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”
Aroma Zone is the best place to go if you’re into French nature-based beauty products. You can get a full of affordable and effective natural beauty products from essential oils, vegetal oils, shower cream, to cosmetic ingredients in order to make your own French skincare. Also, most of the beauty products sold here are quite cheap! Right in Boulevard Saint-Germain des Prés, Aroma Zone is a unique concept in France. But if you’re heading to Aroma Zone be ready to do the queue there is always a lot of people! Continue reading “Best French skincare from Aroma Zone Paris”
Joëlle Ciocco is an internationally recognized French beauty expert who shares the best French beauty tips for a flawless and healthy skin. She’s the creator of the Centre de Soins Joëlle Ciocco in Paris, where you can consult her about beauty advice and skin concerns. Joëlle Ciocco also opened a laboratory where she formulates beauty products with customized solutions to meet the needs of each unique skin type. She’s an epidermiologist-expert of the skin-, a biochemist and she is also working closely with L’Oréal Group as a Global Facial Expert.
The consultation lasts about 2 hours, where she investigates about your health, your way of living, your habits, origins, genetic and your skin concerns. At the end of the consultation, she defines a “skin’s identity card” and a personal “skin prescription” in order to correct inappropriate habits which disturb the balance of your skin. Continue reading “French beauty tips from Joelle Ciocco”
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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. Continue reading “French pharmacy : how to get clear skin”