THE QUEEN will turn 92 this year, but always manages to look radiant and elegant.
And it turns out that Her Majesty has a secret trick to maintaining her youthful complexion, and it is something we can all get behind too.
Getty – Contributor The Queen turns 92 this year and looks as radiant as ever thanks to one trick in particular
An anti-ageing expert has revealed that the Queen’s simple secret is just to avoid the sun.
Former Blue Peter host Stuart Miles, who has made a skincare, diet and exercise programme to prolong youthfulness, explained her strategy.
He said to Hello!: “The Queen has incredible skin and this is mainly due to her lifelong avoidance of the sun’s rays on her face.
“When abroad on foreign trips she has always worn a hat or carried a parasol which has protected her skin from the effects of the sun.
Rota The Queen makes sure she stays out of the sunshine to keep her skin looking youthful Getty – Contributor Instead of basking in the sun abroad, she often spends her holidays in the shade or in Scotland
“She doesn’t partake in an annual sunshine holiday, preferring instead to spend her summers in Scotland. This has kept her skin as youthful as possible over the years.”
He also explained how she doesn’t eat or drink to excess, despite her extravagant wealth, and this has helped her keep up with younger people.
Stuart added: “Her hair, and a tendency to wear bright warm colours, all add a vibrancy and energy to her look – and her makeup is soft and warm. She has also never lost her sense of humour and the ability to keep smiling. Her smile has always lit up her face and continues to do so.”
The expert also commented that Charles has maintained a youthful appearance thanks to escaping the stress of the role and spending time doing horticulture.
And Stuart said Kate Middleton uses rosehip oil, as per her mum’s recommendation, and Meghan uses a primer to achieve her dewy look.
PA:Press Association Meghan Markle has flawless skin and anti-ageing expert Stuart Miles attritbuted this to her using primer Getty Images – Getty Stuart said Kate Middleton uses rosehip oil, as per her mum’s recommendation
This is the unique perfume Meghan Markle might wear on her wedding day
THE Queen’s perfumer has created a bespoke fragrance for Meghan Markle to wear on her wedding day. Floris has created a scent based on their unisex Bergamotto di Positano perfume, which is inspired…
THE Queen’s perfumer has created a bespoke fragrance for Meghan Markle to wear on her wedding day.
Floris has created a scent based on their unisex Bergamotto di Positano perfume, which is inspired by hot, summer days in the Med.
Getty – Contributor The Queen’s perfumer has created a wedding scent for Meghan Markle
On the British brand’s website, they describe the fragrance as a “citrus marine eau de parfum that evokes the warmth of a Mediterranean sea breeze, sunshine and clear shimmering water”.
Floris is the only perfumer to have a royal warrant from Her Majesty, one it has held since 1820.
While the one-of-a-kind perfume has been submitted to Kensington Palace, it is not yet confirmed what scent Prince Harry’s fiancee, 36, will wear down the aisle in May.
Amalia Robles, the manager of Floris’s Jermyn Street store in London, told People that the fragrance designed for Meghan is based on the brand’s Bergamotto di Positano perfume.
Floris Floris has created a scent based on their unisex Bergamotto di Positano perfume
Bergamotto di Positano has notes of wood, spice and mandarin, as well as bergamot, orange blossom and green tea.
The perfume costs £120 for a 100ml bottle, but the perfumer’s bespoke design service costs up to £4,500.
Floris London was founded in 1730 by Juan Floris. The luxury perfumer has created fragrances for Queen Victoria, King George VI, Winston Churchill and James Bond author Ian Fleming.
The Floris perfume created for Meghan will be not be put on sale, but will remain in the perfumer’s private collection.
Getty Images – Getty The Duchess of Cambridge wore White Gardenia Petals by Illuminum on her big day
They create a new perfume for every major royal event, as well as sending Queen Elizabeth a new perfumer for her birthday every year. Her favourite scent is roses.
Speaking to the Express before her romance with Harry emerged, Meghan said: “Fragrance is my favourite thing – so much so that if I leave the house and I don’t put any on, I’ll turn around and go back home.
What perfumes have royal brides worn on their wedding day?
