How to prolong your vacation glow into the new year ?
From her recipe for DIY face oil to glow-boosting foods and skincare products with a rehab effect... Just when the tanned faces of those returning from vacation are starting to sag, star facialist Sophie Carbonari gives us the 3 essential steps to keep your summer glow going a little longer...
Because we all feel sexier and more desirable with a healthy glow after a holiday in the sun, we asked Sophie Carbonari – the French facialist who works in Paris and London and is the source of the surreal glow of models and editors – for her best tips on how to prolong the glow of the face after the summer. Food, skincare products and natural oils: top tips for a radiant complexion in the autumn.
Focus on glow-boosting foods
“To prolong the glow of the holidays, you must first of all – as always – bet on the “inside out”. Firstly, by increasing your consumption of fruit and vegetables, which actively participate in the proper functioning of the skin’s metabolism. You will therefore need to maintain the intake of these vitamins and minerals that are essential for a glowing complexion. You should also focus on “aftersun rescue” foods, which cuddle the skin after sun exposure, enhance the complexion’s radiance and skin tone and slow down cell oxidation. By this I mean foods that contain vitamin A (cod liver oil, egg yolk for vegans, carrots, red peppers… ), but also vitamin B1 (dried vegetables, brewer’s yeast). For people suffering from post-sun acne, I recommend zinc, which is found in dried shiitake mushrooms, pumpkin seeds, lentils…”
Because you’re bound to feel sexier and more desirable with the healthy glow that follows a holiday in the sun, we asked Sophie Carbonari – the French facialist who operates in Paris and London and is the source of the surrealist glow for models and high-profile editors – what her best tips were for prolonging the glow on your face after the summer. Food, skincare products and natural oils: the latest tips for a radiant complexion in the autumn.
Massaging your face with an oil
“Massaging is an essential step in maintaining a glow. The gesture stimulates the elimination of cellular waste, promotes oxygenation of the tissues and improves their tone. My 3 oils of the moment are: 1/ Epara for black, dark and mixed skin. Marula oil from African Botanics and Elixir II Nourishing Face & Décolleté Oil from Bastide.
Source: Vogue France BY MARIE BLADT
After-sun oil blend: Ideal to fight against ageing, this oil is a mixture of essential fatty acids, retinoids and vitamins that will bring suppleness and softness to your skin: Pour 30 ml : 10 ml d’huile de baobab ; 5lm d'huile de rose musquée ; 5 ml d’huile d’avoine ; 10 ml de macérât huileux de carotte.
Special glow oil: Ideal for strengthening the skin's metabolism and preventing sagging skin. 20ml Baobab oil; 5 ml castor oil, 5 ml prickly pear oil.