What makes a French woman stand out? The answer lies in being authentic and owning their uniqueness. Even with minimal products and very little effort, a French woman will manage to make a statement. The secret to their graceful beauty is keeping it simple, yet cool and edgy.

Are you wondering what a French woman’s beauty routine looks like? Well, you’ll be surprised to know that they believe in the ‘less is more’ ideology.

Here are all the rules that every woman who wants to follow a French beauty routine should know.

 

Rule #1: Less is more

Rule #1: Less is more

Less is more is the thumb rule to follow. Play up any one element—if you’re going for a bold red lip, then make sure you tone down the foundation and blush. Or if you’re opting for a heavy-duty smokey eye, then team it with a muted lip colour.

 

Rule #2: Skincare over makeup, any day

Rule #2: Skincare over makeup, any day

If you want to follow a French beauty routine, then remember it is skincare first, makeup second. If your skin is dry, rough and bumpy, your makeup is not going to glide on smoothly. And that’s not all! Dull skin will show even under layers of makeup. Therefore, before you put your makeup skills to good use, remember that skincare needs to be your top priority.

 

Rule #3: Enhance your natural beauty

Rule #3: Enhance your natural beauty

French beauty is all about believing in what you’re gifted with. So, instead of going for luxurious keratin and chemical treatments, pamper your tresses with a deep-conditioning mask or a DIY hair mask from time to time. Similarly, choose facials over fillers. Treat your skin with gentle care. And, read the less-is-more rule once again!

 

Rule #4: Feel good to look good

Rule #4: Feel good to look good

French beauty is about feeling good. If you’re feeling good, you’re looking good. Your confidence level is automatically going to go a level up. It is, therefore, a great idea to indulge in masking at least twice or thrice every week before hitting the sheets or a warm bubble bath. Skincare indulgences like these will make you feel great from within.

 

Rule #5: Natural goodness for the win

Rule #5: Natural goodness for the win

Did you know that French beauty is big on natural remedies? Yes, much like our dadima ke nuskhe. Want glowing skin in a jiffy? Treat your skin to the goodness of honey. Aiming for shiny, luscious locks? Coconut oil to the rescue. Simply look around in your kitchen and reach for skin-loving and hair-loving ingredients that can take your beauty game a notch up.