Jennifer Lopez, Sandra Bullock, Julia Roberts, Demi Moore – These Hollywood A-listers are all well over 40, some even over 50, but we’ll bet you that whether you see them at the Oscars on Sunday or in the latest tabloids, your eyes will have you fooled! How do they do it? What are their anti-aging secrets? We know what you're thinking: Yes, they do have access to nutritionists, personal trainers, hair stylists, makeup artists, and even plastic surgeons if they take the fake route to anti-aging. However, let us let you in on a secret: Even if they take full advantage of all (or none) of these resources, like us, their daily habits and lifestyle choices will impact how they look, feel, and how they age. That’s a FACT! So whether you’re a celebrity or an average Joe, to stop the clock, the following is a must!
See a Skin Care Professional.
Just like celebs, you too have access to skin care professionals. Whether you’re concerned with wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, or dark circles, follow in celebs’ footsteps and let someone who has studied skin care help you. See a skin care professional at your local salon/spa and let him/her thoroughly analyze your skin and make proper recommendations.
Cleanse, Tone, Serum, Moisturize – REPEAT!
Demi Moore once told Marie Claire, “I'm a big believer in that if you focus on good skin care, you really won't need a lot of makeup.” Have you seen the 53 year old actress' skin recently? Take her advice on this one, and get into the habit of doing a full skincare routine morning and night!
Exfoliation should also be part of your weekly beauty routine, coming after you’ve cleansed and toned, and should be done 2-3 times a week. Celebs that have to walk red-carpets and be camera-ready 24-7 understand the importance of not over-doing it with harsh exfoliators that can lead to redness and irritation. Rather, safe chemical exfoliators or granular scrubs are used. Cindy Crawford’s facialist, for example, is an advocate for fine granular scrubs over anything too rough, to do the trick.
Be a Sleeping Beauty.
Perhaps one of the most notorious age-deifiers in Hollywood at the moment, Jennifer Lopez claims sleep to be her number one beauty secret. “Sleep is my weapon. I try to get eight hours a night. I think what works best is sleep, water—and a good cleanser." Follow in the footsteps of J-Lo and make sure to unwind, relax, and put your body to rest for at least 8 hours each and every night. And of course, clean your face before it hits the pillow!
Get Your Body Moving.
As Gwyneth Paltrow told People Magazine, “If you have a good sweat everyday it’s so detoxifying and good for your skin tone.” Whether you prefer to walk, practice yoga, do cardio, or lift weights, daily exercise is an anti-aging must.
Mansions, luxurious vacations, and being able to purchase designer shoes without the guilt – we know celebs can enjoy the finer things in life, but you need to remember to enjoy life too! Even if that means indulging in your favorite chocolates or splurging on a pair of shoes you’ve had your eyes on for a month, do it! We truly believe that happiness shows is truly one of the most important secrets to anti-aging.
Do you have any other anti-aging secrets? Share with us all in the comments below!