Every day I cry a little inside at the newly made lines around my eyes. We’re most definitely NOT getting any younger. Beyonce on the other hand doesn’t seem to be getting any OLDER. So how does she keep her youth? In an interview with The Cut, Beyonce’s makeup man and L’Oreal Paris Celebrity Artist John Barnett shared his secrets.
Here’s the three-step anti-aging secrets that you should follow because prevention always better than going under the knife, right?
1) USE EYE CREAM ALL OVER THE FACE
“It has smaller particles as it’s meant to deliver ingredients to an area that’s more delicate, so it really absorbs.” he told Estée Edit. However, in addition to being a decidedly more expensive technique, it could be risky depending on the formula. According to celebrity esthetician Renée Rouleau, you should take precaution because using eye cream on your face could 1) Clog your pores due to its intensive moisturizing ingredients and 2) Increase breakouts as the active ingredients could betoo active for your skin.
2) USE FACE CREAM ON YOUR BODY
Suffice it to say, Barnett takes a head-to-toe approach when it comes to anti-aging, treating every last limb like it’s going to be on display forever. “Most women concern themselves only with the area from hairline to the chin,” he told The Cut. “It’s not about that. It’s about bringing the conversation of skin care into the décolleté, onto your back, and into your legs.”
3) DRINK KALE—AND LOTS OF IT
Barnett takes a skin first approach to makeup, which means he’s got one sacred rule: gorgeous, healthy skin begins from the inside, out (or rather, Juice Generation). “Get your skin into good condition; drink kale,” he advises. “Kale is very high in vitamin K and it increases circulation and helps cell turnover. If you approach your makeup with a holistic approach to health, everything else seems a bit easier.”
Read The Cut’s full interview with Barnett, here.