The Duchess of Cambridge will be celebrating her 40th birthday on January 9, but her complexion still has a seriously youthful glow, something skin experts are completely okay with.
“There is absolutely no denying that Kate Middleton is absolutely beautiful no matter her age,” says cosmetic nurse Nina Prisk. “Her skin is glowing, she has a lot of volume and her eye area is raised and glowing.”
So what are its secrets? It’s unlikely we’ll ever know all the ins and outs of her skin regimen, but we’ve asked the experts to share some of their best anti-aging tips for mimicking Kate’s age-defying complexion.
Nail your skincare routine
Ask any expert and they will tell you that good skin starts with a good skincare routine. “Fine lines and wrinkles are an inevitability of aging; however, if you take care of your skin from a young age, it can make a huge difference in when and how these lines of wisdom appear,” explains the consultant dermatologist. Dr Ophelia Veraitch.
“Sunscreen is the most important factor and I recommend wearing a daily SPF,” she adds.
“Then having antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E, during the day helps protect the skin from the natural aging process and the damaging effects of UV rays.”
The Duchess of Cambridge has long been rumored to be a fan of Trilogy rosehip oil, £ 14.99 here, which is packed with those all-important antioxidants and fatty acids.
Try a treatment
Of course, another option is to consider following the treatment path if you want to keep your complexion young.
“Baby Botox is essentially the same as traditional Botox, but it is given in much lighter doses and gives a more natural look. It acts as a little deodorant for the complexion,” explains Nina.
While we’re not suggesting the Duchess of Cambridge had Botox, she reportedly recommended it Biotulin Supreme Gel Gel, £ 39.99 here, to Michelle Obama, according to former First Lady makeup artist Carl Ray. The gel is described as a “natural alternative to Botox” and works to firm the skin and reduce wrinkles.
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Skin moisturizing treatments can also be great for 40-year-old skin. “Profhilo is a great treatment for instant skin hydration,” continues Nina. “It is often mistaken for a filler, but it does not restore the lost volume.
“Instead, it hydrates the skin and triggers the production of collagen and elastin. It results in bio-reshaping of the skin and greatly improves the quality of the skin.”
“In addition, Profhilo reshapes the skin by stimulating the production of elastin and collagen, giving the skin a firmer, plumper and smoother texture.”
Anything to give us that Duchess glow!
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