After several weeks of sedentary lifestyle (and boredom) to limit the spread of COVID-19, the end of confinement is finally here. But before resuming more or less everyday life and confronting the sun’s rays, pollution, or oxidative stress, it is time to prepare. Do you want to know how to protect your skin from all the future attacks it will face? Follow the leader!
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Opt For A Good Skin Cleansing
After many weeks of a sedentary lifestyle, your skin is just starting to get used to this new lifestyle (rather pleasant, according to her). Rigorous beauty routine, restful sleep, completely stopping wearing makeup… It’s simple: your skin comes back to life! In short, it’s harmony, true harmony. Except since May 11, all this hard work has been undermined by the end of confinement.
The first step to reaccustom your skin to everyday life? Clean it properly. The goal is to reset the counters to 0 by ridding it of the coat of impurities, dead cells, and sebum accumulated in your home. Because between cleaning products, dust, animals and the carbon dioxide that you release into the air when breathing… Your interior is also polluted.
To do this, you must first opt for a gentle product like a cleansing gel that helps remove impurities and deeply clean pores. Once or twice a week, complete your routine by adding a scrub that will gently remove dead cells without traumatizing the skin barrier. Tap water is tough, and you may feel a slight tightness after washing your face. To calm them, use a soothing mist and remove the excess with a single-use tissue.
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Focus On Hydration
Hours of sleep halved, pollution, stress, lifestyle sometimes at half mast… Even if your city-dwelling routine is particularly hectic, it can be a little aggressive for your skin. So that it is prepared against winds and tides, you must pamper it by providing your skin barrier with what it needs so that it perfectly fulfills its function as a shield against everyday attacks.
The best way to take care of it is hydration! Yes, yes, even for you with oily skin. First, you must apply a serum morning and evening to damp skin. Loaded with powerful active ingredients, it meets the specific needs of your epidermis while providing it with a good dose of hydration. Too light to stand on its own, it can be completed with a moisturizing cream or fluid.
Do you have normal, oily, or dehydrated skin? You must then choose one whose base is made of water. If you suffer from dryness or skin problems such as psoriasis or eczema, then opt for a formula enriched with lipids (jars of butter or oils) that will meet your needs in fatty substances.
Adopt A Global Anti-Imperfection Treatment Adapted To The Urban Environment
Even if you work hard to prepare your skin to face life in the city again, it may be difficult for it to adjust to such a sudden change. Bottom line: after a few days of exposure to UV rays, pollution, and stress, spots start to appear. Adopt a global anti-imperfection treatment adapted to the constraints of the urban environment. A patented formula that, in addition to quickly calming inflammation, also succeeds in reducing residual marks in 1 month and fighting against shine…
Practice A Sport 2 To 3 Times A Week
Even if it is true that practicing a sport is particularly restrictive (especially if you don’t like it), it nevertheless brings many benefits to your skin. You can indulge in muscle strengthening or even a gentler practice like Yoga, which is gaining more and more followers. With 2 to 3 sessions per week, this activity offers two main advantages :
Admit it: during confinement, your meals were more often composed of frozen pizzas and dehydrated noodles than seasonal fruits and vegetables. A lifestyle loaded with industrial and processed foods that have loaded your body with toxins harmful to your skin. Fortunately, sports can help you get rid of it. How? Quite simply, by activating the sweating process, which will evacuate, through your pores, all the waste that you do not need.
The advantage of sport is that it allows you to let off steam but also to clear your head. Do you feel stressed? Overwhelmed? Anxious? Now is the perfect time to free yourself from this weight by practicing an activity that makes you feel good! In addition to loading your mind, stress releases cortisol, a hormone that increases sebum production and promotes the appearance of spots. It disrupts the balance between good and bad bacteria in the intestine and causes acne to appear on the skin. You know everything.
The return to an (almost) everyday life has finally come! Our advice will help you get through this period in style and without incident in order to get off to a good start. For our part, we recommend that you remain attentive to your health by not neglecting the barrier gestures that protect you from possible contamination.
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