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When we think about healthy skin, we think right away to hydratation, to cleansing and to protection, but we rarely think of a primordial step that is exfoliation.

What is exfoliation?

This step results in removing the layer of dead skin that may reside on the surface of our skin. That layer that is formed of layer cells that make our skin dry. By eliminating it, our skin breathes better and, by doing so, promotes natural cell renewal.

Why do we have to exfoliate?

Whether it’s the skin of our face or of our body, this step is important. By exfoliating our skin, we allow the products we use in our daily routine to better penetrate our skin and act more effectively.

How to exfoliate our body?

The best time is to do it in the shower because our pores are dilated and the scrub will be more effective under these conditions. Once you get out of the shower, the first thing you need to do is moisturize your skin again for more efficiency.

Whether with a horsehair glove or an exfoliating product, you must massage by making circular movements on the parts to be exfoliated. I always insist on rough areas like elbows and knees. Exfoliation also eliminates ingrown hairs.


Once or twice a week.

How to exfoliate your face?

I always exfoliate my face once it’s clean. So you have to remove your makeup if you wear some. Otherwise, the best way to exfoliate depends on the type of skin you have, its sensitivity and the problems your skin may face. The more sensitive or acne prone your skin is, the more rigorous your choice must be.

There are two types of exfoliation: physical or chemical.

Chemical: these are mainly peels or masks that contain acids and that provide the skin with a deep exfoliation. Warning for sensitive skin: you must be very careful and preferably seek the advice of a specialist or test on a small area of ​​your skin before proceeding on your entire face.

Physics: this is the scrubbing that we use to unclog our pores. When making your choice, I suggest you to avoid the scrubs with large particles or with too strident forms that are likely to attack your skin. My advise to you is to go with finer granules or round and massage in a gentle circular motion.


In my opinion, a physical exfoliant can be used on a weekly basis. However, a chemical exfoliator should be spaced or used when needed. We avoid excessive skin exfoliation not to attack the moisture barrier of our skin and of course, we always make sure to hydrate our skin very well right after exfoliation.

While visiting Yves Rocher boutique the other day, I had the idea to write this article. They had a large section of products for “exfoliation + hydration”. So I thought to offer some flagship products that they advise for this type of routine.

  • Apricot vegetable peeling: the main components are the powder of apricot kernels to refine the grain of skin and the agave sap of Mexico from organic farming to moisturize.
    What I like: the texture of the grains is super pleasant to apply (not aggressive) and the energizing smell (it smells too good!). My skin feels softer. The price is also sweet: $ 19 and it’s often reduced (as currently at -40%).
  • The scrub to mix: composed of 100% natural ingredients
    What I like: small bottle easy and convenient to carry, possible use for the body and face unlike the one mentioned above that I tend to use on the body only. Despite its small size, it lasts for months. The price? $ 18 (but it’s also reduced this week at -40%).
16 March 2018 0 comment
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It’s not a secret, I do not like winter (I hate it)! Since I live in Canada, I have to make this season, which seems to be the longest of the year, a bit pleasant. I think that having a little routine helps me overcome the dark winter days.

For the holidays, Yves Rocher offered me the most beautiful gifts: they have put together a collection of white vanilla. Since childhood, vanilla has always been my favorite fragrance. I remember I still had the bourbon vanilla scent and shower gel from Yves Rocher’s classic collection. Vanilla is known to calm and comfort. In my case, this smell is also sweet memories of childhood. Maybe that’s why I love to light vanilla candles during my cocooning nights. The collection is not limited to candles only, Yves Rocher offers a whole range of products with white vanilla: a super moisturizing body balm, a hand cream that smells so good that I want to apply at every moment, a hand soap, a lip balm or a shower gel.

For vanilla lovers like me, you can complete your evening by adding a touch of comfort to your hot drink. Here is what I propose to you, a vanilla and spice drink:
• Heat milk on medium heat (milk of your choice).
• Add a few drops of vanilla (if you use liquid vanilla) and honey or maple syrup to add a touch of sweetness to your drink.
• Optional Step: If you want a thicker consistency, you can add a teaspoon of arrowroot to your mix and mix until the consistency becomes thicker.
• Once the preparation is hot, remove it from the heat.
• Add cinnamon and nutmeg to the mixture.
• Mix well before tasting.
• PS: If you want to indulge, put small marshmallows over your drink.

