Intensive Skin Care
Controlling the effects of time, preserving this complexion which translates by its radiance the health and the fulfillment to which everyone aspires, this is now becoming accessible thanks to the revolutionary results that cosmetology is showing at the start of the third millennium.
Healthy skin can be seen on the face in the first place. But on condition that the blood vessels ensure the proper transport of nutrients, oxygen and vitamins. And that pollution, smoking, alcohol, stress and lack of sleep do not spoil everything. Here are some avenues to follow to regain the light of the complexion, proof of balance and well-being.
We are witnessing a real invasion of fruit acids: these surface cleaners are faithful to the position to exfoliate the epidermal layer, and by their moisturizing qualities transform a dull complexion into a smooth and luminous complexion. Available in day and night creams, masks and slimming creams, they trigger the evacuation of dead cells in a few days. With for example force C Premium by Helena Rubinstein, available in three concentrations – 5, 10 or 15% – the skin takes the opportunity to brighten up and renovate itself.
Warning: tolerance is good for dark skin or a little oily and thick, but some skin types cannot withstand daily or too high concentrations (no more than 5% for some skin types). Space applications within the week to avoid small problems.
Night Peel by Liérac based on glycolic and salicylic acids is very comfortable, ultra-soft and well tolerated. Very quickly, you get a radiant complexion and fewer fine lines. Turnaround Cream from Clinique or Alpha Acide from LED laboratories work wonders. Another example is Isolift d’Uriage, a happy cocktail of AHA (alpha hydroxy acids), retinol and thermal water. Finally, Olaz Youth Renewal Oil Line is a complete range to act on all fronts.
The longer the duration of treatment (approximately one month), the less the exfoliating effect acts, and the more the rejuvenating effect increases.
To be avoided: the use of AHA products on overly sensitive or sensitized skin (wounds, sunburns).
Vitamin A acid
Also called retinoic acid, vitamin A acid is a synthetic molecule that can be stabilized in a cream (at 0.05%). It reduces wrinkles and accelerates cell renewal, but can have side effects. This is not the case with retinaldehyde, a molecule developed after 8 years of research by Avène laboratories, present in Isthéal cream or Avène emulsion.
Antiradicular and anti-fatigue, healing, collagen activator, vitamin C illuminates the skin texture and energizes smokers and severely stressed. It detoxifies tissues and regulates the activity of melanocytes (the cells responsible for pigmentation).
For the skin to benefit intensely, the Performance C Booster de Cosmence serum from the Club des Créateurs de Beauté is ideal. Or Helena Rubinstein’s force C, in variable concentrations which allow the product to be chosen according to the needs of the skin concerned.
And when vitamin C unites with retinol, it means reconciling the irreconcilable and this gives Vichy Reti-C, a triple emulsion: guaranteed skin radiance. Nina Ricci’s Concentrated Radiance gel combines vitamins C, E, A and fruit acids that beautify the skin in record time.
Preventing aging is the concern of everyone, men and women, it is done by protecting themselves from solar radiation and by hydration associated with regular maintenance of the skin.
Work carried out by the Harvard Faculty of Medicine (Massachusetts) has revealed a skin protein, laminin 5, the role of which would be to allow adhesion between the dermis and the epidermis. However, over time, this protein tends to become scarce. Shiseido laboratories have succeeded in isolating in soya a molecule capable of stimulating this laminin 5. Incor
porated in a skincare line, The Skin Care, it smooths the skin and maintains it in optimal conditions for young skin.
Promise of longevity, gift of nature, the effect of ginkgo biloba on blood circulation is recognized. Associated with other active ingredients, this plant gives a healthy glow and promotes cellular oxygenation. Ideal for complexions which at the slightest blow of the pump become dull. Lancôme Vitabolic, which brings together the shock trio of ginkgo, vitamin C and ginseng in the form of a melting jelly, induces a peachy skin effect. Dedicated to “The tree of 1000 écus”, the Bioscreen Anti-Aging Care oxygenates and tones the skin.
Serums are ultra-concentrated active care products are welcome after the harshness of winter, the flu, childbirth, great stress, in short when we want to revive cellular activity We distinguish the bursts of radiance, which smooth and tighten the skin for an evening, treatment treatments that bring together a wide variety of active ingredients and treat long-term. They wake up the cells, detoxify them, oxygenate them. After a week, the skin becomes luminous again, and regains suppleness and softness. The duration of the cure is 21 days to one month, the time for cell renewal. It is preferably done in the evening because the skin is more receptive.
You can choose Jeanne Piaubert’s Startup, a fluid that contains marine DNA, or Guerlain’s Issima Intensérum which blocks free radicals, unless you choose the 3-Phase Care Program by Dr. Pierre Ricaud intended to reprogram the cellular rhythm of the skin with transvitamin A and an AHA complex.
The micro peeling
How to find a baby’s skin? With the micro-peeling with alumina powder and its mini-crystals of natural minerals, which are projected onto the skin and which are then sucked back, taking with them all the impurities. The complexion is unified, regains its luminous and smooth appearance. A 30-minute session at the Jean-Claude Biguine Institute achieves this miracle.
Another technique, Freezing, which can be used to treat the face, neck, décolleté, eye area and eyelids. Based on glycolic acid, it works wonders.
More oily, thicker than that of women, male skin wrinkles later than female skin, but when the process kicks in, everything goes faster. Firmness and elasticity will decrease in spurts after 40 years, while in women, the evolution is slower.
Men are turning more and more to cosmetics, but the range of men’s skincare is not as widely available as that reserved for women.
When we know that shaving – 3500 hours in a lifetime to get rid of a beard of one centimeter per month! – causes by reaction a hypersecretion of sebum and that the passage of the blade destroys the protective film of surface of the skin, one wonders. It is necessary to rehydrate a skin thus attacked, and which with time takes all the characteristics of a dry skin, with irritations, rosacea and sores …
Soothing, healing products try to remedy these attacks of the razor. For example, Mennen meets male requirements with a gel-cream enriched with 50% moisturizer: High Protection for normal skin, Hypoallergenic for fragile skin and Difficult Beard for sensitive skin.