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

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Natural Tricks for a Healthy Complexion.

Sallow skin, tired facial expressions, gray complexion and lack of luminosity. Your facial skin needs to glow again. Here are some tips on how to achieve a glowing complexion.

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Tip No. 1: Cleanse Twice a Day

When you have applied makeup or sunscreen in the morning, using a makeup remover oil is essential. In addition to cosmetic products, its oily character helps remove other impurities that have accumulated during the day. Thus, removing makeup prevents the skin from becoming a breeding ground for bacteria and impurities.

To improve the oxygen supply to the skin, we recommend that you use a cleanser after removing makeup that is tailored to your skin typology. A cleanser easily enters the pores, where it removes the impurities that have penetrated. It also removes residues that have a higher affinity for water than for oil.

This measure can also be performed in the morning. During the night, the skin produces sebum, perspires and renews itself, which leads to the release of dead skin cells. However, if your skin is sensitive or prone to dryness, cleansing once in the evening is recommended. Using a facial toner or hydrolate in the morning is sufficient.

Tip No. 2: Gently Exfoliate Your Skin

To regain a radiant complexion, it is recommended to perform a gentle exfoliation once or twice a week. This ensures an even complexion that is free of dead skin cells. An even skin is then more receptive to the active ingredients contained in the care products that you subsequently apply. Finally, exfoliation also stimulates cell renewal. Your skin becomes cleaner and more luminous as a result.

Chemical or fine-grained exfoliation is recommended for this purpose. For example, you can use our exfoliating mask. It contains a mixture of four AHAs and one PHA, which removes dead skin cells, cleanses pores and refines the appearance of the skin. It is applied only in the evening on previously cleansed and dried skin, in a semi-thick layer, avoiding the eye area. Leave it on for about 10 minutes and then rinse the scrub off with clear water.

Tip No. 3: Use a Vitamin Treatment To Give Your Skin a Glow

To give your skin a new glow, you should apply specific active ingredients. In the morning and evening, after removing all impurities from your face, you can apply our serum for radiant skin. It is focused on antioxidant active ingredients such as vitamin C (INCI: Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate), which give the skin luminosity while counteracting photoaging.

Antioxidants protect the skin from the harmful effects of free radicals. These reactive species, produced in excess by the sun's UV rays, cause damage to DNA, cells and certain proteins. They can be responsible for genetic mutations and skin disorders (hyperpigmentation, sunburn...).

Tip No. 4: Apply a Self-Tanner

To obtain an evenly tanned complexion, similar to that of a sun tan, but without having to expose yourself to the sun for several hours, you can resort to a self-tanner. With self-tanner you can avoid the harmful effects of UV rays such as sunburn, premature aging of the skin (wrinkles, fine lines, sagging skin, etc.) and skin blemishes (pigmentation spots, pimples, etc.).

Self-tanning products usually contain a molecule of plant origin called dihydroxyacetone (DHA). When applied topically, this compound produces a tanned complexion within 4 to 6 hours. In doing so, this compound reacts with amino acids in the stratum corneum of the epidermis through a Maillard reaction to form pigments called melanoidins, which are responsible for skin coloration.

Tip No. 5: Moisturize Your Skin From the Inside and Outside

A glowing complexion also depends on good hydration, whether from within or without. So, to take care of yourself and your skin, you should drink about 1.5 liters of water every day. We also recommend that you use a moisturizer every day after cleansing your skin.

It protects your skin and strengthens the hydrolipidic film that is on its surface. The hydrolipidic film consists of an emulsion of water and fat, which forms a protective layer on the epidermis and reduces the risk of moisture loss and harmful environmental influences (wind, cold, rain, UV rays...). Thus, the hydrolipidic film contributes to a healthy appearance.

Tip No. 6: Apply Plant-Based Oils

Certain vegetable oils provide a radiant complexion. With a light color, they instantly provide a natural glow. This is especially true of carrot macerate, which is high in vitamin A and carotenoids. This oil is also an excellent antioxidant that provides the skin with protection against free radicals. Likewise, carrot macerate acts on melanogenesis, the process of melanin synthesis. As a reminder, melanin is the pigment synthesized during tanning that gives the skin its color.