Note that there is another limited edition fragrance for the holiday season called “Berries of Wonders”. I decided to talk about “White Vanilla” because it’s a fragrance that I really like.

11 December 2017 0 comment
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Lat summer my hairdresser told me that I had very dry hair. I was aware that my hair was not the same but I did not conclude that it was because of the lack of hydration. After my postpartum hair loss, I had a little neglected my hair because it made me sad to see them lose their volume.
After this, I decided to take things in hand.
Anyways, here are some Yves Rocher products that I had the chance to test this summer and that are now part of my favorites.

1- Night care – Very dry or damaged hair – Jojoba oil: one of my favorite products! What I like about this cream is that it does not leave a greasy finish. I apply it in the evening before sleeping, I make a bun at the top of my head and I go to sleep. In the morning, I only have to let go of my hair, no need to brush them. This product is made from Jojoba oil and plant peptides. It contains more than 96% of ingredients of natural origin, contains neither silicone nor paraben.

2- The exceptional serum: a product that promises to protect my hair from breakage and make the hair fiber more resistant.  We must treat the problem at the source. This serum contains repairing Hibiscus peptides and 100% vegetable micro-oils. I apply it after the shower, when my hair is almost dry (generally, you can apply it on dry or wet hair). Some pushes of the serum (4 because I have long hair) that I rub in my hands and that I apply on the lengths until the ends.

3- Rinsing vinegar: before even talking about this product that contains more than 98% natural ingredients, I can tell you that what really marks me is the smell! It smells so good that I do not even want to rinse my hair after applying it. Once the hair is dry, I do not necessarily feel the need to hydrate more and more, they are brilliant. Not surprising because raspberry vinegar has been chosen for its smoothing properties and is suitable for all types of hair.

4- The non-foaming Shampoo or the Low ShamPoo: it is an ultra soft formula for all those who wash their hair often. On the other hand, even if it is not the case for me, I sometimes alternate between this one and the “regular” shampoo. This cleansing cream is silicone free, sulfate free, color free and paraben free. It does not foam but it does not remove the fact that the hair is still washed. Also, I do not even need to put on conditioner.

5- Repairing hair oil: I never have the same routine for my hair. Depending on the season or other factors, my hair is sometimes drier. When it’s the case, I like having oil baths. Jojoba oil have been an oil I use for many treatments so this product quickly seduced me. It is advisable to apply it twice a week but I really go according to the need of my hair. The oil should be applied to dry hair before showering and it is best to leave it on for 10 minutes before rinsing.

30 November 2017 0 comment
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A few weeks ago, I shared some pictures and videos about the launch of Daniel Henkel’s line of skin care. As you may have noticed on my stories, I was invited to a grandiose launch event where Ms. Henkel herself was here to talk about her new project. She also took the opportunity to talk about what beauty is in general and about wellness.


The number of new products coming out on the market is countless, but taking the time to explain the components of the product, the idea behind each ingredient or the packaging, for example, makes all the difference.
At the end of the event, we were asked to complete a small questionnaire that would help them determine our skin type in order to send us an appropriate cure. I received mine when I was in Indonesia so when I was back, I took the time to test each product and share my impressions with you.

Among my favorites, the cream eye contour. I really needed it so I was glad to see it was part of my box. Dark circles do not disappear by magic but this area is well hydrated thanks to hyaluronic acid and vitamin E.
Also, I enjoyed applying the velvet mask especially on returning from a trip to the sun. This mask is perfect for a hydration bath and this is what I needed at this time. Let’s say the timing was excellent!


Finally, the rose glow mist is a must in my opinion no matter the type of skin. with or without make up on, I like to apply it on my face to simply feel fresh and well rested. I think if they had a handbag format, I would have carried around with me.

Daniel Henkel products are available on line and in pharmacies.

16 October 2017 0 comment
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