Don’t let wear and tear wear down your complexion. Take care of your skin by adopting healthy habits and using daily care adapted to your skin type.
The secrets for healthy skin start with a few simple steps morning and night...
- Clean your skin;
- Use a tonic lotion;
- Use serums for your face and the contours of your eyes to help boost the performance of your skin-care products;
- Apply day and night creams and an eye-contour cream;
- Use a mask and an exfoliant once or twice a week (as needed).
To maximize the effectiveness of your beauty routine, arm yourself with a moisturizing care product adapted to the season, and more importantly, to your type of skin. Dermo-Cosmetic care products are the best way to meet the specific needs of your skin. A synergistic blend of pharmaceutical and beauty-care formulas, they're specially developed to treat your skin deeply, no matter what condition it's in.
Your Jean Coutu cosmetician has the right tools to analyze your skin and determine its degree of hydration in just a few seconds. Visit your store for a personalized beauty check-up and advice to help you choose the best Dermo-Cosmetic products for you!
Learn more about your skin by reading the following:
Irritable or intolerant skin
This type of skin reacts more than normal skin in the same conditions. Changes in temperature, stress and the use of certain products can result in skin discomfort. Irritable skin requires care products specifically made for sensitive skin.
How do you recognize irritable or intolerant skin?
- Burning itching or tingling sensations.
The emergency care against intense localized itching, anywhere, anytime. Dry areas prone to intense itching and atopic eczema. Face, body, eyelids.
Dry skin happens when the skin is low in lipids. This lipid deficiency breaks down the skin barrier, leaving the skin exposed and vulnerable, and thus dry.
How do you recognize dry skin?
- Dry flakes and scales;
- Lack of suppleness;
- A feeling of discomfort and tightness;
- Dull complexion;
- Redness (bumps or spots);
- Tight, almost invisible pores.
Oily skin is characterized by the overproduction of sebum, leaving an oily and thick film on the skin’s surface. This prevents the healthy regeneration of skin cells and leads to the formation of blackheads and whiteheads.
How do you recognize oily skin?
- Shiny complexion;
- Thick and irregular skin tone;
- Dilated pores;
- Skin imperfections (blackheads, whiteheads and pimples appear);
- Dull complexion that lacks radiance;
- Easily irritable, and appearance of redness.
A shine-control skincare that moisturizes oily or combination skin
La Roche-Posay Effaclar gel foaming purifying face wash is a daily facial cleanser for oily skin. Face wash gently cleanses dirt and oil while respecting the skin's pH balance. An oil-free and soap-free cleanser with a clear, refreshing gel texture. Formulated with zinc pidolate to purify skin and help remove excess oil and shine. Face wash tested on acne-prone skin and sensitive skin non-comedogenicity. Soap-free Oil-free Paraben-free Alcohol-free Use as a daily facial cleanser for oily skin. Cleanse morning and/or evening. Face wash is gentle enough for everyday use. Wet face with lukewarm water and apply small amount of cleanser gel, massaging the skin gently to form a rich lather. Rinse face wash thoroughly with water.
Combination skin is the result of an uneven distribution of lipids, thus creating dry and oily zones. There are two different types of combination skin.
- Combination-oily skin: When skin is rather dry around the cheeks and very oily in the T-zone area (Forehead, nose, chin).
- Combination-dry skin: When skin is dry or very dry around the cheeks and normal to oily in the T-zone area.
How do you recognize combination skin?
- Skin is more or less rough to the touch;
- Tighter pores;
- Fine skin;
- Possible appearance of rosacea;
- A feeling of discomfort and tightness around the cheeks.
In the T-zone area
- More or less shiny complexion;
- More or less dilated pores;
- Possible appearance of blackheads and whiteheads;
- Oily sensation in the T-zone area.
Long-lasting hydration*. Its fine and fresh texture leaves a feeling of ultimate comfort and softness on your skin.
CARING FOR YOUR SKIN: A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
Even though it gives your skin a good head start, moisturizers aren't enough to guarantee a radiant skin tone. You also need to lead a healthy life. Here's a simple, 4-step plan of attack.
Lots of water: at least 6 to 8 glasses of water every day. This will help hydrate your skin deeply, from within, for a more luminous tone. And if water's not your thing, don't worry: soups, herb teas, flavoured ice or homemade lemonade will also do the trick. But go easy on the sugar!
Cleanse your skin properly
Clean skin ages more slowly, so don't miss a chance to wash! Make it a ritual morning and night using a gentle cleanser without rinsing (the chlorine and calcium in tap water can harm your skin). Too busy? Always have a box of gentle makeup-remover towelettes close at hand in case of emergencies.
Watch what you eat
Your skin tone is also affected from within, so stay beautiful by eating carefully. Variety is the spice of life! In addition to fruits and vegetables, choose items that have been processed as little as possible. Also make sure to eat foods rich in antioxidants and omega-3 acids to soften your skin, retain its elasticity and fight free radicals that damage your skin and your appearance.
A number of studies have clearly shown that lack of sleep accelerates aging of the skin. Wrinkles, dryness, sagging, pimples, pigmentation... short nights are merciless on our skin! Because it doesn't have enough time to regenerate itself, your skin becomes more vulnerable to the passage of time, and less effective at resisting the stresses of the day. Give your skin a fighting chance by sleeping at least eight hours a night. You'll wake up feeling and looking refreshed!