Anti-wrinkle massages, beautiful skin recipes, radiance booster, anti-fatigue tips… Enter into the secrets of skincare specialists and adopt their gestures and little habits to display a younger and brighter face.
1/ Enhance with gemmotherapy
Odile Vilain, Masseuse Physiotherapist and creator of the practice “Les Mains d’Odile”: “This gentle method consists of using extracts of macerated buds which come in small bottles like essential oils . It allows you to overcome small imperfections. Hawthorn buds, for example, are excellent for calming redness thanks to their vasoconstrictor effects. Elm buds are draining, but also purifying. Pour a few drops into the palm of your hand and simply dab the entire face with it. »
2/ Massage the lips
Melinda Noel, celebrity make-up artist: “If you find that your mouth is less luscious than before, I advise you to make small pinches between the fingers from one corner of This gesture reactivates blood circulation, makes the mouth fuller and more colorful. »
3/ Focus on antioxidants
Dr Véronique Gassia, Aesthetic Dermatologist: “They help the skin fight against free radicals, reduce wrinkles , fine lines and pigment spots . For me, they have become essential because they have both a preventive role on aging by protecting the skin from aggressions, but also a corrective function because they help it to repair the damage. I recommend using a serum that contains it every morning, alone or before the day cream. »
4/ Straighten with a mask
Katia, beautician and creator of the Institut de Katia in Paris: “Sometimes the firming products that we use when we start to notice sagging skin are slightly drying for the skin. I therefore recommend plumping the skin regularly with masks . »
5/ Smile while applying your cream
Jocelyne Rolland, Physiotherapist: “When you put on your day care, remember to smile excessively . This little facial gym exercise strengthens the tissues and muscles that lie under the skin without taking time. »
6/ Pinch to firm
Galya Ortega, holistic care practitioner: “This movement restores firmness to the features. Without cream, with all your fingers and without pulling the skin so as not to weaken the support fibers, pinch the eyebrows , the forehead, the temples, the cheekbones, the cheeks and finally the oval of the face. »
7/ Rinse the micellar water
Odile Vilain, Physiotherapist Masseuse and creator of the practice “Les Mains d’Odile”: “Some micellar waters can leave cleansing agents on the skin, which ends up suffocating it. After removing your make-up, consider rinsing it with floral water . Lavender, rose, orange blossom, choose the one that suits you best, you can even change it according to the feeling of your skin. »
8/ Practice double make-up removal
Then perform a second cleansing by massaging the face with your five fingers to stimulate blood flow and re-energize the skin: from the chin to the ears, then on
9/ Choose the right scrub
Katia, beautician and creator of the Institut de Katia in Paris: “Exfoliating your skin stimulates it, restores its radiance and improves the effectiveness of creams . Mechanical scrubs contain grains and are perfect for combination skin. In enzymatic formulas, fruit acids or enzymes “nibble” dead cells.
10/ Listen to the skin’s internal clock
Véronique Gelin-Vuillat, sophrologist and psycho practitioner: “Like the rest of the body, the skin is subject to a circadian rhythm (lasting 24 hours) during which its needs differ. During the day it defends itself against external aggressions, at night it regenerates. Unfortunately, the evolution of our rhythm of life means that we have lost 2 hours of sleep per night in 70 years. 2 hours less than the skin spends repairing itself. This is why it is important to help it with a night care that promotes cell regeneration .
11/ Overcome exposure to blue light
Véronique Gelin-Vuiallat, sophrologist psycho practitioner: “It is the one that comes from computer screens , LEDs, telephones and tablets and which has been discovered to accelerate the aging of the skin . If you are regularly in front of a screen, adopt a treatment containing ingredients capable of correcting the harmful effects of these prolonged exposures. »
12 / Concoct an anti-imperfection roll on
Miky Lagadec, make-up expert: “Mix 5 ml of Nigella oil, 6 drops of tea tree essential oil , 10 drops of fine lavender EO, 3 drops of peppermint EO. Transfer to a roll-on . Do not use if going in the sun. »
13/ Soothe with the rose
Marielle Alix, holistic beauty and well-being coach: “After the age of 45, combination skin especially needs to be rebalanced and this requires a “softness” phase and not a “stripping” phase. Leave aside the formulas for teenagers. Prefer cleansers for normal skin and use rose floral water because it adapts to the needs of the skin.