In recent years, there’s been an increased interest in various aspects of French culture in terms of health, wellness, and beauty care. From the widespread popularity of French cosmetics to the bestselling book French Women Don’t Get Fat by Mireille Guiliano, we’ve seen a resurgence in Francophilia in the United States. “Freedom Fries” aside, America has a quiet love affair with all things French. But what’s their secret when it comes to attaining beautiful and youthful-looking skin? The secret is ultimately common sense, consistency, and the right skin care products. Let’s see what we can learn from our European counterparts.
For starters, the French generally use makeup less and rely on basic, preventative skin care more than Americans do. Facials are incredibly important, as evidenced by the large number of salons and spas found throughout France If you don’t have time to schedule a facial regularly, a better option would be [C] Renewal. It’s a daily face cream that moisturizes and replenishes dry skin and helps to protect your face in lieu of hitting up the spa every weekend. Product lines like [C] Renewal prove that you don’t need to empty your bank account to get quality skin care.
In addition, the French tend to focus less on aggressive and abrasive skin care techniques in favor of more gentle methods. They emphasize cleansing the skin on a regular basis rather than bombarding it with unnecessary and unnatural chemicals.
One extremely effective way to start your day off right is with the right cleanser Morning Cleanser. Use it place of soap when you first hop out of bed, chose your moisturizer to provide a solid baseline level of protection for your skin. If you’re going to be outside in the sun all day, Sothys’ High Protection Care SPF30 sun screen is a must.
For long-lasting and effective skin care, we’d all be wise to heed the example of the French in many regards. One hallmark of French skin care is an emphasis on starting young with anti-wrinkle and anti-aging creams.
Sothys’ Anti-Aging Cream Grade 1 is a great way to combat lines and wrinkles at any age. In fact, Sothys entire line of anti-aging creams can stop lines from forming and even help repair the ones you already have. Finally, the French tend to focus on high-quality beauty products like the ones we’ve already mentioned. As skin-care is ultimately a long-term investment, the French recognize the difference between penny-wise and pound-foolish.