10 ways to look 10 years younger!
Avoiding those age giveaways is easier than you think
The colour of our brows pales as we age, so adding a bit of colour and definition works wonders when it comes to rolling back the years. A fail-safe option is a brow gel that you apply to the hairs with a spoolie brush – it looks like a small mascara. This adds colour and thickness without the risk of you overdoing it.
✿ Glossier Boy Brow, £14, glossier.com
The skin on your neck is actually thinner than that on your face, and needs to be treated to plumping and hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid to ward off creases and crepiness. Sometimes, the solution is as simple as applying your skincare must-haves to your neck as well as your face, but if you're willing to spend the extra pennies, there are products out there specifically targeted at plumping up that area.
✿ Super Facialist Hyaluronic Acid Firming Neck & Chest Smoothing Cream, £19.99
We all know that our lips thin as we age, but there’s no need to resort to a filler. Scribble a highlighter pencil in the centre of your top and bottom lip, and blend outwards with your fingers. Leave as it is or finish with a slick of gloss over the top. This gives the appearance of plumper, fuller lips.
✿ George At Asda Pearl Strobe Crayon, £2.99
An Oral B study asked 2,000 British people to estimate the age of a model in two photos, one of which showed discoloured teeth, while the other had been doctored to whiten her teeth. On average, the doctored image was estimated to be 13 years younger. Who knew knocking off over a decade was as simple as whitening your smile?
✿ Colgate Expert Complete Max White Toothpaste, £11.99
5 DARK SPOTS
As we age, our skin produces melanin less efficiently, and it can collect and cause dark spots. Including a glycolic acid toner in your skincare routine will help the colour build-up fade a little. It won’t eliminate them, though, so a BB cream or concealer to cover them up is a great tool, too.
✿ The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution, £6.80
✿ Garnier SkinActive BB Cream 5-in-1 Daily Moisturiser, £9.99
6 GLOWING skin
Dry skin shows up fine lines and wrinkles, and dulls your complexion. For a quick fix, dab your favourite serum or face oil on bare skin or over make-up, applying it to the tops of your cheekbones and the centre of your forehead and chin. This will give you an instant radiance boost.
✿ L’Oréal Paris Extraordinary Facial Oil, £19.99
The area between the top of your neck and your bust has fewer oil glands than the rest of your body, so it easily becomes crepey. Always use a rich moisturiser with built-in
SPF when it’s on show.
✿ Vaseline Intensive
Care Mature Skin Rejuvenation, £5.99 ✿ Johnson’s Baby Oil, £2.09 ✿ Solait By Superdrug
Mini 30 SPF Moisturising Sun Lotion, £2.99
Embrace your crow’s feet – they’re laughter lines that show you’ve lived. What we’re not so happy with are the dark circles and puffiness. Use a caffeineinfused eye cream to constrict the tiny blood vessels at the surface of your skin and tone down redness and swelling.
✿ Origins Ginzing Refreshing Eye Cream To Brighten & De-Puff On-The-Go, £16.50
Lashes go grey and thin, just like your hair. Rather than piling on the mascara, try our approved salon duo – the lash tint and the lash lift. A lash tint dyes your lashes darker, making them look thicker. A lift perms them, giving them a Disney-like curl and making them look longer. We recommend Nouveau Lashes LVL treatment, from £45, which combines the two.
Broken capillaries can cause patches of redness, particularly across the cheeks. Concealing them turns back the clock no end. Look for lightweight formulas that won’t look cakey or dull your glow.
✿ Bourjois Healthy Mix Anti-Fatigue