Is your skin ready for summer?

HERE COMES THE SUN…

Summer is here again! As soon as the sun comes out, everyone's mood seems to lift. At last, you can feel the warmth of the sunshine on your skin, wear that summer dress that's been sitting in your wardrobe for months, enjoy long evenings with a glass (or two) of rosé and get a beautiful bronzed glow. But the sun can damage your skin too… That's why we're here with a few tips to help you keep your skin beautiful all summer long!

Feeling thirsty?

GIVE YOUR SKIN A DRINK

The cold, wind and sun, can trigger reactions and leave your skin unhappy. In summer, your skin is busy fighting dehydration and looking for ways to hold in moisture. One way is to produce a hydrolipidic film which helps to prevent water loss but you need also to drench it in moisture!

Adapt your routine to the season….

SUMMER VS THE RAINY WEATHER

Your skin becomes incredibly sensitive once the air is drier. Repairing and nourishing products are called for. In summer, the skin sweats and becomes dehydrated. Pores dilate and sebum production increases. What your skin needs now is hydration.

A cruel, cruel summer – for your skin...

KNOW YOUR ENEMIES

Enemy no. 1: The sunshine! It makes you feel happy, helps your skin to produce Vitamin D and boosts levels of serotonin – the "feel-good" endorphin.
But we all know that UV radiation contributes to skin ageing. By activating cellular mechanisms, it affects the production of melanin – the pigment that causes dark spots – but also that of collagen and elastin, responsible for our skin's elasticity. To protect your skin from damaging sun rays, slap on the SPF!

Enemy no. 2: Sharp changes in temperature. All the changes in temperature take a toll on your skin, and it dries out even faster.
So, to keep your skin happy, keep it hydrated! Bump up the protection with an SPF and turn up the hydration with a refreshing moisturising cream!

Timing is everything

HOW AND WHEN TO APPLY YOUR SKINCARE

Our skin has a 24-hour natural cycle that can be broken down into phases: morning, evening and night. In summer, we recommend starting the day with a moisturising cream along with a mattifying formula to keep shine at bay. In the evening, to regenerate the skin, use a richer cream and complete with a product designed specifically for the night.

Feet need pampering too

GET THEM SANDAL-READY!

Your toenails are a mess and your heels are dry ? They can be saved – with a little help from our Shea Butter Foot Cream! Begin by applying it from the toes to the top of the feet. Then apply to the soles, using circular movements with both your thumbs, before moving on to the ankles and Achilles tendon. Finish with a general, gentle massage. Soon you'll be ready to put your best feet forward.