THESE four women have one thing in common – they are all 45.
And to keep the wrinkles at bay and look as young as they do, they all take care of their skin. One makes her own beauty products, another swears by laser treatment.
A third stays out of the sun and the fourth believes that putting aside your worries helps you to look more youthful.
Their yearly spend on anti-ageing products ranges from £50 to £2,500.
According to a recent QVC survey, women spend an average of £653.64 a year on beauty products – making the industry worth £2billion.
While some swear by expensive face creams others are convinced budget products and a good diet are just as effective.
Here Karen, Frankie, Sarah and Cathy reveal to LAUREN NAYLOR the secrets behind their youthful looks.
Sarah Jane Hulbert
MUM-OF-TWO Sarah Jane, an events administrator, lives in Cobham, Surrey, with her children Luke, eight, and Ella, 13. Her secret lies with fillers and Anti-Wrinkle Injections. She says:
“I aged quite well but when I hit 40 I thought I needed a beauty boost. I went to see
Dr Ayham Al-Ayoubi in Harley Street who used Cynosure-Performa laser treatment to smooth out wrinkles, fine lines and re-surface my skin.
I‘ve also tried Collagen Stimulation, an injectable, to treat anti-ageing and acne scaring, followed by Anti-Wrinkle Injections and dermal fillers. Friends don’t know what I’ve done but say I look well.
I always use hand cream, have my nails done every three weeks, cleanse, tone, exfoliate and always use eye cream.
I eat a lot of salads and soups. I don’t do exercise but I run around after my children.
Elle Macpherson (46) and Sharon Stone (52) are my heroines. If they’ve had anything done, it’s very subtle.”
BEAUTY SPEND: Anti-Wrinkle Injections – £500; chemical peels – £600; anti-ageing laser treatment, Cynosure Performa laser, £800; Ellanse fillers – £400; skin care – Celgenics moisturiser and eye cream – £200.
SPEND OVER A YEAR: £2,500
To view Dr Ayoubi in the Media click here.