Start your day with a whole lotta love

Some cleanse-tone-moisturise, some sunscreen, and a little bit of makeup and these are what constitutes the skin regime for most Indian women. The spectrum also includes another set who experiment with any beauty product in hopes to control acne, achieve brighter skin, and fight other signs of aging. Whatever be the bracket you belong to, skin care regimes are much more than all these put together. An effective beauty routine takes into consideration many variables surrounding your skin – the type, its tone, the environmental factors it is exposed to, the season, and so on – and brings together products that enhance the natural beauty of your skin through daily use.

The Health & Glow App has got your everyday skin care regime covered with a range of products from fine French brands like Avene, La Roche Posay, Vichy, Yves Rocher, and Lovea, which help you achieve flawless, glowing skin right from the first application. Here’s how you can incorporate them into your beauty routine.

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Morning
Taking a look at yourself in the mirror in the morning isn’t really the most beautiful of sights. A slick of oil on the face, unkempt hair, and puffy eyes are enough to make you wonder if you really got some ‘beauty sleep’ last night. The first step in tackling this situation is by washing your face with a good cleanser. Use an anti-acne product like Vichy Normaderm Deep Cleansing Purifying Gel if you have oily or a pimple prone skin. The La Roche Posay Sensi White Foam Cleanser is a good choice for dry and sensitive skin. Next, apply a suitable moisturiser like Yves Rocher Sebo Vegetal Zero Blemish Gel Cream or Eau Thermal Avene Skin Recovery Cream. Pamper your body with some nourishment from Lovea’s Nature Shea Cocoa Butter Nutritive Body Lotion.

20 minutes before you head outdoors, coat your face, neck and other exposed areas with a good sunscreen product that offers you broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection. For a matte effect, use a gel-based product such as La Roche Posay Anthelios Dry Touch with SPF50. You also score bonus points when picking up makeup products that come with inbuilt sun protection.

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Afternoon
This is the time when your skin begins to turn dull and sleepy. Give it a bout of refreshment with Avene Thermal Spring Water Spray and restore sun protection using Avene Very High Protection Spray SPF 50.

 

 

 

 

 

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Night
Leaving your makeup on when you sleep is the worst thing that you can do to your skin. The dust and grime that collect on your skin’s surface through the day can clog your pores, and cause breakouts. Begin by wiping away the dirt using a cleansing milk. The Avene Gentle Milk Cleanser is a good choice for dry and sensitive skin. If you tend to use a lot of makeup, cleanse your skin with the Avene Micellar Lotion Cleanser and Makeup remover. Next, wash your face with a gentle product such as the Vichy Purete Thermale Fresh Cleansing Gel. Exfoliate using Yves Rocher Sebo Vegetal Gommage Purifiant Purifying Scrub. Using this twice or thrice a week helps remove dead skin cells, and bring out your skin’s natural glow. Use a skin toning product next, like Vichy Normaderm Purifying Astringent Toner.

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When you get your beauty sleep, your body is at hard work, regenerating skin cells. During this recovery time, give it the benefit of skin renewal and rejuvenation. Apply Avene Ystheal Antiwrinkle Cream on your face and neck, and soothe your body with Lovea Cacao Nirvana Body Lotion on areas like hands, feet, and elbows. Wrap up with an eye cream or contouring-gel like La Roche Posay Active C Eyes to control dark circles and puffy eyes.

A good skin care regime goes a long way in keeping your skin soft, supple, and healthy. Try out this 24/7 game plan and you will see small but visible results right from day one!