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Summer Skincare is an important factor in maintaining healthy skin. Especially in cities like Paris where the weather can bring intense heat and direct sunlight, it is important that you know what products to use in order to protect your skin. Luckily, French skincare has a lot of options that are made with skin protection from pollution, sunburn and more in mind.
French skincare is well known around the world for its gentle touch and focus on maintaining healthy skin. Especially in summer a lot of the products you want to be using are preventative to ensure your skin doesn’t react badly to the hot environment.
There are a few products on the shelves of pharmacies all over the Paris that really help when it comes to dealing with the harsh summer heat. So, we have created a list of what you want to be cautious of during the summer and the perfect French skincare products to use to combat any potential skin damage.
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What to have in your Summer Skin Care Routine:
Combination Moisturizer and SPF
Even if you are not working in the outdoors it is important to use products with SPF during the summer. Those little moments of sun exposure can add up quite quickly and have its effect. The combination of both a moisturizer and SPF will ensure extra moisturizing and more sun protection. Make sure to buy something that is lightweight as anything heavy can clog your pores, especially when it is hot.
We recommend getting: La Roche-Posay Anthelios SX Moisturizer with Sunscreen SPF 15
Vitamin C Serum
It is extremely important to use a product that has antioxidants in it during the summer. This is because antioxidants can protect your skin from pollution and help prevent hyperpigmentation. One of the best products to use in the summer that is filled with antioxidants is a Vitamin C serum or any face serum that has vitamin C in it. Vitamin C has tons of antioxidants which means it can protect your skin and also help improve skin cells and generally brighten up the skin.
We recommend getting: Patyka Paris Serum Antioxidant Perfecteur (Antioxidant Perfecting Serum)
Exfoliating is something you should never do in excess or with harsh products. However, in the summer your skin and its pores can easily trap pollutants and sweat due to heat and direct sun exposure. So, exfoliating every now and then (on the face or on the body) can help take out certain trapped toxins in the skin. What is most important is that you get natural exfoliant that won’t damage your skin (or the environment).
We recommend getting: Caudalie Creme Exfoliante Sesincrustante (Deep Cleansing Exfoliator)
Where to Buy It
Many of these products can be found at Parapharmacie Monge. A parapharmacie is both a traditional pharmacy and where you can find French skincare products. You can even get them for reduced prices (especially in the August Sales!). They have all the best of French beauty and skincare so it’s your best bet to get all of the products mentioned above.
If you have the time you can also go to their pop up store at their Notre Dame location (1 Place Monge, 75005 Paris, metro station Place Monge on line 7) which is currently highlighting 3 expert brands in anti-aging products for every age! It is definitely worth a visit. At the pop up you can learn more about how you can combat aging skin and get a perfect combination of products to help you do it! You can also get use this voucher to benefit from a 15% discount at the pop up event! Go soon though as the event is until the 15th of August!
Parapharmacie Monge locations in Paris:
- 1 Place Monge, 75005 Paris (Notre Dame Location)
- 13 Rue du Commerce, 75015 Paris
- 70 boulevard de Rochechouart et 2 rue de Steinkerque, 75018 Paris
Pop up at the Monge Pharmacie at Notre Dame:
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