How to Tan like a Parisian!

January 14, 2020

How to Tan like a Parisian!

We often talk about the effortless yet chic French look - a statement red lip, tousled hair, a pair of jeans paired with a Breton shirt and a good dose of nonchalance….Yes French women have style and on top of stirring up wardrobe envy, they seem to display a natural “sun-kissed glow” most of the year! 

Fun fact French women actually love their European sun and spend a lot of time outdoors and by the beach or just on cafe terraces! Is this how the je-ne-sais-quoi look is made?

Here are our top 5 tips and products to achieve the French glow from head to toe.

1. Make your skincare the star of your beauty routine



Say bye to your dull complexion. It's not welcomed here! A hydration-replenishing moisturiser like the Uriage Eau Thermale Water Cream will plump and brighten the skin whilst hydrating it for up to 24 hours without the feeling of heaviness like traditional creams. 

2. Swap out heavy foundation for lightweight BB Cream



 The French love to glow-from-within, so why cover up with thick foundation? Master the French au-naturel  skin with our favourite Bioderma Photoderm BB Cream. It moisturises the skin whilst offering a beautiful natural coverage to filter out skin imperfection. Best of all? SPF 50+!

3. Exfoliate regularly to prolong your tan




The skin regenerates every 27 days. Day by day, dead skin cells will accumulate on the surface. This dulls the tan and gives it that ashy or grey tone. To avoid this, try a nourishing body scrub like the Nuxe Reve de Miel Body Scrub, containing Honey and Sugar Crystals to buff dead and dry skin, exfoliating the surface for smoother and refined skin. 

4. Don’t forget to moisturise your body daily. Yes, even in Summer!



We recommend to moisturise everyday especially on days that you have been out in the sun! Use Nuxe Sun - Refreshing After Sun Lotion on the face and body after sun exposure to soothe, repair and hydrate the skin. Guess what? It also prolongs your tan by two weeks!!

5. Fake it till you make it 



If you avoid the sun (which we don't blame you) but still want to achieve a tropical holiday tan, fake it! We love the Nuxe Sun - Self Tanning Lotion. It's a gradual tanner with golden shimmers that give the skin that yummy glow. The longer you leave it on and the more frequently you use it, the darker the skin gets!

6. Healthy diet and plenty of sleep!



Nothing can compare to a good diet and some zzzzzzzz. The skin is a reflection of what's happening inside our body, so if the body is stressed or fed poorly, no amount of expensive cream will fix the skin. That's why its important to keep the insides happy to allow us to glow on the outside. 

Tell us, what do you do to keep your skin looking radiant and sun-kissed?


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