Home to major designers like Chanel, Dior, and Louis Vuitton, Paris has been regarded as the fashion capital of the world since the 16th century. Though the world has changed a great deal over the past five hundred years, one thing remains the same: style is a deeply rooted aspect of French culture and the French are the beau idéal for classic, effortless beauty.
Healthy skin is an outward reflection of your inner beauty. In celebration of Bastille Day, Yon-Ka shares its best kept French beauty secrets to keep your skin glowing and gorgeous all summer long.
Simple Tips from French Beauty Experts
Though France continues to defend its position as a world leader in fashion with couture, often theatrical designs showcased at Paris Fashion Week each year, the typical French style is quite classic. The French aesthetic is one of effortless simplicity that applies to everything from clothing and accessories to makeup and skincare.
Here are the 7 best kept French beauty secrets you need for glowing skin:
1. Be good to your skin.
The French believe natural is best and this philosophy applies to your skin as well. Rather than subjecting your skin to harsh scrubs and cleansers every morning, start with a micellar solution or a splash of water. Whether you’re removing leftover makeup from the night before or getting a fresh start to your day, micellar solutions like Eau Micellaire are gentle and effective. Follow up with Lotion Yon-Ka or your favorite toner to remove lingering dirt and oil.
2. Less is more.
A bold red lip is very French, but you’ll notice many women wear it with little else. The same goes for French skincare – less is more. Keep your daily beauty regimen simple, focusing on the basics like cleansing and moisturizing. Find the right moisturizer for your skin type and avoid overloading your skin with too many serums and corrective treatments. When you go back to the basics, your skin will find its balance and you’ll get to enjoy its natural beauty.
3. Don’t touch your face.
Breakouts are an international struggle, but French women have learned how easily dirt and germs can be transferred to your face, particularly in Paris where subway travel is common. Wash your hands often and avoid touching your face. When needed, spot treatments like Yon-Ka Emulsion Pure can help you keep breakouts under control without drying out or irritating the skin on the rest of your face.
4. Think about the long term.
When you see your own reflection in the mirror every day, your focus lands on the things that change. Breakouts, redness, and pigmentation occur from time to time but if your skincare regimen is focused on addressing only the latest issue, you’ll be fighting a losing battle. The ultimate secret to French skincare is to protect your skin for long-lasting health and youthfulness. Wear Yon-Ka SPF 50 or a daily moisturizer with SPF and wear appropriate clothing to protect your skin.
5. Stick with your staples.
It can be tempting to try out the latest beauty trends, but the French understand the power of consistency when it comes to skin care. Consult a Yon-Ka Paris skincare professional to find the perfect products for your skin type then keep using them. Exposing your skin to different products day after day is more likely to cause issues than to resolve them. Find what works and keep doing it.
6. Don’t spend a fortune.
When it comes to quality beauty products, it’s about the ingredients and not the name. There’s no reason to pay a fortune for a nearly identical product just because it has a certain name attached to it. Yon-Ka Paris products are formulated with natural ingredients to provide science-backed benefits and you’ll enjoy competitive pricing with the option of convenient monthly refills.
7. Love your skin.
Skincare is more important than makeup, especially if you’re going for that French-inspired natural look. The secret is to love your skin for what it is instead of trying to make it be something it’s not. Take time getting to know your skin and what it needs to be healthy then find the right products to keep it looking and feeling its best. The Yon-Ka Skincare Advisor is a great place to start.
The most important beauty secret we have to share is not a secret at all. The condition of your skin is an outward reflection of your inner health, so the key to taking care of your skin is taking care of your body. Follow a healthy diet, drink plenty of water, exercise often, and get a good night’s sleep. When you treat yourself well, your body will thank you for it with glowing, gorgeous skin.