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Change of Seasons, Change Your Skincare

When strategizing your fall wardrobe for cooler, drier weather ahead, don’t forget that your skincare needs will also change along with the falling temperatures. Keep in mind, as sweater weather transitions into coat climate, your skincare regimen will require some updates, which depends on where you live and how your local weather affects your skin.

Here’s a checklist on how to protect your complexion from dryness, chapping and sensitivity this fall.
Creamier Facial Cleanser

It’s the first thing you’ll want to swap into your fall regimen, especially if you’ve been deep cleaning oily, sweaty skin caused by summer heat and humidity. Choosing a gentle face wash like JAFRA Royal Jelly Cleansing Milk, which won’t strip your face dry or a hydrating wash like Advanced Dynamics Hydrating Cleanser, may be enough of a skincare tweak to get you through most of the season glowingly.

Protective Moisturizer

If summer’s lightweight moisturizer is leaving your skin feeling unprotected out in the cold and wind or in indoor heating, switch to a richer one. Add in a protective Eye Cream also, even if you don’t usually use one; it will defend the sensitive eye area against the fall/winter elements and fill in fine lines, too. An eye cream is not the same as a facial moisturizer. They are specially formulated to safeguard the skin around the eye which is more fragile than the rest of your face.

Night Masks and Creams

They’re one of the most effective ways to reduce your skin’s sensitivity to cold and dryness. As we sleep, they help prevent moisture loss and plump up skin to improve its barrier against the elements.

Lip Balm

Smooth lips and lock in moisture with a soothing lip balm. Keep an extra one at your desk, during the day, as the air becomes even drier from indoor heating.
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Lifestyle Scene

Top 10 Things To See and Do in Paris

A seamless blend of classic and cutting edge, the French capital is a favorite destination for many a seasoned traveler. It’s also one of those rare places where the tourist destinations are just as satisfying as mixing with the locals. So, whether you’re a Parisian pro or someone simply aspiring to visit one day, consider this as your must-do list when in the city of lights…
Le Marais

One of the oldest neighborhoods in the city, Le Marais is the Paris you’ve imagined. With narrow, crooked cobblestone streets and more pre-revolution buildings than any other arrondissement, it’s rich with history and home to some of today’s hippest art galleries and fashion houses.
Eiffel Tower

It sounds obvious, but don’t let that fool you. Some iconic landmarks earn their status and this is definitely one of them. Go just before dusk to experience daylight, sunset and the lights that make it famous.
Notre Dame

Yes, it’s a cathedral. But you’ve never seen one like it. Building started in 1163 and a trip up 387 steps will give you a view of some of the city’s other most famous attractions including the Arc de Triomphe and The Pantheon.
The Latin Quarter

Known for its bistros, music and universities, many consider the Latin Quarter the liveliest arrondissement in the city. An intellectual epicenter it was also home to bohemian Paris at its height.
The Seine

Okay, so the river that bisects the city into left and right is hard to miss. But you’d be the one missing out should you choose to skip a cruise from Pont Neuf, which is the oldest, and many would argue, prettiest bridge in the city.
The Louvre

The largest museum in the western world, the Louvre is many an art lover’s first stop in Paris. As if its unending collection isn’t enough reason to go, visitors enter through a glass pyramid in the Cour Napoleon.
The Champs-Elysées

Something like New York’s Fifth Avenue, but even more grand and glamorous, no woman with even the slightest appreciation for clothing, cosmetics or luxury goods of any kind can miss this destination. While it’s been commercialized in recent years, you’ll still feel the spirit of cosmopolitan chic.
Musee d’Orsay

Located in a Belle Époque era train station, this is where you’ll find all the famed French Impressionist paintings of Monet, Degas, Cezanne and Van Gogh. You’ll also get a breathtaking view of our next can’t miss attraction.
Sacre Coeur

The Sacred Heart Basilica dates back to the 19th century and towers over a neighborhood known as the Montemartre. Inside, you’ll find glittering gold ceilings with red and blue mosaics depicting notable figures like Joan of Arc. And if you’re feeling adventurous, a crypt!
Bois de Boulogne

Located on the city’s western edge, the Bois de Boulogne is two and a half times the size of Central Park. Inside its borders you’ll find lakes, botanical gardens, a zoo, an amusement park, two  horseracing tracks and the tennis stadium that houses the French Open.
Luxembourg Gardens

Is this number 11? Paris is simply that fabulous! And the famed Jardin du Luxembourg just couldn’t be left off any list. Described by some as taking a stroll through a French Film, you’ll find sailboat and pony rides, a puppet theater and merry go round in addition to the colorful paths and some of the best people watching in the city.  
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Dare To Go Bare and Be Beautiful

Have you ever seen a woman look so gorgeous and polished, yet it seemed like she was wearing no makeup on at all? Chances are she had a face full of cosmetics on to create the illusion of a perfectly bare face. Here are some tips to help you pull off the same minimal makeup look for yourself:

Prep your face

Your first step is to gently exfoliate your face so your makeup glides on effortlessly. Look for a creamy exfoliating scrub to slough away any dry, dull skin, leaving behind a smooth texture primed for perfection.

