French pharmacy : how to get clear skin

French pharmacy is the best beauty destination in France as it offers a full range of affordable and effective skincare products and especially acne-prone skincare. Acne and breakouts are telling you that something might be wrong with your skincare routine. So don’t be discouraged. You will need to learn how to treat effectively your skin to beat acne the French way. Here a the best French pharmacy products for acne which help me to clear my skin.

5 Best French Pharmacy products for acne

La Roche-Posay – Effaclar Duo [+]

Hydration is key to clear skin. In case of dehydration, the skin overcompensates and produces more oil than necessary which in turn causes you to break out. Effaclar Duo is a day/night cream perfect for oily, blemish and acne-prone skin. I can clearly see the difference after the first application, it reduces spots, blackheads, and marks left by breakouts. I use it as day/night cream when my skin is oily with hormonal breakouts.

Active ingredients : Niacinamide, Lipo Hydroxy Acid, Salicylic Acid, Zinc, Proceras and Glycerin. No preservatives, no parabens, no soap, no colourants and no lanolin.

Vichy – Normaderm Hyaluspot

Hyaluspot is a really good product when you need to target breakouts swiftly and effectively.  It’s a very fast-acting treatment which heals and clears blemishes without leaving dark/brown marks. I apply the product directly on the breakout and leave it all night long. Hyaluspot soothes the area to treat and forms a protective film during the healing process.

Hyaluspot can cause some redness and leave your skin dry, make sure to apply it only to the affected area using the applicator. It’s a very strong formula so I will recommend to apply it only once by night. If it’s not sufficient reiterate the following night but let the skin recover during the day before using Hyaluspot again.

Active ingredients: salicylic acid, LHA, hyaluronic acid

Caudalie – Glycolic Peel

Caudalie Glycolic Peel works like a chemical peel and helps to reduce the discoloration of skin due to breakouts. It’s suitable for all skin types, its gentle formula exfoliates dull skin for an instant glow. I really recommend this product as it’s a non-irritating mask and will not leave your skin dry. I use it twice/once a week (avoid eye contour area) and leave it for 10 minutes (max), then I rinse with water.

Active ingredients: formulated with 85,7% natural origin ingredients, viniferine, papaya enzymes

Vichy – Purete Thermale Cleansing Foam

Clean skin leads to clear skin but don’t over-wash your skin (too vigorously or too often) which can irritate and do more harm than good. Gently cleanse your skin with Vichy Puretee Thermale Cleansing Foam every day after removing your make-up. I like this product as it’s excellent for removing all impurities and left make-up on your face without leaving your skin dry.

Vichy – Dermablend Fluid Corrective Foundation

It’s the perfect foundation if you want to hide uneven skin tone, dark circles, spots, scars, redness, rosacea, breakouts etc. It’s a very high coverage foundation, so be careful to no use too much product if you want a natural and flawless finish. This foundation dries very fast on the skin, so it’s very useful as you can build the coverage you desire. My advice is to mix this foundation with a little bit of your daily skin cream in order to blend the foundation and avoid the “cakey” effect. Then, use a little bit more of this foundation to target specific areas (like dark circles) and to cover blemishes and breakouts.

 

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