There’s something about French women that makes them the absolute envy of everyone else. Their hair is always perfectly done, their skin has a natural glow, and they make it seem like they don’t even try.
The French certainly know a thing or two about skincare. This is the reason as to why there are so many books written about French women and their diets, style secrets and skin-care routines. It’s not because they get it absolutely right but because they absolutely do it differently. When it comes to ageing gracefully our French mademoiselles have got the puzzle all figured out.
According to a survey conducted, women in France start using anti-ageing creams at least 10 years earlier than British women for example, many as young as 15, which is why they age slowly and gracefully. While women from other cultures tend to go over the top with their looks, French women like to keep their beauty regimes sweet and simple. Here is a list of 5 beauty secrets that all women should swear by.
Secret #1: French women know that hydration is the key to good skin and good hair.
Drinking a glass of water before going to bed and first thing in the morning is strongly recommended. Water is the French women’s secret weapon—for skin and beauty, for health (flushing toxins) and for weight control. Don’t snack when you think you are hungry, your body is really thirsty.
Secret #2: Exfoliate less and use more masks.
French women use masks to repair, calm, regenerate and soften the skin. In most instances, over-exfoliating damages the fragile nature of the skin, many times damaging capillaries. Do not avoid exfoliation but only exfoliate with care and gentleness. Slow down with the exfoliation and complement/alternate with a good mask.
Secret # 3: Give yourself daily facial massages.
French woman are obsessed with face massages to maintain a healthy glow, skin tissue health and relieve facial stress (which leads to problems of stress and elasticity). Try giving your face a gentle rub as you apply your moisturizer; this will bring blood to the surface of your skin and give you a glow.
Secret #4: Safety in the sun.
French women are very cautious when stepping out in the sun. They are careful to wear sunscreens and look for appropriate SPF in their beauty emollients. And while they are likely to sit in the shade to protect their skin, they are equally likely to be out and about in the sun, enjoying its light and benefits, by walking or doing some light sports or movement as part of their weekly routine.
Secret #5: Lay off the heavy makeup.
Last but not the least, ensure not to apply heavy make up every time you step out. French women don’t wear a lot of foundation or base make–up. they prefer bare skin with a touch of lipstick, mascara and blush. If you want your skin to glow you must allow it to breathe.
Have a look at the brands BasharaCare offers that is guaranteed to get you that gorgeous French look:
Filorga, a pioneer in cellular anti-ageing therapies, offers the first French Medi-Cosmetique line of products directly originated from aesthetic medicine. The range represents a new generation of highly efficient anti-ageing products that benefit from an exclusive core formula identical to that injected in Mesotherapy.
Hélionature is a natural skincare brand incorporating medical quality micro-encapsulated active ingredients without parabens, allergens, petroleum derivatives, animal-originated derivatives or synthetic coloring. It offers a range of products consisting of serums, face masks, toners, and moisturizers among others.