Extend the healthy glow of the holidays, eliminate dead cells, moisturize, take care of your face: there are a thousand reasons to adopt a scrub and mask! Beneficial rituals reveals the secrets for radiant skin of beauty.
Exfoliation or peeling: which treatment to choose?
The goal of facial scrub treatments is to remove dead cells present on the surface of our skin, which make our complexion dull. Practiced regularly, they promote oxygenation and stimulate the functioning of the epidermis, thus allowing better penetration of the active ingredients contained in our skin care creams.
But which ones to choose?
The facial scrub treatment
Also called a peeling gel or scrub, it is suitable for all skin types. Enriched with slightly abrasive particles that are delicately rubbed on the face before rinsing it with plenty of water, the facial scrub can be done at home.
It delays the aging of the skin. Highly concentrated in acids, such as fruit acids, it is not recommended for fragile skin, because it consists in cleaning and gradually removing the superficial layers of the skin. In addition to its “renovating” effect on the skin, this beauty ritual has the particularity of activating the production of collagen and thus makes it possible to remove a few fine lines from your face. You can have it done by a dermatologist or a beautician, or find in the trade peeling treatments to be performed at home, more lightly dosed in acids. These kits are composed of a lotion concentrated in acids and a very moisturizing cream.
Exfoliation: the right actions for a “peach skin” treatment
- Cleanse and dry your skin.
- Pour a dab of facial scrub care product into your hand and apply it to your skin.
Perform light circular massages, carefully avoiding the eye and mouth area, reactive and fragile areas par excellence. For better efficiency, massage from the inside to the outside, going down from the neck an area that is too often forgotten and which requires the same treatments as our face.
A 100% natural homemade facial scrub with oats and lavender
Thanks to its ultra-soothing, regenerating and softening properties, oatmeal is ideal for skin in need of softness and suppleness. For this, you just need to mix 2 teaspoons of oatmeal with just enough water to make a thick paste. Add a few drops of lavender essential oil (on sale in herbalists and drugstores) to perfume your facial treatment and strengthen the soothing effect of oats. Apply to the face and massage in circular motions, focusing on the wings of the nose, forehead and chin.
Mask: a treatment for each face
For truly luminous skin, you can’t skip the mask to treat your face. Its draining effect stimulates our epidermis, tightens the skin tissues and dilates the vessels by bringing blood to the surface of the skin. It then appears more plump, as if rejuvenated. Preceded by a scrub, this treatment restores the skin of the face in depth, giving it all its radiance.
Whether dry, oily or mature, your skin does not have the same needs and therefore requires an adapted facial mask treatment. To regenerate their hydrolipidic film, dry skin will prefer a moisturizing facial mask treatment based on plant or organic extracts. Oily skin will opt for a purity face mask treatment (often clay-based), which deeply cleanses the pores and eliminates excess sebum. Finally, more mature skin will choose a nutritious, restoring and smoothing face mask treatment, preferably rich in argan oil or borage oil, known for their anti-dryness and anti-aging properties.