IT'S TIME TO DITCH THE FOUNDATION, PUT DOWN THE HIGHLIGHTER AND GO MAKE UP FREE THIS SPRING. DISCOVER OUR 5 STEPS TO SKIN SO GOOD YOU WON'T NEED MAKEUP!
1. A FRESH CANVAS
The foundation to a fresh faced look may seem an obvious step but is an important one. Starting with a squeaky clean face means your face is ready to absorb the treatments you are about to apply. A perfect choice for springtime weather, our Oligo Cleansing Gel removes impurities and gently exfoliates with a biological exfoliator to remove dead skin cells, leaving the skin perfectly soft & smooth.
Follow with the Marine Toner to balance & revitalise skin, this also ensures there is no tap water left on the surface of the skin. This is a traditional French skincare practice as it is believed minerals within tap water such as iron, copper & zinc can not only dehydrate the skin but can also result in irritation, redness and inflammation.
DID YOU KNOW?
Laure Seguin, a French beautician based in New York, says that the limescale in tap water not only causes dehydration, but also disrupts the pH balance of the skin. "Drinking water is very beneficial for the skin, but because it is not pure, it can also be disruptive to the skin.
2. BANISH DULLNESS FOR THE ULTIMATE DEWY FINISH
The next step of this fresh-faced regime is designed to get the dewy glow that you might usually get from a foundation or bb cream. To achieve your inner radiance without any makeup it’s time to exfoliate. We recommend two options for this depending on your skin sensitivity. The Resurfacing Peel Mask is a fast-acting treatment which brightens and smooths for a refined and glowing complexion. Although it is suitable for all skin types if your skin is particularly sensitive we would recommend our Exfoliating Mask instead. This double action mask contains astringent red seaweed to smooth, refine and brighten the skin and kaolin which absorbs excess oil and mattifies the complexion.
If you thought that was it for masking then think again, for a hydration boost and to get that dewy finish apply a generous layer of our Gel Mask . This revitalising treatment boosts skin elasticity and smooths fine lines for firmer, glowing skin. Plus it will showcase your newly exfoliated skin and help it look its best!
3. SAY GOODBYE PUFFINESS & LARGE PORES
Swap the concealer for our Express Radiance Ice Cubes and Eye Express Radiance Ice Cubes , sweep all over the face to decrease puffiness and nourish skin. This radiance-boosting ritual suits all skin types and is perfect to perk and brighten up skin plus the cool temperature of the Ice Cubes assist in shrinking pore size to make skin appear smoother.
If you are heading out to a special occasion why not try our new Precious Pearl Ice Cube with Hyaluronic acid, white pearl extracts and silk proteins. Not only do they hydrate, firm and leave skin feeling plumper they also leave a discreet light-reflecting shimmer.
4. BEAUTIFULLY SOFT
Now you have given your skin the royal treatment it’s time for a final boost of moisture. Perfect for the Spring & Summer seasons the Oligo Protect Cream SPF 30 is a perfectly light moisturiser that nourishes whilst protecting skin. Gently massage into skin with upward sweeps for a further lifting effect. If skin is in need of a little more tightening reach for the Super Active Cream , an advanced anti-ageing day cream that instantly lifts the skin, relaxes facial muscles to reduce wrinkles, boosts collagen and fills fine lines.
5. GET, SET, GLOW
The final step for a fresh-faced no makeup look is a spritz of our instant radiance essence, the Glow . When your moisturiser has been fully absorbed, spray the Glow onto a cotton pad and sweep across the face for a nourishing dose of sunshine. This bi-phase complexion enhancer instantly illuminates and covers your skin with a veil of sheer bronze colour offering a perfectly natural and healthy glow.
We would love to know how you get on with your fresh-faced skincare routine. Why not share a no makeup selfie and tag us @annesemoninfrance with the hashtag #FreshSkinForSpring for the chance to be featured on the blog.