In a recent interview, Japanese multimedia artist, singer and songwriter Yoko Ono (83) credited her “eternal youth” to taking an “ice-cold bath once a day”.
Like Ono, several celebs have shared the secrets to their age-defying skin in the past. The solutions range from quirky to doable. Here, we list some of them.
Kate Middleton, 34
Beauty secret: Black-bee venom mask and rosehip oil
Although Middleton has never spoken about it, Deborah Mitchell, the owner of a British organic skincare company, who claims to be the facialist-on-call for the royals, has spilled a few of her beauty secrets. She claims that Middleton swears by one of her products — a black-bee venom mask, which is rich in anti-ageing properties. Sources say that Middleton also uses rosehip oil regularly, which apparently helps reduce fine lines.
Gwyneth Paltrow, 43
Beauty secret: Happiness and sex
A celebrity who credits happiness for the effervescent glow on her skin is Paltrow. In an interview to a magazine last month, she said, “I think it’s really important to be happy, and I think women get happy by being authentic.” The actor also said that sex is an important factor when it comes to maintaining one’s youthfulness.
Jennifer Lopez, 46
Beauty secret: Exercising, and no caffeine or alcohol
Last year, the musician made news for her ageless body, which she proudly flaunted in a bikini, for the cover of a popular American magazine. While speaking about her physique, Lopez revealed that she spends “hours at the gym”. Diet wise, too, she abstains from several things to keep those wrinkles at bay. “I don’t drink or smoke or have caffeine. That really wrecks your skin, as you get older,” she was quoted as saying in an interview.
Kate Winslet, 40
Beauty secret: Fresh air and lots of water
Winslet opts for the cheapest beauty elixir; one that all her fans can afford — fresh air and lots of water. “Fresh air does wonders for my skin, so I keep a window open in my room at night for a little bit of breeze. I try to get as much sleep as possible, and drink plenty of water too,” said the British actor in an interview.
Catherine Zeta-Jones, 46
Beauty secret: Argan oil
Hydration is the key to this Welsh actor’s age-defying skin. In an interview, Zeta-Jones revealed that she relies on the age-old beauty remedy — Argan oil. Moroccans have traditionally been using it for medicinal as well as cosmetic purposes. She particularly favours this during the winter, when her skin “feels like a Walkers crisp (a brand of chips)”, and uses Argan oil to “saturate” it throughout the night. She also calls happiness “the best tonic for keeping one youthful”.
Kate Hudson, 36
Beauty secret: Coconut oil
Apart from dancing and meditating her way to youthfulness, Hudson is a big fan of coconut oil. The online world was in a frenzy after she posted a selfie, where she was drenched in coconut oil, and looked flawless with no make-up. “I use coconut oil on my skin, in my hair, pretty much anywhere possible! I love coconut oil because it feels so much lighter than other oils or lotions, and it allows my skin to breathe, but still keeps it soft and moisturised,” she was quoted as saying to a leading Australian magazine.
Miranda Kerr, 32
Beauty secret: warm water and Lime juice in the morning
This former Victoria’s Secret model also favours rosehip oil. It is supposedly one of the best-selling products in her organic beauty line. She supplements this with an optimum diet; Kerr starts her day with warm water and the juice of half-a-lemon. “It really helps kick-start the digestion, cleanses your body, boosts your immune system, and is rich in vitamin C,” she said, in one of her YouTube videos.
Olivia Munn, 35
Beauty secret: Japanese potatoes
In February, amidst rumours of her going under the knife, the American actor wrote a 400-word explanatory note on Instagram, crediting Japanese potatoes for her transformation. “I’ve talked about this before and I still stand by it: Japanese potatoes that are high in Hyaluronic Acid help keep wrinkles away. There are Hyaluronic Acid pills and vitamins but I think that the best way to get it in your system is by eating them in foods that naturally have them (sic),” wrote Munn on Instagram.
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