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The latecomer's guide to skincare: quick but effective!

Guide de la skincare du retardataire : rapide mais efficace !

Your alarm clock goes off and you fall back asleep...before you realize you're late!

You take the first item of clothing that comes to hand before you rush to the bathroom, and you skip the skincare step because it's way too long .

Of course, your skin will make you regret this choice: dilated pores, tight skin and irritated, oily or small pimples that appear, it makes you see all the colors.

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But don't panic! Here you will find:

The Latecomer's Perfect Guide to Skincare, to Start the Day

on the right foot (well, almost).

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- First of all, why is it so important to perform this "ritual" morning and evening?

In the morning: because your skin continues to produce sebum while you sleep, and your pillow is conducive to the deposit of dust and various particles. It is therefore necessary to clean all this when you wake up to allow optimal penetration of the products.

In the evening: because throughout the day, your skin is confronted with certain aggressions: sun , pollution, fine particles, makeup, dehydration... and even if your skincare of the day nourishes and protects it, it is important to remove these impurities and give your skin a boost.

Warning, saying it like that seems obvious, but it's important to remember that you should never sleep with your makeup on! Your skin needs to breathe and this film risks suffocating it, dehydrating it and causing a whole series of problems that nobody wants (acne, excessive sebum production, dry patches,...). So even if you come back from a long day (or evening!) you must apply this guide to never have bad surprises.

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- Let's get to the heart of the matter:

The basics of successful skincare!

A classic and complete ritual generally ranges from 7 to 12 products (and even more). However, you don't really have time to apply all those products if you're late, right? In this case, you need to rely on the essentials, the basics that are very important for the good health of the skin.

Mandatory first step:

(skincare or not), it's facial cleansing. Here there is no need to perform a double cleaning (do you have the time!?), a simple cleaning will suffice. However, be sure to choose one suitable for your skin type, because an inconsistent product can have the opposite effect to that intended. For example, avoid anti-sebum and purifying products if you have dry and sensitive skin (unless you like tight, dehydrated skin). Depending on the product, there are several application methods, be sure to respect them.

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Once your face is clean:

(but wet) you have to dry it, even this step, which seems simple as pie, is not to be taken lightly. Your skin needs to be treated well, it's an organ in its own right, so gently pat a clean towel until the water is absorbed.A dirty and damp towel risks depositing germs and bacteria on the skin, one that is too old and rough risks weakening it

The best solution is still single-use towels specially designed for the face.

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In two minutes flat, your skin is ready to receive the products it so badly needs. But where to start?

The toner of course!

This step is crucial because it will make it possible to remove the last residues and impurities (yes, there are always some left over), soothe the skin and restore its PH. As a reminder, a PH that is too high makes the skin oily and a PH that is too low makes it on the contrary too dry, which is why it is important to restore this balance.

Here again, the toners differ in effect and you will have to choose a suitable one. In general, they can be applied using a cotton ball or with the fingers. The cotton allows you to exfoliate well, while the fingers do not put too much strain on sensitive skin. There are different techniques to maximize the effects of a toner but hey, you're late, so we'll talk about it in our next article because it's quite time consuming to do.

For each product, it is recommended to tap with the fingertips after application to make them penetrate well.

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So once the toner is applied (which will have taken you about 1 minute) comes the big star: the serum.

The serum is essential because it is this product filled with active ingredients that will give you the desired effects: repair, radiance , hydration, anti-acne, anti-wrinkle,... You must choose your serum carefully according to the needs of your skin. Generally it's better to apply several or combine them with an essence but one will do the trick! Some serums take longer to penetrate than others, choosing a fast-penetrating product will save you time!

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Next is the eye contour cream,

it is considered optional by many people but, on our side, we advise you to apply it systematically because it is a very fragile area that requires special attention. These products generally have similar effects: decongestion, lightening of dark circles, hydration and anti-wrinkle action. An application with the ring finger is optimal because this finger puts less pressure on the area than the others. Once again take the time (but not too much) to tap to make it penetrate.

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By the time you finish this step, the serum will have had time to penetrate, so you can apply your moisturizer.

Once again, be sure to choose a product suitable for your skin type and which is quickly absorbed, especially if you want to wear make-up afterwards. There are no surprises here, as with the serum, apply with circular movements then pat on.

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With fresh, radiant and hydrated skin, you're about to leave...but not so fast! You forgot something, sun protection.

This last step is very often forgotten and wrongly, because whether it's raining, selling or snowing, you must protect your skin from UV rays This step is very important because these rays accelerate the aging of the skin and promote the appearance of spots and over-pigmentation. So for a complexion preserved, radiant and flawless, we take care to apply our sunscreen. Be sure to use a product that's made specifically for the face and that stays on well under makeup.

Here! You are finally ready and your skin can only thank you for it :)

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Finally, we remind you that skincare is only effective if it is rigorously applied for a minimum of time (generally 30 days to see the first benefits). A healthy diet, rest and a healthy lifestyle also contribute greatly to healthy skin!

Thanks for reading our article, but best of all, don't be late anymore :)

Nana and JK

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