You'll be glad to hear it's not all surgery and expensive magical creams that keeps the stars looking so fresh-faced. These celebs have some simple and sensible anti-ageing advice for you!
Ever feel like the rich and the famous have some sort of divine knowledge on how to stay looking young forever, which they’re selfishly keeping a secret from all us mere mortals?
Well we’ve got some good news, we’ve found some celebs who are willing to spill the beans on how they do it. And you’ll be pleased to hear it’s not all down to surgery and ridiculously expensive wrinkle-zapping serums that you’d never be able to afford. Some of the best anti-ageing advice is actually just the most simple. And while we’re sure they must have the odd pricey product that they’re keeping schtum about, most of this advice is actually surprisingly easy for you to follow at home.
And our favourite of these tips? The ones that these women have learnt from their mothers. Surely that’s the best advice you can ever follow?
Have a read through these celebrity anti-ageing secrets and prepare to be amazed at how easy it is to look this good.
Now we’ll just take the incredible hair, make-up and styling teams too and we’ll be on our way… no? Doh.
Would you believe that Helen Mirren is 69? No, nor would we! It’s easy to see why the star was named the new face of L’Oréal’s Age Perfect late last year. And luckily, the star is no stranger to letting us in on a top anti-ageing tip.
Here are 6 gems she’s shared with the media:
‘I try to sleep as much as possible. It’s very important and, as you get older, even more so.
I have to have my 8 hours of sleep a night.‘
2. Let worries go
‘My mother told me an amazingly wise thing that I’ve found to be true, which is that you should never worry about getting older. Because an amazing thing happens. As you reach each age you find, like a miracle, you’ve got the weapons, or tools, to deal with it.’
‘I’m not obsessive when it comes to looking after my skin. I have always used moisturiser at night and in the morning it makes me feel better and to me that’s what I want from it. It doesn’t have to make me look 10 years younger: it’s all about how it makes me feel better that day.’
4. Remove your make-up
‘My biggest beauty advice is just to make sure you clean your skin really well and don’t smoke.’
5. Try a new hairstyle
‘Be bold with your cut! Really look at what young people are doing and copy them – don’t copy what old people are doing. I loved it when I dyed my hair pink. A lot of women get stuck at what they are good at and what they did between the ages of 18 and 28, and they never have the courage to change that.’
6. Make time for you
‘Everybody has moments of massive insecurity, and I think anything that makes you feel more confident and more secure in yourself is a great thing. It’s tough for a lot of women with busy schedules or limited resources: they are incredibly busy and have difficult lives. To stop for a few seconds to say: “You know what, I can sit down, have a breather, a cup of tea or a bath and think, “Yes, I’m worth it, my life is worth it” is so important.’We think Helen’s hairstyle perfectly suits her age without being too frumpy too, here’s how to pick the best hairstyle to suit your age if you’re looking for a change.
Appearing on National telly and awards shows means your appearance is always under scrutiny, but Strictly presenter Tess Daly, 44, looks flawless year after year. She told The Mirror:
‘Tinted moisturiser is more forgiving than foundation. You still get even coverage, but your skin looks fresher than if it’s coated in a cream, and it doesn’t sit in your pores.’
Fitness champ, mum-of-three, and face of Garnier, we reckon Davina knows a thing or two about anti-ageing. She says that the best thing you can do for your skin is sleep (and we have to say we agree with this one wholeheartedly, it’s just getting some that’s the problem…). She told The Daily Express:
She also tweeted us with this tip:
This lovely lady looks as though she’s 10 years younger than her 54 years. We asked Lorraine for her top anti-ageing tip, to which she replied:
If only a smile could banish all our beauty woes. Sigh.
Lulu, who’s been gracing our screens since the 60s, still looks fresh faced and gorgeous. She told the Daily Mail the top anti-ageing tip that she learnt from her mum:
Did you know Emma Forbes is 48? No, neither did we! The TV presenter has always looked fabulous and seems to have barely aged during the time we’ve seen her on our TV screens. We asked Emma for her top anti-ageing tip and what was her advice?
