Would you like to look younger, fresher and more fabulous? 

Outsmart your age by learning how not to add unnecessary years to your face with expert tips so you can put your best (most youthful) face forward.
Fresh Face

Make-up Secrets

When used correctly, not only does makeup highlight the good and mask the not-so-good, but it can make anyone look more youthful. However, certain makeup mistakes can add years to your appearance. "In general, the more makeup you wear, the older you're going to look." 

Secret #1 Trade-in your lipstick colour.

A fresh bright lipstick lightens your whole face. The trick is to go one to two shades brighter than your favourite lipstick – not a blast of neon. Diffuse bright edges with a cotton bud to stop hard lines and line your lips with a lip liner to avoid your lippy bleeding. 

Secret #2 Freshen up your foundation.

Mix your foundation with a small amount of hydrating facial oil or BB Cream to lighten up coverage and add a radiant glow.

Secret #3 Being caught out without cheek colour 

Streaks of blush are instantly ageing. Stripes of colour are unnatural and draw harsh lines on your face. The secret to avoiding this is simply to blend colour with a kabuki brush.

You can also try a cream blush or a cheek stain, which you can easily blend with your fingers.

Secret #4 Using a makeup primer

In addition to a good skin care regimen that includes gentle exfoliation and moisturising, you may need to use a primer. A thin layer of a silicone-based makeup primer can fill in lines and pores, allowing the makeup to look flawless.

Skin Secrets 

Putting makeup on top of skin that hasn’t been primed only accentuates any age-related imperfections you may be trying to hide — like dryness, flakiness, and large pores. 

Secret #5 Find your Overnight fix. 

Slather on an overnight face and neck cream that uses skin brightening ingredients such as Vitamin C, algae extract and anti-oxidants.

Secret #6 Protect yourself. 

You already know you should be wearing a good quality SPF30 sunscreen everyday, so why not look for one that is as flattering as protective?  One that has a soft dewy finish will take years off.

Secret #7 Mini Massages.

Giving yourself a daily morning massage using small circular motions to stimulate circulation, cells and collagen. Massage forehead, cheeks, chin and gently pat under eyes to help with firmness and reduce bloating.

Secret #8 Regular Maintenance. 

A routine of regular in-salon facials will help keep your skin condition consistent and clear. At home using regular weekly face scrubs with salicyclic acid deep clean skin and leave your face not only more refreshed but more receptive to your moisturiser. And don't forget the rest of your body, hands and feet there are scrubs on the market for each.

Secret #9 Sleep straight.  

If you wake up in the mornings with hard-to-shift pillow marks on your face, you might want to re-think your sleeping position. Making the effort to sleep on your back is an important beauty investment – be sure to put a pillow under your knees to help support your spine.

Hair Secrets 

There is nothing more ageing for a woman who doesn't wear age appropriate hair.

Secret #10 Quick Tidy Hide grey roots fast. 

New at-home hair pigments cover up greys and regrowth instantly with a brush on palette that matches your hair colour. Genius! Tween Time Hair crayons are a must have!

Secret #11 Incorrect hair colour.

Don't dye your hair colour too dark or too light. As a general rule of thumb it is best to stay within 2 shades of your natural hair colour.  Any more than that and you'll start to look older.

Secret #12 Shine On. 

Shiny healthy hair makes everyone look and feel better. Hair serums and Moroccan oils are definitely the go but if you are on a budget try a mashed up avocado mixed with olive oil as a hair mask. 

See recipe below..

Hair maks recipe

Eye Secrets  

Like your skin and hair your eyes can start to give away your age. 

Secret #13 Your new best friend. 

Meet the eyelash curler, a must for opening up tired, droopy eyelids before applying mascara.

Secret #14 Sculpted Eyebrows. 

A precisely sculpted brow lifts and opens your whole eye area. If you desire a total re-shape of your brow, I would recommend getting them professionally waxed and re-shaped and then you have a guideline to follow afterwards. 

Always use your natural shape as a template and work with your natural shape by removing the stray hairs and carefully trimming any unruly ones.  

Also invest in a pair of good tweezers (I recommend and use Tweezerman tweezers). 

Ladies! never do the overplucked skinny eyebrow fad - it doesn’t suit any face shape and actually adds years onto your face!.

Secret #15 If you colour your hair you need to tint your eyebrows. 

As women age their eyebrows fade in colour and lose their shape. Don’t fill them in with a thick, dark eye pencil, consider getting them tinted and waxed. 

Tinting adds definition and colour to the hair whilst waxing removes any unwanted hair leaving the skin smooth for your eyeshadow application. 

Not to mention a well shaped eyebrow will shave years off of your face.

Secret #16 Always remove your eye makeup. 

Sleeping with mascara on means your lashes don’t have time to rejuvenate. In other words, you’re going to have dry, brittle, uneven broken eyelashes which isn't sexy. It is important to remove ALL make-up especially mascara before bedtime with a specific make-up remover to suit your skin type. 

It is also a good idea to give your lashes a break from wearing mascara so consider getting them professionally tinted. 

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