Sunday, October 20, 2013

5 Anti-ageing Tips Every Woman Should Know About

[As published on HERE]
What do Halle Berry and Lindsay Lohan have in common? Well, apart from the fact that they’re both women, nothing else. Beauty-wise, that is.
The biggest gaping chasm of difference that they have is that Halle Berry is twenty years older than Lindsay Lohan. We’re astonished that Berry (who is 47 this year) and Lohan look like they might have been born just a few years apart.
A firm believer in low-maintenance beauty, Berry wears minimal makeup when she’s not working, so that she can give her skin a break from the thick makeup she sports at red-carpet events and movie shoots. However, she never forgets her sunblock and lipbalm to keep herself protected.
Here are 5 beauty tips you need to know about, in order to stay younger, healthier and happier:
#1 – Exercising regularly makes you feel better
If your lifestyle is relatively sedentary (ie. you have a desk-bound job which doesn’t offer you the luxury of moving around much at work), it’s easy to gain weight and develop cellulite. Exercising three times a week will help you keep those extra kgs off, and give your skin a healthy glow. If you hate running, you don’t have to! Simple exercises also help, as long as you get that blood circulation going, and start sweating.
Beauty shortcut: Search Youtube for videos by Korean fitness guru Jung Da Yeon, who looks so amazing at 46 years old, she makes us green with envy. Plus, when you exercise, you can eat whatever you like without feeling guilty!

#2 – Always moisturise your neck and hands (and feet!)
We spend hundreds or thousands on lavish skincare products for the face, but many of us forget to moisturize other vital parts of the body. In fact, your hands and feet are a dead giveaway of your actual age. I often see girls who are prettily made-up, with trim figures and great dress sense. Then I look at their hands and legs. Scaly bits, cracked heels, dry patches, all in plain view. If I can see it, others can see it too, and it’s not a good impression to make.
Beauty shortcut: Keep a tube of body lotion and a pair of socks next to your bed. Every night, before going to sleep, apply generously on your feet and put on the socks so the lotion won’t stain your sheets. Massage your hands with what’s leftover. This is EXTRA important, especially if you sleep in an air-conditioned room!

#3 – You can never drink too much water
Drinking water helps flush out all the toxins from your body, creating a plain ‘canvas’ that’s ready to absorb whatever nutrients from the food you eat. I make an effort to drink two glasses of water each morning after waking up. Sometimes it requires more determination than other days, but I make sure I finish at least a glass and a half. When your body is well-hydrated, it shows on your skin. You’re less likely to get pimples, too!
Beauty shortcut: For even better results, substitute with lemon water in the morning. Lemons are packed with vitamin C, which helps boost immunity. It also helps purge the body of toxins and improves digestion, so you’ll find yourself going to the loo more often.

#4 – The secret lies in a well-drawn pair of brows
Despite the rampant plastic surgery and excessively cute but artificial-looking male celebrities, nobody does eyebrows better than the Koreans. Even with close to no makeup on, Korean actresses look like a million dollars, simply because they have near-perfect eyebrows. Their brows are made to appear naturally thick, defined and expressive. Note the keyword ‘appear’. We all know that they’re probably cosmetically-enhanced with a whole lot of different products, but there’s no denying the magic of well-drawn brows.
Beauty shortcut: If you’re not one to spend time pencilling in your eyebrows every morning, eyebrow embroidery is an option to consider. For around RM400, eyebrow embroidery lasts for months on end, and let you sleep in longer (very important!).

#5 – Deep cleanse from head to toe once a month
It’s no fun coming back from a great night out with the girlfriends, stinking of cigarette smoke and with your makeup all smudged. What I do the day after is to subject myself to a total body deep-cleansing session to remove all the gunk stuck to my skin. I shampoo my hair twice to get rid of the smell, and exfoliate my skin (face and body). Then I slather on body lotion and apply a hydrating facial mask. After that, I feel human again. I also do this after coming back from a holiday. It really makes you feel cleaner and lighter.
Beauty shortcut: If you don’t have time to do the whole nine yards, you can skip the exfoliation part. Cleanse skin properly, and spend 10 minutes relaxing with a facial mask. If I’m feeling really hardworking, I apply a deep-cleansing mask, rinse it off, and end with a sheet mask.

To quote Halle Berry on what true beauty means to her, here’s what she has to say: “It’s feeling comfortable and confident in expressing yourself—not really caring what people think. It’s doing whatever I want to do: If I want to wear this hair, if I want to wear that hair. I think it means being comfortable with who I am, my authentic self. I find that kind of confidence beautiful in people.” (quote source: Allure)
5th Avenue by Halle Berry, Spring/Summer 2013
We hoped these tips worked as well for you as they did for us! :)


1 comment:

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