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These Age-Defying Viral Stars Have Discovered The Fountain of Youth

The Internet's newest fascination may be it's most useful yet.
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Society has a blatant obsession with age. There’s a never-ending market for anti-aging products and medical procedures to preserve one’s youth. This can be traced back to great literature and ancient works of art, wherein tales of the mythical fountain of youth and immortality are common themes.

While we may be light years away from discovering the secret to youth and eternal life, these people have gotten social media recognition for defying the very rules of nature, making headlines for their ageless looks.

Masako Mizutani

In Japan, a youthful appearance is taken very seriously. So serious, that they even have a contest called the Youthful Pageant, which is where Masako Mizutani was discovered. Known in Japan as the "Lady of Eternal Youth," Masako is a 48-year-old mother of two who shockingly looks like someone in her 20s.

Masako shared her many secrets in a television interview and we're fervently taking notes:

  1. Eat healthy, fresh food.
  2. Practice portion control and limit meals to four a day.
  3. Drink lots of water to clean out toxins.
  4. Apply lighter makeup as you get older.
  5. Use Vitamin E-based creams to keep your skin soft and supple.
  6. Always use sunscreen when going outdoors.
  7. Follow a daily beauty ritual: cleansing, toning, moisturizing.
  8. Lastly, keep your body healthy by exercising regularly, getting enough sleep and avoiding vices.

Apasra Hongsakula

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In 1965, Apasra became the first Thai woman to win the Miss Universe title. Aside from proving her beauty by besting 57 candidates, Apasra has also managed to maintain her looks 52 years later. Believe it or not, Apasra turned 70 years old this year.

After disappearing from the Thai people’s radar, a photograph of Apasra circulated on the Internet in 2014. It was then that her story went viral with many speculating about the outlandish treatments she must've been getting to maintain her beauty.

Apasra’s manager eventually had to clear things up by stating that her only secret was changing her hair from wavy to straight and taking great care of herself through daily exercise, eating healthy food, and plenty of sunscreen.

Liu Yelin

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Liu Yelin made headlines earlier this year due to her son’s alleged trouble in finding a girlfriend. It was reported that Liu and her son Xie Yixuan were often thought to be dating due to his mother’s looks. Liu may have debunked that claim but she has still amazed the world with her toned body and youthful appearance.

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The 50-year-old relayed her long list of accomplishments and secrets on Weibo, “I’ve been working out for 20 years, taking on various extreme sports. I swam across the Strait of Malacca. For the past 20 years, I’ve been a donor, donating blood and bone marrow.”

Lure Hsu

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At 41, Lure Hsu astonishingly looks like a teenager.

Her secret? Avoiding the negative and focusing instead on slathering sunscreen. She told Friday magazine, “Moisturizing is very important, in fact, it can reduce aging, fine lines and other skin problems.” In addition to this, Lure believes the sun keeps her young and preserves her positive mood.  She warns, however, not to go for “excessive exposure, especially in the summer.”

Indy 100 reports, “Hsu drinks black coffee, she also consumes a lot of water, fruits and vegetables, while avoiding sugary drinks and greasy food. She also advocates high fiber and high protein foods, and exercise.”

Chuando Tan

The most recent social media star of them all is Chuando Tan. He has stunned the world with his appearance, not just because of his looks but also because of having such great physique for his age. A Singaporean male model and photographer, Chuando has been in the industry for years. Several years in fact, as Chuando is 50 years old. It’s a well-known fact that men tend to age like fine wine but Chuando has taken it a bit further and managed to look not a day over 25.

Several media outlets have taken interest on Chuando who credits “regular workouts and the habit of not bathing late at night or early in the morning [as his] only secrets,” according to the Daily Mail. That may be true but we're sure his genetics are partly at fault too.

Locally, actresses Ina Raymundo and Alice Dixson, at 41 and 47 respectively, could potentially give these viral stars a run for their money. In their 40s, the two stars have experienced a resurgence partly due to their age-defying looks.

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