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Age-defying beauty and fashion tips

Do you want to know how to look great, all the time, at any age, any time? Follow these fail-safe age-defying tips and tricks to always looking your best.

Skin

The best age-defying skin secret is to protect your skin from the sun and harmful free radicals. Always cleanse your skin morning and night to wash away environmental aggressors that cause wrinkles. Never leave the house without applying SPF 30+ and give your skin a shot of moisture morning and night with nourishing creams.

A serum is also essential for ageing skins as they penetrate deeper into the skin layers. For a radiant complexion, exfoliate three times a week to buff away dead skin cells.

Hands are the biggest giveaway of your age. It is imperative that you protect your hands as well as your face from harmful UVA and UVB rays from the sun. Apply SPF 30+ daily and keep a hand cream on your desk for easy application when your hands feel dry.

If you’re thinking about Botox to help smooth lines and pump up the skin it’s important to have this done by a certified practitioner. Opting for Botox shouldn’t be taken lightly; it’s costly and only lasts up to three to four months, so you’re committed to having refills to maintain the results. You should never buy Botox online and inject your skin yourself — it’s dangerous and could end in a disaster with severe facial disfigurements.

Before Botox, try laser skin rejuvenation. MedLite Skin Rejuvenation treatments have proven results on repairing the dermal layer of the skin, increasing collagen in the fibroblast cells within the skin. After just four skin rejuvenation treatments you will see a noticeable improvement in your skin.

Benefits include, smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles, decrease in pore size, a brightening appearance of the skin’s colour giving a radiant complexion, evenness of skin texture, plus it also works wonders on lightening discolouration caused by years of sun exposure.

Tasteful make-up

The first tips to wearing tasteful, age-appropriate make-up is to never wear glitter, bright eye shadows, candy-coloured nail polish and lipstick hues that are made for under-20s. Don’t pack on thick foundation to fill wrinkles. Wear an age-defying foundation that works to help conceal fine lines, energise and radiate the skin. We love Revlon’s Age Defying Spa Foundation. It comes with an easy-to-use brush for application and is infused with antioxidants and vitamin C to revitalise the skin.

Coating your lashes in mascara is always a must as it helps to open and brighten up your eyes. Applying a smart lips shade; red, a deep plum or (in summer) soft pinks are failsafe options. Just remember to always line your lips first with pencil to avoid lipstick bleeding into fine lines around your mouth. A hint of bronzer or blush also still gets an ageless beauty nod.

Fashion

Avoid being accused of being “mutton dressed as lamb” by keeping your wardrobe elegant and age appropriate. Here are a few rules to stick too. Sky-high miniskirts, mid-riffs and hotpants are out over the age of 30, stripper high-heels, frills and bows are a no-go after 40 and over-50s should trade in leathers, plunging necklines and backless dresses. Wear sophisticated pieces with clean lines; think tailored pants, below-the-knee skirts, suit jackets and add in splashes of colour with prints and tasteful hues. Arm yourself with a serious carryall to attract all the attention.

Haircuts

There’s a certain point in our lives when hair just decides it doesn’t want to be long and lustrous anymore — it gives up on us before we’re ready. When this starts to happen it’s time to chop off your locks. Short hair can actually be more flattering. Think a nice choppy bob or a super-short pixie cut, Cate Blanchett style.

Hair colour

Don’t panic when flecks of silver start to shine through on your head. Colour works wonders on covering greys, you just have to be smart about choosing the right hue to help turn back the clock. Don’t go for a Vivienne Westwood-style flame-coloured mane, instead opt for highlights to help mask grey hair or go a darker shade. Just remember to always upkeep your roots.

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