How to take care of your skin?

HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR SKIN?

Published on January 29, 2024, by Astrid

Reading time : 6 minutes

Our skin has the ability to remember how we treat it, for better or worse. Therefore, caring for your skin is first and foremost an act of consistency and kindness. Listening to your skin is the first step in caring for it. Identifying your skin type will allow you to choose a suitable routine that can be accompanied by good daily habits.

SUMMARY

Care for your skin by listening to it

Our skin is the largest organ we have, and yet, we sometimes forget to pay attention to it. By taking a few minutes each day to observe, touch and listen to it, it is possible to develop a caring relationship with it. By being able to quickly identify changes in its condition, it is possible to adjust our skincare routine and respond to its specific needs and maintain a balanced skin health.

Observe

Take time to observe your skin. Look at it in the mirror and examine its texture, color and radiance. Note any imperfections, the appearance of blackheads, wrinkles, spots or redness.

Touch

Touch is a powerful way to connect with your skin. Use your hands to feel its texture, softness and elasticity. Flaky skin, for example may be a sign of dehydration. Any kind of skin damage might be a sign that you are not using appropriate skin care (strong soaps can make your skin dry, no matter your skin type).

Listen

Our skin has a subtle voice that communicates its needs. Listen to the sensations it communicates. For example, if your skin feels tight, it may indicate dryness or a lack of moisture. Learn to identify these conditions. Sensitive skins will pay special attention to any reaction after a change in their routine.

Care for your skin by listening to it

Identify your skin type

No matter your gender, age and skin tone, it is first and foremost your skin type that will determine how you care for your skin. Whether you have normal, dry, oily or combination skin, a proper skin care routine can help you maintain radiant, healthy skin. Don't hesitate to take a look at our article if you're not sure what skin type you have.

Caring for my normal skin

Neither oily nor dry, normal skin has all the qualities of ideal skin. To take care of it, we invite you to incorporate gentle, non-aggressive products into your routine. Choose products containing glycerin, hyaluronic acid and Centella asiatica.

Caring for dry skin

Skin that's prone to dryness needs to be soothed, comforted, nourished and moisturized. Our beauty tip? Forget soap-based cleansers and overly aggressive products and opt for a moisturizing cream enriched with natural oils, such as The Cream by Le Domaine.

Caring for my oily skin

Skin prone to impurities (acne, blackheads, etc.) needs to be purified, cleansed, moisturized and matted. We recommend gentle products that eliminate excess sebum without drying out the skin, and a fluid, mattifying moisturizer. remember that even oily skins need gentle treatment.

Caring for my combination skin

Combination skin has both oily and dry areas and needs to be balanced and moisturized. We opt for gentle, balancing products and an appropriate moisturizer such as The Fluid Cream by Le Domaine.

Identify your skin type

Choosing the right routine

An appropriate skin care routine is a ritual that we can follow on a daily basis. It can be as long or as short as we want, but it often includes certain key gestures. Gentle cleansing, regular moisturizing and the use of appropriate products all help to maintain the skin's natural balance. Well-treated skin is healthy, radiant and resilient.

Daily cleansing

This is a fundamental step to start your routine. By removing impurities, excess sebum, makeup residue and pollutants, the skin is prepared to absorb the active ingredients of other skin care products. It's also an anti-aging gesture. Proper cleansing helps prevent premature aging by allowing the skin to regenerate better. Choose a gentle facial cleanser that is appropriate for your skin type. If you wear makeup, use a cleansing milk or oil followed by a deep cleanser (foam, emulsion, gel, depending on your skin type). Otherwise, a gentle cleanser such as The Cleansing Emulsion by Le Domaine is perfect. Avoid hot water or warm water as they may cause dry skin. Lukewarm water is your best ally for a beautiful skin. Use daily, morning and night.

Toning: Apply a toner (based on skin type) or essence to rebalance the skin's pH and avoid dehydrated skin. The product dissolves limescale in tap water, refines cleansing and prepares the skin to absorb subsequent products.

Exfoliate your skin: Regular exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells, unclog pores and maintain a radiant complexion. Choose a gentle exfoliant (scrub or peel) and use once or twice a week (to avoid irritation).

Treat: This step is designed to address specific skin concerns, like preventing skin aging, or treating dehydrated or sensitive skin. Serums fall into this category, whether they have a targeted or a multipurpose function. For example, The Serum by Le Domaine fights dehydration and restores skin's radiance while helping to slow the visible signs of aging. Eye creams and masks also count as skin treatments.

Daily moisturizing morning & evening: Moisturizing is essential for maintaining healthy, supple and balanced skin. Use a moisturizing cream adapted to your specific needs to keep your skin hydrated throughout the day.

Sun protection: Applying sunscreen all year round protects the skin from sun damage (on top of lowering risks of skin cancer). Apply in the morning on top of your daily skin care routine, particularly in conditions where sun exposure is certain.

Choosing the right routine

Take a holistic approach

There's more to taking care of your skin than just skin care. The health and appearance of our skin is often influenced by our lifestyle. Consuming certain substances, such as tobacco or alcohol, can affect our skin. Here are a few tips you can use every day for soft, glowing skin.

A healthy diet

A diet rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals will nourish your skin from the inside out. Make sure you also get a healthy dose of Omega-3 fatty acids.

Internal hydration

Drink enough water to keep your skin properly hydrated. Water helps remove toxins and maintains skin elasticity. It will also help keep your skin healthy, as it is the first factor of hydration.

Get enough sleep

Restful sleep is essential for healthy skin. Make sure you get plenty of sleep each night, as it's during the night that our skin recovers and regenerates.

Stress management

Stress can affect your skin. Try to find stress management techniques that work for you, such as boxing, meditation, yoga or any other relaxing activity.

In summary, caring for our skin is a continual practice of attentiveness and kindness. By daily observation and understanding our skin's needs, we can tailor our routine accordingly. Identifying our skin type guides us in selecting suitable products as well as a well-structured routine, including cleansing, toning, exfoliation, and moisturizing, to maintain a balanced complexion.

A holistic approach recognizes the impact of lifestyle on skin health. A nutrient-rich diet, hydration, sufficient sleep, and stress management contribute to soft, glowing skin. In essence, the journey to healthy skin intertwines external care with internal well-being, underscoring the connection between self-care and skin vitality.

Take a holistic approach