22 April 2013

French Granny's Beauty Tips

You already know that I'm a huge fan of French beauty products. The French really know what they're doing when it comes to skin care. The following are beauty tips that I've learned since coming to France. I haven't tried all of them yet, but one of my favorite things about living in a new country is learning different tricks and tips like this. 



For skin as soft as a peach: Mix 1 part honey with 2 parts sour cream (crème fraiche). Rub into your skin and leave for 10 minutes, then rinse.

Get rid of zits: Make a mask by mixing nutmeg with a little bit of cold milk so that it makes a paste. Rub it onto your skin (where ever you tend to get acne) and let dry. 


Make your skin feel like Satin: Fill up the bath with warm water and mix in 3 cups of milk (not skim), 1/4 cup of powdered milk, and 1/2 cup of Cider Vinegar. Soak in the bath. (She didn't mentioned it, but I recommend rinsing yourself off with regular water at the end.)

Make your perfume last: Start by making sure you're spraying it onto an area of your skin that isn't too oily. Next, take a piece of absorbent material (cotton batting for quilts was recommended) and cut it up into small squares. Dip the squares in perfume. Put those little squares where ever you keep your clothes; drawers, closets, etc. This will help your clothes smell like perfume without overdoing it.


Get an excellent complexion: Mix 2 tablespoons of Baking Soda in about half a cup of water. Use it to wash your face and then apply a moisturizing cream. This works great for every skin type, gets rid of dead skin cells, and helps reduce acne. 


Alright, sharing time. What are some of your favorite beauty tips? Have you tried of any of these already? Do some of them seem a little out there?

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