Look fab after 50!

Monday, 10 December 2012

BeautyHeaven has found a few age-defying tips from celebs who look absolutely fabulous after 50. Now you too can know how they do it.

Look fab after 50

I’m in my mid-twenties, so I know that the worry of ageing (and doing so gracefully) isn’t something that should keep me awake at night just yet. But I have to confess, when I look at pictures of Helen Mirren, I can’t help but think, ‘I want to be exactly that when I’m her age.’ Honestly, just look at the woman! At the ripe age of 67, she’s rocking the body of someone at least 30 years her junior and glowing as if she isn’t a day over 20.

And it’s not as if she’s some magical, one-of-a-kind being that exists alone among a generation of women who look their age. There’s a whole slew of A-listers who are rocking their later years with the confidence that comes from looking good.

So what’s their secret? Bird poop? Leeches? Unicorn blood? Nope, none of the above. In fact, you’d be surprised by what some of Hollywood’s celebs do (or don’t do) to look so good.

Helen Mirren

Helen’s a firm believer in exercising daily. For a mere 15 minutes and that’s it. She also places a lot of importance on getting enough shut-eye each night. Oh, and she doesn’t let a little thing like filming a movie get in her way – she just naps in her trailer during lunch!

Joanna Lumley

While the 66-year-old Absolutely Fabulous actress recently admitted to having regular collagen injections in her forehead and mouth, she’s no plastic-surgery nut. In fact, she’s really into taking vitamin supplements and flaxseed oil to help maintain her youthful appearance. And, importantly, she’s actually really happy to embrace those laughter lines.

Sophia Loren

Sophia’s 78 years old and still looking fabulous. One of the things we love most about her simple beauty routine? ANYONE can follow suit, all they need to do is head to the kitchen. The Italian beauty is a huge advocate for organic, cold-pressed virgin olive oil. Besides eating it, she also uses it as a body moisturiser, a night cream, and a bath oil.

Jamie Lee Curtis

At 53, Jaime Lee isn’t letting a little thing like ageing get to her. She’s actually written about how she’s against the term ‘anti-ageing’ and the cultural obsession of looking young. She’s all about embracing the ageing process, even going so far as skipping out on dying her hair anymore. She also believes that general everyday movement and portion control is the best thing you can do for yourself.

Monica Bellucci

The Italian model is creeping up on 50 (she’s 48), but you wouldn’t think it by looking at her. When it comes to her diet and exercise, she keeps it pretty simple – portion control and some swimming, jogging, and yoga (with a bit of kickboxing on the side). As for her beauty secrets? She’s got none, saying that beauty comes from the inside, and if you feel beautiful, you’ll look beautiful.

Do you have any beauty secrets that keep you looking great? Which celebrities do you think have aged well?

Written by Carli, this article originally appeared on BeautyHeaven

Images: PRPhotos.com

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Megan Kakora has helped launch the websites of, and been the online editor for, some of South Africa’s biggest glossy magazines. She believes in less-is-more, except when it comes to her collection of nail polish colours.
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  1. Sue1N

    These women all look pretty amazing for their ages!

    4 years ago •

  1. Pseudo_kate

    Hellen Mirren is just incredible. Love her.

    4 years ago •

  1. Vermeulen

    Joanna Lumley looks so beautiful. I really hope I can look that good when I reach that age.

    5 years ago •

  1. Azraa

    Inspiring! Hope to look that good when im older

    5 years ago •

  1. Bronwyn

    I think it is partly genetics and partly how well you care for your skin, eat healthily and exercise. I think Jane Fonda looks great for 70 plus

    5 years ago •

  1. Tasha

    Well done to Jamie for just embrasing grey hair.

    5 years ago •

  1. CindyR

    Monica Belucci is stunning hope i look that good at that age.

    5 years ago •

  1. Debbie

    I hope I look some of these beauties at age 50+

    5 years ago •

  1. Nuuh

    Monica Bellucci looks really good I hope I look as good when I am 50

    5 years ago •

  1. Tasha

    I am amazed on how good some ladies look at 50… and I do think Monica looks great. I just always wander – do they say the truth? Or there was all kinds of lifts and injections… I hope that it is really possible to look that good when you are 50.

    5 years ago •

  1. G

    A healthy lifestyle is definitely the way to go!

    5 years ago •

  1. Angelisha

    All of these Celebs look Fab, Beautiful!

    5 years ago •

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