How can I get clear, glowing skin?

How can I get clear, glowing skin?

Our skin is exposed to different stressors and variations throughout the year, as nature follows its cycles, the weather changes and the activities of our private lives vary.

The skin on the face, a particularly sensitive area, is exposed to these external stressors and variations in climate on a daily basis. It requires special attention at the start of the season to help it to adapt and feel its best all year round.

Support it through the changing of the seasons by adapting to its needs and learning how to keep it clear and fresh, maintaining a healthy glow whatever the weather!

01 How to cleanse my skin

How to cleanse my skin

The first step to beautiful skin is to help it renew daily.

Cleansing is the key to a fresh and radiant complexion. Make time to devote a few minutes to it each day.

Whether you’re going out or staying at home, wearing make-up or not, your skin needs to be cleansed of traces of pollution and excess sebum every day. There's a cleanser for every skin type, whether combination, oily or dry.

Our skincare range includes instant make-up removers, cleansing milks, water-based cleansers, foaming or exfoliating gels to help you give your face the most suitable care.

Cleansing water, often called micellar water, recommended for faces with imperfections, is applied morning and night using cotton wool. There’s no need to rinse after applying, as the skin is purified and its natural hydration is preserved. Water-based exfoliation solutions eliminate dead skin cells to give skin a new lease of life.

With a refreshing and soothing effect, our make-up removers and cleansers take care of cleansing your skin and the area around the eyes, which are normally so sensitive to irritation.

A gentle facial skincare routine is the best way to start your day if you want to look after your skin.

02 What are the benefits of gentle cleansing?

What are the benefits of gentle cleansing?

Cleansers eliminate the day’s make-up and impurities, providing comfort and softness for your skin.

They leave the skin soft and clean, with a pleasant feeling of suppleness and freshness. Clarins' botanical experts travelled to India to harvest the detoxifying power of the Moringa plant. Rich in vitamins and minerals, this powerful natural ingredient is present in our range of cleansers.

It helps oxygenate the skin and eliminate pollution particles, leaving skin free from impurities and able to breathe.

03 How to use cleansers

How to use cleansers

Apply cleansers to your skin using the Clarins recommended method:

1

Warm

the cleanser between the palms of your hands to bring it up to skin temperature.

2

Apply

the product by simple contact using the entire surface of the hands. Do not apply pressure.

3

Lay the hands

flat on the face and neck and remove hands as briskly as possible.

4

Repeat 7 times:

the cleansing milk will thicken and sponge away make-up and impurities without irritating or disturbing the tissue.

5

Rinse or wipe off.

Apply toner to finish.

04 How can I wake my skin up after cleansing?

How can I wake my skin up after cleansing?

After removing your make-up and cleansing your skin, wake up your complexion with a Clarins toner.

There’s a wide range of products to choose from according to your skin type and its specific needs.

Applying a toner gives a real boost of freshness, which will quickly make it an essential part of your beauty routine!  Whether you apply toner as a wake-up call in the morning or for some relaxation time in the evening, it restores the skin's velvety texture and vitality, leaving you feeling refreshed. Your skin will feel smooth, beautiful and will take on a gorgeous glow!

Soak two cotton pads and gently wipe them over your face and neck morning and night to hydrate, tone and prepare skin to fully reap the benefits of any product you apply afterwards. This prepping action makes your skincare as effective as possible.

05 How do I keep my skin hydrated throughout the day?

How do I keep my skin hydrated throughout the day?

Your skin needs to be nourished and hydrated to make sure that it feels its best all year round.

It requires different amounts of water depending on your age and the current season. You must listen to what your skin wants in order to give it the hydration it needs. Moisturise it twice a day (morning and night) with suitable effective skincare products.

The Hydra-Essentiel line offers an entire range of unique hydrating products for beautiful skin in all circumstances, including a silky cream with a rich creamy formula intended for normal to dry skin, and Cooling Gel with a lightweight liquid texture for combination or oily skin.

06 What does organic leaf of life do?

What does organic leaf of life do?

Hydra-Essentiel Cream is enriched with extracts of a powerful activator of natural hydration from Madagascar called organic leaf of life.

Clarins experts extract the potent moisturising active ingredients from the leaves, and have shown that it can stimulate the synthesis of hyaluronic acid.

It works day after day to help all layers of the skin stay hydrated, and it will be your best ally in giving your skin the intense nourishment, comfort and radiance it needs.

