Three products for a radiant, customizable tan — without UV rays

Three products for a radiant, customizable tan — without UV rays

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Routine corps printemps.

My springtime body routine.

The metabolism of the skin changes with the seasons. During winter, it often becomes drier and may exhibit redness or even tightness due to weather conditions (wind, cold, rain...). In spring, skin cells need to be prepared for the summer heat. Here are some tips for adopting a body routine that is suitable for this season.

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Step No. 1: Exfoliate the skin once to twice a week.

To eliminate impurities and dead cells accumulated on the skin's surface, exfoliation is a crucial step. A care exfoliant promotes microcirculation, which enhances skin radiance and stimulates skin regeneration. Exfoliation also allows for better penetration of other treatments applied afterward.

For the body, choose a mechanical scrub containing abrasive micro-grains such as our nourishing body scrub or our toning body scrub. Depending on the areas, make sure to adapt your movements. Thus, the roughest parts like the elbows, heels, or knees require a more vigorous scrub to prevent the appearance of imperfections or ingrown hairs. On the contrary, the neck, groin, or armpits require a less energetic scrub. However, for the décolletage, use a facial scrub like the radiance facial scrub or the regenerating facial scrub, which will prevent this area from becoming fragile and irritated.

Step No. 2: Hydrate your skin.

Dry, normal, oily, combination or sensitive, regardless of its type, the skin needs water to maintain its suppleness and elasticity. Hydration is essential to prevent premature skin aging. However, in the face of certain external aggressions such as the sun's UV rays, the skin dehydrates quickly.

To maintain proper hydration and thus the integrity of the hydrolipidic film, while showering, you can use the hydrating cleansing care with palmarosa. This solid soap, cold saponified and made in France, contains 8% superfat. As a reminder, superfat refers to the amount of vegetable oil that remains after the saponification reaction, the higher the percentage, the more gentle and nourishing the soap is.

After stepping out of the shower, once your skin is dry, or at any point during the day when you feel the need, opt for the body moisturizing cream with 10 ingredients. It hydrates all skin types, even the most sensitive ones. This skincare product is enriched with coconut oil, a vegetable oil rich in saturated fatty acids that nourishes and prevents skin dehydration. It also contains vegetable glycerin derived from rapeseed and sunflower seeds that captures moisture from the air and allows for superficial skin hydration.

Step #3: Nourish your skin.

With the arrival of warmer weather, it is also recommended to provide lipids to restore the hydrolipidic film that can be damaged following initial sun exposure. The vegetable oils are therefore highly recommended, and particularly the oil of rosehip for its gentle scent and its strongly regenerative powers, the oil of hibiscus, which is very rich in vitamin E, and the raspberry oil, perfect for sensitive and reactive skin.

If you prefer a cream texture, the nourishing body cream is enriched with squalane, a lipid-replenishing active ingredient as well as shea butter. It is suitable for all skin types but is particularly suitable for normal, dry, and very dry skin.

Step No. 4: Protect yourself from the sun's UV rays.

It is essential to use sun protection when exposed to the sun. Choose the protection factor (PF or SPF in English) based on the sensitivity and complexion of your skin. The SPF (Sun Protection Factor) is a rating that represents the level of protection of a sun care product. The higher it is, the greater the photoprotection action. This rating measures the ability to block UV rays. According to the FITZPATRICK classification, skin types are categorized into 6 phototypes defined based on hair color, complexion, frequency of sunburn, and type of tanning:

  • Phototypes I and II: SPF 50:

    Individuals with red hair, freckles, and a pale complexion (phototype I), as well as those with blonde hair and fair skin (phototype II), should opt for a sun protection factor of 50.

  • Phototypes III and IV: SPF 30 to 50:

    Individuals with light brown skin (phototype III) or brown/dark brown skin with a slightly tanned complexion (phototype IV) should opt for a sun protection factor of 30 or even 50.

  • Phototypes V and VI: SPF 20 to 30:

    For mixed-race skin of phototype V or black skin of phototype VI, a sun protection factor of 20 to 30 is sufficient for protection.

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