hydrolipidic film, it is very vulnerable to harsh external factors, dryness and the first signs of ageing.
The dermis is also very fine, with elastin and collagen fibres which form a less dense network.
The micro-circulation in the eye contour area is very weak, so much so that the elimination of metabolic waste is easily disrupted. This is evidenced by swelling of the microvessels which then become more visible and form purple shadows. It is therefore important to remove make-up thoroughly from the eyes each evening, then to use a suitable cream;
5 Expertise Eye Cream is perfect for targeting the 5 signs of ageing in this area.
1. Smooth the under-eye area, from the inside to the outside of the eye. Apply pressure points under the eye, from the inside to the outside, for a micro-smoothing effect.
2. Place the Eye Cream in the refrigerator for a refreshing, decongestant effect.
Use a serum before your daily care
A serum is a complementary skincare product. It penetrates rapidly, taking the active ingredients to the centre of the epidermis. Use in the morning before your day cream, and at night before your night cream.
The universal and essential Resultime serum is the Regenerating Collagen Gel. Your skin feels smoother and comfortable. If feels firmer, as though re-densified.
Use a scrub and mask at least once a week
In addition to your daily skincare, 2 additional steps should be carried out once or twice a week:
- A scrub to gently remove dead skin cells, revive a radiant complexion and smooth the skin.
- A mask for an intense action on the skin.
- Microdermabrasion Scrub Quartz & Vitamin E: a two-fold mechanical and enzyme action for rejuvenated skin.
- Super Plumping Mask: skin is perfectly moisturised in only 10 minutes.
- Smoothing Resurfacing Mask: a mask which acts like a second skin, with a smoothing effect.
Help skin to recover at night
During the night, while your body rests, your skin works. It regenerates itself.
This is therefore the perfect moment to apply specially adapted treatments:
- either a night cream containing specific energising active ingredients, such as Firming Night Cream Micro-Elastin or Re-densifying Cream Vitamin A.
- or a regenerating serum, such as Regenerating Collagen Gel, to be applied before your usual skincare.
Opt for an antioxidant diet
Free radicals are real accelerators of skin ageing. These are largely created naturally by the body, which knows how to neutralise them, unless there are too many, mainly due to environmental factors (such as pollution, UV rays, alcohol, cigarettes, etc.)
To combat them, the body uses anti-radicals, also known as antioxidants. Fruit and vegetables are an excellent source of antioxidants for the body and, hence, for the skin, and should be a key part of the diet.
The most well-known are: Vitamin C (in citrus fruits, vegetables), vitamin E (in wheat germ, hazelnuts, almonds, vegetable oils, etc.) and beta-carotene (in carrots, apricots, peaches, sweet potatoes, and pumpkins, etc.).
Promote healthy living
Essential healthy habits:
1. Drink often: the skin, like the body, is made up of 70% water. It is thus essential to regularly hydrate your skin and drink at least 1 L of water per day.
2. Beware of tobacco and alcohol: these are potent sources of toxic particles and free radicals which dull the skin and prevent it from breathing properly. Limiting use of these substances is beneficial for radiant and visibly youthful skin.
3. Exercise regularly: physical exertion promotes oxygenation of the skin, essential to proper cell function. Regular exercise is thus recommended.
4. Get sufficient sleep: sleep is essential to health, but also to youthful skin.
90% of premature wrinkles are due to excessive exposure to UV rays.
To limit premature skin ageing and the development of dark spots, it is essential to use a product with an appropriate sun protection factor during sun exposure. It is also advisable to avoid sun exposure between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m., particularly in summer.
In the hottest part of the day, wearing sunglasses reduces the risk of fine lines around the eyes.
SPF30 Unifying Cream is perfect for combating pigment defects and protecting the skin from UV-related ageing. Thanks to its duo anti-ageing and anti-dark spot action, skin is smoother, firm, unified and perfectly protected. An essential step, as soon as fine weather arrives. Apply to the face, neck and décolleté, in the morning.
Your skin changes according to your age, lifestyle and environment. Being attentive to its needs is therefore essential for finding the perfect solution.
Do I have dehydrated skin?
The skin becomes hydrated when it lacks water, either because you're not drinking enough, or because it is in a harsh environment (heat, pollution, cold, wind...). It thus loses suppleness and comfort, and can feel tight. The complexion is dull and lacks radiance. Fine dehydration lines appear.
Do I have dry skin?
Dry skin is lacking in fatty substances (not enough sebum). It is therefore less protected and more vulnerable.
Your skin is very uncomfortable and feels tight all the time; it is rough and even wrinkled; small clusters of dead skin cells can sometimes form.
Do I have combination/oily skin?
When skin produces excessive sebum, it is considered oily. Combination skin is when this phenomenon only affects the middle of the face. Characteristic signs are observed: skin is excessively shiny, pores are dilated, and skin sometimes has imperfections (spots, blackheads, etc.)
Do I have fatigued skin?
Cutaneous fatigue results from different physiological, lifestyle and environmental factors... When you feel tired, it shows on your skin. It is dull and without radiance. Your complexion becomes less smooth, with an uneven texture.
Do I have sensitive skin?
Sensitive skin overreacts to 'normal' harsh external factors: stress, temperature, wind, cosmetic products, etc. It then suffers from redness, tightness, itching and heat sensations.
Skin ageing process
All skin ages at its own rhythm. This is determined by our genetic inheritance, and lifestyle conditions. Hence, excessive exposure to sun, pollution, tobacco, alcohol and stress are factors which accelerate signs of ageing.
- From the age of 30, the skin ageing process begins. The first expression lines appear, generally in the eye contour area, on the forehead, and around the mouth.
- From the age of 40, the skin starts to visibly sag, and expression lines deepen.
- From the age of 50, skin ageing accelerates. Skin tone declines and wrinkle depth increases two-fold. The facial contours start to slacken, and dark spots can appear.
Why does my skin age?
Skin ageing has two main causes:
1 . the gradual slowing of cellular regeneration: old cells accumulate to the detriment of young cells.
2. collagen loss: collagen fibres are the main constituent of the skin's supporting structure which provides firmness and resistance.
From the age of 30, dermal cells produce less collagen, and the collagen already present starts to deteriorate: we thus lose 1% every year. In the menopause, these losses intensify, with collagen decreasing by 30% over the next 5 years.
Can we combat skin ageing?
To combat skin ageing, it is important to give priority to healthy living with a balanced diet, rich in antioxidants, and to protect yourself from harsh external factors, such as UV.
For your skin, adopt good habits with a suitable beauty routine: cleanse/remove make-up morning and evening, then apply anti-ageing treatment suited to your needs (moisturising, nutrition, radiance, anti-wrinkle...).
To combat the two main causes of skin ageing, we also recommend having skin treatments which optimise cellular regeneration and help the epidermis to produce new collagen.