1. Be yourself and accept your ageing skin
French women very much believe that beauty and wellness are about accepting who you are and making the most of what you have. They have a phrase, joie de vivre which means enjoy life. Rather than try to reverse the ageing process, French women embrace their ageing skin, preferring to focus on skincare for skin health.
When it comes to ageing skin, French author Clemence von Mueffling in her book Ageless Beauty, explains:
“Understanding what happens as you get older is the first step toward devising a skincare plan that will be the most effective for your own unique needs.”
She goes on to explain that French women aren’t interested in Botox or injections because they aren’t a preventative treatment and they don’t last. There is a focus instead on a skincare regime that will protect and treat ageing skin for radiance. Often we forget that skin radiance is not just linked to youthful skin, it is a sign of healthy skin.