Guest Post – Zara’s 10 Beauty Lessons from French Girls

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Author bio: Zara Lewis is a designer and a regular contributor to highstylife.com, devoted to implementing healthy life habits in every aspect of life of her family and friends. She seeks for beauty in everything that surrounds her. Romantic soul and tech geek in one body. She enjoys hiking, cycling, yoga and cooking.

We don’t know about you, but when someone says ‘eternal beauty’, our thoughts go straight to French women and their flawless style. If you are thinking in the same way, you surely know what fashion and beauty are really about – minimalism that is seemingly effortless, but a lot of money and effort are actually invested in it. Here are ten beauty lessons we can learn from French girls, enjoy!

1. Drink Wine Regularly

French ladies know that beauty comes from within, which is exactly why they love to drink red wine regularly. Aside from its satisfying taste, it has magnificent health benefits and anti-aging properties, since it is rich in antioxidants which prevent the growth of bacteria that cause acne. Cheers!

2. Less Is Definitely More

This motto is particularly important when it comes to makeup. French girls perfected the art of applying eyeliner and took it to the next level which seems unattainable to us, mortals. If you ask a Parisienne, everything is about great-looking skin and minimal makeup.

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3. Eat What You Want and Don’t Make a Fuss About It

Yes, these girls do eat, and they actually enjoy it! They don’t count calories, but are actually concerned about sugar in their food. The key to success is eating well (organic if possible), without excessive snacking between meals.

4. The Art of Effortlessness

Even though French girls are often considered as ladies who invest little to no effort in their skincare, they are putting a lot of it in order to look effortless, which is definitely an art itself. Knowing the basics is an ace up their sleeve, and that surely does the trick for them. For example, investing in high quality skin care products like Cosmedix is a must and by using some of the best makeup products out there like Bourjois or Mac, they are able to look flawless, even during Saturday morning jogs along Seine.

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5. Stick to an Appropriate Skincare Routine…

In order to preserve glowing skin for a lifetime, these women are sticking to a routine that works for them. When compared to others, who treat skin care as a remedy when a particular problem arises, it is clear that French ladies think that prevention is better than cure.

6. …and Extend It Downwards

Aside from taking care of their face, the French are extending their skincare routine downwards – to their neck and décolletage. Of course, they do not stop at that point, but continue with treating their whole body with respect. They actually do whatever makes them feel good about themselves!

7. Go to the Gym if You Feel Like It

No, working out in the gym is not a must if you ask these ladies. They take pleasure in whatever they do, and the majority of them are not keen on sweating out in such a cramped place. Their motto is therefore: If you feel like it, go for it!

8. Beauty Treatments are Not a Taboo Subject

Even though French ladies are growing old gracefully, beauty treatments are not a taboo subject for them. Gentle chemical peel, minor laser skin resurfacing… Why not? If that is your cup of tea, make an appointment at the nearest facial rejuvenation clinic and solve your problem in no time.

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9. Red Lips are a Huge Yes

Apart from smudged black eyeliner, red lips are an absolute must. These will surely make a statement and complement any outfit – even the casual one. Such a lipstick is basically a part of identity of any fashion-forward Parisienne.

10. Forget about Blow Drying

Hair is extremely important to French women, and it needs to be flawless at any moment. However, this doesn’t mean that you should rely on blow drying – on the contrary, this is a huge no when it comes to hair care. Trust the French girls and let it air dry.

As you can see, everything is about balance – eating well, drinking red wine, and taking care of yourself in the best possible way. French girls really mean business when it comes to these, and we should better look up on them – the benefits are truly magical.

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