My Celebrity Life

Skincare Secrets of a 56-Year-Old Model That Looks a Decade Younger

Yep, we all know that one person who looks as if they’ve stopped time. They might be in their 30s to 40s but easily look like they’re a 20-something. Maybe they even ID’d. Call it what you want, but I’d venture to guess that there’s someone in your life who’s managed to negate the natural effects of aging in one way or another, and we’d be lying if we said it didn’t absolutely intrigue us. No matter what age you are—or whether you’re even concerned with “ageing”—it’s near impossible not to be curious about how these people have managed to Benajmin Button right in front of our eyes.

One such example is Caroline Labouchere, a grey ambassador and model whose glowy, flawless complexion has stopped me in my scrolling tracks on more than one occasion. Labouchere, who began a modeling career just two years ago at 54, now regularly shares her outfits, haircare tips, and, of course, skincare treatments with her 235,000 Instagram followers. I don’t think I’m alone in saying that she defies age—just one look at her feed confirms this, so naturally, I did what any skincare-obsessed writer would: I went straight to the source to find out Labouchere’s best skin tips.

Ahead, read up on her top tips and nuggets of wisdom that she credits for maintaining good skin in your 50s—or at any age for that matter.


#1: Stay Out of the Sun

I know you’ve heard it over and over again, but Labouchere confirms the golden rule of skincare: sun protection. Whether you’re opting for a massive sun hat or are slathering on the SPF (or both), we can’t overstate how important it is. “I have been a sun worshipper all of my life,” Labouchere admitted. “I finally stopped turning my face to the sun last year. Now, I wear a hat whenever I leave the house and wear an SPF 50.”

My Celebrity Life – Elemis Daily Defence Shield SPF 30
Elemis Daily Defence Shield SPF 30

#2: Quit Picking at Your Skin

My Celebrity Life – Supergoop Play Everyday Lotion SPF 50 with Sunflower Extract
Supergoop! Play Everyday Lotion SPF 50 with Sunflower Extract

#2: Quit Picking at Your Skin

“Don’t pick your spots ever,” she said. As obvious as it may sound, as a former skin picker myself, this one is easier said than done. Labouchere insists that it’s one of the skincare rules she lives by, and I know I personally could have avoided so many dark spots had I heeded her advice sooner. “If you have a whitehead, use two cotton buds to get rid of it,” she advised. To quell acne in the first place, below are several products you can incorporate into your daily and weekly routines.

My Celebrity Life – Sunday Riley UFO UltraClarifying Acne Treatment Face Oil
Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Acne Treatment Face Oil

My Celebrity Life – The Ordinary Niacinamide 10 + Zinc 1
The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

My Celebrity Life – Caudalie Purifying Mask
Caudalie Purifying Mask

#3: Use the Right Moisturiser for Day and Night

I once heard that the main focus of any skincare regimen hinges on keeping your face hydrated, and Labouchere seems to agree with this. She told me that she uses a thick moisturiser at night (the Avène Cold Cream, £11, is a favourite of hers) and will sometimes apply the same one for daytime if her skin can handle it. “Trapping moisture in your skin will make for happy skin,” she noted.

My Celebrity Life – Avène Cold Cream
Avène Cold Cream

“Avène Cold Cream as my daily moisturizer—sometimes on top of my retinoid if my skin is too dry.”

My Celebrity Life – Dr Barbara Sturm Face Cream
Dr. Barbara Sturm Face Cream

My Celebrity Life – Caudalie Vinosource SOS Intense Moisturizing Cream
Caudalie Vinosource SOS Intense Moisturizing Cream


#4: Pick a Retinol Carefully

The conversation around skincare over 50 wouldn’t be complete without a mention of retinol. After all, dermatologists and skin experts so frequently call out this multipurpose ingredient for its anti-aging benefits that getting your hands on one feels like the only logical thing to do. Of course, Labouchere’s tip is only one of many out there, but according to her, a prescribed retinoid (the umbrella term for retinol and Retin-A) will always work better than store-bought retinol.

As a clinical dermatologist would be able to point you in the direction of something better suited to your skincare needs than a trip to your local Sephora, we’re inclined to agree with her. On the other hand, if you’re looking to get on the retinol train, the below editor-approved products might be a good jumping-off point.

My Celebrity Life – Shani Darden Retinol Reform
Shani Darden Retinol Reform

My Celebrity Life – Versed On the Rise Firming Serum
Versed On the Rise Firming Serum

My Celebrity Life – The Inkey List Retinol AntiAging Serum
The Inkey List Retinol Anti-Aging Serum


#5: Don’t Overexfoliate Your Face

Exfoliating is an essential step in any skincare routine, as it sloughs away dead skin and promotes skin cell turnover, something that tends to naturally slow down as we age. If you don’t exfoliate enough, the rest of your serums, oils, and moisturisers might not live up to their full potential because you could have dead skin cell buildup. But on the other hand, exfoliating too much could strip the skin of its natural oil barrier and cause irritation. Labouchere suggests using one once every other week and is a fan of the Wishful Yo Glow Facial Enzyme Scrub.

My Celebrity Life – Wishful Mini Yo Glow Facial Enzyme Scrub
Wishful Mini Yo Glow Facial Enzyme Scrub

My Celebrity Life – Caudalie Deep Cleansing Exfoliator
Caudalie Deep Cleansing Exfoliator

My Celebrity Life – Tata Harper Clarifying Cleanser
Tata Harper Clarifying Cleanser

#6: Skip Days of Wearing Makeup

No matter how many fancy skincare products and expensive treatments you try, they might not fully do their jobs if you don’t let your skin breathe every now and again. Labouchere told me, “I don’t wear makeup every day. I believe it is a good habit to get into. Once you are in a daily makeup rut, it is hard to get out.” Instead, she wears a CC or BB cream only once or twice a week.

My Celebrity Life – Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser

My Celebrity Life – It Cosmetics CC+ Cream With SPF 50+
It Cosmetics CC+ Cream With SPF 50+


Credit: Original article published here.

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