Regardless of your age or skin type, you can achieve beautiful, soft and silky-smooth skin every day when using a product that contains this ingredient.

07 Skincare tips for every age and stage of life

Skincare tips for every age and stage of life

At 30, your skin is in good hands with Multi-Active day cream and night cream, which have been specially designed to keep skin fresh and healthy.

Suited to all skin types, these moisturising creams leave skin looking smooth, revitalised and youthfully radiant.

At 40, your skincare products need to be able to keep up with busy schedules and all the ins and outs of your daily routine.

Your skin’s needs are changing, and our Extra-Firming products are designed to give you the treatment and comfort you’re looking for. This expert anti-wrinkle range works on any signs of lost firmness around the facial area, restoring tone and firmness to your skin while giving it all the nourishment it needs to stay healthy.

In your 50s, your skincare products should adapt to you, helping to replenish and refresh your face to maintain a healthy glow all year round.

Discover our Super Restorative range to find products that will meet the needs of your skin and help you feel your best, no matter the time of year or the activities you have planned.

08 What’s involved in an ideal beauty routine?

What’s involved in an ideal beauty routine?

There’s a routine to keep every type of skin looking clear and healthy!

We don’t all need or want the same things. Some women want to keep their skin feeling firm, while others seek to enhance their complexion.

We have creams, oils and serums to hydrate, soothe and firm. Each product meets the needs of a certain skin type and beauty concern.

Always apply serums before your moisturiser. Our beauty advisors will help you choose a Clarins serum that’s perfectly suited to your skin and targets its unique needs.

Finally, you can explore our Beauty School to learn advice, great ideas and easy practical techniques to learn how to meet all your skin’s needs.

09 How can I pamper my skin?

How can I pamper my skin?

You can emulate a Moroccan hammam treatment with a black soap scrub to pamper your skin. Scrub and exfoliate your face and body once or twice a week to remove dead skin cells from the epidermis and stimulate cell renewal. This deeply purifies and cleanses your skin, allowing it to breathe and take full advantage of the benefits of our anti-aging skincare products. This will improve absorption to maximise their hydrating and replenishing actions.

It’s the perfect addition for your beauty routine alongside Plant Gold, Blue Orchid Treatment Oil for dehydrated skin or our face masks. Take the time to enjoy indulgent, nourishing pampering!

The 10-minute SOS Hydra Refreshing Hydration Mask is a quenching ultra-refreshing mask, while you can't get more intense regeneration than with the Extra-Firming Face Mask.

They each meet specific needs related to age, the stress of daily life or any activities you might get up to out and about!

If you want the full beauty treatment, get a facial or body treatment at one of our spas. Let the expert hands of our beauty therapists give you the ultimate sensation of well-being with exclusive Clarins application methods. Take the time for yourself and wrap your mind and skin in a day of gentle relaxation.

10 How can I boost the radiance of my complexion?

How can I boost the radiance of my complexion?

Having fun, smiling, laughing, living a healthy lifestyle and eating a varied and balanced diet are all the ingredients you need to feel amazing throughout the year.

Healthy skin is something else that will help you feel radiant and comfortable in your body. Everything that you do to indulge in life’s little pleasures, enjoying the happy moments, laughing and getting out in the sun will be great for your complexion and your wellbeing.

If you’re out and about in the city getting some exercise, enjoying a meal out or treating yourself to a day out, prepare your skin with Clarins anti-pollution products that help fight the atmospheric factors that can have an impact on your skin.

Whatever you have going on day to day, your complexion will come alive when you make the most of the opportunities that life gives you to enjoy yourself!

11 What should I eat to get a great complexion?

What should I eat to get a great complexion?

Starting the day with a healthy breakfast made from fresh, unprocessed food is a great way to begin. Make some time to find seasonal fruits and vegetables and other foods that are packed with the nutrients your skin craves.

Get into the habit of cooking simple and delicious recipes that delight your taste buds as well as your skin - there are plenty of colourful, tasty dishes out there that stimulate your appetite and keep your skin healthy.

Look into organic recipes, or pick up Clarins’ Beauty In My Plate book to get inspired. You can also get a preview of Dr. Olivier Courtin-Clarins’ four seasons of the skin right now. This new book contains 48 varied recipes that focus on natural foods and are delicious, seasonal and creative. The originality of these recipes lies in the ingredients used, taken from edible botanical active ingredients in the Clarins herbarium.

It’s a beautiful example of how our skin, and particularly our complexion, truly are what we eat!

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