Discover our beauty DIY activities for keeping up a radiant complexion with while staying at home.
5 natural recipes to refresh and pamper your skin while staying at home!
Dry skin, dull complexion, flat or oily hair… Lockdown and beauty do not traditionally go well together! However, with Klorane, lets take advantage of this time at home to take care of ourselves along with our families. Below is our easy-to-make natural recipes, along with a few of our favourite products, to keep a radiant complexion while staying sensibly at home.
The first good habit to adopt is to drink lots of water, including herbal teas and iced tea. Easily to make at home – just infusing a tea bag in a litre of cold water, along with a few slices of lemon, mint leaves, or maybe some strawberries if you can find some…
Don't give up on the beauty routine!
Just because we’re not going out, doesn’t mean that our skin no longer needs some TLC. Besides, your skin might not like staying at home also - and it’s probably letting you know!
Keep your beauty routine morning and evening, and don't hesitate to strengthen it with a more hydrating creams or a complementary serum.
The make-up removal / cleaning step remains essential morning and evening. Yes, even if you’re wearing less make-up at the moment, the skin still produces toxins which must be eliminated regularly. Our interior, house or apartment also produces pollution that stays on the surface of the skin throughout the day. We recommend adopting a soothing, cleansing lotion, such as Klorane Micellar Water with organic cornflower water, perfect for gently removing impurities.
A soothing indulgence
Each week, treat your face to a moisturizing and softening mask. Is your pot empty? You can easily whip up a mask with ingredients found in your fridge...
Do you have dry skin? Try mixing a crushed avocado with plain yoghurt, a spoonful of honey and a few drops of lemon. Lather, generously, the mixture onto your skin, then for the finishing touch, place a few cucumber slices over your eyes, for a treat that is ultra-rich in water. Leave on for 15 minutes, rinse with warm water and then apply serum and moisturiser.
Do you have combination or oily skin? Mash a ripe banana with a spoonful of honey and a few drops of lemon or orange juice. Distribute the paste on your face and leave on for 15 minutes, then rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water, and apply a light moisturizer.
Chapped lips, dry hands: SOS care for fragile areas
Are your lips cracked? Did you know that honey could help, it has nourishing and healing properties that can work miracles. Using a finger, apply a dab of organic honey to the lips and leave on for about 15 minutes. If you have very damaged lips, leave it on overnight: in the morning, your lips will be like new.
For hands that are dried out from being washed all day long, honey can also work miracles. Pamper your hands with a deep treatment once a week: mix together two teaspoons of liquid honey, a spoonful of olive oil, an egg yolk and a spoonful of lemon juice, apply this mask on your hands and leave apply between fifteen and twenty minutes, then rinse. Velvety-soft hands guaranteed!
Understanding your hair's new needs
Your hair can also be affected by this new way of life. Do you find it oilier? No need to strip it of all its natural sebum at each wash! Instead, opt for an extra mild shampoo and make sure to rinse all the product out of your hair after your lather. Also, remember to brush your hair regularly in the evening before going to sleep, to air out your hair and distribute the naturally occurring sebum over the entire length of the hair.
An alternative, to space out the shampoos, consider using dry shampoo! Klorane Dry Shampoo with Nettle contains an extract of white nettle root, which has natural sebum-regulating properties to calm your scalps sebum production. It is also perfect for refreshing your hair before a conference call if you are tele-commuting or enjoying a video drink with your family.
Adapt your diet
Also remember to nourish your beauty from the inside by refuelling on Omega 3, which helps your skin and hair to oxygenate and nourish itself. You will find this essential fatty acid in nuts, fish (such as sea bream, salmon or mackerel), and fruits (such as avocado). Why not try adding some seeds to your salads, soups and desserts, or try varying the oils used in your dishes: rapeseed, flax, nuts, camelina ... There are many ways to make sure Omega 3 is prominent in your beautiful spring dishes! !
Stay in shape at home
Just because you must stay at home doesn't mean you shouldn't move! On the contrary. Yoga and Pilates are gentle exercise and easy to practice in the living room or in the bedroom: set up a routine to practise 2-3 times a week to maintain your flexibility. For yoga, we tried following some of the routines from @Louyoga_, on Instagram.
Are you more into Pilates? Many courses are available online, especially on the YouTube Gym Direct channel . Many Pilates studios offer sessions on Facebook or YouTube for their subscribers. This is a good opportunity to test a studio near you and register after confinement!
Let the sun in
As soon as the weather is nice, open your windows wide to ventilate the house and air your mind. Take in some sun to boost the production of vitamin D and serotonin while staying at home, even if you don't have a garden or terrace! !
Sprinkle a little goodness into your day by listening to a #feelgoodactgood playlist to welcome in the spring. A scientific study proved that the following song has the gift of putting us in a good mood: : Don’t Stop Me Now (Queen), Dancing Queen (Abba), Uptown Girl (Billy Joel) to name only the first three! We also love Let the sunshine in, You are the sunshine of my heart and Happy.
A new, natural routine that will gently awaken your beauty while staying at home!
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