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Steps and tips for the perfect skincare routine

There has been much debate about which and how many steps and products make for the perfect skincare routine. Moving away from overly long and complicated methods and leaning instead on a relaxing yet equally effective simplicity, Biotherm experts agree on summing up skincare in three key words: cleansing, prevention and hydration. The face should first be thoroughly washed using cleansing products that rid the skin of impurities and excess sebum. Next comes the prevention phase, centred around lifting, toning and illuminating for anti-wrinkle results. The final step that should never be skipped is essential daily hydration. Combining each step with a specific formula, here is how to best follow a skincare routine according to Biotherm.

Cleanse, exfoliate and purify

Every good skincare routine starts with cleansing, which effectively rids the pores of any residual impurities like smog, cosmetics or excess sebum. For this step, the Biotherm laboratories recommend the Biosource Exfoliating Cleansing Gel, an 89% biodegradable formula that combines cleansing with gentle exfoliation. Featuring anti-adhesion technology, which leaves a fine protective film on the skin to stop the penetration of impurities, the product is enriched with Life Plankton, a natural ingredient that stimulates cellular regeneration to promote elasticity in the skin tissue.

Next is exfoliation, which shouldn't be done more than twice a week. This step helps the skin to renew itself, eliminating dead cells and offering deep purification. The specially-formulated Life Plankton Creamy Peel is a cream exfoliator designed with the "gommage" technique in mind. Containing polymers and surfactants that penetrate the skin via massage, the product lifts dead cells and impurities like a magnet for beautifully clear pores. The use of a purifying tonic concludes this first stage. The Biosource facial tonic has cleaning and make-up removing properties that rid the skin of any residual impurities left after cleansing. Shrinking the pores and protecting them from the penetration of harmful elements, the facial toner is also extremely relaxing thanks to its fresh and lightweight texture, which soothes the skin and leaves it soft and bright.

Prevent, treat and hydrate

The second phase is more specific and mostly involves a preventative anti-wrinkle step, a targeted treatment for any skin concernsand, lastly, hydration. The preventative and curative steps can both be carried out with a single product: serum. In fact, serums are the most specific dermatological product within a skincare routine, as they are rich in concentrated active ingredients for combatting, treating or preventing a variety of skin concerns, from dry skin to wrinkles to blemishes. For those without any specific skin needs, serums can offer both anti-ageing and nourishing results.

The Life Plankton Elixir provides the skin with deep hydration, whilst the Life Plankton content stimulates cellular regeneration to combat cutaneous ageing. Containing a high concentration of hyaluronic acid and vitamin C, this serum is perfect for every skin type and guarantees visible results in just 8 days. For a moment of relaxation and a special skin treatment to indulge in two or three times a week, there's the Aqua Glow Flash Mask, which combats dull, uneven and tired skin to revitalise the complexion. Infused with Life Plankton and vitamin C, it gives the skin an instant glow. Finally, all skincare routines should finish with the application of a moisturising cream, especially on the face and around the eyes. Start with the Blue Therapy Eye cream, with an ultra-nourishing formula but a fresh and relaxing texture. Its hydrating and anti-ageing properties leave eyes looking flawless and refreshed.

For the face, Biotherm recommends the Aquasource Hyalu Plump, a cream with a fresh gel texture infused with hyaluronic acid that offers maximum hydration to even the driest, most dehydrated skin. At the end of this skincare routine , your skin will be healthier and revitalised whilst looking cleaner, more youthful and cared for.

For a skincare routine that's simple but equally complete and efficient, Biotherm suggests just a few crucial steps—alongside a selection of products—to help get your skin into its best and healthiest shape, effectively ridding it of impurities, stimulating cellular regeneration for anti-ageing results, and constantly keeping it moisturised, radiant, flawless and glowy even without make-up.

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