These days, it’s not about how old you are—it’s about how old you look. You may be only in your early 20s, but if you go through packs and packs of cigarettes a day, it could add years to your looks. Likewise, you may be approaching mid-life bliss, but thanks to your skincare routine, your complexion hardly shows signs of aging, and people often mistake you for your kids' older sister.

If you'd love to pass off as someone years and years younger than your actual age (and who wouldn't love that?), here are a few expert tips to heed to make sure you look gorgeous now.


(First published in the September 2008 issue of Good Housekeeping Philippines, Features section as "Ageless Beauty;" model photos by Dix Perez; makeup by Jen Delica; hair by Ogie Rayel; adapted for use in Female Network)


Looking to buy? Use this store directory for easy shopping:

  • Avon is available through Avon representatives or Avon beauty centers. Check this directory for the center nearest you.
  • Clean Skin, Retinol, Smashbox, and theBalm are available at Beauty Bar stores nationwide. Check this store directory for the branch nearest you.
  • Etude House  is available at SM Supermalls nationwide.
  • Guerlain, NARS, and Shiseido are available at Rustan's Department Stores in Glorietta, Shangri-la Plaza Mall, Gateway, and Alabang Town Center.
  • Human Nature is available at Beauty Bar and online. You can also check for the branch nearest you via this store directory.
  • L'Occitane is available at Power Plant Mall, Rustan's Makati, Rustan's Shangri-la Plaza Mall, Marionnaud SM Mall of Asia, and Trinoma.
  • MAC is available at Power Plant Mall, Shangri-la Plaza Mall, Marionnaud SM Mall of Asia, and Glorietta 3.
  • Natasha is available online at the official Natasha website. You may also check this directory for the branch nearest you.
  • e.l.f., Maybelline, Max Factor, Neutrogena, Nivea, Olay, Pond's, and Wet n Wild
  • The Body Shop is available at Power Plant Mall, Market! Market!, Trinoma, SM Makati, Eastwood Mall, and Greenhills Shopping Center, among others. You may check this directory for the complete list of stores.
  • Tony Moly is available at SM Fairview, SM North EDSA, SM Megamall, SM Makati, SM Manila, SM Bacoor, and SM Davao.
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