I do not talk very often about “beauty” Yet here I am oftently asked how I maintain this porcelain complexion. I have always found that I had a bad skin texture so it flatters me :D
I don't have lots of beauty secrets, I have just a few daily habits that, I think, eventually made their effect on the long term (I think a lot more to a daily discipline than "revolutionary cosmetic products" – like creams “2offering 2 hours of extra sleep” bullshit of the year).
I watch the sun since childhood, I've always heard mother, grandmother and great grandmother say that the sun was the enemy. I have been traumatized for a long time with that, I totally hid my head under my sarong in summer. Since I learned to go more gently.
I use a fluid sunscreen on the face and hands (the two areas that are aging the most because they are exposed to the sun all year) every morning, summer and winter, it is now part of my daily routine. This Clarins fluid is AWE-SOME. I just apply it after my day cream. .
Commandment # 2
Never put any water on your face
One of the first lessons I learned when I started working at L'Oreal is to never let water on my face : First, as I have sensitive skin limestone gives me a rash. Then, let water on your face doesn't “help hydrating” not as one might think, instead it dehydrates skin (to simplify, Water attracts Water and water that dries on skin gently vacuum the water in your skin).
I NEVER put any water on my face, I have a towel nearby to wipe my face in case when I shower. I wash my face with this gentle hydrating cleanser Pai Skincare that I love : not need for water ! It's been more than year since I started using it everyday, it's great. I l & rsquo; removed with a slightly damp muslin, and I rinse it off with either a fogger + muslin, or a cotton and the & rsquo; micellar water.
Just an exception once a week when I use a gentle scrub (chemical scrubs are too agressive for me). .
Commandment # 3
Remove makeup every night
I have always followed that rule, and God knows I'm a big lazy girl. At first I created a little psychosis, I used to imagined big mites that were walking on my skin at night to be quite sure I would clean my skin. Then I adopted another technique : have cleansing EVERYWHERE.
I have my Pai cleanser and micellar water in the bathroom. Cleansing wipes of in a box near my couch, cleansing milk with cotton in my bedroom, and a mini makeup removal wipes box by my bed. NO excuse not to do it, I can never get lazy, I have at least 4 opportunities to do it in the evening. .
In the end, all this does not ask me lots of efforts, I took three ideas and if I do that 3 things in the day it is those ones only. I got to know myself (especially for cleansing) This helped me develop the right strategy for not being lazy. Daily routine makes everything, take care of his skin only once a week won't help, doing it every day will ;)
And you c & rsquo; is it your little anti lazy routine ? .
When I was 20 years old, I couldn't live without mascara. I was not a very confident person, and I thought I was prettier (or less ugly depending on the day) with mascara I felt safe. I couldn't go out without mascara, never .
I do not know when I stopped wearing mascara, there were no triggering event, it changed slowly and now I realize that I never wear any anymore. I don't need it anymore to feel comfortable, and as it is a bit long to put it on in the morning and take it off in the evening, I suppressed it from my daily routine. because I like it to be simple.
Then one day I was proposed to test eyelash extensions and I said ok (I had seen it on a friend and I found it crazy). For me it was just something for Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, something for rich people, but I still said ok for testing.
And the result was amazing.
First, It is pretty crazy to wake up in the morning with those eyes, out of bed, doe eyes (which helps a lot to make the little puffy eyes waking disappear).
And the reactions around me were unanimous, everyone noticed it, and thought it was pretty. I got only positive and spontaneous comments, it was pretty cool.
My only dilemma : is : do I continue or not ? I think it is a pretty addictive stuff, like when you wear eye-liner. But I swear, it is so nice to wake up with makeup, I'm really tempted to go back, and maybe try something a little more crazy . It represents a budget : approximately €70/ month, It's something but some people use it for cigarettes, and as don't smoke so why not ? :D
Quand j’étais ado je DÉTESTAIS me mettre au soleil. A la plage je me cachais sous des paréos, serviettes, toujours dans un coin à l’ombre des rochers, à tel point que ma soeur m’appelait “Dark Vador à la plage”. J’ai eu une adolescence hyper glamour.
Je n’étais pas folle vous savez, juste un peu traumat par l’injonction maternelle serinée depuis la petite enfance : “NE TE METS PAS AU SOLEIL C’EST DANGEREUX”, les T-shirts et chapeaux à la plage assortis de l’écran total à peine étalé sur le nez. La chaleur sur ma peau était une sensation hyper désagréable que je ne laissais jamais durer plus de 5 minutes.
Ca m’a suivi très longtemps, il m’a fallu arriver à l’aube de mes 30 ans pour enfin apprécier le soleil, et je ne saurais vous expliquer comment le changement s’est opéré. Peut être un lâcher prise progressif dans ma vie en général accompagné de la disparition de toutes mes petites angoisses imbéciles. Cela fait 3-4 ans que je n’ai plus peur du soleil.
Bon je vous arrête tout de suite, il est encore hors de question pour moi de me faire rôtir volontairement le derrière avachie sur une serviette en plein soleil ou d’envisager passer une après midi à la plage sans un parasol. Avec ma peau de rousse c’est juste le cauchemar. Par contre je ne me réfugie plus à l’ombre chaque minute de mes vacances (avant même quand j’attendais au passage piéton je me mettais dans l’ombre du feu) et j’apprécie vraiment sentir le soleil de fin de journée sur ma peau. Alléluia ! A moi la vitamine D !
Et si j’apprécie autant ces petits moments de chaleur c’est aussi et surtout parc que j’ai appris à vraiment prendre soin de ma peau avec les produits qui vont bien : Continue reading