Is Your Skincare Routine Working For You?

Is Your Skincare Routine Working For You?

You’ve established a skincare ritual, but there’s one problem – you’re not seeing results. Even worse, your skin is starting to act up, whether redness, breakouts or dryness. There’s no need to panic – instead, it’s time to take stock of your beauty cabinet. 

My skin is itchy and irritated 

If you’ve started using a new product recently and notice your skin is red and itchy, or you’ve developed a full-blown rash, you’ve likely developed contact dermatitis – in other words, you’re experiencing an allergic reaction to the product. The best course of action is to stop using the product for a few days and monitor your skin’s reaction. If your skin calms down, ditch the product for good and use minimal, gentle skincare for the next few weeks – a non-stripping cleanser and moisturizer are all you need. Bl’eau’s Hydrating Glacial Moisturizing Cream is made with cooling Canadian Glacial Oceanic Mineral Water, which intensely rehydrates and soothes the skin, and vitamin E, which helps to fortify the skin barrier.   

My skin is breaking out 

If you’re experiencing breakouts, the products you’re using might not be removing excess oil or sebum effectively, or they could be overly stripping your skin. One culprit might be harsh exfoliators – if you have one in your arsenal, give it a rest for a few weeks and see whether your acne improves. You might need to give your skin some TLC while it heals. One option is Bl’eau’s Nourishing Spirulina Clay Mask, whose gentle anti-inflammatories help to heal acne, reduce redness and intensely moisturize. You can also start incorporating Bl’eau’s new Hydrating Glacial Clay Cleanser into your routine – its natural exfoliants, including bilberry, sugarcane, orange, lemon and sugar maple, are gentle and non-irritating, while vitamin B5 infuses skin with much-needed moisture.  

My face feels tight after cleansing 

Do you dread cleansing at night, because you know it leads to an uncomfortable feeling of tight, stretchy skin? You need to amp up your moisturizer game! When skin feels tight and dry, it means your skin barrier has been compromised. Make sure you’re using a gentle, non-stripping cleanser, and follow with a healthy spritz of hydrating toner before applying moisturizer. Bl’eau’s Glacial Mineral Toner is lightweight and quick-absorbing, deeply hydrating skin cells with Canadian Glacial Oceanic Mineral Water as well as calendula extract, which protects and hydrates dry skin.  

My skin is grey and dull 

Do you feel like there’s a zombie looking back at you in the mirror? Ashy, dull skin can be caused by any number of factors: dehydration, lack of moisture, or a layer of dead skin cells, among others. The first step: up your water intake, aiming for eight glasses per day to boost hydration below the skin’s surface. Next, it’s time to gently remove the buildup of dead skin cells. Apply Bl’eau’s Illuminating Seaweed Clay Mask, which is rich in vitamin C to brighten the skin, as well as vitamin A, which stimulates microcirculation and helps skin regenerate. Finish with a healthy application of moisturizer, such as Bl’eau’s Hydrating Glacial Moisturizing Emulsion – it incorporates potent moisturizers like Canadian Glacial Oceanic Mineral Water, shea butter and jojoba oil to replenish and soften the skin while improving tone and texture.   

Ready to supercharge your skincare routine? Scoop up the new Hydrating Glacial Clay Cleanser before the end of June and receive a free, full-size Illuminating Seaweed Clay Mask. Clear, smooth and radiant skin, here you come! 

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