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French Beauty Secrets

BY Sarah · June 19, 2012


I recently returned home after traveling with my Sister all over Italy and France. I fell in love with the food, fashion, culture and lifestyles. I was especially fascinated by the timeless beauty and style of French women. A few of my favorite French beauty icons are Brigitte Bardot and Catherine Deneuve. Regardless of age, everyone in France appeared effortless-chic from head to toe. I decided to do some research about their meticulous skincare regimens and favorite products to share with you.

French women definitely know how to indulge and pamper themselves.  They believe that the key to radiant skin and hair is hydration. To flush out environmental toxins, start out each day off with a large glass of water. It seems so simple, but without ample hydration, the rest of your beauty routine is worthless. French women consider water their #1 secret weapon for beautiful skin and hair.  French women are not afraid to use a blast of cold water in the shower to improve circulation and create a healthy glow.  Worshiping the sun is looked down upon in France and they always apply an SPF lotion to prevent sun damage. They believe there is nothing wrong with a gorgeous tan from a tube! Taking good care of your skin should be a never-to-be-neglected daily ritual and that is how French women master aging gracefully.


Favorite French Products:

1. Caudalie Beauty Elixir : This antioxidant rich facial oil, comes in a convenient spray bottle and is a favorite of Carla Bruni!

2. Boiron Calendula Ointment : French “It Girl” Clemence Poesy loves this multi-purpose ointment that soothes and heals skin irritations naturally.

3.  Sampar Nocturnal Line-Up Mask : French women love to indulge and pamper themselves with face masks and this one is a real treat that nourishes your skin while you sleep.

4.  Absolution La Solution + Energie  : Serums are very popular in France and Vanessa Paradis is a fan of this organic, immunity boosting treatment.

Last but not least, French women believe a lovely bottle of champagne and divine perfume should never be underestimated.

Au revoir!

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