5 ESSENTIAL BEAUTY TIPS
1. WHAT IS YOUR SKIN TYPE ?
Your skin type can also change change over time or through the seasons, so always listen to your skin.
The most easy way to know your skin type is to take your diagnosis on My SkinCoach (available on Apple and Google Stores for free).
This mobile app will analyse your skin, explain you your skin needs and give you a prescription.
2. HOW TO APPLY YOUR SKINCARE PRODUCTS ?
And don’t forget your NECK !
3. BE CAREFUL WITH THE EXPIRY DATE
If you didn’t know, this little jar on the packaging of your products mentions how long you can use the product. For example, if it reads 12M that means you have 12 Months to enjoy it.
4. EAT AND DRINK WELL
So you have to be careful with what to eat, more simply : do not eat too much fat, too sweet or too salty 😉
You also need to drink a lot of water throughout the day : 1,5L of water by day to stay hydrated.
Otherwise, your skin risk to look dull and highlight fine lines
5. DE-STRESS IS KEY !
This is why you should take the time for you and your skin. Pamper or heal should not be a burden but a special moment to relax and take care of your beauty.
- For the dough :
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup granulated sugar
500ml warm milk
1,2kg plain flour
2 tbsp yeast
- For the filling :
400g brown sugar
2 tbsp cinnamon
150g chopped pecans
- For the icing :
500g powdered sugar
15ml almond essence
For the dough :
In a bowl : beat the eggs, salt and sugar together and then, add the warm milk mixed with the butter.
Add the 3/4 of the flour and mix well with a beater. Add the yeast and blend the mixture nicely. Then, just add the rest of the flour, and beat well in a medium speed for 5-7 minutes in order an elastic and smooth dough.
Place the dough in a oiled bowl, cover and set it in a warm place to allow the dough to rise until double.
For the filling :
In a bowl, mix soft butter, brown sugar and cinnamon, blending it until well.
Dough and filling :
Sprinkle a rectangle pastry mat and turn out the dough onto it. Add the filling over the dough and sprinkle the entire surface with cinnamon powdered and pecans chopped
Starting with the bottom edge, roll the dough into a cylinder shape and cut into 12 slices.
Place the slices onto a greased baking tray and bake for 15 minutes.
Then remove them and leave to cool. Meanwhile, mix all the ingredient for the icing and blend until you have a smooth texture. Add the icing on the top of your rolls and serve them !
The secret is just have fun and relaxing.
Then you will love them and feel destress.
The Aloe Vera Balancing Complex
How to balance your skin ?
Jan Behrens, founder of True North, managed a simple range of products with effective natural ingredients at the right concentration levels.
He played on the routine to combine the formulas and get the appropriate level of actives to treat all types of cases.
For them to be effective he combined aloe vera and pentavitin to create a complex included in True North products.
ALOE VERA BALANCING COMPLEX
As a result, the complex :
- Protects and maintains the barrier function
- Intensely hydrates for a long period
- Prevents inflammation and calms your skin
- Reactivates the natural skin defense mechanism
A unique solution that offering immediate soothing, exceptional moisturising and regenerating effects.
But also, helping the skin to recover its natural balance.
ALOE VERA ? PENTAVITIN ? WHAT ARE THEY ?
Pentavitin is a plant derived ingredient, 100% natural, used for its ability to strengthen the skin’s barrier, lock moisture for 72 hours and maintain deep hydration.
Learn more about aloe vera and its benefits : here
Learn more about pentavitin and its benefits : here
THE BENEFITS OF PENTAVITIN
WHAT IS PENTAVITIN ?
It binds deep within the outer layers of skin, meaning skin hydration continues long after application.
Pentavitin is a highly effective moisture regulator that functions under the driest conditions
THE BENEFITS OF PENTAVITIN
– Thanks to its properties, it smooths and softens skin.
– But also, it gives new life to dry skin and boosts every skin type.
– Moreover, it gives improved skin protection against dehydration and sensitivity.
– It mimics the natural hydration process, boosting the skin’s moisture retention capabilities.