Another vegetable oil that gives the skin a new glow is buriti oil. It is obtained by cold pressing, is rich in carotenoids and also stimulates melanin production. The oil also has antioxidant and photoprotective properties. You can use carrot macerate or buriti oil in the morning or evening as the final step in your skin care routine to improve your complexion. They have been included in our Botanical Blend for a Tanned Complexion, a care that gives the skin a healthy glow and a light tan, but without acting like a self-tanner.

Tip No. 7: Massage the Skin on Your Face

A facial massage, also known as facial yoga, has many benefits. First of all, it stimulates blood circulation to prevent blood from accumulating, especially around the eyes. This results in a more radiant and even complexion. This type of massage also smoothes the skin and reduces signs of fatigue, such as dark circles under the eyes or bags under the eyes. The massage has a decongestant effect and can be combined with eye care.

During the massage, gently rub the entire face without applying pressure. Use your palms to massage your cheeks before using your fingers to make circular movements around the eye contour area. Finally, lightly massage your temples to relax them.

Tip No. 8: Do Not Neglect Your Diet

Diet can also have an impact on the skin. Consuming certain nutrients and vitamins can help revive your skin's glow.

  • Vitamin A and beta-carotene: Known to stimulate cell regeneration, they are found mainly in fatty fish, butter, and many fruits and vegetables (carrots, pumpkin, spinach, broccoli, melon, peach, mango...). They also help maintain a beautiful tanned complexion and have a photoprotective effect by stimulating melanin production.

  • Antioxidants: They fight free radicals, thus protecting the skin and restoring radiance to the complexion. There are several of them: Vitamin C and E, flavonoids, polyphenols and more. Vitamin E is found mainly in fatty fish, the liver of lean fish (cod and monkfish liver) and olive oil. Vitamin C, in turn, is mainly found in citrus fruits, kiwi, black currants, but also in parsley and cabbage. Finally, flavonoids and polyphenols are found in black and green tea, onions, ginger, grapes and pomegranates.

  • Selenium: This trace element complements the action of vitamin E and protects cells from oxidation caused by free radicals. It is found in whole grains, seeds and nuts.

  • Zinc: This is a nutrient that is not naturally produced by the body. It has anti-inflammatory and wound-healing properties and is known for its effect on acne-prone skin. The main sources of zinc are seafood, whole grain bread, red meat and cheese.

  • Copper: This element helps to give the complexion a healthy glow. In fact, it stimulates melanin production, which gives the skin a light tan. Copper is naturally found in offal, seafood, nuts, seeds, as well as some legumes.

These various nutrients can also be found in supplement form. As the name implies, they can supplement the meals taken to reach the recommended daily doses. In addition, dietary supplements are more concentrated than conventional foods in terms of these specific nutrients, which increases their effectiveness.

Note: It is recommended to limit the consumption of alcoholic beverages, as they contribute to the dilation of blood vessels and the appearance of redness, which is not conducive to a radiant complexion.

Tip No. 9: Sleep Well

A good appearance also depends on a good night's sleep. It allows the body to recover and the skin to regenerate. It is known that lack of sleep has negative effects, whether on concentration, behavior, or skin. Circles under the eyes, bags under the eyes and other signs of fatigue form as a result of a bad night's sleep. That's why doctors recommend getting at least eight hours of sleep a night. Everyone's needs may be slightly different, and this time may vary slightly from person to person.

Sources

  • NORO K. & al. An analysis of the reduction of elasticity on the ageing of human skin and the recovering effect of a facial massage. Ergonomics (1995).

  • WILLIAMSON G. & al. Skin bioavailability of dietary vitamin E, carotenoids, polyphenols, vitamin C, zinc and selenium. The British Journal of Nutrition (2006).

  • VISSERS M. & al. The roles of vitamin C in skin health. Nutrients (2017).

  • HEVERTS H. & al. Vitamin A in skin and hair: an update. Nutrients (2022).

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