by Michelle

Top 10 Anti-Aging Tips of All Time

June 16, 2016

If you were given the opportunity to discover the secret to a younger, healthier you, would you take it?

Recently Harpers Bazaar released 50 of these coveted secrets on their website in an article entitled “Bazaar’s 50 Best Anti-Aging Tips of All Time” and although each are noteworthy in their own regard, we at Mott 50 hand-selected the top 10 tips we thought most important to know.

So here they are! Make sure to have a pen and paper or a screenshot ready, because these are 10 tips you don’t want to miss out on…

1.) Two rules are universal among experts:Use a retinoid nightly (the vitamin A derivatives stimulate collagen, fight wrinkles, and halt acne), and wear sunscreen daily. “The only time you don’t need sunscreen is when you need a flashlight to see,” insists Beverly Hills dermatologist Harold Lancer.

2.) “Skin tends to get drier as we get older, causing foundation to cluster in creases,” explains Gina Brooke, Madonna’s go-to makeup guru. To prevent foundation from morphing into a road map of your fine lines, start with moisturizer or face oil and follow with primer to create a smooth palette.

3.) Don’t forget a brow pencil and a thin mascara wand; they’ll give you an instant eye life. A small comb allows you to thoroughly coat lashes from root to tip, and “filling in your brows wipes 10 years off your face,” says Anastasia Soare, Jennifer Lopez’s brow guru and founder of Anastasia Beverly Hills.

4.) To even out skin tone and brighten a dull texture, look for products with vitamin C, the holy grail for fading brown spots.

5.) “If you were very dramatic with eye makeup when young, you have to tone it down a notch,” says makeup artist Angela Levin. “Harsh colors accentuate age.” Instead, look for more neutral hues; two complementary shadows are all you need.

6.) If you’re heat styling your hair several times a week, it’s vital that you replace lost moisture with a good hair mask or deep conditioner at least weekly.

7.) “Sun spots also confuse many women,” says Sandy Linter, a Lancome celebrity makeup artist. “Look for a shade in between the spots and the rest of your skin.” Even if you’re spot-free, warmer tones cane make you look younger. Finally, don’t use powder; it will amplify fine lines. If you’re truly oily, just powder your T-zone.

8.) To make thinning lips appear plumper, start with a gentle exfoliation (a bit of brown sugar will work), then use a primer to keep lipstick from bleeding.

9.) Boost radiance once a week with a coconut oil treatment, advises Lorri Goddard. Apply to dry hair from roots to tips, and let it sit for 30 minutes. Before rinsing, lather up your shampoo, then add a small amount of water. “That breaks down the oil without stripping the moisture from your hair,” she says. Not an oil fan? Try a vinegar rinse instead.

10.) Stop drying your hair with a cotton towel. “It’s the worst thing you can do,” says celebrity hairstylist Mark Townsend. The reason? Cotton fibers and loops get caught on hair, ripping open the cuticles and exacerbating frizz. Use a microfiber fabric instead, which provides a smooth surface to absorb water quickly.

Article originally posted on harpersbazaar.com