– It can only be removed through the natural shedding of dead skin cells
PENTAVITIN & TRUE NORTH ♥
This complex is present in all True North products to give you the best hydration and protection for your skin.
Thanks to the benefits of aloe vera and Pentavitin, True North is a range of effective products.
What are the benefits of aloe vera ? Read more here
THE BENEFITS OF ALOE VERA
WHAT IS ALOE VERA ?
There is an inner gel containing 99% water which helps moisturize and nourish the skin.
Moreover, it contains many vitamins, minerals, and other active ingredients that give it many health benefits.
THE BENEFITS OF ALOE VERA
Aloe vera has important soothing and regenerating properties. Aloe gel is used to treat mild burns or soothe sunburn.
Elasticity of the skin
The aloe gel contributes to cell renewal and improves the elasticity of the epidermis and fight against aging. The skin is firmer and naturally stays young longer.
As for burns, aloe vera has a beneficial effect on minor wounds. Its anti-inflammatory properties promote healing. Its anti-bacterial properties have also been recognized for thousands of years to treat skin infections. It is used to treat psoriasis or eczema. Emollient and moisturizing, it helps soften and soothe irritated skin.
Effective for relieving dry skin, aloe vera can also be useful for oily skin. It penetrates the epidermis without leaving a greasy pelicle. Better yet, it has an astringent action and helps to tighten the pores, thus improving the mattness of the skin.
ALOE VERA & TRUE NORTH ♥
This unique complex calms and prevents inflammation, intensely hydrates the skin for a long period, and helps protect itself by rebuilding its natural defense mechanisms.
BE READY WITH TRUE NORTH FOR NEW YEAR EVE
TIP 1 : A GOOD MASK FOR A GOOD SKIN
Your skin will be wrapped in intense hydration and you will notice an immediate soothing, cooling and calming effect.
It contains the unique aloe vera balancing complex (what it is ? Read it here) to soothe, hydrate and help to regenerate the skin. In addition, it making the skin feel soft and supple and offering a smooting effect on fine lines.
Vitamin A and E improve tone and glow. Your skin will feel immediately soothed deeply moisturized and smooth and look more radiant.
TIP 2 : A BEAUTIFUL LOOK
Especially developed for Scandinavian conditions, it contains also the aloe vera balancing complex for an optimal result.
Photo protecting agents help to counteract oxidative stress, uv damaged and premature skin aging.
Your skin immediately softer, smoother and appear clearer and brighter.
TIP 3 : FOR A HYDRATED LIPS
The Protective Lip Balm instantly delivers complete SPF protection for sore, dry and cracked lips. It provides nutritive support for healthy cell renewal, thanks to vitamins A and E content. Lips immediately feel soft, smooth and nourished.
TIP 4 : A NATURAL GLOWY SKIN
But which one is the best for your skin ? Take your diagnostic online here
Gently massage a small amount of product onto cleansed face and neck until completely absorbed.
Avoid contact with eyes.
TIP 5 : WHAT ABOUT MAKEUP ?
The de-stressed serum soothes the skin and helps to reinforce the barrier function. Skin appears soft and radiant. For all skin types, even sensitive.
AND … HAPPY NEW YEAR ♥
4 RECIPES FOR CHRISTMAS EVE
In a deep dish, pour: salt, sugar and pepper then deposit and impregnate the salmon of this preparation.
Sprinkle with dill then cover the dish with cling film to leave for 2 TO 3 DAYS in the fridge
Before serving, pass it under cold water, dry it with a clean cloth and then serve it in thin slice. Sprinkle with peppercorns and fresh dill
400 g de salmon fillet
4 tbsp. coarse salt
2 tbsp. Of Sugar
1 tbsp of pepper
4 cloves of garlic
Herbs (thyme, basil)
Salt and pepper
Wash the potatoes and cut the surface into slicesInsérer des gousses d’ail et des morceaux de beurre entre chaque lamelles
Sprinkle with olive oil, coarse sea salt
And hop ! in the oven for 40 minutes !
