Beauty school 101: 3 fundamental steps to flawless skin
Flawless skin 101 means, of course, getting right down to basics. Simply and clearly, the fundamental of beauty is flawless skin, so keep reading to understand exactly how to achieve a healthy, radiant complexion.
The largest organ in our bodies, skin, is a living, breathing, self-regenerating organism, constantly renewing and repairing itself and reacting to external conditions. By keeping our skin healthy, we can work towards flawless skin; by that we mean an even, radiant, blemish-free, smooth, nourished complexion - the picture of health. However, our skin is often bombarded by external pollutants and the strains of daily life which can take its toll on our skin quality causing hyperpigmentation, dull skin and breakouts. Follow these 3 fundamental skincare steps in order to achieve flawless skin.
Step #1: Facial Essence for flawless skin
A good skincare routine starts with a good base. Facial essences rule supreme for flawless skin, working to deliver highly concentrated, active doses of moisture deep into the skin as well as priming your complexion for the following skincare steps. Life Plankton Essence not only intensely hydrates the inner layers of our skin, but it also rejuvenates our complexion by giving our epidermis a 35-strong concentration of amino acids, vitamins and nutrients, to say the least. Hailed as the ‘fountain of youth’ since its discovery in the French Pyrenees, the microorganism Life Plankton has a high affinity to the skin’s membrane, therefore making it highly effective at targeting specific areas of skin concern and healing these problems. In 8 days, skin appears as if newborn; more resilient, smoother and illuminated. Furthermore, when used as the step 0 of your skincare routine, it primes the skin to better adopt subsequent skincare steps, therefore improving the overall effectiveness of your skincare regimen.
Step #2: Hydration for flawless skin
Our skin relies on nourishment in order to stay healthy. When our skin becomes dehydrated, skin cells die and therefore leave our complexion looking dull, potentially causing an outbreak of blemishes. Hydration is a step never to be missed in the quest for flawless skin, regardless of skin type. Those with oily skin tend to avoid moisturizing, under the logic that adding more moisture to already oily skin will only exacerbate the problem. However, without nourishment, skin will suffer and the body will start to over compensate. In oily skin this means that the dermis will overproduce sebum in order to make up for this deficit, causing skin to be oilier than before.
For deep hydration, adopt Aquasource Gel. Containing Mannose and Life Plankton, this powerful moisturizer releases hydration for up to 48 hours after one application, leaving skin feeling water-plumped, radiant and smoother than ever before. 25 women tested a single application in extreme conditions, and said that skin felt 105% more hydrated than without Aquasource Gel. Furthermore, 50 women were asked to test out this moisturizing gel for 4 weeks, and after this period, 80% of women felt their skin was more beautiful and 75% said their skin looked more luminous.
Hydrating from the outside is our first step in nourishing our skin cells for flawless skin, however don’t forget to hydrate your skin from the inside as well. According to the Institute of Medicine, we should be drinking 10 glasses of water a day in order to fully hydrate our skin to achieve a glowing, flawless complexion!
Step #3: UV protection for flawless skin
Research by Frederic Flament et al., has concluded that UV exposure seems to be responsible for 80% of visible signs of facial aging, therefore, for flawless skin, SPF is an essential step in your skincare regimen. Sun damage can cause wrinkles, fine lines and dark spots, but just because it’s not a bright day, it doesn’t mean you’re covered; according to the World Health Organisation, 80% of UV rays can penetrate through clouds, therefore year-long sun protection should be adopted for flawless skin. In the summer, it’s good to use full sun protection under your makeup, such as Creme Solaire Anti-Âge. This powerful sunscreen provides total block and coverage from harmful UV rays, as well as being specifically formulated for the face thanks to its inclusion of Life Plankton and vitamin E filters to achieve flawless skin. In the winter why not make your skincare products work harder? Achieve gorgeous coverage as well as total sun protection with Biotherm’s CC Ultra Evenness SPF50+ PA++, which not only provides a multi-action shield for your skin but also flawless coverage. By protecting your skin with unbeatably high and long-lasting sun protection as well as correcting any imperfections or uneven skin tone, hydrating and caring for your skin, achieve flawless skin all year round.
Follow these 3 fundamental skincare tips in order to reignite radiance, smooth out your skin tone and keep your complexion blemish free for truly flawless skin.