My skincare routine in winter + pro tips for dry/sensitive skin ǀ Justine Leconte

hi everyone it's Justine on popular request today I want to share my skincare process with you

you know that before working in fashion, I used to work in the cosmetics industry, I worked in product innovation for a major skincare company so I tried many, many different products and I also learned a lot about the way the skin works in France it's also a national sport and something that people really like to do, to try & experiment with new products, test, switch, look at the texture, smell the product etc in France we think that skincare is almost more important than makeup because if your skin is doing great, then you barely need any makeup and we are huge on the "less is more" thing so my skincare routine is in fact a mix of what I know about the skin and skin care and my personal taste

let's start! in the morning the very first thing I do when I get up is that I wash my hands and then my face I start with warm water (not hot), to remove the sebum that my skin has produced during the night there is dirt in the pores and I want it to get out then I dry my skin with a clean towel which I use only for my face and I swap it for a new one every couple of days

then I do the same thing again but with cold water it's good to wake up the skin, activate the circulation and everything and to close the pores which I have just opened with warm water this is basically a free pore-minimizing trick 😉 then I tap with another corner of my kin towel and that's all the cleansing I do in the morning that's it the skin is a very delicate ecosystem with its own balance so I don't want to disrupt it by scrubbing or scratching too much on it

in winter I apply directly after that an eye care for sensitive skin I use the one by La Roche-Posay: it's with thermal water, it's a French brand it is a gel texture so it's very fast absorbing but it's also highly hydrating and since my skin is typically Caucasian it is quite thin so this area really suffers in winter

it gets tight and uncomfortable, it really needs extra care, I think then I let that one here absorb and I go do something else have breakfast get dressed etc but then before I leave my house, I will always, always, every day of the year, apply a protecting daycare on to my face, neck, and and here on the on the top of the chest, because the skin here is as sensitive as on the face

I prefer one that's very nourishing almost a bit greasy, I don't care, I prefer to protect my skin too much rather than not enough and then having to solve the damaged surface and the cracks that I get from the cold and from the wind so better too much protection than too little! my basic cream is this one by Garnier with a sun protection factor of 15

SPF 15 is my absolute minimum, even if I'm not going in the sun at all in summer in Europe I'll go to SPF 30 if I travel to Southeast Asia during their summer time I go to SPF 50 (European standard: a very, very high demanding standard in terms of sun protection)

but here in Germany where I live, in winter, the risk of burning is pretty close to zero, the risk of having sun lights is also pretty close to zero,,, so an SPF 15 here is fine interesting fact that I learned: Caucasian skin is thinner so you're more likely to have visible blue veins here, around the eye area and above the eyes you're also more likely to have wrinkles earlier on whereas Asian skin for instance

is thicker so people will (on average) get wrinkles later on but in Asia the sun is much stronger, it's more intense than in Europe so Asian people tend to have dark spots with aging, which is why whitening products are so big in Asia and you can barely find them in Western Europe but so dark pots are actually burns, sunburns

I'm not saying you can't get dark spots in Europe: if you look here, I have one mm-hmm this is the result of a childhood spent in too much sun, in the South of France so it is possible to get dark spots on any type of skin, but it's just more likely in Asia because the sun is so strong so I don't want to get into more details but I'm just saying that depending on where you travel where you live, the type of climate, the humidity and how hard the sun hits, you need to think of different products Number 2: then during the day

during the day I try not to touch my face at all, unless I have previously washed my hands the least you touch your face, the happier and the cleaner it stays! then people tend to forget hands: the skin on the hands is as sensitive and thin as the skin on your face so it definitely needs protection too, throughout the day at the moment I have DayTox smooth hands on my desk: that's a tube and I apply it really several times throughout the day then I always have a mini hand cream in my purse too