The gorgeous 47-year-old actress told the lovely Kate Garraway during an interview the secrets behind her glowing skin:
Kate Moss, who turned 40 this year (and still somehow looks like a fresh faced twenty-something year old – how?), knows a thing or two about how to look great in a hurry or when you’re having an off-day. She swears by putting her face in a sink full of iced water and cucumber to reduce puffiness:
Danielle, who’s 30, still looks like she’s barely 20! But living in a house with no less than four boys, little ones Archie, Harry, and George, and hubby Jamie, she knows the importance of looking after her skin when you’re a busy mum. Speaking to OK magazine she said:
goodtoknow had the pleasure of meeting Myleene recently and we can confirm that she’s as flawless in person as she is on your TV screen (annoyingly!). But what’s her secret? She told Woman and Home magazine:
‘If you’re feeling tired or just a little flat, a white shirt acts as an automatic light reflector. When I’m on a photo shoot, there is usually a reflective sheet held under my chin or face to brighten up the image. Wearing a white or light top does exactly the same job and is a canny trick employed by nearly every celebrity I know when they’re having an ‘off day’!’
For Kate Garraway, who has to get up at 3am everyday and be ready to greet the whole country in the morning, she’s learnt a few tricks to stay looking at her best, which she shared with the Mirror:
‘Moisturisers rejuvenate the skin so I apply mine religiously, both morning and night.
‘Drinking water is vital. I know it’s boring and hard to drink enough in cold weather but it really makes a big difference. As well as working wonders for the skin, it also stops you snacking!’
Tamzin, 43 and mum-of-two girls, told the Daily Mail her top tips for making sure she’s looking at her best:
We’ve all got a beauty tip that we’ve picked up from mum, which was usually passed down by her mum before her. Dannii shared the Minogue women’s family anti-ageing secret passed down from the women in her life with Australia’s biggest fashion blogger, Donny Galella:
Lovely Michelle Collins, 51, best known for her role in Coronation Street, is constantly in the line of the camera and knows what keeps her looking at her best. She told the Daily Mail:
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Actress-turned-psychologist Pamela (also Billy Connely’s wife) who appeared on Strictly Come Dancing in 2010, must have thought appearing on the programme did her the world of good. The star told The Mirror:
The wonderful Mary Berry is 78! And we just can’t believe it! Never seen in a dull outfit, the Queen of baking told The Daily Express:
‘Eating well is important, but I don’t go in for sugar-free diets. You should have little bit of everything. I will always eat cake. I think it cheers you up. Have a small slice, not too often.’
You’d never ever guess that whilst presenting BBC Breakfast three times a week, this star was commuting 1000 miles a week between her family home in London to the BBC studios in Manchester. Whilst also finding time to help her kids with their homework, make them dinner, and look that fabulous.
When she appeared on Strictly Come Dancing Susanna’s make-up artist, Bryony Blake, prepped her skin using L’Oreal Paris Magic Touch Instant Blur, £8.66.
44-year-old Welsh beauty Catherine told the Daily Mail that many of her beauty secrets to staying youthful lie in her kitchen, as much as in here make-up bag:
We love a homemade beauty product at goodtoknow, and we’ve got loads of recipes to make them.
Pop princess Kylie still looks incredible at 45, even after battling breast cancer in her late 30s. The singer told Woman and Home magazine that staying youthful isn’t all down to expensive products and treatments – thank god. She uses good ol’ fashioned Pond’s Cream Cleanser, as used by her mum. She says:
Holly, who’s a mum of two with another on the way, keeps herself looking in camera-ready condition by taking great care of her skin. She told beauty blogger I am Fabulicious:
And she revealed one of her favourite budget beauty buys to the Daily Mail:
Some people just get all the luck don’t they? 35-year-old singer Nicole looked amazing week after week on the X Factor, but how does she do it? She told the Daily Mail it’s all down to a Scherzy family fruity secret:
(We think it also helps that she has the smoothest, glossiest hair known to man?) Here are the best frizz-fighting hair products we know of.
We remember Twiggy from when she was a doe-eyed model, and decades later, she’s a model for M&S and still gorgeous. The 64-year-old mum-of-one told The Mirror:
‘For years there’s been an unwritten rule that you shouldn’t have long hair when you get past a certain age. Poppycock!’