Marie-Michelle Hallée, cosmetician at Brunet in St-Hubert
We love summer! Sure, it’s way too short, never hot enough, and a little on the wet side, but we love it so much that we quickly overlook the downsides. What we forget, though, is that even if summer is fun and revitalizing, it can be hard on our skin.
Sun, wind, salt water, and sand... the long afternoons spent outdoors contemplating the sky or the horizon, watching birds in flight, reminding your butterfly-chasing child not to stray too far – these long, lazy afternoons drifting by without a care have left their marks on your skin.
It’s true, summer isn’t always gentle on our skin – and this realization usually comes in the fall when we see how dry our skin is, how lacking in elasticity, and how lacklustre. Even one’s hair seems to have lost some of its sheen.
Here are some tips to help you get your radiant glow back.
Can you say exfoliate?
The goal, first and foremost, is to remove dead skin cells. It’s important to get rid of whatever clogs up your skin. Exposed to sun and wind, your skin has been peeling and flaking. Now it’s time to get rid of the build-up of dead skin cells.
Insta-Masque Exfoliating & Unifying, 50 ml
Exfoliating mask with micro-grains. Gently exfoliates and evens out the complexion. All skin types, even sensitive.
This exfoliating mask combines the benefits of rose floral water with macadamia oil and a natural-origin fine exfoliating powder to exfoliate and even out the skin in just 2 minutes. Instantly, the skin texture is smoothed and the complexion is illuminated. Ultra-sensory, its jelly texture transforms into oil during massage for a moment of gentle pleasure.
The wonders of hydration
Remember those evenings following hours in the sun and wind? Your skin is so dry it feels tight and stretched. Now imagine exposing your skin to the great outdoors for two full months! In the fall, take good care of your skin and give it what it wants: plenty of hydration. Your skin will love you for it.
Sitala Toning Hydrating Cream, 50 ml
Toning hydrating cream with argan oil and hyaluronic acid.
Tones skin, provides a natural lifting effect and a deep hydration.
A healthy glow
After a few weeks, the downsides of tanning start to show. Your skin tone is duller and you begin to think you left your fresh complexion at the beach. The solution? An invigorating mask, which will restore your healthy glow.
Hydragenist SOS Moisturizing Oxygenating Mask, 75 ml
The rescue mask which rehydrates and reoxygenates the thirstiest skin. Based on the esthetic technique of tissue oxygenation, this rescue mask is concentrated in Hydra O2 complex and enriched in camellia flower oil to rehydrate and reoxygenate the skin. It provides a real plumping bath. Skin is instantly rehydrated. Wrinkles and fine lines are smoothed and complexion freshness is restored. An active balm-gel texture which, with a network of gelling agents, forms a kind of film to help release the active ingredients deep within the skin for instant moisturizing and replumping effectiveness. A fresh, delicate and feminine fragrance blending notes of rosewater, jasmine and gardenia.
Don’t neglect your feet!
Oh, what an especially tough summer they’ve had! First, you do a lot more walking in summer than in any other season. Second, in hot weather your feet lose that protective covering known as socks. They go from sandals that provide little protection to scalding sand and sharp rocks when they’re not jumping up and down in pain on hot sticky asphalt.
Before moisturizing them liberally, why not gently scrub away any unsightly corns?
Foot Care Repair Balm with Natural AHA, 75 ml
Packed with intense and full-bodied ingredients, the silky and delicately creamy textures of Lotus Aroma foot care products penetrate quickly and leave no greasy film. In less than a month, these products will work miracles on fragile skin. Lotus Aroma foot care repair balm with natural AHA: Healing, strengthening and revitalizing to prevent the occurrence of calluses, odors and fungi.
Admit it, apart from a few nights out, you’ve neglected your hair these past few months. Worn any which way, hidden under a hat, and exposed to sand, wind, and sun, your hair is now crying out for much better care.
Phytojoba Moisturizing Mask, 150 ml
This rich textures mask untangles and intensely hydrates dry hair, without weighing it down. Enriched with Jojoba oil, it restores the hydrolipidic film and strengthens the hair fiber, thus protecting from dehydration.
Easy to comb out, the hair regains its softness and suppleness. The hair is light and instantly and sustainably regains its bounce.