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Mastering Your Beauty Cleansing Ritual

Taking the proper measures for your daily beauty cleansing ritual is important. Victoire de Taillac and Ramdane Touhami, authors of AN ATLAS OF NATURAL BEAUTY, share their advice on scrubbing, cleaning, and taking care of your skin. 

Removing makeup…

Returning to your natural state before bed is an indispensable ritual. The skin must be thoroughly and gently rid of all makeup, and with it the day’s many trials. Indeed, whatever your skin type, skin is fragile and must be allowed to breathe. A makeup removal solution should be very simple: just a touch of floral water and a few drops of natural oil sprinkled on a cotton pad— as many times as necessary to remove all traces of makeup or urban grime.

Scrubbing…

The skin is all about touch. Sometimes, just by running your fingers over it, you may feel the need to refine its grain, to soften it. Obviously, the thin skin of the face requires a greater level of care and gentleness than that of the body, which is often less fragile. But it is just as obvious that neither should be constantly worn down, letting the skin balance itself. Rather, remember to exfoliate your body once a week, and give your face a rest—a gentle scrub once every ten days will suffice.

Massaging the Face…

A facial massage could become a daily pleasure, whenever you apply a cleansing milk, a plant oil, or a cream. It should be done from the center out. Circular motions, tiny pinches . . . it is the simplest of royal treatments for the face, which helps to maintain or recover radiance: it relaxes and smoothes the facial features, all the while oxygenating and calming the skin.

Massaging the body…

Self-massages, whether dry or wet (in a warm bath or shower), are a good way to unknot tense muscles and to make a fresh start. Your body could benefit from special treatment with a regularly applied beneficial oil, and from a short, focused massage as you apply your everyday cream.

Masks…

If you’re taking the time to apply a mask, chances are you can also set aside five minutes to concoct it yourself. A little clay and vegetable powder, some floral water, and natural or essential oil, and there you have it: a highly natural and efficient treatment for the face or hair! Each mask is an opportunity for your body and mind to catch their breath: such attentions will also boost your morale.

Learn more about beauty rituals in AN ATLAS OF NATURAL BEAUTY by Victoire de Taillac and Ramdane Touhami!

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Excerpted from AN ATLAS OF NATURAL BEAUTY by Victoire de Taillac and Ramdane Touhami!Copyright © 2018 by author. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.

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