Deep Hydrating Facial Treatment

Winter pushes our skin to its limits. The arrival of cold weather is the perfect time to moisturize your body from head to toe and thus, give your skin a treat. Here’s how to revive the skin on your face and the rest of your body, just like you would at a spa.

1

Exfoliate

Note that it’s better to exfoliate your skin before going to bed, because skin cell renewal peaks during the night. Wash your face and the rest of your body with a mild, hydrating soap, then apply a facial scrub by massaging it gently into your skin in a circular motion. Rinse well to remove any residue. Next, apply the body scrub with an exfoliating glove or a loofah. Start at the shins and work your way up to your shoulders, moving the glove or loofah in a circular motion. Rinse. Now you’re ready to moisturize!

Good to know:

You should never wash your face with body soap. The soap will dry it out and irritate the most delicate layer of skin on your face.

We like:

For the body:

  • Bamboo body scrub from Sonature provides gentle exfoliation. Its formula with jojoba oil and sweet almond leaves the skin silky, smooth and hydrated.
  • Milk Scrub from Biotherm is the perfect ally for dry skin. Its creamy texture turns into milk with contact with water, which gives it a scrubbing, but not abrasive effect.Infused with vitamin E and olive oil, it protects the skin while moisturizing it, and covers it with a veil of softness with a delicate citrus scent. 
Lait de Gommage Milk Scrub, 200 ml
Biotherm

Lait de Gommage Milk Scrub, 200 ml

Gentle Exfoliating Milk For Dry Skin This ultra-creamy scrub with its citrus scent transforms into a milk texture upon contact with water to gently exfoliate the skin.

For the face:

  • Gentle Buffing Cream from Caudalie is ideal for sensitive skin. Composed of 97% natural ingredients, it cleanses the skin and removes impurities without attacking the skin. We love its creamy texture and its fresh aroma of lemon and lavender!
  • Soft Exfoliating Scrub from Èle removes dead cells as it softens and moisturizes. Moisturizing and anti-aging ingredients are added to the apricot grains to provide a complete, rich and beneficial treatment.

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Apply a hydrating mask

Apply a hydrating mask that you can leave on for ten minutes or so before rinsing. Ideally, apply the mask in the shower or when taking a bath, as heat helps to open pores, which enables the product to work more effectively.

Good to know: 

Even if we want a maximum effect, there is no point in applying the mask in a thick layer. As the skin absorbs only what it needs, the excess will be rejected—and wasted!It is better to stick to the indications that accompany the product.

We like:

  • Quenching Mineral Mask from Vichy soothes dry skin, stimulates its hydration and gives it a healthier appearance. Its water gel texture is refreshing!
  • Hydraphase Intense Mask from La Roche-Posay acts as a booster for the skin: it recharges it with water, gives it flexibility and softness, and protects it from irritation.
  • The Hydrating & Plumping Sheet Mask from NeoStrata provides a lightening-fast solution for thirsty skin. Loaded with hyaluronic acid and botanical ingredients, it restores hydration instantly and increases the epidermis’s resistance to external aggressions.

The Soothing Moisture Mask from Avène is a real magic potion: formulated with safflower oil, moisturizing ingredients and soothing thermal water, it plunges the skin into a real hydration bath and restores its radiance.

Masque Minéral Désaltérant, 75 ml
Vichy

Masque Minéral Désaltérant, 75 ml
Hydraphase Intense Mask, 50 ml
La Roche-Posay

Hydraphase Intense Mask, 50 ml

Soothing rehydrating mask. Dehydrated sensitive skin.

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Apply a moisturizer

Lastly, after having removed the mask, apply moisturizer to your face and body. Those with very dry and sensitive skin should opt for a range of skincare products that offer intense hydration. Those with normal skin have their pick of products, but need to make sure that they moisturize the dryer parts of their body like their elbows, knees and feet. Last, those with oily skin should go for products designed specifically for their skin type.

  • For dry skin: Avène’s Hydrance Optimale line offers moisturizing products with intense and lasting effects. Creams, serum and complexion perfectors come to the rescue of sensitive and dehydrated skin.
  • For normal to combination skin: Vichy’s Aqualia line provides sustained hydration, 24 hours a day. Without oil (so without a greasy effect!), gels, balms and creams provide freshness and radiance to the skin.
  • For oily skin: LaRoche-Posay’s Effaclar line combines treatments that remove excess oil, reduce the appearance of pores and reduce blemishes. From cleansing to hydration, these products offer the perfect beauty routine for a glowing, even complexion.

What do Avène, Vichy and La Roche-Posay have in common? In addition to belonging to the Dermo-Cosmetics category, these brands formulate their products from a key ingredient: thermal water! From mountain springs, this exceptionally pure water is charged with minerals, trace elements and carbon dioxide. This makes it a true miracle elixir: many beauty lines rely on its moisturizing, soothing and anti-inflammatory properties. Because it can reduce redness and itching, it is also used to treat atopic skin.

Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight, 6 g
Clinique

Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight, 6 g
True Match Lumi- Liquid glow Illuminator, 20 ml
L'Oréal Paris

True Match Lumi- Liquid glow Illuminator, 20 ml

Finally, highlighting made so easy – it fits to your skin tone. L’Oréal Paris introduces its ultimate luminosity with True Match Lumi liquid glow illuminator.

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Deep Hydrating Facial Treatment

Winter pushes our skin to its limits. The arrival of cold weather is the perfect time to moisturize your body from head to toe and thus, give your skin a treat. Here’s how to revive the skin on your face and the rest of your body, just like you would at a spa.
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