I’m sure you know all about the 10-step Korean skincare routine that has become a global phenomenon, mainly grounded in Korea’s cultural obsession with healthy skin. The 10-step Korean skincare routine rule is basically using an oil cleanser, a water-based cleanser, an exfoliator, a toner, an essence, a serum, a sheet mask, an eye cream, a moisturizer, and an SPF. Even if with this skincare routine you’re not supposed to be doing all 10 steps every single day, I think it’s still a lot of beauty products!
If you’re not doing the 10-step Korean skincare routine, I’m sure your skincare routine is probably as complex (or even more), as we’re constantly encouraged by the beauty industry to add more products to our vanity and spend even longer in the bathroom. As a French beauty blogger, I found myself layering on multiple serums, moisturizers, tinted moisturizers, and sunscreen, and always on the hunt for the next must-have beauty product. The result is a drawn-out, increasingly complex routine that incorporates everything on my shelf—until I start seeing more redness on my cheeks and breakouts. But is it really beneficial to layer up so many products, and is it really helping the skin? Continue reading “The 3 step French skincare routine”
Lately, I’ve been looking at the ingredients in my favorite skincare products which I’m using every day, and I was quite surprised to see so many different chemicals with unpronounceable names and with unknown benefits for the skin. I’ve always looked at the ingredients in my food: cutting back on processed and refined foods in favor of whole foods. But what am I washing my hair with? What is contained in the day cream that I’m using every day? What chemicals am I applying to my body through my body lotion?
When it comes to personal care products, many of us are unaware of the chemicals that we slather over our skin through beauty products. The truth is that not all ingredients are “clean” and some are actually slowly poisoning our bodies, speeding up the aging process and even causing cancer.
What we put on our skin should be as clean as what we eat.
But for most people, it’s not.
Continue reading “Non-toxic beauty: how to switch to a clean beauty routine”
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”
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”