Winter is a dreadful period for the skin.
The cold, the wind, the dry air, the overheated inside, the wintry sun, are all elements which contribute to drying out the skin and to weaken it, and all the more when these elements add up.
During winter, the skin often undergoes amplified dehydration and dryness.Find now winter cocooning essentials to save your skin!
A These push-up exercises will not build up unattractive muscle mass, but rather define your arms as well
as tone your shoulders and strengthen your core. Stand one meter away from a wall. Lean forward and put your hands exactly in
front of your shoulders while drawing your shoulder blades down. Inhale and bend your elbows so that your shoulders nearly touch
the back of your hands. Don’t hesitate to stand on your toes if you need to. Keep your elbows close to your torso. Exhale and push
back. Do it for one
minute, and feel the burn!
B Once you feel comfortable with the exercise, try it with your knees on the floor.
C Then do it on your toes to intensify the workout on your shoulders and abs.
Feel the vibes
Week 1 Recenter
Every day, take two minutes to assess how you are feeling. Ask yourself these three questions: How am I feeling right now (cold, warm, hungry, tired…)? What am I feeling emotionally (happy, sad, anger, fear…)? How am I breathing right now (deep or shallow breaths, with difficulty…)?
Write the questions on a piece of paper along with your answers. Then accept how you are feeling, without any judgment. At the end of the week your answers will be much more positive.
Week 2 Concentrate
Take the re-centering exercise one step further by closing your eyes. Try answering the same three questions in your head, and take a moment to understand why you are feeling this or that. Remember not to judge yourself. Are you upset because of a tense situation at work? Is it with anyone in particular? Why? Taking a step back from an emotional situation will help you feel better about it.
Week 3 Just breathe
This week your meditation focuses breathing. After you’ve re-centered with your eyes shut, take five long deep breaths. Inhale deeply through your nose, filling your throat, chest and abdomen with as much air possible. Hold your breath for three seconds and then exhale through your mouth, emptying your body completely of air. After five long breaths, open your eyes. Take a moment to enjoy your newfound sense of peace.
Week 4 feel the vibes
This week, your meditation is going concentrate on your body. After your Om chants, focus your mind on your feet. How do they feel? Try relaxing them. Do the same with your lower-legs, thighs, buttocks, abdomen, back, arms, chest, throat and face. When you’re done, your body and mind will feel calmer and you’ll be able to use your energy in a more productive way.
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The good of the darkside
Here’s some sustenance to see you through the winter : Chocolate is a rich source of magnesium (the essential mineral which provides energy and prevents muscle cramping).
The darker the better : 100g of pure cocoa is packed with 500mg of magnesium. Steer clear of anything below 70% cocoa. But we’re not saying you should eat 100g y’hear? 10g a day is plenty! You can source the rest of your magnesium intake from energy foods like nuts, chickpeas and spinach.
Power through winter with our raw brownie recipe
- Step 1 : Put 1 cup of walnuts in a food processor and run until you’ve got a fine powder.
- Step 2 : Add a 1/2 cup of hazelnuts, 2 teaspoons of sea salt, and a 1/2 cup of raw 100 percentcocoa butter and blend.
- Step 3 : Gradually mix in 2 cups of dates. For a sweeter brownie, you can always add more dates.
- Step 4 : Pour the mixture into a cake pan and place in the refrigerator or freezer until ready to serve.
Top seed : breakfast on pomegranate
The King of all meals, when it comes to supplying the body’s energy needs, liven up breakfast time with a burst of juicy pomegranate.
Packed with antioxidants, these seeds of pink goodness are known to counter winter blues and colds. It’s not called a superfruit for nothing!
BUILD UP YOUR RESISTANCE
Take the winter by storm with our crop of seasonal superfoods + a high-energy recipe to savor
Did you know?
of a woman's wrinkles are due to sun exposure
Don’t think that you don’t need any protection during the winter! The sun’s rays are just as damaging as during the warmer months, no matter the temperature!
Choose a day cream with sufficient solar protection. Aquasource BB Cream has a 15 spf which ensures protection as well as a bright complexion!
Through the eyes of the Biotherm girls
Leighton Meester is the perfect expression of Biotherm skincare's essential values: fresh modernity and natural beauty.
"I am very gentle on my skin. I cleanse in the morning and night, and every few days I gently exfoliate. I also use sunscreen every day. It's really important every day, even when it's cloudy or I'm just driving". - Leighton Meester -
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