A Parisian Doctor Explains Why French Women Look Stunning at All Ages

French women are famous for maintaining great bodies and fresh skin. Moreover, they live longer.

Michel Cymes, a well-known Parisian doctor, TV star, and health consultant, wrote a book called Live Better and Longer, where he revealed the secrets allowing French women to look beautiful at any age. He shared these facts in his article, and the LikeAble team presents this important information to you.

Drink like a sommelier

Lots of people drink socially, and this can quickly develop into a habit. It harms the heart, dries skin and hair, and shortens life.

Drink like a sommelier. Pour some wine into a beautiful glass, and take a small sip. Enjoy the flavor, holding it in your mouth for as long as possible. If you’re used to relaxing with a drink every evening, skip a day or two. And gradually increase the number of “sober” days.

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Buy expensive sunglasses

If you don’t protect your eyes from sunlight it may accelerate such diseases as cataracts or macular degeneration. When buying new sunglasses, make sure:

They are wide enough (to the eyebrows) and have wide temples for maximum eye protection.
They have proper lenses. The best lenses are made of polycarbonate, plastic CR-39, and mineral glass. There should also be the European standard mark: CE.
They have category 3 UV protection.

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Eat garlic

French people eat lots of garlic. It serves as a great antioxidant, protecting cells from free radicals that accelerate the aging process. Besides, it prevents colon and rectal cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Garlic can also reduce the risk of breast and prostate cancer.

Your fridge should be impeccably clean

The older we are, the weaker our immune system is. It’s extremely important to protect it from various malicious viruses and bacteria. The fridge is an excellent environment for their growth, and if you don’t keep it clean, it becomes a breeding ground for harmful microorganisms such as mold, Listeria, E. coli, and Salmonella.

It’s necessary to wash your fridge at least twice a month. Instead of chemical detergents, use a sponge soaked in vinegar, and then wipe it with a soft dry cloth.

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Take care of your decollete

Most ladies diligently take care of their face and neck but for some unknown reason forget about their decollete. The skin there stretches and becomes thin without care. Make this simple ritual your everyday habit:

Moisturizing. There are many special creams for the decollete area, and all you need to do is apply them with soft circular motions, using your palm and moving upward. Five minutes a day is enough to stimulate the natural collagen production, which will prevent skin stretching.
Exfoliation. Use delicate skin care products with small particles or even without them.
Protection. In spring and summer the neckline area is under heavy exposure, so don’t hesitate to apply more sunscreen.
Another piece of advice: apply perfume to clothes, as alcohol dries the skin and nullifies your efforts.

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Dine in style

Treat food as a pleasant ritual. Set the table, then dine calmly and gladly. And in no way in front of a TV. Our stomach takes 20 minutes to tell the brain it’s full. When in front of a screen, a person eats faster and chews less, so you can miss the moment you should stop.

Learn a French workout

To prevent osteoporosis, exercise in water. Water aerobics and underwater cycling are the best types of fitness. First, when your body is under the water, your heartbeat slows and you can train harder. Second, water puts more load on the muscles but minimizes damage to the joints. And third, water massages the whole body.

In France, more and more people are keen on underwater cycling. Those who live at the coast have another alternative: running along the coast in water up to their chest.

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Find the perfect pillow

In order to stay healthy as long as possible, you need to provide proper rest for your muscles and tendons, especially in your neck.

If you suffer from neck pain, it’s time to pick up a pillow of good quality. If you like to sleep on your back, find a firm pillow. If you prefer to lie on your stomach, your choice is a thin elastic pillow that will keep your head in line with your spine.

Damn it all

When you blame yourself and worry because you’re not perfect, dreams of a long and healthy life become further and further from you. Just remember:

Nobody’s perfect. Your most important task is to accept it once and for all.
The world isn’t black and white; it’s much more complicated. This is what makes us unique, complicated, and interesting.

Striving for perfection can be exhausting. Listen to your desires, and live your life to the fullest.

Source Daily Mail
Author Michel Cymes