Morning: When I wake up, I text with my friends and family in Europe. They make me smile and laugh, these two are my first skincare secrets :)
I spray my face with water from Evian to wake it up, or I love using the Sanoflore spray, which is basically a rose water. Then I use Eau Precieuse lotion with a cotton pad to clean my face. Afterwards, I use an elixir from Italy that prevents redness – it’s a trick from a Parisian pharmacist: Helichryse Italienne. My skin is sensitive and, from any little shock or outside element, it gets pink – which I am not a fan of! Once dry and ready, I apply Chanel day cream. I really love the texture and, to finish the cream marathon, I use a one I found in a pharmacy in Paris’ St. Germain. It’s supposed to keep your skin illuminated and soft as milk – Carole Frank’s Essence Eclaircissante and Hules et Baumes, Serum Éclat.
I don’t wear makeup, but I take care of my eyebrows like they are family – I brush them and use a pen from YSL, which is a pecan – or taupe – color that I really love. I would rather be late than on-time with the wrong eyebrows! Now you know. Depending on the day, I just put Chanel’s blanc powder on and I’m ready to go.
For my hair, it’s a different story – it has a life of its own. I wash with Dop hair products from France, it’s a brand I’ve been using since I was a kid. Then I use Klorane Dement Au Lait d’Avoine. I always have it in a middle part, as it’s easier to braid when busy. Really, I don’t treat my hair as well as I should – I even sleep without drying it…
Day: In my bag I always have Elizabeth Arden’s La Creme de Huit Heures – it’s a lifesaver. My mom always told me to use it in any circumstance, and it’s true. On the lip, on the cheek, on a dry area, on the eyelids, on the finishing of dry hair, cuticles – it works! I also always have my perfume, Dyptique, in a small bottle, which reminds me of home in Paris as it’s also a home scent and was a gift from my sister.
If I know it will be a night to day kind of day, I bring a black or brown mascara as well as a rose or reddish lipstick from Sisley. It adds the perfect hint of red for cheeks or lip.
Night: First thing I do is spray my face with Evian water and clean it with a cotton pad, then I have a milk form Sisley that I love – very soft – to take all of the day’s energy away: Lyslait Demaquillant. I try not to put water on my face too much, especially after a day outside – too aggressive! I use the Hydra global cream from Sisley and then an Argan oil, but just one drop. Finally, I use the baby oil from Johnson & Johnson on my body or a rose Argan oil I found in Marrakech and absolutely love. I adore any type of oil, especially rose scented, product before going to bed. I use a little bit of hand cream from Neutrogena and hop into bed, turning the light off!
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