Need a solution to your skin problems ?

As a cosmetic chemist & esthetician passionate about dermatology, I have fixed many skin! Here are simple skin care regimen, French style!

Skin care regimen for sensitive skin or rosacea

Your skin is very fine therefore permeable to toxins, when exposed the skin reacts, its a simple inflammatory response with redness, heat & itch.

Rosacea is a chronic inflammation, to handle it the skin extend capillaries inducing diffuse redness and broken capillaries. The inflammation can be so bad it looks like a pimple, it induces skin cells damage that looks like a flaky patch

The solution is to avoid toxins that irritate your skin, and use products that create a shield from outside aggressors!

  • Cleanse in the evening, just use toner in the morning.
  • Avoid water: use a cleansing water or toner on a cotton.
  • Your moisturizer should contain barrier ingredients such as beeswax or propolis.
  • Use chemical free sunscreens.

Sensitive skin:     Buy Products for Sensitive Skin

PM: Massage Pevonia sensitive cleansing milk, rinse with water, remove water residues with a cotton moisten with Pevonia sensitive toner. Follow with sensitive skin cream

AM: Wipe your face with cotton moisten with toner, follow with Pevonia sensitive skin cream and Colorescience SPF 30 mineral sunscreen.

Rosacea skin:   Buy Products for Rosacea Skin

PM: Massage Pevonia RS2 cleansing milk, rinse with water, remove water residues with a cotton moisten with Pevonia RS2 toner. Follow with RS2 skin cream

AM: Wipe your face with cotton moisten with toner, follow with Pevonia RS2 cream and Colorescience SPF 30 mineral sunscreen.

Skin care regimen for combination and oily

Oil producing glands are predominant on our forehead, nose and chin. When the oils come in contact with air they oxidize, becoming black hence the blackheads. If the skin is either dehydrated or poorly exfoliated the oils get stuck under the skin, bacteria invade and you get a pimple.

Oily skin is hereditary and hormone dependent it cannot be changed but definitively controlled

The solution is to avoid over washing, your skin always seeks balance, the more you remove oils the more it will produce!

  • Cleanse in the evening, use a cleansing water in the morning.
  • Avoid cleansers that strip the skin.
  • Your moisturizer should contain hydrating ingredients such as Aloe Vera or hyaluronic acid.
  • Use non clogging chemical free sunscreens.

Combination skin:     Buy Products for Combination Skin

PM: Massage Pevonia combination cleansing milk or Ormedic foamy cleanser, rinse with water, remove water residues with a cotton moisten with Pevonia combination toner. Follow with Pevonia combination skin cream

AM: Wipe your face with cotton moisten with Pevonia combination toner, follow with Pevonia combination skin cream and Colorescience SPF 30 mineral sunscreen.

Oily skin:   Buy Products for Oily Skin

PM: Suds Nuxe purifying gel cleanser, rinse with water, remove water residues with a cotton moisten with Nuxe Aroma-perfection matifying toner. Follow with Nuxe Creme Fraiche

AM: Wipe your face with cotton moisten with Nuxe Aroma-perfection matifying toner, follow with Nuxe creme fraiche and Colorescience SPF 30 mineral sunscreen.

Sensitive oily skin:   Buy Products for Sensitive Oily Skin

PM: Wipe makeup and impurities with a wipe soaked with Bioderma Sebium cleansing water. Follow with Bioderma Sebium Anti-shine fluid

AM: Wipe makeup and impurities with a wipe soaked with Bioderma Sebium cleansing water. Follow with Bioderma Sebium Anti-shine fluid and Colorescience SPF 30 mineral sunscreen.

Skin care regimen for acne prone skin

Acne is a consequence of overactive oil glands, triggered by hormonal changes (increase in testosterone levels during puberty, contraceptives, stress) as well as an increase in cell turnover in the pore. Oils and dead cells get stuck under the skin surface resulting in white bump called a COMEDONE. In the best case scenario the debris are pushed to the surface, a BLACKHEAD occurs because the oils of the pore opening oxidize with air. If the COMEDONE gets stuck under the skin it turns into a lovely pimple; eventually the acne bacteria that thrives in an oxygen free & oil rich environment infects the pimple into a PUSTULE and triggers a huge inflammatory response resulting in a painful CYST, acne scaring and pigmentation

  Acne in your 30’s is often due to stress because stress triggers a response from your adrenals that in turn release testosterone. You canot wash acne away in fact over washing traps oils under the skin creating a brewing broth for the acne bacteria.

