Celebrities often undergo overpriced facial treatments, and their night cabinets are full with costly products we might never see. No wonder their skin looks so perfect and flawless.
You will never guess that Jenifer Lopez is 48 and how incredibly Madonna looks for her age of 59, they both look so young. Everyone wants to look like them but the majority of people can’t afford something so luxurious.
No need for worry. Celebrities tell The Insider all of their natural anti-aging tips, for those who don’t have an insane amount of income every month.
Here are 9 beauty secrets on staying young, confirmed by scientists.
1. Don’t forget to drink your water
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Jennifer Anniston is an example of how flawless skin should look like.
Researchers estimate that drinking 2 liters of water is the key to perfect skin. Jenifer Anniston strongly believes in that. The 48-year-old star told Yahoo! that “drinking a lot of water” is her secret weapon to having hauntingly beautiful, younger-looking skin. America Ferrara, 33, is another celebrity who recommends water as a natural miracle not only for your skin but also for your hair and nails.
A 2015 study, distributed in the Clinical, helps to confirm the conviction that drinking a lot of water does wonder for the skin. Researchers conducted a controlled experiment, where they divided 49 healthy females into two groups. The first group drank at least 5.2 liters of water a day while the other group drank less than 3.2 liters. It concluded that the women who drank more water definitely had a more hydrated, glowing skin.
2. Make sure you get 8 hours of sleep every night
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Christina Aguilera by all accounts gets eight hours of sleep each night.
In 2011, Christina Aguilera, 36, disclosed to People magazine that she takes pride in dozing for at least eight hours, which is the amount of sleep that the Center for Disease Control and Preventions recommends. The singer claims that you don’t need to spend all of your money on beauty products, all you need to do is get a good night rest.
Scientist discovered that sleep deprivation could cause your skin to age faster. So close the shades, stop checking social media on your phone and get your beauty sleep.
3. Don’t make the mistake of falling asleep with your make up still on
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Mary J. Blige, 46, told InStyle that she diligently washes her face every night before going to bed and every morning when she wakes up.
“You have to get all the dirt and makeup out of your pores,” she reported. You don’t want to wake up the next morning with your face all sticky and greasy.
In fact, the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) lists washing your face gently as one of the best ways to save your skin from premature aging. According to the organization, you should resist the urge to rub your face aggressively since this can cause inflammation, leading to premature aging of the skin. Instead, use gentle washing lotions.
4. Say no to alcohol and cigarettes
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We all know smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol is dangerous for our health, but it’s also extremely harmful to your skin especially. Cigarette smoking and heavy alcohol usage cause alterations to our DNA which can lead to premature aging, according to a study presented at the American Society of Human Genetics’ annual conference in 2015.
Actress Mary-Louise Parker who looks amazing at 53, claims that cutting out nicotine and alcohol was the best decision she has ever made and the result is wrinkle-free skin. When asked what’s her biggest anti-aging secret she said she quit smoking and rarely drinks. It is that simple.
Actress Elizabeth Banks is also not a smoker. Her basic skin route consists of: sunscreen, water, sleep, washing her face every day and staying away from cigarettes. It seems like Elizabeth Banks has the perfect formula for an impeccable skin. Take notes.
5. Eliminate stress from your life
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Stress is not a part of Gabrielle Union’s life.
The 44-year-old actress Gabriele Union, 44, claims’ that her best anti-aging advice is the power to say no, no, and hell no. People will always ask for favors, there’ll always be deadlines that have to be met, and your family will always fight. If you don’t control your stress during those situations the victim will be your skin. Gabriele always gets her 8 hours of sleep and doesn’t let herself to be stressed out. Someone will say that’s selfish, but she says its worth it and she is proud of her wrinkle-free skin.
Dr. Vivian Diller believes that being under constant stress puts us in fight-or-flight mode, releasing stress chemicals. In addition that creates biological changes in our bodies that accelerate the premature aging of our skin.
6. Don’t go out in the sun without sunscreen
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Julianne Moore never goes anywhere without applying sunscreen first
Julianne Moore, 56, is a firm believer in the importance of wearing sunscreen. She realized that it’s essential to protect her pale, gentle skin with a layer of sunscreen since she was 23 years old.
Heidi Klum who is 44, also understands how harmful the sun’s ultraviolet rays can be: “A tan lasts for a week or two before it fades, and the sun is so damaging — it’s not worth it”. Heidi believes that healthy, porcelain skin is so much more alluring and attractive that tanned one. Also, she never forgets to put sunscreen on her kids every day they go to school or play outside with their friends.
The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends using sunscreen with minimum SPF 15, every time you leave your house, as a temporary protection against the sun’s harmful UV radiation. UVA beams can harm the skin’s collagen fibers and intrude with how the skin repairs itself.
So make sure you reapply sunscreen every two hours. Don’t be cheap when it comes to your health.
7. Eat your fruits and vegetables
You’ll never guess model Christie Brinkley is 63 years old.
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The model Christie Brinkley, 63, has been a devoted vegetarian from very young age. She always made the smart choice when it comes to food, balancing items from different food groups. To make sure her kids will get all the nutrients they need, she color-codes her plates. What a fun way to eat vegetables and fruits.
Actress Andy Macdowell, 59, enjoys picking grapes from the vine directly eating them as a Greek Goddess. She once told the magazine Health: “Your diet directly affects your day-to-day appearance and plays a significant role in how well you age.”
You are what you eat.
8. Always use a moisturizer
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The Fierce Beyonce claims that moisturizer is the best thing that can happen to your skin
Who wouldn’t take a beauty advice from the most magnificent icon on the globe? Being asked what’s her best beauty advice, Beyonce simply said “A smile”.
As additional beauty tip, she swears by skin moisturizer.
The moisturizer traps water in the skin leaving it looking brighter. As for more benefits from it, you should choose one with SPF protection.
9. Go to the Gym
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Jennifer Lopez favorite activity is working out. And it should be yours too
Jennifer Lopez, 48, works out three or four hours a weak. Thats how she maintains her gravity-defying body.
Dr. Mark Tarnopolsky says : “Regular exercise has been proven to slow down the aging process in humans.”
What are you waiting for? Grab your gear and have the best workout session of your life. It will be worth it.