REPAIR AFTER SUMMER

How to pamper your hair, your skin and your gaze after the end of summer ? Enjoying summer is true bliss, but it does take a toll on your body. Whether it’s sea water, sun, sand or even air conditioning, you go through a lot of wear and tear without noticing. Your skin gets thicker and drier from sun exposure, especially on your face, and your hair gets brittle and weak.

Restore your natural barrier

The skin on your face has a natural protection: the hydrolipidic barrier. It helps keep your face dewy and healthy, but prolonged exposure to sun can damage it. Follow this simple ritual twice a week to help your skin to restore its natural barrier: 

1. Remove makeup with a soft cleansing oil to prevent dryness and help nourish your skin 
2. Apply a face scrub and massage it gently, then rinse off 
3. After your shower, apply a light facial oil 
4. Apply a rich moisturiser tailored to your needs

Protect your skin from sun exposure

Did you know that 80 percent of aging is due to sun exposure?

Women’s skin is naturally thinner, especially around the eyes. Choose products with a formula rich in oily ingredients to nourish and pamper your precious skin .We recommend the Divine Eyes which helps to smooth the appearance of wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness. To relax your eyes and give your gaze a youthful, radiant look, you can perform a relaxing eye massage on  dry skin or after applying your eye cream.  
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NUTRITION TIPS

It’s true, we are what we eat. So the better we eat, the better we look. Remember to eat foods rich in nutrients to fight free-radicals and reveal your inner beauty. Foods rich in beta-carotene such as carrots or sweet potatoes help regulate your skin’s pH, which prevents it from being too dry or too oily, while antioxidant-rich foods such as green tea or citrus fruit help your skin produce more collagen, resulting in firmer, smoother skin. As always, this isn’t a quick-fix formula: you have to make these changes for good to start seeing a real change.

Repair weak, dry hair

Your hair goes through more damage in summer

Sea salt, chlorine, air conditioning and sand all contribute to drying your hair out. Once the damage is done, your hair dries out and loses its elasticity, resulting in breakage. Repair it with extra moisture, starting byapplying a hair oil before you shampoo, to ensure you don’t strip any more moisture from your scalp. Use repairing conditioner and a hair mask to give your hair a boost and set it back on the right track for winter.
Repairing hair care

Manage and treat oily hair

If left unattended, dry hair turns oily because your scalp is overcompensating by producing excessive oil. It’s vital to protect your hair from excessive drying by using a rich hair oil before shampooing. Try an oil with natural moisturising active ingredients, like shea butter or almond oil. You can also try a backwards cleansing regimen to regulate you hair oils.  

TRY AROMATHERAPY

Senses and benefits

Our sense of smell is the only sense that is directly linked to two parts of our brain that deal with memory and emotion. As such, smells can have very powerful therapeutic qualities because they bypass our conscious mind. Aromatherapy is the art of using essential oils to quiet the mind and bring peace. It is most often practiced with an essential oil diffuser. Set it up in your office or in your home, and choose what oil you want to smell, in harmony with your mood and your tastes. You will feel effortlessly calm.
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