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Top 8 French Beauty Secrets

Making your skin look flawless, does not necessary mean makeup. All you need is a proper skincare routine and taking extra precautions when in the sun. This is why French women are so meticulous about their skincare routine.

What you can do: Try to use more natural products, that is mineral oil-free, silicone-free, paraben-free, and dye-free formula.

These are some of their common used products.

 For Eye Makeup Remover, try Yves Rocher Pur Bluet Express makeup remover. The deep-blue hue consists of hand-picked cornflower as its natural pigment.
 Protect your skin by applying Crème Simon Daily Defense UV Protector SPF 50 sunscreen. A lightweight oil and alcohol free product, best if it’s applied before makeup.

Natural beauty is very important for French women who prefer not to feel behind a mask of make-up. Many often add colour to either their eyes or lips, not both. Other apply just a couple of coats of mascara and some lipstick, with little to no foundation – just concealer where needed.

Products Recommended to recreate the look :

 Lips: Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick. A bold lipstick enhancing your confidence but also giving you something to brighten your mood if it’s a bad skin day.

 Face: Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat has many functions. It can brighten the complexion creating a healthy and natural glow, finishing with a luminous and natural look.

 Eyes: Finishing the look with Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils in the colour high density black.

Masks represent moments of indulgence for French women, whether applied after work during the week or on the weekend. Natural, home-made masks are the best. Yves Rocher offers various masks depending on your skin type. If you prefer home mask, here are some ingredients to take note:

 Honey, yogurt, berries, avocados

France is famous for it’s many mineral water springs, the benefits of which are often harnessed in beauty products. French women definitely take an inside-out approach to this ingredient of choice but they also love mineral water sprays and use them daily. Just a quick spritz instantly moisturizes the skin and wakes it up.

 To hydrate your skin try Eau Thermale Avène spring water spray, which has soothing properties, reducing redness from irritated skin. Refreshing your skin in the meantime.

Sufficient sleep is required to attain glowing skin. Sleep is crucial to your skin as the body’s hydration re-balances. Lack of sleep can cause puffy bags under your eyes,under-eye circles dryness and wrinkles. It is recommended that 7-8 hours of sleep is needed for an adult daily.

Cold showers specifically are another French beauty secret. Cold water significantly improves your blood circulation so after the usual routine with warm water, they like to turn the cold tap on.

French women believe that washing hair everyday will strip the scalp of nourishing oils. Disgusting? Au contraire! Shampooing only twice or thrice a week is just enough to keep your hair strong, shiny, and, yes, clean.

Letting hair dry naturally after a shower, without even brushing it, is another popular French beauty secret, and here’s why: blow-drying makes the hair dry and brittle. To add a little something to the hair try René Furterer 5 Sens Enhancing Dry Oil. This product contains so much natural ingredients such as jojoba oil, castor oil, sweet almond oil, avocado oil and safflower oil. These will add softness, hydration and shine to your hair.

Brushing your hair from the bottom up with your head flipped over helps rid your scalp of dirt and gives your hair room to breathe,

Last but not least, perfumes plays a very important role in French beauty: they are part of who you are and in France you’re just not dressed until you’ve applied your signature fragrance. Grab the latest fragrance from Chanel and see if it’s your signature fragrance!

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