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REPAIR AND HYDRATE IN SUMMER

How to pamper your hair, your skin and your gaze during summer ? Enjoying summer is true bliss, but it does take a toll on your body. Whether it’s sea water, sun, sand or even air conditioning, you go through a lot of wear and tear without noticing. Your skin gets thicker and drier from sun exposure, especially on your face, and your hair gets brittle and weak.

Restore your skin's natural barrier

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The skin on your face has a natural protection: the hydrolipidic barrier. It helps keep your face dewy and healthy, but prolonged exposure to sun can damage it. Follow this simple ritual twice a week to help your skin to restore its natural barrier: 
1. Remove makeup with a soft cleansing oil to prevent dryness and help nourish your skin 
2. Apply a face scrub and massage it gently, then rinse off 
3. After your shower, apply a light facial oil 
4. Apply a rich moisturiser tailored to your needs
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Focus your gaze

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Did you know

80 percent of aging is due to sun exposure, especially for women as their skin is naturally thinner, mainly around the eyes.

Choose products with a formula rich in oily ingredients to nourish and pamper your precious skin.We recommend the Divine Eyes which helps to smooth the appearance of wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness. To relax your eyes and give your gaze a youthful, radiant look, you can perform a relaxing eye massage on  dry skin or after applying your eye cream.  
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NUTRITION TIPS

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It’s true, we are what we eat. So the better we eat, the better we look. Remember to eat foods rich in nutrients to fight free-radicals and reveal your inner beauty. Foods rich in beta-carotene such as carrots or sweet potatoes help regulate your skin’s pH, which prevents it from being too dry or too oily, while antioxidant-rich foods such as green tea or citrus fruit help your skin produce more collagen, resulting in firmer, smoother skin. As always, this isn’t a quick-fix formula: you have to make these changes for good to start seeing a real change.

Repair weak, breaking hair

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Your hair goes through more damage in summer.

Sea salt, chlorine, air conditioning and sand all contribute to drying your hair out. Once the damage is done, your hair dries out and loses its elasticity, resulting in breakage.

Repair it with extra moisture, starting byapplying a hair oil before you shampoo, to ensure you don’t strip any more moisture from your scalp. Use repairing conditioner and a hair mask to give your hair a boost and set it back on the right track for winter.
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Beauty routine for supple skin

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To keep your skin moist and supple, even when it is suntanned, you need to exfoliate before moisturising.

Choose a rich, buttery scrub for an extra-indulgent feel. Here’s how to do it, twice a week:
  1. In the shower, apply body scrub on your whole body, in circular motions from top to bottom
  2. Rinse and use the Almond Shower Oil to clean and preserve your skin's moisture
  3. Apply nourishing oil once you’ve dried off
  4. Finish using Pure Shea Butter to enjoy 100% natural benefits
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Maintain your tan

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How to care for your skin and keep your tan after summer

Suntanned skin, though often considered attractive and enviable, is actually your skin’s reaction to sunlight. Melanocytes – skin cells that produce melanin, the pigment that makes our skin darken – are stimulated with sun exposure, giving us a tan. But suntanned skin is also stressed skin: it is thicker, drier, and less elastic.

So it’s important to moisturise it to keep it healthy and prolong your tan safely. Shea Butter and Almond Oil are your best allies to help to nourish, regenerate and relax  your skin after summer.
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MOISTURISE YOUR HANDS

So what's the ultimate secret to beautiful hands? Hydration, hydration, hydration. Your hand cream should be your faithful companion, ready to be applied whenever needed, to help maintain the hydrolipidic film that naturally protects your skin. It has to nourish, moisturise and protect. An effective hand cream contains fatty substances and moisturising agents, such as shea butter, as well as antioxidants, such as Vitamin E. This moisturising blend lies behind the success of the Shea Butter Hand Cream, which has been L'OCCITANE's top best seller for over 20 years.  
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TRY AROMATHERAPY

RELAX & UNWIND

Our sense of smell is the only sense that is directly linked to two parts of our brain that deal with memory and emotion. As such, smells can have very powerful therapeutic qualities because they bypass our conscious mind.

Aromatherapy is the art of using essential oils to quiet the mind and bring peace. It is most often practiced with an essential oil diffuser.

Set it up in your office or in your home, and choose what oil you want to smell, in harmony with your mood and your tastes. You will feel effortlessly calm.
 
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