What is cellulite?
Cellulite is an inflammation of fat deposits which become completely saturated and could not be evacuated naturally. These fat deposits blocked lipids’ circulation and especially lymph circulation which is vital for transporting toxins to organs where toxins will be treated and evacuated. As toxins could not be evacuated anymore, they will accumulate themselves and will create an inflammation into specific areas. This inflammation will be getting worst with low or poor blood circulation. Another consequence of cellulite problem is an aesthetic consequence: the skin is compressed by inflammation and is going to lost its elasticity. Soon after, skin appears to have areas with underlying fat deposits, giving it a dimpled, lumpy appearance which is a specific characteristic of cellulite. But what we are seeing is just a reflection of a bad inside disorder. Continue reading “How to get rid of cellulite the French way”
Since I’ve moved to London, I miss so much going every weekend to the French pharmacy! When I was living in Paris this was like my ritual to go at least once a week at the French pharmacy just to see what’s new and pick few products for face and body. I have always been very obsessed with French Pharmacy skincare products. French pharmacy is for me the ultimate health and beauty destination where you can find a full range of affordable and effective beauty products. I love the fact that most of the French pharmacy skincare products have a minimalist and hypo-allergenic formula and that you’ll always find the right product whatever your skin concern is: anti-aging, hydration, oiliness, radiance, or UV protection.
My skin type is combination, sensitive and dehydrated at the same time. I’m always seeking for very gentle skincare products that hydrate my skin without blocking my pores and causing breakouts. In order to inject a bit of French fabulousness into your skincare routine, I’ve saved you some time and I compiled a list of French beauty products must-haves based on products I’ve tried and that are working really well for my skin type. Most of the skincare products that I’ve listed are quite affordable and good news, they are all coming from Boots 🙂 Continue reading “Best French Pharmacy products a French girl swear by”
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Why you need to exfoliate
Exfoliation is a natural phenomenon that occurs at every cycle of epidermis renewal when the epidermis sheds its dead cells; due to sun damage or genetics. However, this process can slow down especially when you age. If that superficial part of the epidermis is not taken off quick enough, your complexion may appear dull and uneven.
That is why exfoliation should be part of your daily facial skin care routine to aid the natural exfoliation process. Exfoliation is one of the most effective ways to promote youthful skin. By exfoliating your skin, you will remove dead skin cells from the surface layer of your skin and improve your skin’s texture and tone as it will bring fresh, new cells to the surface of your skin. Continue reading “French beauty tips: Lotion P50 by Biologique Recherche”
Beauty comes from the inside
The effect of nutrition on skin aging has been an interesting research field for scientists from ancient times to nowadays. Our skin is subject to both intrinsic aging and extrinsic aging. Intrinsic aging or chronological aging is the unavoidable natural process of skin aging controlled by genetics. Starting in your mid-twenties dermal collagen production decreases as well as melanin production, cellular turnover slows, and your skin begins to show the first signs of aging. On the other hand, extrinsic aging is the result of external factors and environmental influence, mainly sun exposure and ultraviolet (UV) irradiation but also smoking, pollution, sleep deprivation and poor nutrition.
Prevention is the best and most effective way to work against extrinsic skin aging effects. The best prevention strategy against skin aging would be a well-regulated lifestyle, with low-stress conditions and a balanced nutritional diet, including anti-oxidative rich food. If it’s difficult to reduce our stress level or to control the environment in which we live (pollution), there is certainly one thing that we can influence: what we eat every day. So today I’m going to give you some diet tips to slow down skin aging process and best foods that are preferred to prevent and reduce wrinkles. Continue reading “What to eat for an anti-aging diet”
What is Boy Beat makeup?
Makeup is finally shifting into a more natural age! The “Boy Beat” makeup is basically a kind of a reversal of the Instagram perfect skin look. And it’s so refreshing to take a break from using eyeliner, overdrawn lips, exaggerated cat eyes to achieve the goal of looking hyper-feminine.
The Boy Beat makeup is a style of makeup popularized by Makeup Artist Sir Johns (Beyonce’s Makeup Artist) where the focus is on eyebrows and cheekbones. The Boy Beat makeup is the latest evolution of natural makeup look as it refers to place emphasis on eyebrow thickening and face sculpting paired with an almost blemish-free base. Continue reading “The Boy Beat No-Makeup Makeup Trend”
Our skin is subject to both intrinsic aging and extrinsic aging. Intrinsic aging or chronological aging is the unavoidable natural process of skin aging controlled by genetics. Starting in your mid-twenties dermal collagen production decreases as well as melanin production, cellular turnover slows, and your skin begins to show the first signs of aging. On the other hand, extrinsic aging is caused by external factors within our control such as climate, pollution, diet, stress, and skincare!
Most skincare products accelerate the aging process
Chemical ingredients (sulfates, SD alcohol, ethanol, methanol, benzyl alcohol, isopropyl alcohol, ethyl alcohol, DEA, MEA, TEA, mineral oils) in all our skincare products – and even anti-aging skincare– can actually accelerate aging process Continue reading “Natural anti-aging tips to maintain youthful skin”
Other than having a vague concept that junk foods may cause breakouts, do you even stop to think about how your diet could affect your skin? Some studies show that our “Western diet” characterized by high amounts of sugary desserts, refined grains, high protein, high-fat dairy products, and high-sugar drinks is linked to the rising rates of obesity, insulin resistance, and acne among the younger populations.
How your diet affects your skin
Health and weight management aren’t just about exercise (30%); it’s about food (70%). The same goes for a good, healthy and clear skin. As I mentioned it briefly in a previous post [see French makeup routine], food plays a very important role in beauty and is a huge contributor to the overall health of your skin. Skin is a mirror to your state of health and if your skin is breaking out, looks dull or dry, look at your diet first, then adapt your skincare routine. Continue reading “What foods to eat for clear skin”
French pharmacy is the ultimate health and beauty destination where you can find a full range of affordable and effective beauty products, working in harmony with all skin types, and even the most sensitive skins. French pharmacy beauty products are coveted by everyone (from models to backstage experts), make-up artists or beauty editors alike. And there is a reason why.
French pharmacy beauty products are rightly famed for its effective formulas (most of them are dermatologically tested) and for its affordable prices. I really rely on French pharmacy beauty products as you’ll always find the right product whatever your skin concern is: anti-aging, hydration, oiliness, radiance, or UV protection. Now that I’m living in London, I understand how these French beauty products can be difficult to find abroad. Continue reading “Best French Pharmacy Beauty Products”
French women have a particular idea of what beauty is. We don’t rely on makeup but instead, we want makeup to enhance our natural features, that’s it. French makeup isn’t over-sculpted or too transformative, and you will rarely see a woman in the streets of Paris wearing a full face of foundation, with contouring, smoky eyes and lipstick.
First, you need to know that French makeup always starts with skin. To have an effortless and natural makeup you’ll need to pair it with a healthy skincare routine. Yes, French women emphasize skincare over makeup [see French Beauty Routine], that’s why French makeup is all about minimalism and discretion. Continue reading “French Beauty: How To Do French Makeup”
Ready to commit to the French skincare routine? French women emphasize skincare over makeup, and it’s not a myth. I’ve been taught to care for my skin very young and to focus more on maintaining a clean and healthy skin rather than covering it up with makeup. French women seek out natural, sometimes organic but always high-quality beauty products and often stick to a simple 3-step routine: cleanse, tone, moisturize. Today, I want to share with you a step-by-step guide to a French skincare routine for a flawless and healthy skin. Continue reading “French Skincare Routine For Flawless Skin”