Definition of the skin

The skin is the largest organ of the body. In addition to protecting the body it covers, its function is to regulate the temperature and produce vitamin D, essential to the well-being of the body. The skin consists of three main layers, each having its specific characteristics :

• The first visible layer is the epidermis, mainly composed of flattened dead cells.
• The second layer, the dermis, is considerably thicker than the epidermis. It contains the blood and lymph vessels, hair follicles, sebaceous and sweat glands, nerves endings. The dermis produces new cells, which gradually pass into the epidermis.
• The third layer, the most inner is the subcutaneous layer. This is where are located the tiny muscles that maintain tone and firmness of the skin and fatty tissue supporting it.

One day, everyone will have a mature skin, but skin types vary according to age, health, environment, diet and other factors. The young skin renews itself every 28 days, but from the age of 40 it will renew itself every 30 to 40 days.
It is therefore essential to regularly re-evaluate your skin type, because you might find that your beautiful natural skin became sensitive or dry, or simply aged. If aging is a normal stage of life, proper maintenance of the skin will give it a good appearance.
Mature skin is characterized by wrinkles and crow’s feet (fine wrinkles around the eyes) :Venules, blemishes and brown spots start to become visible. The skin loses the natural glow of youth, facial bone structure becomes more apparent, the wrinkles deepen along the facial muscles.

Do not despair!
This process is slow and gradual, changes are individual and often the signs of aging appear only later in life.
The solution to slow the process and the signs of aging is proper and regular maintenance of your skin : Regular use of Monclaire products will help you radiate youth and vitality !
Have the right reflexes! Bring daily care for your skin and above all, please contact professionals who know how to maintain your beauty elements.
Remember to take stock of your skin during a consultation.
Our experience and expertise are at your service : Diagnosis and institute regular care will improve the health and appearance of your skin.

Recognize your skin type

The Normal skin: it has an attractive luster, natural, it is soft and flexible. Its surface has no imperfection, its texture is delicate, free of wrinkles, crow’s feet and enlarged pores.
Its needs : Maintain hydration and protection to preserve it as long as possible.

Dry skin : Insufficient production of sebum, moisturizing and natural lubricant produced by the sebaceous glands, dries the skin. Often dry skin is dehydrated, somewhat different status, because even oily skin can be dehydrated. Sebum deficiency of dry skin decreases its ability to retain moisture -the two conditions frequently appear -. Dry skin often has a delicate appearance and thin with tiny pores. Very affected by the sun, wind and rain, dry skin get wrinkles more easily.
Its needs : Strengthening hydration, prevent wrinkles and maintain elasticity.

Sensitive skin : The skin is torn, it stings (light burning sensation). It presents redness and readily ignites. It reacts to external aggressions (temperature, food, product …). It is fragile.
Its needs : Soothe, hydrate, soothe and strengthen the protective barriers.

Oily skin : Characterized by a dull, sloppy, probably with acne and blackheads, spots and blemishes. The skin is oily to the touch, shiny, has enlarged pores and sometimes a rough texture.
Its needs : You must remove dead cells. Clean the skin. Decrease sebum levels. Tighten pores. Maintain hydration to balance the skin.

Combination skin : Sebum production is not excessive. The middle part (forehead, nose and chin) is oily. The rest of the face is often normal or dry.
Its needs : Decrease shine of the middle part. Balance skin hydration. Treat gently without attacking with inappropriate products. Do not confuse combination skin with an oily skin.