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WHAT FRENCH WOMEN KNOW ABOUT LOOKING AFTER YOUR DÉCOLLETÉ
THERE ARE CERTAIN PARTS OF THE BODY THAT FRENCH WOMEN PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO – THE DÉCOLLETÉ BEING ONE. NO ONE KNOWS BETTER THAN CLÉMENCE VON MUEFFLING, BORN INTO A DYNASTY OF BEAUTY EDITORS AT FRENCH VOGUE. SHE, HER MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHER SHARE DÉCOLLETÉ SKINCARE ADVICE FOR ALL AGES
Beauty journalist, Clémence von Mueffling, comes from an established French beauty dynasty. With both her mother and grandmother having worked as beauty editors at French Vogue and growing up holidaying with the Clarins and Lauder families, she was immersed in the worlds of skin, body and hair care from a young age
It was these early experiences that helped shape her beauty outlook and future career path. After working with iconic brands such as Clarins, Puig and Dior, she moved to New York in 2007 to make the natural transition into beauty journalism. First, she became beauty editor at Casas & Gente, an interiors and lifestyle magazine, for six years. Next, she launched her highly acclaimed online magazine, beautyandwellbeing.com. And now, she’s released her new book, Ageless Beauty, The Secrets to French Elegance, a must-read guide on all things French beauty.
Featuring three generations of beauty advice to suit women of all ages, each category is helpfully separated into tips for ‘Jeunesse’ (20 to 35-year-olds), ‘Plénitude’ (35 to 55-year-olds) and ‘Maturité’ (for those aged 55 and over). With summer firmly here, their advice on body care is particularly useful. “There are certain parts of the body that French women pay particular attention to: the décolleté, upper arms, hands and nails, and upper thighs (particularly due to cellulite), the veins on the legs, and the feet,” she writes.
Here, Clemence talks all things décolleté – from the best products to the techniques that will help slow down the ageing process.
The décolleté is the area under your neck and between your breasts. Though often overlooked, in reality, it needs extra daily care and attention. That’s because the skin of your décolleté is thinner and has fewer oil glands than the skin on other areas of your body, so it’s more likely to become dry due to a lack of natural hydration— which means wrinkles can easily form. In addition, we often forget to put sunscreen on this area, and if we wear shirts with V-necks or that have a few buttons undone, well, skin damage can occur. Unfortunately, there are no effective treatments to address a dry, damaged, and wrinkled décolleté, so it’s much better to be prepared and take the proper precautions.
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