7 Anti Aging Secrets French Women Swear By

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Tousled hair, great skin, barely a stitch of makeup on, #iwokeuplikethis, and she’s over 40 too. That’s right, this post is dedicated to the best French skin care and hair care brands and the beauty secrets all French women swear by. We’ll whilst we love our English, American and Korean anti aging skin care brands to name a few, there’s just something that French women do with their beauty regimes that give them a little je ne sais quoi, effortless yet chic, and french women have conquered one thing: looking ageless.

To get to the bottom of this their anti aging mystery we search high and low for the best French skincare brands and beauty secrets out there, and how they too can help you conquer ageless beauty.

1. Don’t Touch Your Face

In Paris, on the subway, hands can get dirty pretty quickly. Act like a French girl and don’t transfer that dirt onto your face from your hands, and give your phone a clean too, and watch your skin remain clear.

2. Don’t Wash Your Hair Every Day

Ever wondered how Carine Roitfeld has the most effortlessly gorgeous hair, at the age of 61 too! For French woman, it’s about natural texture rather than blow outs and straighteners. And how do they get this fabulous texture? The top hair care secret all French women swear by is not washing your hair everyday. Too much washing can strip your hair of it’s natural oils, and leave it even more oily! causing your scalp to over compensate and actually end up leaving your hair even oilier than it was before, but with the added bonus of dry ends. Merde! If you simply can’t do 2nd day hair, spritz it with French hair care favourite Klorane Dry Shampoo, for perfect texture on the go.

3: Do Wear Your Perfume Like You Wear Your Lingerie

You wouldn't wear the same knickers everyday, so don't do it with your perfume. Don’t just wear the same perfume every day. Choose it to match your mood, outfit and setting. Spritz it on before getting dressed and you’ll be immersed in your chosen fragrance all day. Although a spritz of Chanel No 5 is never going to go out of style.

4 . Don’t think of a Face Mask as a “Treat”

A facemask is not a luxurious treat, but part of a skincare regime. In France this is a necessary part of life, not a luxury. A french woman knows the cumulative benefits of upkeep will only help enhance your beauty as you age. A firm French Favourite Avene Cleanance mask is enriched with french thermal water and is soothing and anti-irritating for all skin types.

5. Do wear Less Makeup

When you think of typical French makeup, does a dash of artfully smudged Chanel eyeliner of Marillon Cotillard and a swipe of Lancome L’Absolut red lipstick as loved by Audrey Tautou come to mind? Not the contouring tricks as loved by the Kardashians. With French makeup the emphasis is on healthy looking skin that done-but-not-done look. The emphasis is more on healthy, great-looking skin that allows a little colour to shine through, rather than being masked by it. Also, heavy makeup can sink into more mature skin accentuating fine lines and wrinkles. So go a little less is more and watch the years drop off.

6. Do Have a cold shower

It may have started with the unreliable Parisian pre-Napoleon plumbing, but it’s common in France to have a warm (not hot) shower, and finish with a blast of cold water. This has serious firming and toning benefits by enhancing circulation and diminishes the signs if cellulite. Follow up your shower with Decleor Aromessence Sculpt Firming Body Concentrate for extra firming benefits.

7. Do Embrace wrinkles.

Do as French women do, and instead of fighting the inevitability of aging, just embrace it. Laughter lines are a sign of a rich life, so why try and cover them up? Be happy with what we've got and not what we'll never have. The real secret to French beauty? Is confidence.

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