Neutrogena is great, it's really thick, it's really greasy, it's the concentrated version for dry hands and I love it when I was working in cosmetics I did some market research for new hand cream products, for innovations in different countries and the result of the study said: in Russia 80% of women (I think) said that they have dry hands versus about 30% in all the other countries so I wondered why why is that? looking at the weather, if you spend the winter in northern Russia, where temperatures are below freezing level, of course your hands are gonna get dry! but it's not really how they are it is the weather it's not you, it's perfectly normal that handsget dry they are just so thin and sensitive

then on my body I tend to use different products to hydrate my skin and I switch between products to try new things all the time I like Garnier body tonic oil because it's not cold like a lotion when you apply it and it really helps the skin it's incredibly greasy so I love it but you just need a little while until it is absorbed when it needs to go faster because I want to put my clothes on leave sooner, then I use Eucerin Aquaporin body lotion, a regular lotion for sensitive skin it has no fragrance so it doesn't fight with my perfume when I'm wearing perfume

and generally speaking products without fragrance are much less likely to keep you allergies so if your skin is prone to reacting to products, pharmacy brands are usually all fragrance-free and are a smart solution for you then in the evening at the end of the day I always cleanse my face completely, even if I haven't been wearing any makeup, it needs cleaning, the pores are clogged with everything that happened to you during the day I use micellar water for dry and sensitive skin although my skin is technically not dry or sensitive it is normal the product is very mild, it hydrates at the same time and my skin has been liking it a lot I'm on bottle nb

4 or 5 I really like it and when I troavel, I take this one with me it's also tested on sensitive skin, it's fragrance free and it's alcohol-free so it is very gentle on the skin afterwards I can apply again the eye care that I used in the morning, if my skin is doing okay

but if it feels tired or dry, I will use directly a very rich nourishing night care Nivea Q10 and I apply it on the whole face, the neck and the decollete, I am a huge fan of anti-aging creams even though I don't have wrinkles yet, they're just more nourishing, which I love because when you get older, the skin gets drier, it's just physics biology? it's human 🙂 so it's more nourishing I think that's great and anti aging daycares are usually including UV filters, which is also very important criteria for me, to protect my skin

i started using anti aging product at around 20 it's not embarrassing or taboo at all, in France we say it's easier to prevent and protect from damage rather than trying to fix the issues once they have appeared and unless you live in a tropical or very humid climate, where you are, your skin probably gets too little moisture it's always like that

in all skin studies, you always find out people have drier skin that it should be, because the weather is just too dry so nourishing is great and then extra care from time to time, I also do masks whenever I feel that my skin needs it, I don't really do it on a regular schedule

this one is by a German brand it's intense hydration in a gel formula so you push the gel towards the powder, you mix it, shake it, it's fun I like that one I also like fleece masks

that's a format actually coming from Asia: it's very good also as a hydration boost it's an impregnated layer of cotton so you can take this one in your hand luggage, it's not considered a liquid, which is super practical when I'm traveling sometimes I do use clear-up strips for the nose, the forehead and the chin so basically the t-zone I've tried many different brands, this is the best one, in my opinion

other brands are not even half as efficient in cleaning the pores, seriously but after that like after any peeling or scrub-ing product or mask, your skin really need extra moisture to get its balance back, because such products are quite aggressive for the skin surface, voilà! this is my personal skin care routine

I have found that that mix of products works well for me I will list all those products below in the description, have a look I will also add further products that I've tried that I think work too (for me) so that you guys have a bit more different options, at different price ranges and everything here's what I think: there is no such thing as one brand that works perfectly for you I think there are only single products that do what you skin needs at a given time

so it's important to keep experimenting not just for me because I worked in cosmetics and I just love to shop the cosmetic shelves but cosmetics keep improving so it's worth trying new products from time to time or seeing

when the climate changes, the season changes, you're travelling somewhere else have a look you might find a product that you like even more than the one that you've been using thumbs up if you enjoyed this video, thank you very much!! don't forget to subscribe to this channel I upload new videos every Wednesday and every Sunday

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