Blush with beauty this winter

How? By oxygenating the skin! After all, it’s easy to forget that skin is a living organ. Here’s what you need to know to make sure that your face glows with stunning perfection, even during the dead of winter.

Skin can suffocate
Recent studies show that the pollution we’re surrounded by every day, both in Paris and elsewhere, is getting much more harmful, as the tiny particles that make it up sit on the skin and generate many long-term side effects, including dehydrating the skin and diminishing it’s youthful glow.

So how can we make sure that our skin stays healthy and oxygenated? By making sure that pollution doesn’t penetrate your skin so you can still benefit from the active ingredients served up by your skincare cream.

Must-try moves to revitalize your complexion this winter:

1/ Massage your skin
A few minutes’ massage once a day can have the same revitalizing effect as a yoga class. To avoid forgetting, try regularly switching up your massage moves depending on your mood (think: plumping, smoothing or tapping movements). The only essential? Always make sure your massage moves upwards, from the bottom to the top of the face. Always breathe deeply from the stomach as you go.

2/ Go for a comforting compound
To boost the positive effects of a face massage, reach for a velvety soft formula such as Lancôme’s Energie de Vie Water-Infused Moisturizing Cream. After you’ve cleansed your skin, simply apply a small amount and smooth across the entire face, making sure not to forget your neck. Always work the formula into your face using small circular movements. Your skin will feel revitalized, well hydrated, well protected, and ready to face the challenges of the day.

3/ Oxygenate your lifestyle

1. Get out and walk! Walks in the forest or by the ocean revitalize your skin by putting it into contact with fresh air, plenty of negative ions as well as light and some of the natural humidity in the atmosphere.
2. At home, open your windows for a few minutes every morning and complete a few breathing exercises.
3. Watch out for spikes in pollution and carefully remove your makeup those evenings.

Energie de Vie Water-Infused Cream, Lancôme.

©Nicolas Valois

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