Beautiful skin despite the raclette and the cold

Good. You know it, we know it, everyone says it… 2020 was a pretty mediocre year. Winter is coming, and we tell ourselves that we only want the positives from the end of the year: sharing, love, hot chocolates. We don't want to see the post-raclette pimples, the peeling nose from the cold or the dull complexion from lack of sunshine. Yes, it's true, for a large majority of us, chocolate, cold meats and, in general, sugar and fat tend to cause breakouts on our faces (very often around the famous “T zone”). But after the year we have just had, we are certainly not going to advise you to stop all these things that are good for your morale!

Food vs. skin

First of all, does diet really have an impact on the skin?

Yes, it is inevitable. Athletes often say that a large part of the work for the body is done on the plate... We can say that the same goes for taking care of your skin! In addition, oily skin governs more Other factors come into play in the conditions of your skin: hormones, sleep, stress, the weather, the care you give it... So, an impeccable diet does not is not the key to all your skin problems.

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What to do on a daily basis?

You must first realize that your skin is the largest organ in your body and that paradoxically, it is also the one that has access to the water that you drink last. You must therefore drink a good amount of water every day in order to hydrate it properly. To help you, buy a water bottle to become aware of your water consumption and to set goals.

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What if I still want to prepare my skin for fondue season?

Why not do an end-of-year detox? So be careful, not the post-Christmas detox after the appearance of spots and dull complexion based on juices of all kinds. You should know that it takes several days for the liver to understand that it is detoxifying. So this year, we're testing the detox before meals that we anticipate are fatty, sweet or heavy. And above all, we keep a good balance between all-green juice and pleasure for the morale.

Illustration image: Savoyard fondue

And the weather in all this?

Boom, the wrong combo: Savoyard fondue + (very very) cool weather. The skin is attacked from the inside and the outside. When it is cold and dry, the body protects itself and goes into “energy conservation” mode. The blood vessels contract, leaving the skin without much resource. Your skin becomes dry and sometimes itchy. Your skin's defense mechanism can manifest itself in several ways: the skin produces excess fat to compensate for the lack or the skin is damaged by the cold: redness, itching sensation, tight skin, peeling skin, etc. . To compensate for all this, you need to provide fat to your skin. Firstly to repair your skin from attacks (cold, wind, mask friction, etc.) by rebuilding your skin's hydro-lipid barrier, but also to build an anti-cold shield which will protect your skin and maintain its hydration.

Some tips for a winter routine

- Avoid “stripping” makeup removers such as micellar waters or foaming gels. Choose oily formulas like that of Beauty Milk which eliminates impurities and makeup without damaging the lipid film of your skin.

- Use a rich cream which will act as a barrier against the cold. The Care Cream is perfect for this: its soft texture and its formula rich in organic grapeseed vegetable oil and organic argan will protect your skin by providing repair and nutrition.

- Don't neglect your eye area! It is in this area that your skin is the thinnest on your face. You must therefore take great care of it because the risk of dehydration is significant.

- At night, help your skin repair damage caused during the day . For example, we advise you to apply your Care Mask in a thin layer every evening like a moisturizing cream for a one-week treatment.

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