10 beauty questions that every woman's asking!

From beauty pros to newbies, every woman has beauty questions. Whether it's a little question or a big issue, L'Occitane takes time to answer all your questions.
By Mélissa Darré

Question no. 1: How should face cream be applied?

After using a cleanser to gently remove makeup and impurities, place a small amount of cream on each cheek. Lightly spread the cream in circles to penetrate the skin and stimulate circulation, ending with the T-zone - "forehead-nose-chin". You're set for the day!

Question no. 2: How long can perfume be kept?

The amount of time varies according to the composition of your fragrance. Always follow the rules for storing and use, by keeping the container away from heat, moisture and light. Under these conditions, your perfume can last for years.

Question no. 3: Does using nail varnish damage nails?

To help keep nails from cracking and splitting, do not wear nail varnish all the time. Give your nails a rest from time to time with a simple clear protective base coat, and begin by applying Shea Nail & Cuticle Nourishing Oil as a strengthener.

Question no. 4: What's the difference between a day cream and a night cream?

In addition to moisturising, day creams protect skin from environmental factors such as pollution, UV rays and weather. Night creams help skin to regenerate deeply during sleep. Two essential products that work together!

Question no. 5: How can I hide these dark circles without using makeup?

Dark circles are the first sign of fatigue, but they can be camouflaged naturally. Tea bags, milk or ice compresses, there are many ways to get fast results. Use Reine Blanche Illuminating Eye Care & Mask daily to brighten your eyes.

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Question no. 6: How can cellulite be eliminated?

The secret? Combine a balanced diet, low in fats and sugar, with daily exercise. Water exercise is particularly effective. A few sessions using the palpate-roll technique will remove the last traces of "orange peel" skin.

Question no. 7: At what age should one start using anti-wrinkle cream?

Starting at the age of 25, skin cells are renewed more slowly, resulting in a loss of elasticity. To maintain a youthful appearance, a good choice is Divine Eyes, with a sublimely smooth formula that provides long-lasting care for the skin around the eyes.

Question no. 8: How can one's complexion be given a long-lasting lift?

If you're tired of a dull complexion and want to brighten it in the short term, nothing's better than colourful foods such as carrots or mangoes. But to regain its glow, your skin needs gentle exfoliation. With dead skin cells removed, skin will brighten instantly.

Question no. 9: What's the difference between BB cream and CC cream?

Although both are tinted moisturisers, these two are not the same. BB cream moisturises, protects and evens skin tone thanks to its light texture. CC cream corrects skin imperfections to create the appearance of a perfect complexion. What's your favourite? 

Question no. 10: What's the best way to get rid of spots?

Not just the domain of adolescents, spots disappear easily using a specific treatment. To avoid them popping up without warning, make sure to care for your skin meticulously. Wash with micellar water, cleanse with a gentle soap, apply a light moisturiser - over to you!

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