French beauty secrets

Posted: 18th June, 2012 11:28 am / By The Naked Bodycare Team

How do French women always seem to look so immaculate when they’re surrounded by all those delicious pastries? Well, apart from having willpowers of steel, chances are they bear in mind a few natural beauty secrets too. Want a few tips? Then read on…

Make the most of lemons. Lemons are packed full of powerful antioxidants which are great for your skin, digestion, immune system and all-round health, but they can also be utilised in your beauty regime. If you’re a fan of dark nail polish you can remove the yellowish tinge that sometimes results by soaking your tips in a mixture of lemon juice and warm water, and don’t let the rest of it go to waste—put the rest of the lemon in your tea or water for a refreshing and antioxidant-packed drink.

Get pampered. French women stick to a strict beauty routine to keep looking their best, with regular massages and facials being a key part of it. If you want the same kind of spa experience without the price tag just whip up a face mask at home—mash up some cherries and pomegranate seeds and apply to the face for 6 minutes, then remove with a warm towel. You’ll boost circulation whilst brightening and firming your skin for that just-out-of-the-beauty-salon feel.

The power of grapes. Grapes are another fruit known for their antioxidant and moisturising benefits, and it couldn’t be easier to make the most of them. Just mash up some grapes and apply directly to the skin, or even cut a grape in half and rub it across your face before washing off after 15 minutes—it’ll give skin a great moisture boost to leave it softer and more youthful, and it can also help boost circulation too.

These are just a few French beauty secrets you might like to try, and with all of them being full of fruity goodness you’ll be a natural goddess in no time.