How to take care of your skin?


Published on July 27, 2023, by Astrid

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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.


Care for your skin by listening to it

By taking a few minutes each day to observe, touch and listen to your skin, you'll develop a caring relationship with it. You'll be able to quickly identify changes in its condition, adjust your skincare routine and respond to its specific needs.

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.

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.

Identify your skin type

Whether you're a man or a woman, it's 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. If you're not sure what your skin type is, check out the article we wrote on the subject.

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.

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.

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. Are you a make-up enthusiast? We recommend a double cleansing. Start with a cleansing milk or oil to remove all greasy makeup and impurities. Then use a gentle cleanser (foam, emulsion or gel, depending on your skin type) to finish the job. Alternatively, you can opt for a quicker, all-in-one cleansing with a gentle cleanser like the Cleansing Emulsion. Include daily, morning and evening

Toning: Apply a toner (based on skin type) or essence to rebalance the skin's pH. 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 a specific need expressed by your skin. It may include serums or specific treatments (e.g. hyaluronic acid) that address specific problems (age, sensitivity, dehydration, etc.).

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

Sun protection: Applying sunscreen protects the skin from the sun's harmful rays. Apply in the morning on top of your daily skin care 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.

Eat a balanced diet: A diet rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals will nourish your skin from the inside out.

Internal hydration: Drink enough water to keep your skin properly hydrated. Water helps remove toxins and maintains skin elasticity.

Get enough sleep: A good night's sleep is essential for healthy skin. Make sure you get enough 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 meditation, yoga or a relaxing activity.