Skincare Myths Uncovered

Skincare Myths Uncovered

Welcome to the issue where we will be delving into the world of skincare’s do’s and don’ts!

How do we know what’s real and what’s not!? Not to worry, that’s what we’re here for!

So, let’s start digging and sift fake from fact!

"It's totally fine... right?"

Myth #1: Sleeping in your make-up is totally fine

Uncovered: Sleeping in your make-up is not fine! Now I know what you’re thinking, you’ve just got home after a long day, maybe even a night out. You step off the tube or bus and all that pollution and grime is heavy in your pores right now. And so be it, you get home, kick off your heels and have that moment of relief of pure comfort. Then reality sets in and that walk to the bathroom is just that little bit too far to get stuck into your cleansing routine…

Well… here is what could happen if you sleep in your make-up (sorry in advance):

  • Eye Irritation & Infection
  • Wrinkles
  • Breakouts
  • Dry Skin
  • Clogged Eyelash Follicles
  • Broken Eyelashes
  • Chapped Lips

Makes me feel like reaching for the cleanser just thinking about it!

So how can we combat the night of the itchy eye!? Let me introduce you to the Mascara Melter:

SOLUTION DÉMAQUILLANTE POUR LES YEUX

Skin Instants®: All Skin Instants®

This powerful eye make-up remover will get through the toughest of mascaras, even waterproof! It will gently smooth and tighten the area around the eyes and keep sensitive skin calm. Packed with protective kiwi water and soothing cornflour extract, this eye make-up remover will be sure to rid of any impurities and give your eyes the proper cleanse they are longing for.

How To Use: Shake the bottle before use. Lightly saturate a cotton pad with Solution Démaquillante pour les Yeux and gently work the product around the eye area to dissolve all traces of make-up. Always work your cotton pad wiping from the inside corner to the outer edge of the eyelid.

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We also need to ensure we have a good cleanse, this is imperative! Allow me to introduce you to the:

LAIT VIP 02

Skin Instants®: Stressed, Devitalised

Lait VIP O2 is a unique anti-pollution cleansing milk and thanks to its secret oxygenating formula, it protects the skin against pollution, regenerates and brightens the skin! Not only does this cleanser remove all traces of make-up and impurities to leave your skin brighter, it will hydrate and re-balance your skin, leaving you with revitalised and unified skin. You will be able to sleep soundly knowing your skin is perfectly cleansed.

How To Use: Apply the Lait VIP O2 cleanser with your fingers or with the BR Face Glove to the face, neck, and décolleté, using light circular movements. Remove with slightly moist pads or rinse off with cold water. Repeat steps to complete a second cleansing.

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Myth #2: You don’t need to start using an eye cream yet, YOU’RE TOO YOUNG!

Uncovered: Oh, how I wish this were the case, but sadly not! Generally speaking, when it comes to skincare, the rule of thumb is ‘the earlier the better’. That’s because the best results come from prevention. So, using an eye cream earlier than you ‘should’ or ‘need to’, will actually benefit you in the long run! This will ensure your under-eye area is well hydrated and indeed keep fine lines and wrinkles at bay. So, which one is the best for you?

Luckily for you, we have three to choose from!

If you are looking for the one to brighten those pesky dark circles under your eyes, then this one’s for you:

CRÈME CONTOUR DES YEUX VIP O2

All Skin Instants®: Ideal for Dark Circles, Fine Lines and Devitalised

This eye cream will improve the skin’s elasticity, brighten and tone the eye area and reduce dark circles and bags. This product combines the specific BR Oxygenating Complex with Avocado Oil and Marine Elastin to stimulate and nourish the skin and relieve tired eyes. On top of all of this, it also helps to prevent signs of ageing!

How To Use: Apply your Crème Contour des Yeux VIP O₂ to the contours of the eye area and lightly massage.

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Our second eye cream is for the more sensitive of skins:

CRÈME CONTOUR DES YEUX BIOSENSIBLE

Skin Instants®: Ideal for Sensitive and Dehydrated

This eye cream will protect and immediately soothe a stressed eye. Clarity and brightness will be restored, and dehydration fine lines will be smoothed thanks to an intense burst of hydration. The skin will be protected from inflammatory reactions and external aggressors.

How To Use: Apply your Crème Contour des Yeux Biosensible to the contours of the eye area and lightly massage.

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Our third eye cream is a clever duo, may I introduce you to the:

CRÈME CONTOUR YEUX ET LÈVRES BIOFIXINE

Skin Instants®: All Skin Instants®. Ideal for Devitalised Skin Instants®.Marked by the Signs of Ageing

You can smooth the wrinkles away with this fabulous eye and lip cream. This cream immediately lifts and fills in fine lines and wrinkles to leave both areas looking lifted and toned.

How To Use: Apply a small amount of Crème Contour Yeux et Lèvres Biofixine to the contours of the eye and mouth area and lightly massage until complete absorption.

