At the school of beautystas, we have two types of students. The first of the class, those who apply to the letter all the beauty tips relayed by experts to have beautiful skin . And students who have untapped beauty potential. Often, the latter sleep without removing their makeup (sacrilege!). Regardless of the category in which you are, we share 7 tips to boost the effectiveness of your care and optimize your beauty capital. To your notebooks, let's go!
7 tips to boost the effectiveness of your treatments!
Make a facial massage
This trick, we borrowed it from the Japanese. For years, their beauty rituals have influenced our routines. Admit it… you've ever dreamed of having skin as luminous and clear as theirs. One of their secrets? The face massage!
According to Chizu Saki, Japanese beauty expert and author of the book "Japanese Beauty Secrets", a good care badly applied is a ruined job!
To perform a facial massage, place the thumbs on both sides of the chin, then move up along the jawline to the ears while pressing.
For the eye contour , after applying your care, start from the outer corner of the eye and go around starting from below. Then, go back to the brow bone.
Use a gua sha
Gua sha is a tool used by Chinese women to perform facial massage. It stimulates blood circulation and lymphatic drainage. According to the followers of this tool, its use rejuvenates the skin, gives it radiance and reduces blemishes.
To use it, you can follow these steps:
- On clean, dry skin, apply a serum adapted to the needs of your skin;
- With the longer side, apply the gua sha on the cheeks and massage from the inside out;
- Continue on the forehead, starting from the eyebrows to the hairline;
- With the smaller side, gently massage the eye area;
- Then, massage the cheekbones with the hollow part;
- Keeping the same side, sculpt the oval of your face. To do this, start from the chin and then go up to the ears.
- Finally, finish at the neck using the longer side. Start from the bottom of the neck and then work your way up.
For optimal results, it is recommended to repeat the movements 3 to 5 times per area of the face. You can do this massage once or twice a week.
However, it is not recommended in case of rosacea, acne and skin lesions.
Have beautiful skin by adopting the layering method
Layering is a Korean beauty secret. This method of care consists of superimposing several layers of products to give radiance to your skin. It can consist of at least 4 steps : make-up removal, cleansing, application of a serum, then a cream.
Removing make-up from the skin every night rids it of all the impurities accumulated during the day. To do this, soak a cotton ball with micellar water and then apply it to your face.
You will then proceed to the second cleansing with a cleansing gel to sanitize the skin. On damp skin, apply the gel and lather it in circular motions. Rinse thoroughly.
Depending on your skin concerns, we suggest incorporating a serum into your routine. The skin problems that come up most often in Nubian skin are hyperpigmentation and lack of radiance.
To treat this, apply an anti-spot serum , insisting on the affected areas. To penetrate the product, make circular movements with your fingers.
Finally, apply an anti-spot cream all over the face.
Exfoliate your skin
We very often forget that. However, exfoliating your skin has several benefits:
- Eliminate dead skin;
- Regulate sebum production;
- Tighten pores;
- Look good;
- Reduce imperfections.
Each week, we suggest doing one to two exfoliations per week with a gentle exfoliating gel .
On clean and damp skin, apply the product then make circular movements until the appearance of a foam, then rinse. Instant radiance guaranteed!
Put your eye contour in the fridge
Do you have dark circles and/or puffiness? We advise you to refrigerate your eye area. The cold makes it possible to tighten the small vessels of the skin and to attenuate the presence of bags .
Find more tips for treating dark circles in this article!
Apply care to slightly damp skin
Our epidermis acts like a sponge. The treatments penetrate better on damp skin and act in depth.
Before applying a treatment, you can use a mineral or floral water sprayer. It is also possible to do your beauty routine right after getting out of the shower to keep your skin moist.
This method is only valid for serums, vegetable oils and moisturizing creams. Cleansing lotions and essential oils are most effective when applied to dry skin.
Apply your cream correctly
Before, it was common to apply your cream by making brisk circular movements on the cheeks, then roughly spreading the rest of the cream on the forehead and chin.
But that was before !
To correctly apply your day or night cream, we recommend that you:
- Take a dab of cream then heat it between your hands to thin it and make it easier to apply;
- Start at the center of the face, the cheeks, then gently move upwards;
- Then finish with the T zone with the rest of the cream.
With these tips, we guarantee you a 10/10 in the next tests!
On the same theme, we recommend the article: 10 tips for well-hydrated skin !