Beauty rituals are not new. Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, used to take baths in white wine, apparently beneficial for the complexion. Marie Antoinette was more of an aromatherapist, adding thyme, marjoram and various herbs to her bath water.
Today, if self-care intentions are considered to be rituals, it is because they really do have a relaxing power. Indeed, they act as a balm for the soul during a period of stress or grief. By performing certain acts repeatedly, it gives the impression of being in control and consequently, being in command of our lives.
The same theory applies to our skincare routine. And the good news is that you don't have to go for a hot stone massage at the spa or bathe in Chardonnay to reap their benefits. You can easily do it all at home, whether you have five minutes or two hours free. All you have to do is put yourself in relaxation mode and be in the moment.
Here are three beauty rituals with a Jouviance touch, proven to have benefits for your skin, that you can do at home when you feel the need to get away and relax. Bonus: they are all suitable for sensitive skin.
1. Oxygenate our skin and lungs
We begin our oxygenating treatment by misting our face with Jouviance Eau Blanche. Thanks to Oxygeskin, an active ingredient that boosts the skin's oxygenation, and ultra-hydrating hyaluronic acid, our complexion looks instantly refreshed and more luminous. Its natural fragrance with floral and woody notes completes the relaxing component of the treatment.
Now that our skin is breathing well, it's our lungs' turn. Did you know that proper breathing can reduce anxiety, improve sleep and restore energy levels? To do this, we adopt the 4-7-8 technique. Breathe in for four seconds, hold your breath for seven and exhale for eight. Repeat three times.
2. Pamper our hair with an ultra-luxury mask
It's not just our skin that feels the effects of winter; our hair does too! And Jouviance's Coconut Melting Balm with 100% Organic Coconut Oil is the perfect way to help. Enriched with hyalu-ronic acid, this multi-purpose balm has powerful soothing, repairing and moisturizing properties and can be used on the hair, face, and on the body – even on sensitive skin.
For intensive hair care, simply apply a small amount from the ends to about halfway up the hair. Then put the hair in a bun, or even better, in a hot towel, and wait 30 minutes for the coconut oil to take effect. Finish up by washing our hair as usual. We'll have a shiny, healthy mane in no time!
3. Massages for a relaxing moment whenever you need one
It's hard to beat the soothing power of a good massage! Why not let our face benefit from it too?
First step: apply Magistrale Ultime Elixir. Its anti-aging formula, containing organic argan, macadamia and Sacha Inchi oils, will facilitate the massage movements (in addition to smelling like a rose). At the same time, its powerful active ingredients, such as Gatuline In-Tense and Lachestime, will plump the skin for a visibly rejuvenated, healthy and energizing effect.
As far as the massage is concerned, here's how to do it:
1) Place the fingers between the two eyebrows and make vertical movements towards the scalp. Repeat to go over the entire forehead area.
2) Using light circular movements, massage the sides of the nose and the cheekbones, moving slowly towards the ears.
3) Repeat the same technique, but this time in the jaw area.
4) Finish by making vertical movements on the neck from the clavicles to the jaw.
No matter what skincare routine (or routines!) you decide to adopt, the important thing is to take a moment for yourself. Enjoy the relaxation!