The solution is to keep the skin moist & supple to avoid clogged pores, use Vitamin A derivative to push the debris out of the pore, create a low pH/oxygen rich environment to fight bacterial infection!

  • Cleanse in the evening then use a low pH toner; only tone in the morning.
  • Avoid over washing as it traps oils under the skin.
  • Treat your skin with a Vitamin A serum.
  • Your moisturizer should contain anti-inflammatory ingredients (propolis, chamomile) to prevent scars.
  • Do not let pustule go out of control as it will result in scaring, come for a facial with extractions once a month and we will teach you how to deal with your acne.
  • Use the correct spot treatment. If you have PUSTULES you need an Oxygen releasing gel with Benzoyl peroxide or a topical antiseptic. If you have a CYST you need an anti-inflammatory spot treatment

Teen acne:  Buy Products for Teen Acne

PM: Suds Ormedic foamy cleanser, rinse with water, bring pH down & purify with a cotton moisten with Pevonia teen toner. Follow with Pevonia Teen skin moisturizer or the Vivant Derm A gel recommended by you esthetician.

AM: Wipe your face with cotton moisten with toner. Follow with Pevonia Teen skin moisturizer, spot treat and protect from the sun with Colorescience SPF 30 mineral sunscreen.

Auto-induced acne skin:   Buy Products for Auto-induced Acne

PM: Massage Pevonia sensitive cleansing milk, rinse with water, bring pH down & purify with a cotton moisten with Pevonia Combination skin toner. Apply few drops of Pevonia Propolis concentrate, spot treat with Bioderma Drying Lotion. Follow with Pevonia sensitive skin cream or the Vivant Derm A gel recommended by you esthetician.

AM: Wipe your face with cotton moisten with Pevonia Combination lotion, apply few drops of Pevonia Propolis concentrate. Follow with Pevonia sensitive skin cream and dust Colorescience SPF 30 mineral sunscreen.

Adult acne:  Buy Products for Adult Acne

PM: Suds Bioderma foaming gel cleanser, rinse with water. Follow with Bioderma Sebium Global cream or the Vivant Exfol A gel recommended by you esthetician.

AM: Wipe your face with cotton moisten with Bioderma Sebium cleansing water. Follow with Bioderma Sebium Global cream. Spot treat. Dust Colorescience SPF 30 mineral sunscreen.

Spot treat:  Buy your Spot treatment

Few Infected Pusules: Hexomedine Transcutanee.

A lot of Infected Puatules: Vivant 10% Benzoyl peroxide gel. Be careful as BP will bleach clothes, pillows and towels you are using.

Non Infected bumps or Deep Cyst: Bioderma cicabio drying lotion.

Skin care regimen for dry skin

Dry skin can be hereditary but often comes with weather changes, over washing or simply age!

Sensations of dry skin are due to two factors:

Your skin cells do not produce enough oil, like a brick wall with out mortar, the cells start flaking and the skin feels rough. You also lack sebum, the oils that coat the surface and without this waterproof layer the skin water evaporates.

The solution is to maintain water in the skin by preventing its evaporation!

  • Cleanse in the evening, just use toner in the morning.
  • Avoid sudsy cleansers they strip oils from your skin.
  • Your moisturizer should contain nourishing oils and slow releasing water ingredients such as Hyaluronic acid or NMF (natural moisturizing factors).
  • Use talc free makeup.

20-30 dry skin:     Buy Products for 20-30 Dry Skin

PM: Massage Nuxe cleansing milk, rinse with water, remove water residues with a cotton moisten with Nuxe toner. Follow with Reve de miel cream by Nuxe.

AM: Wipe your face with cotton moisten with toner, follow with Reve de miel cream  and Colorescience talc free SPF 30 mineral sunscreen.

35+ dry skin:   Buy Products for 35+ Dry skin

PM: Massage Pevonia dry skin cleansing milk, rinse with water, remove water residues with a cotton moisten with Pevonia dry toner. Follow with Pevonia viaminic concentrate

AM: Wipe your face with cotton moisten with toner, follow with Pevonia dry skin cream and Colorescience talc free SPF 30 mineral sunscreen.

