A BEAUTY RITUAL WITH EXTRA OPTIMISM
For days when you need a boost
Our feelings and needs vary. There are times when fatigue gets the better of us and the world weighs more than it should. We’ve designed this well-being beauty ritual to help you feel better whenever you want. These 6 steps are all you need to turn your daily self-care ritual into an infusion of energy and joy!
1. A gentle start
Set your alarm clock a little earlier than usual. You’ll have more time to start the day, to savor a good breakfast and even do a little exercise. Stress (and the high levels of cortisol it creates in your body) is a big energy thief.(1) Avoid rushing as soon as you get up to help keep your batteries fully charged. And remember, you do need 8 hours sleep: because a good night’s rest is equally important. Use this time to purify with Oxygen Mousse, it gives you a breath of oxygen and vitality.
3. Positively fresh
Tempted by a cold shower? If the idea sounds a bit hardcore, start by turning off the hot just 5 seconds before getting out, then increase the time you spend under the cold just a little more each day. A few moments’ freshness is enough to produce the right amount of adrenaline and happiness hormone beta-endorphin to wake you up and help get you going.(3)
5. Give yourself a smile
Maintain the citrus moment as you move on to your facial ritual. Try the antioxidant power of our C+C Vitamin 20% Antiox Solution and C+C Vitamin Cream. A blast of vitamins for your soul and skin! Our happy tip? Give yourself a grin in the mirror while you apply these delicious products. Your brain perceives smiles as a sign of happiness and you’ll immediately feel happier, revitalized and ready for anything.(5)
(1) Suzanne C. Segerstrom (2008). Stress, Energy and Immunity: An Ecological View. Current Directions in Psychological Science. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2475648/
(2) Ferreri, L., Mas-Herrero, E., Zatorre, R. (22 January 2019). Dopamine modulates the reward experiences elicited by music. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1811878116
(3) Shevchuk N. (2008). Adapted cold shower as a potential treatment for depression. Med Hypotheses. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17993252/
(4) Komori T, Fujiwara R, Tanida M, Nomura J, Yokoyama MM. (1995). Effects of citrus fragrance on immune function and depressive states. Neuroimmunomodulation. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/8646568/
(5) University of Tennessee at Knoxville. (12 April 2019). Psychologists find smiling really can make people happier. ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/04/190412094728.html
(6) American Posture Institute Blog (28 April 2017). Tall Posture, High Self-Esteem. https://americanpostureinstitute.com/tall-posture-high-self-esteem/