Top beauty secrets for looking flawless at 40
For some women, turning 40 is something to be celebrated. After all, they say life begins at 40, right? Unfortunately, for many women whose 40th birthday is coming up, the occasion is something to be dreaded. If this sounds like you, then here is something to cheer you up.
Many of some of the world’s most beautiful celebrity women are 40 years old or over, and most of these plus-40 beauties have reached this birthday landmark without having rhinoplasty, tummy tucks, face lifts or any other form of cosmetic surgery. So, how do they do it?
Let’s take a look at some of the top celebrity beauty secrets, to find out how stars like Elle MacPherson, Jennifer Aniston, Rachel Weisz, Salma Hayek and Cate Blanchett manage to stay looking so youthful and beautiful no matter what their age.
Adopt a healthy lifestyle
Elle Macpherson looks like a woman half her age, and the secret is bound to be her healthy lifestyle. This includes vigorous and varied workouts and a healthy diet, all of which keep’s Elle’s body in fantastic shape and her complexion youthful.
Choose a classic look
According to beauty editor Jess Hough, the secret to actress Rachel Weisz’s eternally youthful look is sticking to classic combinations. When it comes to the red carpet, Rachel often goes for an LBD teamed with a bold and perfectly applied lip colour, along with glossy, well-styled hair and creamy skin.
Pale, SPF-protected skin
Many of the celebrity women who have aged the best are those who have stayed out of the sun and embraced a pale complexion, such as Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett and Julianne Moore. Cate’s polished porcelain skin ensures she looks youthful and glowing in virtually everything she wears.
Another porcelain beauty, Julianne Moore, has another couple of skincare tips up her sleeve. The actress claims she never wears make-up on her days off, uses natural skincare products wherever possible and always, always wears sunscreen.
Yoga and Pilates
The secret to having a young and fit post 40 body is exercise, but most celebrity ladies don’t spend their time sweating away on the treadmill. Stars such as Julianne Moore and Jennifer Aniston, who looks better in a bikini than most women in their 20s, swear by more low-impact forms of exercise such as yoga and Pilates.
Less is more
Stars such as the actress Salma Hayek, who doesn’t look a day over 25, keep looking youthful and fresh by keeping their hair and make-up simple. Salma’s best looks are those where her hair is smoothed back from her face and cosmetics are used only to highlight and define her features, contouring tricks like these can often give the illusion of someone having nose plastic surgery. The actress’ well-toned curves do the rest of the talking
Fresh skin, simple make-up, a fit body and glossy, healthy looking hair are the keys to looking as youthful and beautiful as the Hollywood actress.