Skincare tips before hitting the beach
The sun's rays create free radicals, which eat away at collagen fibres and elastin. It's an unfortunate biological mechanism that greatly accelerates ageing. Before packing our bags, we need to boost our complexions and beautify our skin with antioxidants by applying a vitamin-rich night cream. The skin needs to build up its reserves before facing an onslaught of ultraviolet rays. Our advice: pay particular attention to your neck and cleavage. The skin on these parts of the body is thin and extremely fragile and can only benefit from anti-ageing active ingredients.
The eye contour is also very delicate. Wind, salt and sun dehydrate this part of the face at breakneck speed, so you need to apply an eye contour cream to strengthen the skin's natural defence system. Go for a formula that's moisturising, nourishing and rich in antioxidants.
No one wants to arrive at the beach with lily-white skin. Start applying a fake tan a couple of weeks beforehand. Today's products are quick and easy use. Apply your fake tan once you've exfoliated and dried your skin, making sure you avoid streaks by rubbing in well. Go easy the first time, you'll need to see how the colour develops. Repeat over the following days to gradually deepen the colour.
Give your figure a helping hand by using a slimming cream. Concentrate on areas where you have unsightly bulges ; stomach, hips, thighs. Apply your cream morning and night to benefit from its caffeine-rich, fat-burning action. Boost its properties by massaging your skin well ; kneading skin tissues will kick start your circulation and allow its active ingredients to better penetrate the epidermis.
Start by using a body scrub in the shower. Take time to carefully exfoliate your entire body, paying particular attention to your elbows, knees and feet. Rinse off and gently pat the skin dry. Finish by applying a body lotion suited to your skin type. Opt for a nourishing cream if your skin is dry or a firming action if you have mature skin. Face and body oils also work a treat as their fluid texture and nourishing properties will soften the skin and bring back its natural glow.