Since Taiwanese singer and actress Rainie Yang appeared as the second lead on the ridiculously popular idol drama Meteor Garden in 2001, she has been on a meteoric rise (pun intended). She quickly grew into a leading star in her own right, with several chart-topping hits on her belt.
Her fame, her achievements, and her talent are all well and good, but she also seems to have tapped into some elusive elixir of youth that has kept her face look fresh and youthful since her teenage days.
Just take a look at these two photos:
On the left, we have Rainie as a fresh-faced 19 year old, and on the right, we have a photo taken 16 years later when Rainie is an accomplished 33 year old artiste with a solid career going for her.
Sure, she’s lost some baby fats and changed her hairstyle to keep up with the times, but we’re sure we’re not alone in thinking: how does she not age?!
When we caught sight of this article written by Vogue Taiwan interviewing Rainie Yang about her beauty secrets and her secrets to eternal youth, there was no way we wouldn’t have clicked on Here are the gems that we’ve learnt.
Pick your brow shape wisely
If you look closely enough at Rainie’s older photos and compare them with her recent ones, you may be tempted to think that she may have gotten some kind of procedure done. There is something a little different about her face, and you may not be able to immediately identify what it is.
It’s true, she has gotten a procedure done: she has re-shaped her eyebrows.
“Your eyebrows can really change your entire look,” Rainie says to Vogue Taiwan.
However, she strongly recommended not following the latest trends, and instead shape your eyebrows according to your own face shape and features. “I know straight brows are trendy nowadays, but I still think every one has their own unique eyebrow shape. It’s too boring if everyone had the same eyebrows!”
Rainie has been doing this since she was 20 years old
Want to freeze your age or reverse time on your face? You absolutely can’t neglect this tip:
Rainie has been religiously using skincare on her neck for the past 14 years.
The skin on your face may be baby-smooth and radiant, but if you start getting wrinkles and pigmentation on your neck, it still adds a lot to your visual age. This is a maxim that many of us probably already knew about, but may not have acted on for some reason or other.
Not so for Rainie. Since she was 20 years old, she has never neglected her neck when it comes to her twice daily skincare routine. She uses upward strokes on her neck, bringing the skincare product from her neck to her face.
Even if you don’t have the luxury of buying a separate product for your neck, simply use your existing facial essence and it’ll still be better than nothing! “It’s really not that difficult. I think your neck will visually remain at whatever age you begin paying attention to it with skincare,” says Rainie.
10 neck treatments you don’t want to miss out on
1. Algenist Firming And Lifting Neck Cream
2. Clarins Advanced Extra-Firming Neck Anti-Wrinkle Rejuvenating Cream
Clarins Advanced Extra-Firming Neck Anti-Wrinkle Rejuvenating Cream retails for SGD125 at Clarins counters and Clarins online.
3. Dr. Brandt Skincare Do Not Age with Dr. Brandt Firming Neck Cream
Dr. Brandt Skincare Do Not Age with Dr. Brandt Firming Neck Cream retails for SGD99 on LookFantastic (shipping fees apply).
4. Estée Lauder Resilience Lift Firming/Sculpting Face and Neck Crème SPF15
This neck cream comes in two variations: for Normal/Combination skin, and an Oil-Free version for oily skin types.
Estée Lauder Resilience Lift Firming/Sculpting Face and Neck Crème SPF15 retails for SGD158 for Normal/Combination and SGD148 for Oil-Free at Estée Lauder counters, Tangs (Normal/Combi, Oil-Free) and Sephora (Normal/Combi).
5. Fresh Black Tea Firming Corset Cream
Fresh Black Tea Firming Corset Cream retails for SGD153 at Fresh counters, Sephora stores and Sephora.sg.
6. Origins Plantscription Powerful Lifting Neck & Decollete Treatment
Origins Plantscription Powerful Lifting Neck & Decollete Treatment retails for SGD110 at Origins counters and Tangs.
7. Radical Skincare Firming Neck and Decollete Gel
8. Shiseido Benefiance Concentrated Neck Contour Treatment
9. Tarte Maracuja Neck Treatment
Tarte Maracuja Neck Treatment retails for SGD65 on Tarte.com (shipping fees apply).