MINI CAKE WITH SKYR
In another container, sift dry ingredients (wheat flour, yeast and baking soda).
Mix the two mixtures as you go along.
Fill the baking pan and bake at 180 ° C for 15-20 minutes.
Let cool for 15 minutes before removing from mussels.
For icing :
In a food processor, cream butter and icing sugar.
Add vanilla and coffee extract, and whisk until thick foam. Ice the cake.
200 g vanilla skyr
200 g cane sugar
85 ml of rapeseed oil
2 vanilla pod
1 tablespoon pine buds
400 g of wheat flour
1 sachet of baking powder
1 teaspoon of baking soda
2 sticks of sweet butter
600 g icing sugar
1 tablespoon coffee extract
1 pinch of salt
OATMEAL FLAKES BISCUITS
100 g oatmeal flakes
35 g of flour
100 g of sugar
80 g melted butter
1 tsp. liquid vanilla extract
1 tbsp. honey
1 tsp. coffee baking powder
Mix them with the sugar and the flour in a salad bowl.
Add the melted butter, egg, vanilla, honey and yeast, mixing well.
Let stand 2 hours cool.
Preheat the oven to 200 ° C.
Form small piles of dough on a baking sheet covered with baking paper, spacing them well.
Bake for 7 to 10 minutes.
Let the biscuits cool before taking off and store in an airtight container.
ENJOY IT AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS ! ♥
FINAL : MY SKINCOACH & TRUE NORTH
It allows to deliver an extremely precise skin analysis, prescribe a personalised routine but also monitor the progression of the skin treatment. Like a dermatologist in the pocket, this tool help to (re)balance your skin.
Read more : here
MY SKINCOACH & TRUE NORTH ♥
For a better experience, you just have to take your diagnosis, and adopt a routine adapted to your needs. The benefit is you can monitor the progression of the skin treatment due to the history of your consultations.
WEB VERSION OF MY SKINCOACH
Easy to use, you can try it right now : here
How to measure the evolution of your skin
Read more : here
A MACHINE TO ANALYSE THE SKIN
The drawback was that this equipment was expensive, difficult to handle and transport, and the results virtually impossible to interpret without a strong scientific background.
FROM A MACHINE TO A MOBILE APPLICATION
An extremely precise skin analysis and evaluation tool that provides everyone with not only a prescription and a routine promising to help maintain or rebalance, but also a tool for monitoring the progression of the skin treatment.
MY SKINCOACH ♥
- The level of Hydration (water)
- The rate of Dryness (oil)
- The level of Sensitivity (redness)
- The characteristics of fine and deep Lines.
My SkinCoach then delivers an assessment of the skin at a given point in time, and adapts its recommendations to ever changing conditions.
This way, everyone can measure their skin at any time, but also have their own skincare routine adapted to their real needs.
A DERMATOLOGIST IN THE POCKET
CHAPTER 3 – A DAILY ROUTINE, SIMPLE BUT EFFECTIVE !
REBALANCE THE SKIN IS ESSENTIAL
For this, he looked in the market and finally formulated his own range with the most effective natural ingredients to provide the skin with only what it needs – and allow it to naturally eliminate what it does not.
TRUE NORTH ♥
To do so, he dismissed a number of ingredients that he considered too aggressive and finally had a special combination of Aloe Vera and Pentavitin specifically formulated for True North.
ALOE VERA BALANCING COMPLEX
As a result, the complex calms and prevents inflammation, intensely hydrates the skin for a long period, and helps protect itself by rebuilding its natural defense mechanisms.
A DAILY ROUTINE : SIMPLE, NATURAL AND EFFECTIVE
To do so, he decided to formulate each product at the right level of concentration to treat the lightest conditions. He then played on the routine to combine the formulas and get the appropriate level of actives to treat the most severe cases.
while more emollient products or more concentrated formulas (day or night cream, serum, anti-pollution cream etc …) will be necessary when the conditions become more severe.
THE SECRET …
The secret is to balance your skin the way Scandinavians balance their lives !
