At 53 years old, actress Sandra Bullock hardly looks her age! We think the star of The Proposal could totally pass for someone at least 10 years younger. So what’s her enviable secret? Something you might be embarrassed to admit is already in your medicine cabinet. Watch the video below to solve the mystery.
And Bullock isn’t the only one! She’s simply copying a trick that beauty queens have followed for ages because it works wonders to tighten the under eye area and reduce swelling. Because the cream contains ingredients that constrict blood vessels, some sites recommend limiting your use to one or two times per week.
This miracle eye cream is just another example of women getting creative with their anti-aging skin care regimen. But if you’re worried about the effects and looking for something more natural, we’ve got you covered. Placing a cold compress on your under eye are should do the trick too. You can also try using a chilled damp black tea bag; the tannins in tea should give you the same effect as the aforementioned eye cream.
Whatever you decide, there’s no arguing with Bullock’s youthful appearance. We’ll have what she’s having!
NEXT: Yikes! These beauty mistakes might be aging you.
look older long hair
Wearing your hair too long may cause your face to look drawn, especially as you get older. (Don't believe us? Check out these 15 celebs who look MUCH younger with short hair!)
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Dark, Heavy Eyeliner
Leave the smoky eye trend to women in their 20s and 30s. Heavy eyeliner can draw attention to your wrinkles, not to mention create the illusion of dark under eye circles (something we all try to avoid!).
look older shimmer makeup
Matte is the way to go; sparkly, iridescent eye shadows and blushes have light-reflecting formulas that can actually accentuate fine lines and creases on your face.
look older lipstick
Bright colors and darker shades of lipstick will appear too heavy for thinning lips; they'll also draw attention to the tiny fine lines around the mouth and teeth that are anything less than brilliant white.
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Bright circles of blush on the apples of your cheeks can draw attention to sagging skin; a softer color applied to the highest point on your cheekbones and lifted upward will have a more flattering effect.
look older thin brows
Our hair thins naturally as we get older, which is why pale, sparse brows can emphasize your age. One of the fastest ways to appear younger is by using a pencil to fill in your well-shaped brows.
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Ignoring Your Hands
Many women are strict about a good facial care regimen--and neglect their dry hands, one of the most telltale signs of aging. Make hand lotion a nightly habit, and wear gloves when washing dishes.
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Too Much Concealer or Foundation
Caking on makeup that's meant to conceal flaws can cause tiny lines and wrinkles to appear more defined. Too much flesh-toned powder can also make your face look dry.
look older split ends
Yes, short hair can give you a youthful boost, but remember that hair quality matters too. Keep split ends under control with regular trims, and find a moisturizing conditioner that fights frizz.
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Baking in the Sun
Sorry, but you knew this one was coming: Long hours spent in the sun don't have the desired effect of creating a youthful glow; instead, they're the number one cause of both wrinkles and skin cancer.