Feel Sexy Right NOW! The French Way.

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When I was 17, I bought a book called “French Chic”. This book contained all the “secrets” french women used to feel & look sexy.

Over the years, I adapted some of their secrets, & whenever I need a “lift”, I incorporate what these french women shared.

First, what is sexy? Sexy isn’t a look or a style, it’s a state of mind. A vibration you emanate as a result of a “feeling”.  A feeling of self-worth, confidence, happiness, security in who you are. It’s not really about your skin, your clothes, your hair, if your pretty or not, or even your weight. When you are secure in who you REALLY are & embrace that person, you emanate sexiness.

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So what are some of the tips these french women shared? Here are some of my favorite tips…

  1. NEVER go to bed with make up on! Take the proper steps to cleanse, tone & nourish your skin BEFORE you go to bed. They are fully aware that your body repairs itself when we sleep. Going to sleep with makeup on is sabotage to your skin

  2. ALWAYS use moisturizer. Keep your skin hydrated always! Additionally, they spritz water on their face throughout the day.

  3. DRINK plenty of water! We all know the importance of drinking enough water everyday. Water is treated as a luxury in France. Sexy French women drink a lot of water because they know it improves their skin. They use micellar water as part of their cleansing routine.

  4. PAMPER your skin, all of it! When you’re in the shower or taking a bath, exfoliate your skin with a natural scrub. They understand that our body is capable of repair itself & with proper care, you can have the best skin imaginable. They embrace the aging process, they don’t fight to look 20 forever! (This is a state of mind also). Taking care of their skin is something french women do to pamper themselves & they thoroughly enjoy it!

  5. EXFOLIATE at least once a week. French women treat their face to a mask & exfoliation at least once a week.

  6. ROUTINE skincare. While routines vary, they look something like this: cleanser, serummoisturizer, eye cream & products for specific issues such as unevenness or dullness. 

  7. LOVE your body. Take notice of how your body feels when you nurture it with lotions & creams, keeping it hydrated & soft. Show gratitude what your body has done for you over the past years. Appreciate yourself! Good skincare will always reveal better skin & French women realize this.

  8. PREVENTION. They practice prevention from their youth so they have to do less treatment later. They start on eye creams & serums in their teens or early twenties. This approach means their skin looks better longer. My aunt who lived in Paris for many years, taught me this when I was 10! She helped me come up with a skincare routine back then. Skincare routine years BEFORE makeup!

  9. WEAR Lingerie under your clothes just for you! Just doing this automatically makes you FEEL sexy! French women don’t need a special occasion for nice underwear. I discovered that underwear isn’t just underwear, it’s “lingerie” & it reflects an art of living — a philosophy dedicated to an enhanced well-being.

  10. NO FUSS Hair. They’re not fussy about hair. Have you ever noticed a french woman’s hair? They have a style, while chic, that is very much carefree. Always think “natural” & “low maintenance.” Think “sex” hair.

  11. EMBRACE your age. Rather than try to hide the fact that you’re aging, embrace it! That’s the French philosophy They do their best to protect their skin from aging but when it occurs, they don’t fight it.

  12. MASSAGE. French women painstakingly cake on product after product to keep their skin looking young & fabulous! As Americans, we tend to stop at the neck or even worse the chin. French women go beyond these two points by working the chest into their routine. By keeping your neck & chest supple you’ll increase your facial skins appearance as well.

  13. ATTITUDE towards life. French women enjoy EVERYTHING they do! It could be something as simple as walking to the Metro, buying food in a store, eating a piece of pastry, or the way she wears her clothes. It’s all about attitude. French women radiate confidence & a sexy allure, no matter what they do. She could be having the worst day possible, but no one would know it. Feel gorgeous, act gorgeous & you’ll be gorgeous.

  14. Lipstick is a french women’s girl’s best friend. They might not be into tons of makeup, but, they will ALWAYS wear lipstick!

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French women are known for having beautiful skin so their secrets are important! They believe in being the best they can at any age & that’s certainly a lesson we can all learn. Rather than stressing over what we don’t like about ourselves, let’s focus on the things we LOVE about ourselves, doing the best we can & be content in that!

What are your favorite secrets?

Till next time…

 

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2 thoughts on “Feel Sexy Right NOW! The French Way.

  1. I have read ”Forever Chic”, a book about French style and all other habits in general. It’s quite similar to what you said.
    And I really enjoyed reading your post!

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