‘I look 15 years younger than my age thanks to my dedicated 6-step skin care routine’
Jacqueline Cubici-Gonzalez is 61-years-old but you’d never have guessed it as she looks much younger, and she attributes her youthful looks to her six-step beauty regime
A grandmother says she is ‘defying age’ and looks 15 years younger than she is – all thanks to her intensive beauty routine.
Jacqueline Cubici-Gonzalez is 61 but people have told her she looks 45 and the retiree has even been mistaken for her three-year-old granddaughter’s mum.
She plays tennis, gets spa treatments and looks after her hair because she wants to stay looking young, but she said her youthful looks are all down to her six-step skincare routine.
Jacqueline spends two hours each morning applying lotions, hydrating serums, and vitamin-rich creams – and it’s all topped off with her secret ingredient: baby suncream.
Jacqueline, a retired airport worker, from Camberley, Surrey, said: “I refuse to age gracefully. People my age are expected to be grey and wrinkled, and wear wide long skirts. I always knew I never wanted that.
“I agree with Madonna’s sentiment that people should be allowed to be young when they’re over 45.”
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Jacqueline, the second child of eleven, grew up in Venezuela and moved to the UK aged 28.
She started her skincare routine 40 years ago because she never felt beautiful as she says she was always compared to her sister’s looks.
Now she spends £60 a month on her beauty regime, which comprises of six simple steps.
After washing her skin she mists on two layers of hydrating spray, followed by a serum.
Next, she swears by a vitamin-rich night cream – because it lasts longer on your skin than day cream.
She then adds firming cream – before slathering on her factor-50 sun protection for babies.
Jacqueline said: “That is my top tip.
“If you want to have nice skin and you don’t want to do all the rest then just get the factor 50 baby cream and use a lot.
“It’s the most important thing I do. If I use one for older skin it looks much less good.”
Jacqueline also takes care to look after the rest of her body and estimates she spends around £1,900 a year on all treatments.
She uses two masks every Sunday, one for her face and another for her hair, and dyes out her greys every four weeks.
She also begins every day with a body scrub, followed by shower gel.
After that she slaps on a body oil then moisturising body cream, and then body spray.
And she spends £35 on a monthly once-over at a spa where her feet are pampered with a soak, massage, nail care and paint.
The gran also splashes out another £35 a month on a spa membership so she can have a full body massage.
And finally, she’s careful to get eight hours a night of beauty sleep.
She even bought a ‘beauty sleep in progress’ sign to hang on her bedroom door.
The mum-of-two plays tennis once a week to avoid growing love handles and saggy arms, she says.
Jacqueline said: “I’m not rich and you don’t have to be, you just need to grab a bargain.
“It’s absolutely worth every bit of money you spend on it.
“We should be allowed to have fun, keep dancing, and be trendy and fashionable.”
Jacqueline, who lives with her husband Steven Jones 63, likes to keep her look fashionable and trendy.
She wears tailored knee-length skirts, or flared trousers with tops and trainers – and picks up tips on Instagram.
Jacqueline said: “To me, it feels really sad to get old – so I’m trying to hold it off every day.
“People often comment that I don’t look like I was born in 1961.
“I want to look younger forever.”
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