5 Australian Beauty Secrets You Never Knew You Needed

Like French women, Aussies have an enviably effortless approach to beauty. They’ve perfected tousled waves, minimal makeup, and the appearance of sun-kissed skin. But although it may seem like they’ve just come back from a day at the beach, the truth is there’s a lot that goes into their beauty routine.

“People think Aussies are really laid-back about beauty, which I don’t believe is true,” shares Australian-based Frank Body’s co-founder, Jess Hatzis. “I think we put a lot of effort into it, but in less obvious ways.” For instance, like K-beauty devotees, Aussies favor facials, a healthy complexion, and protecting skin from sun damage above all else. Byrdie AU editor Lisa Patulny adds that when your skincare routine does all of the heavy lifting, you could go minimal on the makeup.

Keep scrolling for more Aussie skincare, makeup, and hair secrets you’ll want to make note of.

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