Halle Berry: 6 Life Rules That Keep Her Looking So Unbelievably Young

Jessica Lacey
Jessica Lacey

The Hollywood starlet talks exclusively to us about confidence, style and how to ace the age issue.

1. I know when to ask for help
I don’t skip on facialist appointments. I see Olga Northrop three or four times a year because she completely understands my skin. She’s committed to women and their skin, no matter what age and has her own brilliant skincare line called Kinara.

2. I don't act old before my time
I haven’t had a need yet for technical creams yet so I keep it very simple and just cleanse tone and moisturise. Women in their twenties are turning to anti-aging products too soon instead of getting help from aestheticians.

3. Do whatever feels best for you
I feel my best self when I have short hair. I chopped it off in my twenties and everyone said I’d never work looking like that but I booked my best TV job the very next day.

4. Sugar is poison
For both your system and your skin. I’m diabetic so I avoiding sugar and that helps with anti-aging. I use Xylitol as a sugar substitute and give it to my daughter. It’s rough though because she’s at a friend’s birthday party every other month and there are all these wonderful birthday cakes so I don’t deprive her from that. I strongly believe in talking about nutrition at an early age and setting a good example.

5. Be your own stylist
I respond to the women who wear what they feel comfortable in. I love fashion and am a girls’ girl so I find it fun to dress up and express myself in different looks. I have more individuality and authenticity that way and thoroughly believe in daring to be who you are.

6. Make-up transcends the years
I’ve been a Revlon ambassador for fifteen years and I haven’t stopped evolving with them. I’ve never stopped playing with cosmetics. Right now I’m loving Revlon Photoready Lights, (£11.99 each), for effective highlighting that you don’t need to be a make-up artist to apply.

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