33 Ways to Look Younger, According to Experts

Celebrity makeup artists, plastic surgeons, and hairstylists share their fool-proof tips for reversing the hands of time.

Is there a secret to achieving a more youthful appearance? We asked leading beauty industry pros—from Beyonce’s makeup artist to Sofia Vergara’s dermatologist—for the tips, tricks, and products they swear by.

Ask your colorist for warm tones.

"I recommend selecting golden and warm tones with varying shades. Avoid ash tones, which can closely resemble grey." —Frederic Moine, celebrity hairstylist


Fake fuller lips.

“Find a lip liner that matches your natural lip tone. Gently over draw the bottom lip line and cupid’s bow for a fuller pout. Top the liner with a lip gloss for hydration and a little glimmer.”—Ashlee Glazer, makeup artist and artistic director for Laura Geller Beauty

Wear sunscreen on your face and neck.

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“Many people forget the neck, although it’s one of the first places (along with your under eye area) to show aging. I recommend SPF 25 or above, broad spectrum (UVA and UVB), unperfumed sunscreen. My favorite is Elta MD oil-free formulation SPF 40.” —Dr. Lamees Hamdan, Founder and CEO of Shiffa

Use an acid peel 1-2 times a week.

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SHOP NOW Lancer Caviar Lime Acid Peel, $90 
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“Consistent use of a good acid peel—one that has both salicylic and glycolic acid—will have cumulative benefits: the longer you use them, the better your skin will look. I always recommend once a week for dry skin and no more than twice a week for combination/normal skin. Following this regimen will help build collagen, erase fine lines and pigmentation, and generally help thicken your skin. Remember: your skin gets thinner with age.”—Dr. Lamees Hamdan, founder and CEO of Shiffa

Embrace thick brows.

“Bolder, defined brows give the illusion of a younger face, so definitely invest in a product to help fill in any gaps along your brow. Look for a formula that’s a cross between a pencil and powder, so you get the soft and natural texture of a powder with the precision of a pencil." —Huda Kattan, founder of Huda Beauty

Use castor oil on your brows.

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“It stimulates hair growth to create thicker and fuller brows —I swear by it!”—Huda Kattan, founder of Huda Beauty

Choose a pink or peachy blush with golden shimmer.

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"A blush with a radiant finish will brighten any skin tone and give cheekbones a little lift. It’ll also give skin the glow and healthy color it needs."—Jenny Smith, NARS global makeup artist

Don’t skimp on skincare products.

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SHOP NOW L'Oreal Paris Hydra Genius, $11.39

"Investing in a skincare routine helps your makeup go on better. I always tell my girls to use a Clarisonic device because it really helps to cleanse deeply. Then, depending on your skin type, go for a nice moisturizer. I recommend Hydra Genius.”—Sir John, L’Oreal Paris celebrity makeup artist

Use vitamin A on your skin.

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“Vitamin A derivatives—such as retinols and retinoids—are one of the most important anti-aging ingredients to emerge in the last few decades. Everyone should be using some sort of Vitamin A derivative every night, and I firmly believe it should be a nighttimeapplication, rather than daytime. They encourage healthy skin cell production and help unclog pores, speed cell turnover, even out discoloration, and smooth skin.”—Dr. Lamees Hamdan, founder and CEO of Shiffa

Consider long bangs.

"Longer bangs are ideal to help mask the aging process since it softens the facial features, emphasizes the eyes and also can discreetly hide fine lines and wrinkles. It’s best to add layers so that there is movement and texture, rather than having stiff, coiffed hair that looks like a helmet."—Frederic Moine, celebrity hairstylist

Use products that color correct.

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“Green helps areas with redness such as cheeks, under eyes, and nasal folds. Apricot cancels the blue-ish color found within the dark circles underneath eye areas.”—Orlando Santiago, national artistry executive for Guerlain

Pair a creamy stick highlighter with a powder illuminator.

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“Emollient chubby stick highlighters add dew and glisten to the skin. Apply to the high points of the cheeks after foundation. Then, add a powder illuminator on top of the cream to attract light to the cheek bones, under brow, bridge of nose and inner corner of eye.” Ashlee Glazer, makeup artist and artistic director for Laura Geller Beauty

Wear more ponytails.

“Nothing says young and chic like a messy pony, so embrace it if you can. Always use lots of dry shampoo or texture spray to create grit and texture.”—Matt Fugate, Kerastase celebrity hairstylist

More: 13 Anti-Aging Serums We Swear By

Keep cuticles hydrated and go for neutral nails.

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“Hydrating with oil is extremely important because dry skin—even young, dry skin—tends to look older.A clean nude nail polish gives a more youthful appearance and is appropriate for any age. I love Smith & Cult Nailed Lacquer in Ghost Edit.” —Sarah Bland, celebrity nail artist

Try a soft shadowed liner on your lower lash line.

“Use a small tight brush to apply liner along the bottom lashes to create the illusion of a shadow. Use a gel formula and blend it out with your brush for longevity and a soft effect.” —Ashlee Glazer, makeup artist and artistic director for Laura Geller Beauty

Rinse your hair with cold water.

“I recommend that clients always finish with a cold rinse. This will lock in a good conditioning and help infuse shine.” —Paul Labrecque, celebrity hairstylist

Change your mindset about aging.