- The Queen – White Rose by Floris
- The Duchess of Cambridge – White Gardenia Petals by Illuminum
- Princess Diana – Quelques Fleurs by Houbigant Paris
Shoppers go wild for No7’s new anti-ageing serum that claims to reduce wrinkles in 14 DAYS… and there are 17,000 people on the waiting list
NO7 is launching a new serum that has racked up a waiting list of 17,000 shoppers thanks to its wrinkle-busting properties. The skincare brand will release its new No7 Laboratories Line Correcting …
NO7 is launching a new serum that has racked up a waiting list of 17,000 shoppers thanks to its wrinkle-busting properties.
The skincare brand will release its new No7 Laboratories Line Correcting Booster Serum, dubbed the Avenger, on Wednesday and fans can’t wait to get their hands on it.
There’s currently 17,000 people on the waiting list for No7’s new Line Correcting Booster Serum
The 15ml tube costs £38 to buy and is designed to be applied directly to wrinkles instead of the whole face.
In tests, women who used the serum for 14 nights experienced a reduction in the appearance of lines around their eyes, lips and on their foreheads.
In addition to this, they also saw visible improvement between the brows, in their crow’s feet (outer corner of their eyes) and in their nasolabial fold (corners of their mouth).
The winning formula is said to be thanks to anti-ageing agent Matrixyl 3000 Plus, which helps elastin production and boosts collagen.
No7 Laboratories Line Correcting Booster Serum, £38, Boots
The Line Correcting Booster Serum is said to reduce the appearance of lines around the eyes, lips and forehead in just two weeks
And good news for those considering Botox, 72.8 per cent of women in trials said they would be less likely to get the injections following using the serum.
A staggering 80 per cent said the serum gave them better results than they had deemed possible from skincare alone.
The waiting list for the serum is now closed, but you can buy the serum online and in stores from Wednesday April 11.
You can get your hands on the serum online and in stores from Wednesday April 11 News Group Newspapers Ltd Women queued for hours when No7’s Protect & Perfect serum was released 11 years ago
How often should you wash your hair and is it bad to shampoo it once a day? Hair myths and best tips explained
FOR many, washing our hair is a total chore – but equally, no one likes walking around with dirty hair. So how often should you wash your hair and, if you want to do it everyday, does it do l…
FOR many, washing our hair is a total chore – but equally, no one likes walking around with dirty hair.
So how often should you wash your hair and, if you want to do it everyday, does it do long-term damage? Here’s the lowdown.
Getty – Contributor Washing our hair can be a total chore – but no one likes walking around with dirty hair
How often should you wash your hair?
How often you wash your hair each week all depends on your hair type and lifestyle.
However, there are a few helpful hints and tricks for washing your locks the optimum amount – and the less you wash your hair, the less you will have to in the long run.
As a general rule, if your hair is dry, you should wash your hair a maximum of twice per week, while oilier hair can be washed more frequently – as and when needed.
And when it comes to washing, try not to shampoo the ends of your hair, just let the shampoo rinse through them to prevent extra drying.
Getty – Contributor Generally, long hair needs less washes – as it takes longer to get oily
If you have long flowing locks, you need less washing as the oil will take longer to reach the ends – if the hair looks flat at the roots, use a dry shampoo.
Dyed hair is likely to be drier and therefore should need less washing.
Some types of curly or Afro hair can be left longer between washes – usually a week.
And, celebrity stylist Shah Karegar recently revealed that brunettes should not wash their hair more than twice a week or they will lose their shine.
Is it bad to shampoo it every day?
Washing your hair everyday is routine for some – but it can sometimes be too often.
Justin Anderson, a celebrity hairstylist, told Byrdie: “Overwashing your hair – which means every day or more – will dry out your hair, not only because you are stripping the hair of its natural oils, but also because you will probably end up using heat on the hair more often as well.”
Previously, we revealed how another stylist was also against an every day hair wash.
According to stylist Scott Miller of Bauhuas salons, just one wash a week could be enough for some of us.
He said washing every day, as many of us do, is overkill as your hair is not dirty and overwashing will stimulate the sebaceous glands to produce more oil, making it more greasy.
He told Wales Online: “Unless you’ve been working really hard at the gym or have been on a building site and it’s covered in dust – you don’t need to wash your hair every day.
“There’s a big #nopoo movement at the moment, with people boasting about going weeks without shampooing, but for most of us, cutting out one or two washes will make a big difference.”
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