Faced with a tired complexion, here are some beauty and well-being tips provided by the pros to adopt without further delay. The shine is ours!
Faced with our ultra-fast pace of life, it becomes an everyday struggle (and even more so when we impatiently await the summer holidays): how can we not look tired? How to camouflage our dull complexion and erase our dark circles? We asked a few experts the question. Here are their tips for looking good!
BEAUTY TIPS TO COUNTER A TIRED COMPLEXION
ADOPT A SUITABLE SKINCARE ROUTINE
1 – STIMULATE THE SKIN OF THE FACE TO WAKE IT UP PROPERLY
Renowned epidermologist in the capital, is not for super sophisticated at-home massages. Her advice: pat the face with your fingertips after cleansing in the morning to restore pink to the cheeks, as well as a feeling of more toned skin.
2 – APPLY A SERUM LIKE A RADIANCE SHOT
To slip under the day cream, we adopt a serum which concentrates the best of what is done to unearth bad looks. For this, we can turn to serums with vitamin C without forgetting those with hyaluronic acid which, being super hydrating, also help to restore radiance to a tired complexion.
3 – MAKE A MASK TO LOOK RESTED
Packed with moisturizing and smoothing agents, the very fresh formulas of certain masks (whether soaked and left on for 15 minutes or in a jar left on overnight) allow us to smooth our features and plump up our epidermis in a few minutes to a result that is misleading. To draw the day before an important event, during difficult mornings or even before a social event. There are even face masks you can make at home.
ADOPT THE RIGHT MAKEUP ROUTINE
4 – CAMOUFLAGE DARK CIRCLES TO BRIGHTEN YOUR EYES
When your complexion borders on burnout, reach for concealer. This is what Bobbi Brown advises in her book “Make-up Manual”. And, rather than getting into headache-inducing calorimetry stories, the good idea is to opt for light correctors, super loaded with blurring pigments and whose shade is universal or easy to choose, depending on your the intensity of his complexion. “We concentrate the application in the inner corner of the eye and where the hollow is located,” specifies. One more swipe of mascara and you’re done.
5 – APPLY A PRIMER TO YOUR EYELIDS TO TONE THEM
With these hyper-targeted makeup bases, say goodbye to the little redness that makes you look like you spent the night in front of your computer. We blend them on the mobile eyelid, paying particular attention to the roots of the eyelashes, and you’re done.
6 – SHOW OFF A GOLDEN COMPLEXION WITH A BRONZER
No need to overdo it, it hardens your features. The goal here is to obtain a natural tanned complexion like after a weekend in the great outdoors. What costs significantly less than a round trip to the seaside are cosmetic bronzers: self-tanners, tinted gels or sun powders, to be used in moderation. You can complete the action with a veil of pink cream blush on the cheekbones.
7 – WORK ON YOUR EYEBROWS TO OPEN YOUR EYES
Applying good makeup to your eyebrows and brushing them upwards instantly lifts and opens your eyes. It’s easy and very profitable.
8 – ADOPT A PEPSY LIPSTICK
If red lipstick is sometimes scary, it is the color that energizes and makes the face shine the most. Vermilion, poppy, coral, tones slightly leaning towards orange are more flattering than cold reds, which can harden. To choose from in satin or semi-matte texture.
DON’T NEGLECT OUR HAIR
9 – BRING SHINE TO YOUR HAIR
When your hair is dull, you can look the best in the world, you can’t see it. What you need is a well-lustered fiber. The good trio: a deep mask once a week, a good conditioner (well moisturizing but low in silicone) after each wash and a leave-in hair day cream with a glow effect every day.
10 – ALLOW YOURSELF A SUNBURN
Colourist Romain’s technique to save a few watts on the face? A light balayage with warm tones, therefore sunny, therefore radiant: honey or golden blonde on a light base, chocolate or caramel with dark hair. Lighten by one tone to one and a half, focusing on the highlights at the edge of the face. Avoid cold highlights or very light blondes, trendy but not necessarily pepsy.
11 – DEGRADE TO LIFT YOUR FEATURES
“On long hair or with a bob, this is the right scissor move to obtain a lifting effect that relaxes hair. And with very short hair, we adopt a small tapered fringe,” recommends hairdresser Laurent Dufourg. We favor hairstyles with sideways or backward movements and we avoid parting in the middle, which saddens the features.
WELL-BEING TIPS TO COUNTER A TIRED COMPLEXION
TREAT YOURSELF TO MOMENTS
12 – STIMULATE YOUR NECK TO DRAIN YOUR FACE
Lymphatic drainage for the face, we say yes with the aim of boosting the evacuation of toxins. If you can go to a specialist, it is also possible to adopt some actions at home. Gwenn Libouban, reflexologist, recommends gently going down along the ears held between the index and middle fingers, then sliding your hands over the neck, before “pumping” the lymph nodes with the pads of the fingers in the hollow of the collarbones..
13 – MASSAGE YOUR HANDS TO STAND UP
Surprising advice and yet, the palms represent the abdomen, the wrists are linked to the pelvis, the backs of the hands influence the rib cage, the center of the hands represents the solar plexus. Massaging them instantly relieves fatigue, helps you straighten up and improves breathing. QED!
14 – MAKE FUNNY FACES TO RELAX
We would rather call it facial gym or anti-fatigue self-massage. However, there is nothing better for relaxing the face than working the muscles in order to relax the cheeks, forehead and mouth. Stick out your tongue, wrinkle your nose, shout… anything goes! And your tired complexion will thank you.
ADOPT GOOD EATING HABITS
15 – STOCK UP ON BETA-CAROTENE
“Carrot, mango, papaya, melon, apricot… all contain beta-carotene, the precursor of vitamin A, which protects the skin from ultraviolet rays, pinkens the complexion and prepares the tan,” explains Dr. Catherine Serfaty-Lacrosnière, nutritionist and author of “Secrets of anti-inflammatory diet” (ed. Albin Michel). We eat them as much as we want, preferably raw!
16 – CONSUME VITAMINS TO BANISH DARK CIRCLES
The dark coloring of dark circles results from poor microcirculation. It is boosted with vitamin C (kiwi, citrus fruits, blackcurrant, pepper, parsley, lemon, etc.), which strengthens the walls of blood vessels. Another option, think about vitamin E (grapeseed or rapeseed oil, walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, butter, etc.), which also acts on circulation.
17 – SKIP FATS TO EASE DIGESTION
Not entirely (life would be too sad!), but we eliminate fried foods, cooked cheeses, cold meats, sauces… anything that weighs down digestion and therefore weighs down the complexion.
18 – REDUCE SUGARS TO KEEP THE SKIN ELASTIC
For what? Because, beneath its sweet exterior, sugar is the skin’s worst enemy via glycation, a factor in accelerated tissue aging. Want a sweet touch? Prefer fructose and agave syrup, with low glycemic indexes.
19 – TAKE CARE OF YOUR INTESTINES TO CLEANSE YOUR BODY
Because this is where digestion is in full swing and the complexion becomes dull in the event of a weakened microbiota! The solution? Provide him regularly with probiotics via fermented milks, yogurt and sauerkraut, as well as prebiotics, soluble fibers present in artichokes, bananas, oats, asparagus, leeks, which will nourish the probiotics!
20 – DO NOT ABUSE ALCOHOL AND AVOID TOBACCO TO SOBER YOUR COMPLEXION
Both tobacco and alcohol quickly damage the most naturally pink complexion… In practice, we limit our consumption to one or two glasses twice a week and we stop smoking!