Go sheer with your base

A natural bare face will tend to have some shine to it, so choose your base products wisely. A good trick is to blend a few drops your favorite foundation with your daily moisturizer; you can add more drops if you feel like you need more coverage.

Conceal where needed

Using a concealer brush, apply a creamy, blendable concealer strategically around your face. You can focus on dark circles under your eyes and spot treat any blemishes.

Naturally tint your cheeks

A cream blush in a warm peach or toffee tone applied to your cheeks will add subtle color to your face without being obvious. Be sure to choose a cream formula, which will be easier to blend into your skin, either with your fingers or a makeup sponge.

Go nude on your eyes and lips

Now is the time to be a nudist… with your eyeshadow and lip color that is! Look for an eyeshadow in a similar color to your skin and sweep across your lids. Next, line and fill in your lips using a nude lip pencil; top off with a moisturizing lip balm.

Polish off your face

The final steps to your no-makeup face might seem counter-intuitive, but they involve mascara and an eye brow pencil. For a natural, wide-eyed look, apply 1-2 coats of mascara and use an eyelash comb to separate your lashes. Next, focus on your eyebrows. Groomed, full eyebrows will enhance your face with or without makeup. Start by combing brows upwards with a spooley brush and then use light, feathery strokes to fill in brows with a very sharp eyebrow pencil. Finish by combing brows again to blend the color through.
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Parisian Chic 2016

She’s an icon who never goes out of style. Who? The French girl and her forever-effortless Parisian chic style. And her classic, but cutting edge feel has never been more of-the-moment than it is now. Which means you can have it too!
With that in mind, here’s your guide to Parisian Chic for Fall/Winter 2016.
Bold accents
Don’t go all black – break it up with a hint of bright color. Think shocking yellow or bright fuschia belts and neck scarves (which in and of themselves are very Parisian and very hot this season).
It came back in the 90s and it’s back now, but in Paris, tweed never went out of style. Pair a black and white tweed jacket with a single color ensemble of any shade and you’re sure to be chic at any event or occasion!
Statement sleeves
From bell sleeves to zippers and everything in between, sleeves that don’t simply sit there are all the rage this year and a simple way to display Parisian style. Opt for surprises (like a hint of color, a different pattern or texture inside) and up your fashionista cred.
Embellished Denim
Ditch the skinnies for a high-waisted pair of jeans with a wide leg and some form of embellishment. Leather, embroidery, stripes and zippers are of the moment, and add a little something extra to your everyday outfit.
And finally, never underestimate the power of…
A black leather jacket
You read that right. A so-called biker jacket in a cut that flatters your form adds instant style to any outfit. Be a rebel and wear one with your favorite little black dress, or add a tough-girl touch to your most feminine tight jeans and sweater look, giving just the right contrast to your dainty jewelry and kitten heels. This classic statement piece evokes edgy elegance, effortlessly upping your sex appeal, after all, isn’t that what Parisian chic is all about?!
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3 More Reasons To Be Obsessed With The Royal Jelly Ritual

Just when you thought the Royal Jelly Ritual couldn’t get any better…it did. Always on a mission to deliver the best in anything JAFRA, our research and development experts worked tirelessly to expand our skin care presence with three much-awaited launches: Global Longevity Crème with RoyalActive Peptide, Vitamin Infusions Spot Serum with Vitamin C, and Global Longevity Eye Crème with RoyalActive Peptide. These new additions are designed to work individually or with the current Royal Jelly Ritual.
Developed to meet the overwhelming need of women (20+ years old) with extremely dry skin, Global Longevity Crème with RoyalActive Peptide was introduced and the reviews are in! In clinical trials, a whopping 96% of women saw their skin dreams come true within minutes of using this ultra-hydrating, lightweight age-fighting balm. It left their severely dry complexions feeling supple, luminous, younger, smoother, and their fine lines were less apparent. Powered by key ingredients, this balm contains RoyalActive Peptide - a sized-down protein in natural royal jelly that penetrates the skin better to slow down aging, and New Zealand-grown natural moisturizer Mānuka Honey, which delivers intense hydration.
The key to having a more evened skin tone is to use our most targeted solution to date - Vitamin Infusions Spot Serum with Vitamin C. Poised to minimize the appearance of dark spots and skin imperfections as a result of sun exposure and acne, this miracle serum, which is infused with Vitamin C works on existing spots and on those spots that have yet to surface. No wonder 96% of women who used this serum noticed dramatic improvements on even their darkest problem area, while 93% of women saw impressive results after their first use! In addition to lightening darkened skin pigmentation, this serum makes your skin appear radiant and youthful.  
Finally win the battle against dark circles and other signs of aging with Global Longevity Eye Crème with RoyalActive Peptide - a multi-action age—defying eye crème that reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and puffiness so you look bright-eyed and refreshed. Along with RoyalActive Peptide, which helps to maintain your skin’s vitality, this eye crème, of course, contains our signature royal jelly, as well as Wild Aga to calm swollen, puffy eyes caused by allergens and Cassava, a skin-firming extract that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. And we’re thrilled to report that an independent test returned more than favorable results after a small sample of women tried this eye crème for two weeks. 100% of them said that their eye area showed much improvement – was brighter, looked less puffy and was much smoother.
Excellence in skin care is what JAFRA strives for…looks like we achieved it.
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