The Miriam Quevedo treatments for clear, glowing and rejuvenated skin
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended our day-to-day life, to say the least. Our new normal means a lot of time indoors. We work from home. We wear face masks the few times we actually step foot outdoors. We rely on screens for virtually the entirety of our social interactions. All that, mixed with the uncertainty of the times, can amount to quite a bit of stress that can show up on the skin.
While restrictions are slowly easing, some of these habits will need to stay with us for longer. Continuing to stay at home most of the time is the most responsible way to help reduce the transmission of the virus. But that doesn’t mean our skin should suffer the consequences.
We know during this time being diligent about following an efficient beauty routine might not be enough. So we’ve put together three regimens that will help you fight better against the impact being a homebody can have on your skin. Discover them below!
1. The Homebody Regimen for Irritation & Breakout Reversal
Wearing a face mask whenever we're in public does a great job at keeping us safe. But that can have some less than desirable side effects when it comes to the skin. Covering the lower half of our face with a fabric every time we need to go out can cause irritation and breakouts. On top of that, the stress we are all experiencing can cause hormonal imbalances that aggravate these concerns.
The key to keeping irritation and breakouts at bay is in helping the skin renew. Achieve this by regularly exfoliating dead skin cells and using a retinol-based product. This will preserve the function and integrity of the skin's barrier, while also regulating sebum production.
The Skincare Regimen:
To exfoliate, use the Black Baccara Volcanic Cleansing Powder. It contains papaya and pineapple enzymes, precious gemstones powders, volcanic ash and Bio-Sulfur. Together they gently remove dead cells, purifying the skin to reduce acne and relieve redness and irritation.
After toning the skin, blend a few drops of the Black Baccara Dynamic Protection Booster with your moisturizer. This highly concentrated serum contains a blend of what we call Smart SKINutrients. That includes Retinol-like Bakuchiol, Vitamin E-like Chromanol, Bioactive Vitamin C and Coenzyme Q10. They neutralize free radicals before they cause damage, to supercharge the skin’s natural defences.
2. The Homebody Regimen for Restoring Glow
Being a homebody can have its silver linking for the skin. Wearing little to no make-up and dramatically reducing exposure to pollution is great. But for most of us it also means a lack of fresh air and poor indoor air quality that can cause dullness as a result.
To support a natural glow through your skincare regimen you need ingredients that will help you restore radiance. Our favorites are Vitamin C, gentle exfoliators like AHAs, and, of course, gold!
The Skincare Regimen:
We've incorporated them in high concentrations in two of our most popular serums. Used together, they restore glow fast and offer continuous protection against skin dullness.
The Black Baccara Dynamic 30% Vitamin C + 24K Gold Booster provides antioxidant and luminosity-boosting benefits. The Vitamin C fights free radicals while also stimulating collagen production. The precious 24K Gold Flakes support the skin's natural glow and provide anti-aging benefits too.
The Black Baccara Dynamic Weekend Peel Booster relies on AHAs derived from fruit and lactic acids. It acts not just to exfoliate and renew skin, but also to restore and maintain its pH to healthy levels.
We recommend you apply the Vitamin C serum daily, morning and evening. You can apply it alone or mix it with your moisturizer. Alternate with the Weekend Peel Booster in the evening, twice a week.
3. The Homebody Regimen for Blue Light Protection
From work, to our social lives and checking in with loved ones, we spend most of our time these days in front of a screen. Laptops and computers, tablets, TVs, smartphones - they all expose us to blue light radiation that has aging effects. The closer they are to our skin, the more the blue light can lead to the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Reducing scree time is not in the cards for the near future. So what you can do to safeguard your skin is use products formulated with photo-protectors.
The Skincare Regimen:
We went the extra mile to incorporate a biological photo-protector in our Glacial White Caviar collection. Both the Precious Cream and the Precious Eye Cream contain Marine Bamboo. It offers protection against blue light by preserving collagen and promoting its synthesis. In-Vivo studies show that after 28 days, it increases firmness by +8% and tonicity by +12%.
The creams don't just protect against blue light, but also have a potent anti-aging action. Incorporate them in your daily skincare regimen to reap all the benefits. Use the Glacial White Caviar Precious Cream first. Apply it on your face, neck and neckline, gently massaging until it's absorbed. Follow with the Precious Eye Cream for the area around the eyes. Check out this video for a step by step explanation for optimal application.