Pollution can dull your complexion and increase imperfections.
What to do: Clean oily to mixed skin with water; clean sensitive, dehydrated skin with micellar water. Choose treatments with active ingredients or textures that form a protective film to stop pollution from adhering to your skin.
Air-conditioning and heating both dry out the skin.
What to do: During your skincare routine, don’t rinse too aggressively with water and use a richer version of your favourite treatment.
Sun exposure causes dark spots and fine lines.
What to do: Protect your skin by using Vichy IDEAL SOLEIL Velvety cream SPF 50+ with skin perfecting action and choose a highly nourishing treatment to fill in any fine lines caused by dehydration.
Smoking leads to dull complexion and dehydration.
What to do: Apply a scrub and a mask once or twice a week. Replace your current treatment with a IDEALIA BB Crème for an instant glow.
Shininess and imperfections.
What to do: Apply a scrub and purifying mask once or twice a week. Supplement your routine with a mattifying treatment, focusing particularly on the T zone.
Stress causes dehydration and drawn features.
What to do: It’s easy to say you should look after yourself… Consider compensation strategies that will boost your well-being, such as sport: activity eliminates toxins and encourages skin regeneration.
Words by Pascale Mora on vichy.co.za (Pascale is in charge of Scientific Communication at Vichy).