Updated: Aug 26, 2021
Par Céline Champigny
During the summer it is normal to rely on protective and repairing skincare that goes with the sun exposure, sea water and also the chemicals used in swimming pools and spas that often dehydrate the skin.
Autumn is a period of transition for our skin after the summer period, the nights become cooler, we start to heat our homes again slowly, the children go back to school and the daily hustle and bustle returns at a very fast pace.
We are entitled to a moment of daily happiness even if we don't have the time to visit a spa or receive a treatment in an institute.
Set up a happiness ritual.... before anything else!
Our skin is the largest organ on our body, but oftentimes, we hyper-focus on the skin from the neck up—rather than taking care from head to toe.
Here is an inspiring ritual that we are pleased to offer you.
1 - CREATE YOUR OWN BUBBLE OF HAPPINESS
Creating a "well-being bubble" just for you is essential, and you can use a candle or/with an essential oil diffuser to bring that specific ambience.
2- THE GREAT EPSOM SALT BATH
Taking a bath with epsom salt (magnesium sulfate), which can be found in any drugstore or natural stores, helps relieve tensions and promotes a restful sleep. Pour about 3 to 4 handfuls into the warm bath water.
3- BODY SCRUB - YES!
After cleansing your body with a gentle cleansing formula, exfoliate your body in the bath tub or in your shower on wet skin using our regular Beauté Divine cleansing oil delicately fragranced with lemon myrtle essential oil. Take few pumps of our cleansing oil in the palm of your hand, add sugar or fine sea salt. Gently massage this mixture of oil/sugar or salt in circular motions starting from the lower body and working up to the chest. A complete exfoliation lasts between 5 and 10 minutes.
BOOST MOISTURE AND GLOW
It is very important to choose a lipid-replenishing body formula such as our CORPA NUTRITIVE BODY OIL or our CORPA CERA + LIQUID BALM that will help maintain healthy skin so that the winter months start on the right foot.
4- SPA-LIKE FACIAL
CLEAN SKIN FIRST!
Especially after wearing a facial mask for hours.
Facial cleansing is done with our Beauté Divine cleansing oil available in a version for normal to oily skin or for sensitive skin.
We gently exfoliate the skin with our CAVIAR ROUGE facial mask formulated with Canadian fruits, vitamin C and pineapple extract and we proceed to our facial steam
bath which is our complementary gift for September with any purchase on our Corpa Flora online shop.
HOW TO PREPARE OUR GENTLE CORPA FLORA FACIAL STEAM BATH ?
Ingredients: Hibiscus, chamomile, calendula, elderflower, lavender, tangerine peels, few drops of jasmine, lavender and yuzu essential oils (optional).
Boil water, pour 4 cups of boiling water into a bowl and add 1 to 2 Tbsp. of flowers (optionnal). Wait a few minutes to let the herbs infuse. Apply 3-4 pumps of our regular BEAUTÉ DIVINE cleansing oil all over your face then put a towel over your head as if you were in a small tent over the bowl. Your face should be about 8 inches away from the hot water, no less. Let the steam flow over your face then relax and close your eyes. After 10 minutes, massage the emulsified cleansing oil with the steam and then rinse your face well with cool water, the cleansing oil will get rid of loosened debris. For sensitive and dry skin, do not exceed 3 to 5 minutes. If your skin is dry, very sensitive or you have rosacea-prone skin, we do not recommend the facial steam bath, that can cause dilation of blood vessels, contributing to redness.
What are the benefits of face steaming for your skin?
- Help relieve sinus congestion
- Open pores to release trapped sebum and debris
- Energise and brighten skin
- Improve product absorption
- Release toxins
- You relax! It’s the perfect soothing self-care activity
NUTRITION AND HYDRATION OF YOUR SKIN
Depending on your skin condition, we recommend using one of our facial oils and one of our moisture-enhancing serums in gel form that contains hyaluronic acid (see our shop).
For normal skin, we recommend combining ½ pump of facial oil with ½ pump of moisture-enhancing serum like Antidote H(B5) or H+.
For dry skin, we recommend 1 full pump of facial oil and ½ pump of moisture-enhancing serum.
For oily skin, a few drops of facial oil to 1 full pump of moisture-enhancing serum.
Mix the 2 formulas in the palm of your hand to emulsify them and then spread this light emulsion all over your face, neck and décolleté.