This Morning host and Loose Women regular Ruth Langsford has revealed some of her best beauty secrets – and refreshingly, her top tip is incredible easy to emulate.
The 58-year-old told SWNS Digital: ‘For me, the first thing is to just moisturise more in winter. Do it more than you think you need to.’
‘I always moisturise my elbows and hands each night before bed,’ she continues. ‘It’s something my mum always did. I always remember my mum putting her hand cream on her elbows.’
‘As soon as the cold weather starts and the central heating goes on, my mantra is to moisturise, moisturise and moisturise.’
As if that wasn’t achievable enough, Ruth said that her favourite pot is Astral’s classic Face and Body moisturiser, which retails for just £3.89 for 200ml, and is loved by fellow celebs including Joanna Lumley, Amanda Holden and Twiggy.
‘I’m very lucky that I am able to afford facials when I want them,’ she said. ‘But I like affordable skincare, you really don’t have to spend a fortune if you know something does the job well’.’
‘I’ve turned Sunday mornings into what I call my “home beauty spa.” If you moisturise your feet overnight – use a foot file, slather your feet in moisturiser, I use Astral, then put a pair of cotton socks on. Not the most attractive things, but it keeps your feet moisturised – and it keeps your feet warm.’
The presenter even admitted that she carries a travel-size pot of Astral for when she’s on the go: ‘so I can pop it out and reapply it whenever my skin starts to feel taut and dry.’
Ruth also revealed some of her favourite make-up items, including Lancôme’s Waterproof Mascara and MAC’s Spice lip pencil, a warm ‘cinnamon stick’ shade with a creamy texture that’s perfect for adding definition.
‘I also love the smell of Elnett hairspray, like my mum used,’ she added. ‘Those smells can transport you back to being a child.’