Lisa Snowdon believes lockdown has made people realize that they no longer need to change their appearance – and she prefers to ’embrace’ signs of aging.
The TV host, 49, told MailOnline that she doesn’t want to ‘eradicate’ her wrinkles through cosmetic procedures and was desperate to intervene because so many young girls with ‘beautiful skin’ opted for Botox.
In an exclusive interview, the former model said she feels ‘positive’ about her upcoming 50th birthday because she doesn’t see the milestone age as an ‘impending deadline’.
‘I’m All About Improving What You Have’: Lisa Snowdon believes lockdown has made people realize they no longer need to change their appearance – and she prefers to ’embrace’ signs of aging
Lisa said, ‘It’s up to the individual whether they want to go that path, but I think there are other things you can do to improve the tone and texture of your skin with a little less down time.
‘It’s about skin health and not eradicating lines, it’s about softening and moisturizing them and working with good ingredients to nourish the skin.
‘That was a trend for a while that was pretty alarming, especially since the girls were so young, I always thought’ oh my god, you’re so young, your skin is so beautiful ‘, especially when it has a lot of makeup too. I would think “let your beautiful, natural skin shine through”.
But the trend has turned, and the pandemic has taught us to be a little introspective and grateful for the smaller things and not so obsessed with trying to change our appearance. I want to naturally improve everything you have. ‘
‘Alarming’: Lisa told MailOnline she doesn’t want to ‘eradicate’ her wrinkles by having cosmetic procedures and she was desperate to intervene because so many young girls chose Botox
Lisa, who regularly presents the fashion segment on This Morning, admits seeing her face on Zoom in lockdown for the first time, which made her feel self-conscious, and she uses a light to enhance her look in front of the camera.
She said, ‘Last year I didn’t even know what Zoom was and all of a sudden everyone can see you, your background and into your home and some days I felt … it was a challenge, this pandemic.
‘There are days when I thought’ oh God, this lighting is not right ‘. I’ll be honest, I have a little bit of light and I think that’s a lot more flattering. It was definitely a learning curve and a challenge. It has literally been an eye opener. ‘
Lisa, who is engaged to fiancé George Smart, 41, will turn 50 in January, and while she can’t believe how quickly time has passed since her last milestone birthday, she feels ‘privileged’ to grow older.
She said, “It seems like such an adult age! I’m turning 50, I mean, who would have thought? It happened so quickly.
‘Getting older is a privilege’: The former model said she was ‘positive’ about her upcoming 50th birthday because she doesn’t see the milestone age as an ‘impending deadline’ (pictured in 1995)
“I remember organizing my 40th birthday and having these conversations like,” You’re turning 40, guess what? ” and now i’m 50 already!
‘I feel positive about it, which I don’t know if people are going to be like’ yeah whatever, ‘but I really do. I know it’s a cliche to say getting older is a privilege, but it really is.
‘I’m not worried I don’t see it as this imminent number or the deadline I just feel like I’m finally in a good place, for the past six years I’ve felt really satisfied and happy and I really take care for myself, so I feel in a really good place mentally, both physically and emotionally.
‘George and I are very happy and I have some lovely friends and great family, so bring it on! As long as I don’t have to act grown up and be sensible, that’s all. I still want to have fun and wear nice clothes and experiment with fashion. ‘
‘It was a challenge’: Lisa admits seeing her face for the first time on Zoom in lockdown, which made her feel self-conscious, and she uses a light to enhance her look in front of the camera
Lisa has partnered with skincare brand StriVectin, which has conducted new research on ‘Zoom face’ as 1 in 5 Britons admit they spend half their time on video calls staring at themselves.
StriVectin also found that 59 percent of people were more aware of their appearance since using FaceTime and Zoom to communicate during shutdown.
Lisa explained, “StriVectin is a scientific skincare brand and I’ve known the brand since the early 2000s.
‘I’m super passionate about the science behind it and the clinical trials and I love the research they’ve done, which is hugely important after everything we’ve been through with Zoom face over the past year and calling us all to the conference.
“ We’ve become much more aware of what we look like because most of those calls, FaceTime, and social media are where we face our faces.
Before you would sit in an office and see your face when you went to the bathroom and washed your hands or put on your makeup in the morning, but we see ourselves so much more.
“ When you’re faced with your appearance all day long, you want to take more time for you and put in a little more effort for your skincare regimen. ”
Lisa has added StriVectin’s Intensive Eye Concentrate for Wrinkles to her beauty regimen.
She said, “Dark circles are a big problem area for many of us and that was even before the pandemic. The Intensive Eye Concentrate tackles fine lines and wrinkles, as well as puffiness and dark circles, which is amazing.
‘The brand is scientific so it really helps to scoop that brightness up in the skin, to tighten the skin, it has this amazing ingredient, the NIA-114 – it’s essentially a vitamin B3 that helps break down the skin barrier to reinforce . ‘
- Lisa Snowdon has partnered with StriVectin ahead of the launch of the StriVectin Intensive Eye Concentrate for Wrinkles PLUS, which has recently been upgraded to combat some of the most common eye problems – from crow’s feet, fine lines, puffiness and the ‘eleven lines’ between the eyebrows
‘We are really happy’: Lisa, who is engaged to fiancé George Smart, said she has been happier over the past six years and finally feels ‘physically, mentally and emotionally’ satisfied (pictured in 2020)