Former supermodel Elle Macpherson says she exfoliates morning and night, every day. “It’s the only way to keep skin soft, smooth and glowing,” she explains. Most of us should find that exfoliating two to three times a week will deal to dead skin cells and give the serums and moisturisers we apply a better shot at working. Go for a product that’s non-abrasive and that will put something back into the skin.
“You can get any plastic surgery in the world, but hair colour is what enables women to look younger longer,” says former supermodel Cindy Crawford (46). Don’t take your hair too dark, or you’ll wash out your skin. It’s safer not to go more than three shades lighter or darker than your natural colour. Steer clear of golds if you have yellow-toned skin, and stay away from reds if you have pink cheeks – brown is the most flexible colour.
Jennifer Aniston (43) has a morning ritual. Every morning she lays refreezable ice packs on her eyes. The ice constricts blood vessels and so it helps to reduce puffiness. Jen may also find her eyes are less puffy if she switches to a lighter eye cream at night.
The Project Runway star (39) reckons self-tanner is an instant anti-ager and says she often leaves gold marks on her sheets.
Her porcelain skin is one of 44-year-old actress Nicole Kidman’s greatest assets and she’s obsessive about staying out of the sun. She begs movie directors to keep her in the shade and if she can’t avoid exposure, then uses a specially formulated super-strong sunscreen – even in winter.
Actress Diane Lane (47) is a fan of acupuncture face-lifts. This is an age-old practice where fine needles are inserted into the face to treat fine lines, enlarged pores, sagging and skin tone. It works by stimulating the skin to produce more collagen and a series of around 12 treatments over two to three months is recommended.