CHAPTER 2 – The skin face extreme conditions !
Read the 1st chapter here.
A CURE FOR SKIN PROBLEMS ?
The skin then needs a help, which often takes the form of a cosmetic treatment.
EFFECTIVE BUT AGGRESSIVE ! Stay simple.
the key for a beautiful skin.
THE IDEA OF JAN BEHRENS : TRUE NORTH ♥
Hence the creation of True North, clean care, a simple routine to maintain its oil-water balance.
You will know more about our products in the next chapter … see you next week !!
Xoxo from True North.
Chapter 1 : Once upon a time … Jan Behrens, the founder of TRUENORTH
FOUNDER OF TRUE NORTH – JAN BEHRENS
Indeed, he is a Danish Medical Research Specialist, educated by the Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen, he started his career with 8 years in research & development for a global pharmaceutical company and work for a leading Danish skincare company. He gained ever more beauty industry knowledge.
WHAT HE LEARNED FROM HIS EXPERIENCES …
He also realised that a scientific diagnosis of the skin was rarely done, due to a lack of expertise and proper equipment in the stores.
He met several cases where the skin was imbalanced, that is, had an unhealthy balance of oil and water. Such situation leads to higher energy consumption and stress, which in turn damages natural protection shields and favours the development of all kinds of skin disorders.
HIS CONCLUSION …
A SOLUTION ?
What solution Jan Behrens find to remedy this problem ?
The answer in the next chapter … see you next week !!
Discover 5 tips to feel destress
What is the “stress” ?
It causes a chemical response in your body that makes skin more sensitive and reactive. It can also make it harder for skin problems to heal.
Stress causes your body to make hormones that can turn into an enemy of the skin skin if it remains in excess over a long period of time and can make oil.
Oily skin is more prone to acne and other skin problems.
If you have an issue that doesn’t heal or keeps coming back, rethink how you handle stress.
5 tips to feel better
Try these approaches:
1. Take care of your skin even if you run out of time.
2. Do your skincare routine everyday : cleanse morning and evening your ski. Apply a good day cream. Then, apply a good replenishing night cream after your cleansing ritual at bedtime.
3. Get exercise, you burn of some of the stress hormones and it will clear your mind. On top of that your skin will appreciate it. If you have 20-30 minutes per day where you can walk or run you are already doing better.
4. Spend some “me” time where you sit down with a cup of tea, after having taken a soothing bath, don’t hurry but try to enjoy every minute and give yourself some “me” time.
5. Talk to your friends and explain how you feel, maybe they feel the same. You are not alone with this sensation of stress…
DO NOT FORGET
Avoid products too concentrated not to attack your skin.
The priority is to rebalanced the oil and moisturizing to keep maintain the skin’s healthy glow.
For that, measure your skin with the app “My Skin Coach” which allow you to have a skincare routine adapted to your needs.
Be nice to your skin everyday, and keep checking how your skin feels ! » It takes time to rebalance skin, but it takes very little to keep it balanced !
What is the first thing you do in the morning?
When I wake up in the morning, the first thing I do is make a cup of coffee or tea to slowly wake up my body. I also open the windows (even in winter) to get in some fresh air (my boyfriend doesn’t love that…)!
Do you have any particular eating habits or diet?
I don’t like diets. I don’t think it’s good for you to focus too much on food. I eat what I want and what I think is good for my body. A lot of healthy food, and in that way, I also have space for the sweet stuff when I crave it! I would never deny myself any food.
Are you addicted to sport and exercise?
I love sports and I try to work out almost every day. Not because it’s something I have to do, but because it makes me feel good and it clears my mind. I love doing hot yoga at the moment, followed by a long shower with time to apply my True North body lotion. It is good for the mind as well as for the body.
Do you have a well-being ritual?
I love to watch movies and I also read a lot of books. If I really need to relax and feel good, I will make myself a big cup of tea and read a book or watch a movie. After that you can only feel good!
What is your skincare routine?
