It’s time to focus on you, so take advantage of extra hours at home to boost your beauty routine with natural goodness.
Élodie Garamond, founder of the Le Tigre Spa at Thermes Marins in Monte- Carlo, and Marie Ruel, a fitness coach at Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort, are bringing their expertise and a touch of Riviera glamour to your everyday wellbeing. Their six tips are super easy to recreate at home, and all you’ll need are ingredients available in most organic beauty stores.
A morning jolt
Every morning, Élodie takes a moment to plunge her face into some ice water, an excellent trick for tightening the skin. To soothe her skin after this brisk treatment, she uses a floral water spray, then applies a serum.
A revitalised complexion
For the evening, Élodie recommends massaging the face with a gua sha stone (available to order in every major beauty chain), along with a plant oil. This is an excellent way to regenerate cells and oxygenate tissues. With this method your skin will feel toned, refreshed and radiant — plus it’s a very soothing treatment right before bed.
For more: Make sure to check out these facial yoga tips.
Pamper your skin
For a beautiful body and face, you can’t go wrong with the magic of aloe vera, says Marie. She’s even given us a simple DIY face mask so you can give your skin the ultimate pamper.
The recipe: mix 250 mL of aloe vera gel with 100 mL of Argan oil and ten drops of Helichrysum essential oil (which incidentally, is a powerful anti-wrinkling agent). Apply this mask every evening after you shower, and marvel at the results in the morning.
A stunning smile
For better teeth, there’s nothing like a coconut oil mouthwash for eliminating bacteria, whitening the enamel and freshening your breath. The more avid beauty-lovers out there can even try double brushing with charcoal powder and organic toothpaste for a truly magnificent smile.
Since nothing is better than a gorgeous, healthy and silky head of hair, Marie recommends taking the time to give your hair that extra sparkle. Her miracle solution: coconut oil. It’s a simple ingredient that you can find in any pharmacy or organic beauty shop.
Flip your head upside down and soak your hair from root to tip, while working each strand with the tips of your fingers. Then tie everything into a bun at the top of your head, wrap it in cellophane and keep it like that for three to four hours. The idea is to let the heat activate the oil’s benefits. After a light shampoo, you’ll see results in no time: a soft, shiny, and silky head of hair. For better results, repeat the process twice a week.
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