“Aging gracefully is a mentality—it's acknowledging there are things you can’t change, but accepting that there are things you can do to improve the effects of intrinsic aging and deter extrinsic aging.” —Dr. Dendy Engelman, celebrity dermatologist

Take collagen supplements.

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Our collagen production decreases by 1% each year after the age of 20, which essentially means your skin is getting thinner and more fragile. Oral supplements can help to support the body’s natural collagen production. My favorite one that I recommend daily to my patients is Reserveage Collagen Replenish powder. It has verisol collagen which is only one of two types of collagen that shows scientific results in 2 weeks. It’s an odorless, tasteless powder that can easily be mixed into any beverage.” —Dr. Dendy Engelman, celebrity dermatologist

Avoid matte formula foundations.

"Choose a tinted moisturizer over a full-coverage foundation for a more youthful complexion. Anything with a heavy or matte formula will sit on top of the skin and accentuate any wrinkles. If you want more coverage, go for a foundation that has a dewy finish, as matte formulas settle into fine lines more easily which can make you look older."—Huda Kattan, founder of Huda Beauty

Prep undereyes before applying concealer.

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Leaving the undereye area untreated can cause puffiness and darkness. Use Erno Laszlo's Mutli-Task Eye Serum Mask to smooth texture and add radiance, then target the darkness with an illuminating concealer, like Maybelline Age Rewind.” —Kelli J Barlett, director of artistry for Glamsquad

Hate your hands? Try a laser treatment.

Women’s hands start to age in their late 40’s and early 50’s, so Fraxel (or fractional laser) can help reduce pigmentation such as sunspots. It also helps even out skin tone.”—Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank, celebrity dermatologist and founder of PFRANKMD

Give your hair the same type of care you give to your skin.

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"I love and have seen results on clients with products including Vivisical, theRegenesis Micro-Targeting Spray, and with Biologique Recherche’s Scalp Lotion. Each of these things will enhance hair growth and hair elasticity." —Paul Labrecque, celebrity hairstylist

When applying blush, use the “smile and swoosh” technique.

“For pretty blush placement, first, give a happy grin. This will identify the apple of the cheek, where the blush should be placed. To blend, simply swoosh the remaining blush out and up, towards the temple.” —Kelli J Barlett, director of artistry for Glamsquad

Make working out a priority.

“Movement is your magic pill that prolongs youth. After each workout, your skin looks more glowing and toned as a result of sweat! It’s proven that intense workouts speed cellular rejuvenation, metabolism, and slow down aging.” —Sylwia Wiesenberg, founder of DOPE Naturally

Swap out your liquid liner and jet black eye pencils.

“You want to avoid using a jet black or liquid liner as both of these can look quite harsh and can make the eyes appear smaller. Instead, try a charcoal or grey pencil liner and smoke it outward for a less severe effect.” —Huda Kattan, founder of Huda Beauty

Consider undereye filler.

"Filler under the eyes camouflages dark circles and under eye hollows that can make you appear tired. Restylane gives immediate, painless results that can last up to a year.You’ll leave the same day looking like you got 10 hours of sleep." —Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank, celebrity dermatologist and founder of PFRANKMD

Deep condition your strands.

“Things that make hair look older are frizz, breakage, dryness, greying hair, lack of shine and loss of elasticity. Deeply conditioning the hair can have a huge impact on aiding most of these conditions.” —Paul Labrecque, celebrity hairstylist

Start drinking green juice.

“It will literally transform your skin in a matter of days. It helps oxygenate the skin and stimulates lymphatic drainage so it's de-puffing too.” —Joanna Vargas, celebrity facialist and founder of Joanna Vargas Skincare

Avoid dark shadows and liquid liners.

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“Choose a longwear cream shadow in a neutral shimmery shade. It creates additional texture on the eye, while also adding a lifting effect. Try Charlotte Tilbury's formula for a light as air texture.” —Kelli J Barlett, director of artistry for Glamsquad

Use white eyeliner on your water line.

“It opens and brightens the eye area, creating a more youthful appearance.” —Huda Kattan, founder of Huda Beauty

Layer your mascara.

“Use a volumizing mascara first to create massive volume on both top and bottom lashes. Then apply a lengthening mascara only to the outer corners to create a flirtatious curl that lifts the eye diagonally.”— Orlando Santiago, national artistry executive for Guerlain

Invest in products with hyaluronic acid.

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SHOP NOW SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel, $82

“Hyaluronic acid [a naturally occurring substance in skin that keeps it hydrated and youthful] absorbs 1000 times its weight in water and expands, helping to blur fine lines and wrinkles. Short term, any product with medium and low molecular weight hyaluronic acid will help plump your skin.” —Dr. Lamees Hamdan, founder and CEO of Shiffa

...Or try hyaluronic acid fillers.

“They plump the skin and ‘hydrate’ it from within, giving you a more youthful appearance. They also stimulate collagen production, so you can see anti-aging benefits anywhere you inject them. Companies like Allergan make specialized fillers for different parts of the face: Voluma for cheeks, Vollure for nasolabial folds, and Volbella for lips and lines around the mouth.”—Dr. Dendy Engelman, celebrity dermatologist

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