Gwen Stefani Explains Why She Doesn’t Seem To Age

Gwen Stefani has explained why she doesn't seem to age.
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Gwen Stefani has revealed why she just doesn’t seem to age. 

Stefani is an American musician – she was the co-founder, lead vocalist and primary songwriter of the band No Doubt, whose hits include ‘Don’t Speak’ and ‘Just a Girl’.

She’s also had a hugely successful solo career, with six singles – including ‘Hollaback Girl’ and ‘What You Waiting For?’ reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100.

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Outside of music, Stefani has launched a makeup brand called GXVE (pronounced give), with thousands wanting to emulate her stunning looks.

Fans have always wondered how the ‘Rich Girl’ singer still looks as amazing as she did when her music career began.

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Gwen Stefani, 54, has revealed how she looks effortless and stunning. Credit: Alamy

Stefani, who is now 54 years old, has revealed all her secrets.

Many of them you’ll be able to follow at home, including some surprising lifestyle elements…

Let’s check them out:

1. Hydration

Stefani has a seemingly wrinkle-free complexion and she says it’s because her ‘skincare secret is hydration’.

Discussing her makeup line, the ‘Cool’ artist said in an interview with LVR magazine: “It helps give your skin a youthful, moist glow.

“I just want to look as good as I can at any age, like we all do, and share that quality makeup truly does make a big difference in how you feel. The magic is in the makeup.”

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Gwen Stefani says hydration is key to youthful, dewy-looking skin. Credit: @gwenstefani/Instagram

This leads to Stefani’s next bit of advice…

2. Overlining the lips

The 54-year-old, who is known for her signature red pout, ‘swears by’ overdrawing the lips, as it creates a fuller, youthful look.

“When you overdraw the top lip like that, you just get this really pouty [look],” Stefani told Glamour. “You see people hacking it all the time and it works.”

And while the ‘Luxurious’ singer is encouraging you to start this one habit, she’s warning you against another.

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Gwen Stefani achieves her iconic bold red lip look by overlining her lips. Credit: @gwenstefani/Instagram

3. Never sleep with makeup on

Stefani told Forbes: “At bedtime, I always take off my makeup and put moisturiser on.”

It may seem logical to wipe your makeup off at the end of the day, but many have accrued the unhygienic habit.

Sleeping with makeup on can potentially cause clogged pores, dull skin, dryness, puffy eyes and just generally aggravate the skin.

Dr Ash Labib, medical director at AL Aesthetics, tells Women’s Health: “When makeup is left on at night, it penetrates the sub-layers of the dermis.”

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It may seem obvious but Gwen Stefani is encouraging you to wipe your makeup off before going to bed. Credit: Alamy

In an interview with Elle, Stefani revealed that in her youth, when she was ‘always on a tour bus’, making sure her skin was in tip-top condition wasn’t on her radar.

“The one thing that I have really changed is trying to get all the makeup off. It was hard when I was younger because I was always on a tour bus, literally washing my face with bottled water, inside a bus. But the key is to keep it clean at night. Let your face breathe,” she explained.

4. Routine

While looking fabulous 24/7 may appear easy, Stefani says she does have a routine – but thankfully, it’s a pretty simple one to follow.

The ‘It’s My Life’ singer told Forbes her ‘skincare is pretty simple’ and she has a morning routine which consists of ‘a prayer, brushing my teeth and moisturising’.

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Gwen Stefani says she likes to keep a ‘simple’ routine – and it seems to be working! Credit: @gwenstefani/Instagram

She added: “I keep my routine simple and just embrace it and let it be.”

But there’s another way Stefani makes sure to take care of skin, and it’s a pretty important way too.

5. Sun protection

Stefani says she ‘stopped sunbathing’ in her twenties and when chatting to Elle, she admitted this is the one piece of advice she’d give her 15-year-old self.

“Later in life, you’re like ‘What is that?!’ and it turns out it’s from the sun and you’re like, ‘Oh why did I do that to myself?'” she said.

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Gwen Stefani is encouraging her fans to wear sun protection. Credit: @gwenstefani/Instagram

Even if you’re not bothered by a wrinkle or two, it’s still a wise idea to take up Stefani’s advice and wear sunscreen every day.

Sunscreen helps ‘safeguard your skin against sun damage and skin cancer’, as per the Skin Cancer Foundation.

Johns Hopkins Medicine advises you to pick a sunscreen with ‘an SPF of at least 30’ and warns that makeup with SPF is not enough to protect your skin.

6. Diet

From 12 years old, Stefani has followed a meat-free diet, however, this doesn’t mean she doesn’t indulge now and then.

With her dad’s Italian upbringing, The Voice judge was brought up on lots of filling, hearty meals.

She told Bon Appétit: “We actually eat lasagna. I don’t know when that happened. My mom makes lasagna and she’ll make one with meat and one with just ricotta cheese. I love that.”

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Gwen Stefani is on a meat-free diet. Credit: @gwenstefani/Instagram

Stefani also loves to indulge in pizza – with there being one occasion where she bought made an enormous order.

“After a Chicago show, we literally came home with nine seven-pound Chicago deep-dish pizzas and ate a few on the plane. The next day I had my entire family over and we went to town on the rest of them,” she shared.

7. Working out

When Stefani isn’t working on new music and her other ventures, she somehow finds time to exercise and keep fit.

In an interview with Shape, the pop star said: “I have no magic thing that I do to stay fit. I eat really clean, do my shows, and work out.”

She added that she plays tennis with her husband Blake Shelton, 47, and they also go to the gym together.

“I like to do squats and lunges and light weights. I don’t go crazy like I used to. I do just enough to make my body feel good,” Stefani concluded.

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton.
Gwen Stefani plays tennis and goes to the gym with her husband, Blake Shelton. Credit: Alamy

So there you have it, unlike a lot of Hollywood stars, it appears you don’t have to break the bank to follow Stefani’s anti-ageing tips.

Will you be taking up the pop star’s advice?

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Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.