Best Beauty Advice from My Mom

You may have spent years studiously ignoring your mother’s advice (and she was right about that guy in high school, admit it), but eventually all that bossing and nagging adds up to something truly useful. As a beauty fanatic, I probably pick up a new tip or technique every day of the week. But when it comes to true inspiration, nobody has replaced my mother. She was the first person I saw put on lipstick, use a blow-dryer, spray on fragrance, or paint her nails, and I remember every word of her beauty wisdom. Why? I want my skin to look as good as hers does at 60. (Sorry, Mom, but you look damn good for your age!). Here’s a collection of motherly wisdom gleaned from all the beautiful faces we know.

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heart1 “Though my mother is not the kind of person to make beauty pronouncements, her example can be boiled down to this: If you have healthy hair, you can keep the rest simple. She never wore much makeup, but she always had beautiful hair and regularly did hair treatments at home herself. I have always followed her example, and when I worry that it may not be wise to spend a small fortune on my hair, I remember how great she looked. If you can buy yourself a little self-assurance, it is always money well spent.”
— Elizabeth, freelance photographer

Try: Philip Kingsley Coconut Breeze Elasticizer 150ml

Philip Kingsley Coconut Breeze Elasticizer 150ml

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heart1“My mother’s most important piece of advice: ‘Take care of your neck. You never think of your neck until it’s too late.’ So now I always moisturize it. If I don’t have a neck cream, then I extend my facial moisturizer down to my neck. Same goes for sunscreen.”
—Alex, beauty assistant

Try: Gold Mulberry

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heart1“My mother used to say there’s no excuse for not washing your face at night, no matter how tired you are. This advice has served me well over the years. I have always made it a point to give my skin a good cleanse even if I am dog tired, and it shows on my skin after 30 years!”
—Jessica, makeup artist

Try: Undo

 

heart1Less is more, but always invest in quality: are my mother’s words of wisdom to me. My mom has always worn minimal and she uses only a handful of skincare products. But she never bought cheap knock-offs, only quality creams. And over the years, this has truly paid off”—Fiona, Web editor

Try: Unicorn Tears

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heart1“When I was growing up, my mom would always tell me, ‘Keep your hands off your face! Do you know how many germs you have encountered today? Get them away from that beautiful face!’ I finally started listening to her advice, and my skin is thanking me for it.”
— Norma, graphic designer

Try: Clear Bliss


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