What is it about French women that make them so effortlessly chic? We’ve done some digging and come up with the top ten beauty rules that women in the city of lights swear by. So pour yourself a glass of wine, pull your hair back into a loose chignon, and take notes as we tap into the French woman’s guide to beauty.
Hydration is the key
Mireille Guiliano, author of bestselling book French Women Don’t Get Fat, puts skin hydration at the top of her list of beauty secrets. She recommends drinking a full glass of water before bed and again immediately after waking up. Not only is this your skin's best weapon of defense, but it also works wonders for your diet, as we will often reach for empty calories when we mistake our body’s thirst for hunger.
Say ‘oui’ to a healthy, bright smile!
Also, brushing your teeth after eating has been known to prevent over-snacking between meals--doing double duty for both your smile, and your waistline!
It’s all about the DIY home remedies
A big fan of taking care of what you’ve got and emphasizing natural beauty, she highlights an old family recipe for shiny hair that she guarantees will give your locks that natural coveted lustre and sheen. For Mathilde’s hair mask, simply mix avocado, egg yolk, olive oil and rum. Apply it to your hair and rinse after 20 minutes.