I wash my skin every morning only with water, and in the evening I normally use cleansing milk. My skin is not really complicated and doesn’t need much. But of course, it needs moist; so every morning and every evening I put on my face a cream called ‘De-stressed’ from True North. I love it because it is not too heavy on the skin and absorbs quickly!
Discover the lip balm
The Face Cream
What is your current beauty obsession?
My Scandinavian skin is pretty sensitive to the sun, so in the summertime I use sunscreen every day, but until now I have found it difficult to protect my lips. Now, however, I’ve discovered the protective lip balm from True North and it has saved my life (lips)!
What is your make-up look?
Actually, I don’t really wear make-up unless I am going out. And then it will only be mascara and maybe concealer. I will always go for the natural look!
What are your essential beauty products?
The essential beauty products for me are my day cream from True North, a sunscreen and the protective lip balm from True North. In that way, I can keep my face natural, healthy and fresh and really, I don’t need much more.
Where would be your ideal place to disconnect from the world?
In my aunt’s house in Tuscany, there’s no Internet connection, just nature. Oh, and a swimming pool!
What is your favourite restaurant?
I recently discovered the Ramen dish, so at the moment I really like the place ‘Papa Ramen’ just nearby my place in Copenhagen. Other than that I really really love Italian food!
Where would you buy a gift?
I love to buy books, but recently I also gave my mom a cream from True North, and she loved it! I like to give people gifts that can make them relax or feel good in some way. Or anything that refers to the Danish ’Hygge’!
by Jan R.Behrens
Healthy skin requires a good balance between oil and water:
– Its protective layer, the hydrolipidic film, is neutral.
– Its skin texture is then smooth and even.
When the skin is correctly balanced, its protective moisture barrier is able to protect from UV rays and free radicals: it prevents from moisture loss and maintains a lasting and healthy glow.
When challenged by internal or external factors, the skin’s normal balance will be replaced with a new order that, if not treated, could lead to higher energy consumption and “stress” which as a consequence, could damage the natural protection shields and favour redness, premature sign of aging or other skin issues.
Imbalanced skin cannot receive the full benefit from the skincare active ingredients.
So, if you’re doing everything right in your skincare routine but do not see the results you want, the reason might be that your skin is imbalanced.
Consumers struggling to find balance in their daily lives also experience this struggle for balance on their own skin and are in a continuous search for the right solution.
The imbalanced skin could be caused by different factors: food, alcohol, smoke, pollution, stress, tiredness, sun, chemicals and cosmetics.
WHAT TO DO?
A good skin analysis can show the most effective way to balance your skin condition and moisture level. The care required for each individual to achieve healthy, clear and radiant skin is as unique as the individual.
All the products in TRUE NORTH will deliver their active ingredients in concentrations that your skin will benefit from to recover its natural balance: not too much, not too little …
Stay healthy through what you eat, how you exercise, how you treat your skin, and how much you smile and laugh!
Even if …, night is falling early, cold is there nine months a year and taxes are quite high …
Therefore, the secret of this happiness must be sought in the Danish art of living, also called Hygge, which enhances well-being, simplicity and conviviality and gives birth to a feeling of immediate satisfaction.
Making your place as cosy as possible: subduing lights, enjoying candles light, creating a peaceful and comfortable haven, where time has no hold
Taking breaks, curling up in a cosy plaid, enjoying a cup of tea with a delicious piece of cake.
Developing kindliness, with oneself and towards the others.
Refocusing on oneself, on places and people who make us feel good, so as to find your own balance.
Taking care of oneself to get the strength to better face problems.
According to Meik Wiking, director of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, it is “the feeling that we are safe, sheltered from the world, and that we can drop one’s guard “.
BRING A DOSE OF HYGGE INTO YOUR BEAUTY ROUTINE
The art of cocooning can very well be transposed into your beauty routine: special moments to take care of yourself.
Adopt a holistic approach of this moment, i.e., take care of your skin, listen to your body and identify your real needs.
Take a warm bath, light a few candles and apply TRUE NORTH DE-STRESSED MASK. This feeling of immediate well-being will make you feel happy, hence radiant!