French women just know how to age gracefully! They have a way of remaining 'elegant' vs 'aged'. The only thing that looks 'aged' is their cheese, which goes with their wine, which none of them are giving up any time soon. (Love them for that) So how do they do it? What's their secret?
Aging well in France has nothing to do with a single solution says Zestnow.com. Instead, several factors contribute to the French lifestyle that promotes aging gracefully. Here are the anti-aging secrets of French Women from Zestnow.com.
The most important ageless factor? French women have the right attitude!
More than anything, confidence is the most important characteristic of French women. Once they reach 50, 60, 70, or 80, they do not allow their age to discourage them. They look at growing older as an opportunity to reinvent themselves in a way that is more chic and powerful. They dedicate time to getting ready in the morning so they look "just right" for the day. They carry themselves well with good posture, which is usually a habit from childhood. They exude confidence so that other people cannot help but think of them as significant, attractive women. (Our kind of babes!)
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French women like to pamper themselves. French women regard pampering their skin, hair and body as enjoyable, gratifying rituals. Parisians see taking care of their skin as a relaxing and luxurious experience. Not only are regular spa treatments good for the skin, but taking time to treat yourself can help de-stress from hectic, everyday life. Less stress may mean fewer wrinkles. They use little actual soap, preferring lotions, cleansers, toners and salves. According to a 2008 Mintel report, Frenchwomen spend about $2.2 billion a year on facial skin care — as much as Spanish, German and British women put together.
French women walk everywhere. Surprisingly, not many women in France are regular gym-goers or do strenuous exercise - yet they still maintain a slim physique as they grow older. This is because walking is part of their lifestyle. They don't drive or take a cab when they could spend 30 minutes walking to a destination instead. A few 15 or 20-minute strolls throughout the day have great benefits for weight control, health and relaxation.
French women stay thin. French food is full of cream, cheeses, and butter. But if you pay attention to how much they are actually eating, you would notice that their portions are much smaller than what Americans are used to. Women in France love food and savor every bite, but they don't overdo it. Binge eating is not chic, nor is it good for the waistline. They eat small portions of excellent, satisfying food, and little or no junk food. They really monitor their weight to catch and correct small weight gains. “French Women Don’t Get Fat,” is the title of Mireille Guiliano’s best seller, but it's really that French women won’t get fat.
French women don't overuse plastic surgery, fillers and Botox. They don't quickly start using Botox, facelifts, and lip plumpers once they realize they no longer look like they did in their 20s. While some do have "a little work done" they avoid the unattractive look of obvious procedures. Most avoid over-stretched skin, cat-like eyes from severe brow lifts, and lips which are too big for their facial proportions. French women have a different outlook to aging - take what you have, and make the most of it. They do frequently go to dermatologists, which are paid for by their national health insurance system.
French women know how to dress at any age. There's a reason why Paris is the fashion capital of the world. Women in France dress for their body type and age, whether they are 25 or 70. Those over 50 also start paying less attention to what is "trendy" in fashion, and start making friends with their tailor. A well-tailored suit or jacket can be found in the wardrobe of every French woman. For them, a few classic pieces that fit them perfectly is more important than having a whole closet filled with clothes that only make them look "so-so". They are willing to have fewer items but spend more on better quality pieces.
Speaking of ageless fashion, ZestNow.com has just created the ZestNow Shop for women featuring attractive, fashionable clothing, that looks terrific on 'ageless' babes.
Funny, I just realized after writing all this that although I am an ageless Italian American babe, I have a very French attitude. However, I must blame the Italian part for my wine and cheese 'portion sizes' being a little 'off'. Oh well.
Delusionally Young & Yours,