Move and flush! Mean anything to you? Flush out what? Toxins, of course, the waste products that are created by the organism (simply by functioning), ingested in food (from pesticides) and breathed in (from pollutants and heavy metals). Once they have accumulated in the body, they can lead to acid build up, inflammation and a range of tiring and sometimes painful knock-on effects.
Deep breathing is just one efficient way you can cleanse your body back into shape. Another is to flush out pores and eliminate any dead skin cells and impurities that have built up. So what’s the best way to get your sweat on? With at least 40 minutes of cardio, such as running, indoor biking or calisthenics. Or, why not give Bikram Yoga in a heated room a try? Thinking of something a little more passive? A sauna or steam room session can work wonders as well. For best results, just try to sweat it out for at least one hour a week.
For even clearer skin, always chase that sweat session with the refreshing Eau Dynamisante Shower Mousse
“To prepare your skin for the changing seasons, apply a mask every morning at breakfast for a week,” says Dr. Olivier Courtin-Clarins*. Choose one that works best with your skin type to receive all the right benefits. After seven days of daily masking, switch to once-a-week treatments to maintain results. (And remember, it’s okay to switch masks depending on the needs of your skin.)
*Extract from « Doctor, I want to be the fairest of them all! » (Doctor Olivier Courtin-Clarins)
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Literally meaning, ‘covered in dew’, this Korean-born beauty trend that’s taking the world by storm is just one new way to describe fresh-faced gorgeousness and a stunning new take on complexion that sees faces shining with moisture and hydrated beauty. To pull off the look, start by applying a healthy dose of moisturizing cream. Then, opt for a color-correcting base with plenty of light reflecting ingredients. If necessary, add in a little more coverage with a satin-smooth foundation. Just be sure to avoid anything powdery or matte in appearance. Then, to perfect dewy fresh glamour, blot on an illuminator across the forehead, cheeks and chin. Or, for something even more natural, tap on a few droplets of treatment oil for radically radiant style.
She is one of the granddaughters of Jacques Courtin-Clarins, the founder of Clarins. At the reins of Mugler Fashion Marketing & Communications Development, she welcomes us to her offices opposite the Paris Opera to tell us about her passions, fashion and beauty, with a few indiscretions and a lot of style.
Once you know exactly what to look for there are few clues that can help you determine your skin type so you can adapt your skincare routine. Skin feeling tight and rough? Suffering from flaking and general dullness? Most likely your skin is dry and craves a dose of oil and hydration. Alternatively, if it’s shiny with visible or congested pores, it’s greasy. Keep in mind that oily skin can also be a sign of dehydration, so make sure to keep your face hydrated. Normal skin feels good, isn’t shiny, isn’t tight and has a balanced amount of sebum while combination skin tends to look increasingly shiny around the nose and forehead as the day goes on, with dryness around the cheeks.
A surefire way to ace hypnotically graphic eyes? Accentuate the upper lash line with Clarins’ Instant Liner eyeliner. To keep your look pretty and modern, forgo the retro flick in favor of a straight horizontal line. To top off your refined look, give brows the same treatment with the help of Clarins’ Kit Sourcils Pro Perfect Eyes & Brows Palette, opting again for an of-the-moment modern vibe that’s more horizontal than the surprised-looking accentuated arch look and the best way to a bold and beautiful look.
Think that you know all about Paris, and have done the tour of the monuments to see and the most beautiful gardens? Are you really sure? The third most visited city in the world, Paris holds a wealth of hidden treasures that are worth going off the beaten track for. Follow the guide.
The Tuileries and Luxembourg are not the only gardens in Parisians' lives. There are also lots of charming little gardens where you can discover an astonishing botanical diversity, such as the Saint-Vincent Wild Garden in Montmartre, the gardens planted along the banks of the Seine and the hidden gardens of the 7th arrondissement. Green addicts will appreciate them. Guided tours are possible. Find a list of gardens and tours organised by Paris City Council at https://www.parisinfo.com/visiter-a-paris/parcs-et-jardins
Looking for zen? Go to the garden of the Buddhist Pantheon, an annexe of the Guimet Museum. Ponds, bamboo, stone bridges, and a tea pavilion instantly whisk you away to Japan. ://www.guimet.fr/fr/collections/visite-virtuelle/443-pantheon-bouddhique
To see the city from a height, go stargazing at the Sorbonne Observatory or the Camille-Flammarion Observatory with the French Astronomical Society. A way to discover the sky from a new perspective as well as go behind the doors of unfamiliar locations. www.saf-astronomie.fr/observations
Lift-Fermeté Crème Riche Régénérante Extra-Firming Body Cream
What it does
With its cocktail of active ingredients, this cream works to firm skin and create a more youthful look. Consider it a shock treatment complete with organic oat sugar to smooth and lift, Centella Asiatica herb stimulate collagen and Amazonian Bocoa tree to firm and strengthen.
When to use
Simply apply every morning using circular movements to create your very own in-home toning session. Feeling motivated to tone up just that little bit more? Why not follow up with a few sun salutations, a tried-and-tested Pilates move or even a yoga class? Your skin and body will definitely thank you.