On Wednesday evening, Clémence von Mueffling, the founder and editor of Beauty and Well Being (BWB), spoke to spring 2016 beauty and wellness trends at the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) in New York City.
Clémence grew up around beauty – her mother and grandmother were beauty editors at Vogue Paris. Then, for her own professional career, she worked at Clarins, Puig and Dior before transitioning to beauty journalism at Casas & Gente magazine – all before launching her online publication, Beauty and Well Being.
In her talk at FIAF’s Le Skyroom, we selected some of our favorite tips she shared:
- Avoid using a scrub daily – scrubbing can take off multiple layers of skin and our skin needs time to regenerate. With daily scrubbing, our skin won’t be able to regenerate.
- Go natural with body creams – start by looking for paraben free, such as Tata Harper Body Lotion or oils, including Ren Body Oil, Rahua Body Oil or Caudalie Body Oil.
- Lessen, if not remove, meat from your diet. This trend is even seen in the Michelin starred restaurant, Arpège, of French chef Alain Passard, where Clémence highlighted how he was removing meat from the menu.
- Detoxify your life. Start by purifying your air, which can be as simple as bringing in house plants, such as bamboo palms or peace lilies. Also, Clémence recommended reading Carol Alt’s A Healthy You.
- Try eating clean and keep in mind the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) Dirty Dozen and the EWG’s Clean Fifteen and read The Blue Zones by Dan Buettner.
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