Why is it that some women just look better the older they get? We won’t count those gals who shoot up their faces with Botox and fillers because their looks are just illusions. I’m talking about the real girls who have shaven ten years or more off their age because they are all about self-care.

What’s their secret?

Good genes? Luck? A healthy lifestyle?

Well, we chatted with a few women who shared a few of their beauty secrets on how they’ve managed to defy aging.


They use shampoo that removes the brassy tones and brightens their gray hair. If they have gray hair they never, ever let the shade turn a yellowish hue. They steer clear of the kinds of things that can tinge their gray like pool water (they use swimming caps), heated styling tools, perms, cigarette smoke, hard water, and prolonged exposure to UV rays. Pantene Pro-V Silver Expressions Purple Shampoo for gray, white, and silver hair tones makes grays beautifully silver and brightens up whites by reducing dullness and eliminating brassy tones in the hair. $15, Amazon.com


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They don’t ignore hair loss. Nearly everyone has some hair loss with aging. Hair strands become smaller and have less pigment. So, the thick, coarse hair of a young adult eventually becomes thin, fine, light-colored hair. Many hair follicles stop producing new hairs. Women can develop a similar type of baldness as they age. This is called female-pattern baldness where the hair becomes less dense and the scalp may become visible. Once you make sure your hair loss is not due to a medical condition try the plant-based GRO+ Advanced Hair Serum (3 pack). The full-spectrum hemp oil strengthens strands for thicker fuller hair with visible results in as soon as 90 days. $180, Vegamour.com




They emphasize their eyes. They apply lengthening mascara to make eyes pop. The eyes have it, and all of the attention goes straight to the peepers when they are looking their best. Lashes begin to thin with age and fallout doesn’t often lead to regrowth. To help care for your lashes while adding length and volume try L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Lash Magnifying Mascara, which has a conditioning serum in its formula to treat your lashes while coating them with color. $8.50, Target.combrowThey keep their brows looking good. No gray or squirrelly brows! They make sure their brows are properly shaped and made full by the use of a gel, pencil or powder. Benefit Cosmetics Foolproof Brow Powder comes in the shape of a brow; the lighter color helps fill in the front while the darker is applied from the middle to the tail end of the brow. The velvety smooth, 12-hour formula instantly adheres to hair, transforming sparse brows into full-looking ones. $17, Benefit.com




They wear statement pieces that are attention-grabbers. A stunning necklace or earrings add interest to your face and even brightens it. Jewelry brings something special to your look and is an extension of your style personality. Many accessory designers have been influenced by the body positive movement and are crafting jewelry of various sizes and fits. Statement pieces are meant to pop. Try choosing a color that is outside of your comfort zone or a gemstone you’ve never worn. You can change up many outfits with the right statement piece and take a bland look to the next level. Cunora’s Accessories by Cunora Cox-Waltower has a beautiful range of statement pieces that will suit every taste and with pricing that your pocket will love. Check out Cunora’s Instagram page and Facebook Live every Friday at 7:30 pm, EST. Silver and gem choker with matching earrings, #103, $30, facebook.com/cunora.coxwaltower




They make sure their hands are always on fleek. Uneven nails with mismatched or chipped nail polish will age you! If possible, schedule regular manicures, and if you can’t, file, shape, and buff your nails to make them look presentable. Chamois Nail Buffer and Buffing Cream will give you lustrous, shiny nails while adding moisture and smoothing away unsightly ridges so nails look perfect even without polish; $19.90, The Vermont Country Store, vermontcountrystore.com