- 29 Jul 2020
Secrets to Looking Younger
When it comes to looking younger you’re generally prescribed a of skin care regime of various lotions, potions, and serums– but really everything from your nail care to your hair color can impact your appearance. For the best ways to capture a youthful glow, we’ve asked leading industry experts–from Beyonce’s makeup artist to Sofia Vergara’s dermatologist– for their tried and true techniques. Here’s what the beauty industry’s leading experts recommend to help take years off your face.
Ask your colorist for warm tones
"I recommend selecting golden and warm tones with varying shades. Avoid ash tones, which can closely resemble grey." —Frederic Moine, celebrity hairstylist.
Fake fuller lips
“Find a lip liner that matches your natural lip tone. Gently over draw the bottom lip line and cupid’s bow for a fuller pout. Top the liner with a lip gloss for hydration and a little glimmer.”—Ashlee Glazer, makeup artist and artistic director for Laura Geller Beauty.
Wear sunscreen on your face and neck
“Many people forget the neck, although it’s one of the first places (along with your under eye area) to show aging. I recommend SPF 25 or above, broad spectrum (UVA and UVB), unperfumed sunscreen. My favorite is Elta MD oil-free formulation SPF 40.” —Dr. Lamees Hamdan, Founder and CEO of Shiffa.
Use an acid peel 1-2 times a week
“Consistent use of a good acid peel—one that has both salicylic and glycolic acid—will have cumulative benefits: the longer you use them, the better your skin will look. I always recommend once a week for dry skin and no more than twice a week for combination/normal skin. Following this regimen will help build collagen, erase fine lines and pigmentation, and generally help thicken your skin. Remember: your skin gets thinner with age.”—Dr. Lamees Hamdan, founder and CEO of Shiffa
Consider long bangs
"Longer bangs are ideal to help mask the aging process since it softens the facial features, emphasizes the eyes and also can discreetly hide fine lines and wrinkles. It’s best to add layers so that there is movement and texture, rather than having stiff, coiffed hair that looks like a helmet."—Frederic Moine, celebrity hairstylist.
Use products that color correct
“Green helps areas with redness such as cheeks, under eyes, and nasal folds. Apricot cancels the blue-ish color found within the dark circles underneath eye areas.”—Orlando Santiago, national artistry executive for Guerlain
Pair a creamy stick highlighter with a powder illuminator
“Emollient chubby stick highlighters add dew and glisten to the skin. Apply to the high points of the cheeks after foundation. Then, add a powder illuminator on top of the cream to attract light to the cheek bones, under brow, bridge of nose and inner corner of eye.” —Ashlee Glazer, makeup artist and artistic director for Laura Geller Beauty.
Wear more ponytails
“Nothing says young and chic like a messy pony, so embrace it if you can. Always use lots of dry shampoo or texture spray to create grit and texture.”—Matt Fugate, Kerastase celebrity hairstylist