First we were told that French women didn’t get fat and now we’re being told that they don’t age as fast as us either.

Studies have revealed that by the time we reach 40, a French woman looks some seven years younger than her British equivalent. 89% of women, all British, asked in the survey agreed that French woman aged more gracefully.

Beauty retailers say it is not just the early uptake of anti-ageing cream by our European neighbours, but the much larger sum of money a French woman is prepared to pay for good skin.
In France, a girl will start using anti-ageing cream as early as age 15. In the UK we wait till we’re 25 to get to grips with serums and anti-ageing weaponry; long after the damage has already been done some may say. And even then, only half of us will keep up the good work.

On top of that, in France women will spend twice as much on skincare than us – figures for skincare sales come in at a staggering £1.9 billion every year as a nation, more than anywhere else in the world, compared to just £854 million by us in the UK.

If you have spent too much time in the sun you may be starting to notice the long term effects of sun damage – the fine lines & wrinkles, pigmentation, freckles, sun spots – are all caused by sun exposure. Here at Air Aesthetics we always recommend using a sun cream with high zinc content and a high SPF factor. We also offer a complementary 3D skin analysis.

“Great skin is the number one indicator to your age” says Dr Claire Oliver, Air Aesthetics….”stiimulating collagen production from cell to surface will promote skin rejuvenation from the inside out providing you with healthier, refreshed, revitalized skin. I recommend the Obagi range of skincare products to my clients.”