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Guide to taking care of your skin

Routine soin de peau fait au Québec

Do you have difficulty in differentiating between a tonic lotion and a serum and even less know in which order to use them? Follow this guide which presents you with suggestions for Quebec products without harmful ingredients! As the epidermis is the thinnest tissue constituting our skin, it is important to take good care of it and to hydrate it sufficiently, whether to combat the dryness of winter or to face the very humid days of summer. 'summer.

If you don't like overly elaborate routines or if you are often in a hurry, know that there are three essential steps: make-up removal, cleansing, then hydration. If you're like me and love taking care of your skin, there are several more steps you can add. When choosing products, try to choose them suitable for your skin type. As for you gentlemen, it is just as important to take care of your face.

Step 1: Remove makeup

For people who wear makeup, removing makeup is the most important step. Removing makeup is a good way to allow the skin to breathe and regenerate. It also removes impurities from the surface of the skin that could cause irritation and pimples. Even when you return in the early morning, always take the time to remove your makeup. Put make-up remover wipes near your bed so you don't have any more excuses. There are gentler makeup removers if you have sensitive skin, or ones made specifically for the eye area.

Druid

Fragrance-free avocado and chamomile cleansing milk to gently remove make-up from the face, eyes and lips.

Druid — $14.99

So-Bio

Pepper and grapefruit cleansing oil for the face that can also be used in the morning to remove sweat and sebum secreted during the night.

Soi-Bio — $37 (available at the Signé Local boutique)

Step 2: Clean

If you want a simple skincare routine, cleaning your skin is one of the essential steps. Ideally, this should be done in the morning as well as before going to bed. The cleanser deeply unclogs impurities in addition to removing stubborn traces of makeup.

Bkind

Konjac sponge with green clay that cleans the face without adding soap.

Bkind — $9.95

Pravi

Unscented soap prepared with oat milk suitable for all skin types.

Pravi — $8 (available at the Signé Local boutique)

Step 3: Exfoliate (once a week)

Exfoliation is done once a week. If you have more sensitive skin, apply it gently to your skin and choose a gentle exfoliant. This step allows you to get rid of dead skin while renewing skin cells. Exfoliation also allows better absorption of the cream's active ingredients since, otherwise, the cream stops at dead skin without penetrating the epidermis.

Modern Apothecary

Gentle exfoliant for the face with apricot kernel powder.

Modern Apothecary — $17

So-Bio

Exfoliating paste with green clay and mint to eliminate impurities due to pollution, accumulated sebum and makeup residue.

Soi-Bio — $37 (available at the Signé Local boutique)

Step 4: Mask (once a week)

A mask can also be applied once a week. There are some for every skin type. Masks also have different functions: whether you want to moisturize your skin or remove excess sebum. It is also possible to combine masks in different areas of the face in order to treat several problems at the same time.

bkind

Floral mask with pink clay suitable for the most sensitive skin.

Bkind — $15.95

Step 5: Tone

Toning lotions rebalance the pH of the skin while removing leftover cleanser. It instantly relieves the skin and soothes any redness that may occur. The tonic acts as a carrier or a passageway, that is, it helps the cream to penetrate to the dermis, the tissue under the epidermis. Apply it with a cotton ball by dabbing gently on your skin.

The Pretentious

Anti-aging tonic lotion with green tea and cherry blossoms for dry or normal skin.

The Pretentious — $21.95

Modern Apothecary

Soothing face toner with rose and lavender that reduces irritation and redness.

Modern Apothecary — $19

Step 6: Treat with serum

The serum is a very concentrated product that gives the skin a little boost . It is ideal in winter to combat dryness and to nourish the skin in depth. You can spread a few drops evenly on your face before applying your night cream.

Etymology

Miracle oil that stimulates the skin thanks to Moringa oil, rich in vitamin C and antioxidants.

Etymology — $48

Step 7: Protect and Regenerate

Hydration of the skin is a crucial step. This allows it to preserve its suppleness and shine. Remember to adapt your moisturizer to your skin type and the seasons: lighter in summer and richer in winter. The day cream helps protect your skin from the external environment while the night cream helps regenerate it. You can also apply an eye cream just before bedtime. As this skin is thin and fragile, it is important to moisturize it well to slow the formation of crow's feet, wrinkles and fine lines.

Your Skin, Your Fruit

Moisturizing treatment based on wild blueberry extract that helps prevent the signs of skin aging.

Your Skin, Your Fruit — $40

Savan

Lightweight, fragrance-free moisturizer that restores skin's radiance.

Savan — $28 (available at the Signé Local boutique)

Pravi

Eye contour cream to hydrate and illuminate this delicate skin.

Pravi — $38 (available at the Signé Local boutique)

Lips

May those who have never had chapped lips in winter tell me their secret! Exfoliating them at least once a week eliminates small dead skin. You can also apply a moisturizing balm daily. It is important not to lick our lips because saliva dries out more.

Scrumptious oils

Whipped lip scrub that gently exfoliates and hydrates.

Scrumptious Oils—$18

Beautiful to bite into

Hemp and wintergreen lip balm that moisturizes the lips and protects them from the cold and external irritants.

Lovely to bite into — $5.75

Having the chance to have a beautician in my entourage, here are some additional tips for having beautiful skin:

  • We must always apply sunscreen to our face. Summer and winter and even during the cloudiest days. The skin of the face being thinner, it is naturally more sensitive to UV rays which can damage it and cause premature aging. You can apply sunscreen right after putting on your daytime moisturizer.
  • Drinking plenty of water helps take care of your skin from the inside. Our body needs a good level of hydration. If it is dehydrated, it will draw on the epidermis and it dries out the skin.
  • When washing your face, prioritize cold water in the morning to firm the skin and warmer water in the evening to remove the impurities of the day.
  • Restful sleep is the key to healthy skin. Cells regenerate during a good night's sleep.
  • Smoking is very bad for the skin. It makes it duller in addition to causing premature aging.

Good care routine!

Reviewed By Melanie

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