Does your skin feel tight and uncomfortable all year round? Does it drink up all the nourishing products, creams, serums and oils that you apply every day, as if it was desperately thirsty? These are all clear signs that your skin lacks oil, making it dry. But not only is it dry; it has plenty of other problems to deal with too. It's lost its glow and can't seem to get it back... No need to panic! If your skin is dry and dull, it doesn't have to stay that way! We give you some great tips to help make it radiant again.
A dull complexion, dry skin… What are the causes?
There are several factors – both internal and external – behind dry skin and dullness. And whether the problem is stress, pollution, hormones or a poor diet, your skin is always the first to suffer!
Dry, dull skin isn't very "dynamic." In fact, it seems to do everything at a slow pace... On the one hand, it doesn't produce enough oil to keep it supple, and on the other hand, it has trouble getting rid of all the dead cells that build up on its surface. Cell renewal is reduced and collagen fibers are weakened. Consequently, your complexion becomes less even, and your skin finds it hard to get its natural glow back.
Bad lifestyle habits can make skin duller
If you want to have luminous, moisturized skin, the best place to start is by adopting a balanced, healthy lifestyle. Make sure you eat foods rich in Vitamin C and essential fatty acids, and stay hydrated by drinking 1.5 to 2 liters of water a day.
Pollution can accelerate the skin-aging process and diminish collagen and elastin production. As a result, wrinkles and fine lines appear. Your skin loses firmness and elasticity, and immediately looks duller. This is when we talk about oxidative stress.
Lack of sleep
When your body feels that you're tired, it focuses on sending nutrients to vital organs, so they can continue to function correctly. Unfortunately, this means there aren't enough left for the skin, so it ends up suffering from dryness and loses its radiance!
The dangers of blue light
Just like the light emitted naturally by the sun, blue light can affect the ability of skin cells to regenerate. Overexposure to screens can also lead to the appearance of pigmentation spots (more commonly known as dark spots), which dull the complexion and make it look uneven.
Restore radiance to dry skin
Cleanse, moisturize, protect
Any good radiance beauty routine must include three essential steps: cleanse, moisturize and protect.
Make sure you cleanse thoroughly but gently, to rid skin of impurities and leave it squeaky clean. Dry skin needs lots of pampering, so go easy on it and don't use irritating products! La Crème Douce Démaquillante removes makeup, cleanses and restores dry skin, without ever upsetting it. Enriched with Pracaxi oil and St John's Wort extract in particular, it nourishes even the driest skin without leaving a greasy film, and works to restore and soothe skin while you sleep.
Once or twice a week, apply an anti-aging, intense-hydration mask to boost your skin's natural luminosity. Le Masque Velours Repulpant replenishes your skin with youth-boosting ingredients and helps to restore its radiance. Enriched with Aloe Vera, Alfalfa, Beech Bud and Snow Mushroom, it works to significantly reduce cellular oxidation, thus fighting skin aging. It's also effective on skin regeneration, and helps to reduce the appearance of expression lines, strengthen epidermal cohesion and smooth skin's surface texture. Perfect if you want visibly plumped and luminous skin!
Finally, apply a moisturizer with a rich, comfortable texture that nourishes deep down, to protect skin that's constantly put to the test. La Crème Riche is enriched with Aloe Vera (healing and soothing properties), Kiwi (rich in essential fatty acids) and Honey (invigorating and nourishing). It leaves skin feeling incredibly comfortable, while providing long-lasting protection against oxidative stress.
Revitalize dry skin with an Essence Botanique
Even if you've got your daily beauty routine down to a tee, sometimes dry skin needs a little extra help to give it a shot of vitality and radiance. And that's when L’Essence Botanique ÉCLAT comes to the rescue... Its hybrid texture, halfway between a toner and a serum, sinks in quickly to boost radiance while oxygenating the skin and promoting cell growth.
Inspired by Korean women's beauty secrets, L’Essence Botanique ÉCLAT gently stimulates dry, devitalized skin. Its formula delivers all the active ingredients your skin needs to combat environmental aggressors or simply to get through a long, busy day.
What's its secret? 17 natural and organic active ingredients work together in synergy to immediately brighten and even out your complexion.
Rhodiola: works to strengthen the skin's natural resilience, reduce blemishes and even out skin tone.
Carrot hydrosol: the ultimate "healthy glow" ingredient, it helps to tighten tissues and promote cell growth.
Aloe Vera: famed for its skin benefits, this medicinal plant contains 12 different vitamins, along with trace elements and amino acids, and helps to fight cellular aging.
Lemon Balm essential oil: thanks to its anti-inflammatory and purifying properties, Lemon Balm essential oil helps to purify and regulate the skin.
Rose Hip: rich in polyunsaturated essential fatty acids, Vitamin E and beta carotene, this oil boasts excellent regenerating and antioxidant properties, while its orange color leaves skin looking naturally fresh and radiant.
How to use it. L’Essence Botanique ÉCLAT can be used morning and evening. Use in the morning to gently stimulate your dry skin, and in the evening to complete your cleansing routine and prep your skin for the products that follow. How to apply it. Pour a few drops into the palms of your hands, then apply all over the face by lightly pressing and patting into the skin. The warmth of your palms will help it to sink in. Follow with your usual skincare products.