Skin care regimen for anti aging

As we age the skin cell turnover slows down inducing dull looking skin.

We have fewer fibers of collagen and elastin, they are responsible for firmness and elasticity of the skin and as they get damaged they leave behind a dent, we call a wrinkle!

The solution is to plump the skin with moisture so lines are less visible!

The miracle is called micro-peptides!

  • Cleanse in the evening, just use toner in the morning.
  • Use a serum with micro peptides to stimulate fiber growth.
  • Your moisturizer should contain strong water binding ingredients such as Hyaluronic acid.
  • Reapply sunscreen 2-3 timmmes per day.

First signs of aging:     Buy Products for First Signs of Aging

PM: Massage Nuxe cleansing milk, rinse with water, remove water residues with a cotton moisten with Nuxe toning lotion. Follow with Nuxe Prodigieuse night cream

AM: Wipe your face with cotton moisten with Nuxe toning lotion, follow with Nuxe Prodigieuse day cream and Colorescience SPF 30 mineral sunscreen.

Dry mature skin:     Buy Products for Mature Dry Skin

PM: Massage Pevonia hydrating cleansing milk, rinse with water, remove water residues with a cotton moisten with Pevonia hydrating toner. Follow with collagen ampule

AM: Wipe your face with cotton moisten with toner, follow with Pevonia Collagen skin cream and Colorescience SPF 30 mineral sunscreen.

Combination mature skin:     Buy Products for Mature Combination Skin

PM: Massage Pevonia hydrating cleansing milk, rinse with water, remove water residues with a cotton moisten with Pevonia hydrating toner. Follow with Lumafirm cream

AM: Wipe your face with cotton moisten with toner, follow with Pevonia Elastin skin cream and Colorescience SPF 30 mineral sunscreen.

Oily mature skin:     Buy Products for Mature Oily Skin

PM: Massage Pevonia hydrating cleansing milk, rinse with water, remove water residues with a cotton moisten with Pevonia hydrating toner. Follow with DNA  ampule

AM: Wipe your face with cotton moisten with toner, follow with Pevonia DNA skin cream and Colorescience SPF 30 mineral sunscreen.

Menopausal skin:     Buy Products for Menopausal Skin

PM: Massage Nuxe cleansing milk, rinse with water, remove water residues with a cotton moisten with Nuxe toning lotion. Follow with Nuxe Nuxuriance Re densifying Night cream

AM: Wipe your face with cotton moisten with Nuxe toning lotion, follow with Nuxe Nuxuriance Re densifying day cream and Colorescience SPF 30 mineral sunscreen.

Skin care regimen for hyperpigmentation

Almost impossible to avoid, sunspots will start to appear in your 30’s. Using tanning beds or not using sunscreen 2-3 times a day causes premature aging i.e wrinkles.

The solution is to reapply SPF 30 2-4 times a day !

  • Keep a SPF powder in your purse.
  • Avoid tanning beds and 12-2pm sunbathing.
  • Your moisturizer should contain antioxidants ingredients such as vitamin C.
  • Use a serum to lighten or prevent pigmentation.

Dry skin with hyper pigmentation:     Buy Products for Dry Skin with Hyperpigmentation

PM: Massage Image Vital C Cleanser, rinse with water. Follow with Lierac High peel

AM: Rinse your face with water, follow with Image lightening serum and Image vital C skin intense moisturizer. Dust Colorescience SPF 30 mineral sunscreen 3-4 times a day.

Combination skin with hyper pigmentation:   Buy Products for Combination/oily skin with Hyperpigmentation

PM: Massage Lierac Velvet cleansing oil, rinse with water, remove water residues with a cotton moisten with Lierac Vitamin Enriched toner. Follow with Lierac high peel

AM: Wipe your face with cotton moisten with Lierac Vitamin Enriched toner, follow with with Image lightening serum and Lierac Mesolift cream. Dust Colorescience SPF 30 mineral sunscreen 3-4 times a day.

Sensitive skin with hyper pigmentation:   Buy Products fro Sensitive Skin with Hyperpigmentation

PM: Massage Image Vital C Cleanser, rinse with water. Follow with Lierac Comfort peel

AM: Rinse your face with water, follow with Image lightening serum and Image vital C hydrating repair cream. Dust Colorescience SPF 30 mineral sunscreen 3-4 times a day

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