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Myth #3: You don’t need to use a Hydrating Serum if you have oily skin

Uncovered: This couldn’t be more untrue! One of the main causes of breakouts is dehydration, so always remember… hydrated skin equals healthy skin! So even though your skin may have excess oil, it doesn’t mean it has excess water, probably the opposite in fact. There are many factors that contribute to dehydration in oily skin such as cold weather, harsh skincare products, hot water and even ageing. All these factors can actually interfere with our skin and cause it to have oily outbursts! Then, before we know it, the skin can no longer act as a barrier to water loss and it becomes dry. So! Let’s keep your skin hydrated, especially if it’s oily!

Here’s how with our oil busting yet Hydrating Serums:

SÉRUM AMNIOTIQUE

Skin Instants®: Lightly Dehydrated

This serum is specially formulated to inject the skin with gentle hydration, perfect for calming stressed and slightly dehydrated Skin Instants®.

Its soothing and hydrating properties are derived from Botanical Amniotic Fluid and Prickly Pear Cactus Extract, providing long-term hydration and regeneration.

Your skin will be left lightly hydrated, glowing and regenerated.

How To Use: Lightly massage 10 drops of Sérum Amniotique into clean skin over the entire face, neck and décolleté until the product has been completely absorbed.

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If you find your skin is generally quite oily from morning to evening, then this next serum is the one for you:

SÉRUM EXTRAITS TISSULAIRES

Skin Instants®: Dehydrated and Seborrheic

This feather light serum is perfect for a more oily tendency skin. It works to re-balance both the hydration and oil levels and restores the skin’s water balance. Sérum Extraits Tissulaires will leave your skin balanced and protected from harsh external factors. This serum can also be applied to the eye area to hydrate and brighten.

How To Use: Lightly massage 10 drops of Sérum Extraits Tissulaires into clean skin over the entire face, neck and décolleté until the product has been completely absorbed.

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Myth #4: The rosy tint you get on your cheeks from long period of exposure to the cold is healthy and normal.

Uncovered: Redness is normally the skin red flagging us and telling us something is up. If you see your cheeks turning red this is actually your body reacting to being cold and it’s attempt at reducing blood flow to the surface. Medically known as Vasoconstriction, the blood vessels in your face dilate and then literally burst after narrowing. So how can we stop this from happening?

Firstly, we need to make sure we exfoliate regularly, this will strengthen the skin’s barrier and reduce redness flareups. Another way of preventing this is by using a slightly thicker face cream that mimics the lipid barrier (the layer of skin that protects). Also, by using an antioxidant, this can help the skin to regenerate and self-repair.

So, which products should we be using?

Let’s start with the exfoliant:

 

LOTION P50W

Skin Instants®: Thin and/or Reactive to Normal

This is our gentlest exfoliator, infused with Arnica, it soothes and protects the skin whilst it slowly penetrates the skin to remove dead cells and impurities. It then strengthens the skin through enhancing skin cell renewal – pure magic!

How To Use: For the first two weeks of use, apply a few drops to dampened cotton pads with cold water, and press and release, patting the product all over face, neck and décolleté, morning and evening. Please do not rub and only pass over each area once. After two weeks of use, if the skin is not sensitive to the product, switch to dry cotton pads.

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Let me introduce you to our next product, a deeply nourishing face cream:

CRÈME DERMO-RL

Skin Instants®: Dehydrated and/or Dry

Loaded with Blackcurrant butter, Omegas 3 & 6, and Hyaluronic Acid, this is the ultimate nourishment for your skin. It reverses the skin’s deficiency in essential fats, repairs, restructures and visibly reconditions the skin. At the same time as all of this, it provides an immediate sensation of comfort!

Your skin is left immediately, hydrated, softened and protected.

How to use: Apply a hazelnut-sized amount of Crème Dermo-RL over all the face, neck and décolleté. Massage delicately with fingertips, working with upward and outward strokes until the product is fully absorbed.

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Finally, we have the amazing finishing serum, introducing the Sérum Yall~O2! This product will give you the antioxidant protection you need:

 

SÉRUM YALL~O2

All Skin Instants®: Ideal for Dehydrated or Dry

This Finishing Serum revitalises and reinforces the skin’s elasticity. It then oxygenates the skin with the specific BR Oxygenating Complex. A protective film is formed over the skin and optimal hydration levels are promoted. This leaves the skin looking perfectly plumped with a beautiful dewy-glow finish. With the added antioxidant and protective Agent of Pomegranate Extract, your skin will be protected throughout the day from any nasty pollutants.

How To Use: Apply a few drops of Sérum Yall~O2 to the entire face, neck and décolleté in the morning and/or in the evening. Alternatively, a few drops can also be mixed into your cream.

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We hope that within this article we have managed to tear you away from industry fibs and steer you in the right direction for maintaining your beautiful skin!

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By Elyse Taylor