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Anti-Aging Remedies Around the World: France

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Anti-Aging Remedies Around the World: France

Women worldwide have always been interested in aging gracefully. From snail mucin to spicy turmeric, the range of anti-aging rituals across the globe is astonishing.

Our first stop in a worldwide tour of natural anti-aging remedies: France.

Ooh La La

The land of decadent cheese and wine is also the land of gorgeous natural beauties. The average Frenchwoman ages gracefully by paying attention to the details of diet and skin care.

1. Staying slim

First Course: Cheese! By Frère Raphaël, via Wikimedia Commons

There has been chatter in the American media about how the French woman keeps a slim figure while eating the most decadent and fatty foods. Simple. Portion control. There is a culture of moderation when it comes to food. Instead of cutting out the bad stuff, they just eat less of it.

2. Applying the sea’s minerals

A little seaweed does wonders for the face By Rosier, via Wikimedia Commons

Thalassotherapy, a centuries-old practice of using seawater and sea plants as skin therapy, has been practiced in France for generations. You’ll find an array of mud wraps, algae facials, and seawater baths in seaside France to improve skin tone and hydration.

3. Using grapes for beauty

Grapes treat the spirit and the skin By Rosendahl, via Wikimedia Commons 

One of France’s most plentiful drinks- er fruits- is the almighty grape. Given its preponderance in French cuisine and culture, it is no surprise that the grape plays a central role in skincare. Grape seed extract supplements are used in France to boost levels of antioxidants in the blood. This protects collagen and elastin levels in the skin and give the skin that youthful elasticity and firmness.

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  • Julia Kahlig-Garuba
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