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7 Celebs who got sexier after 40 (and how they did it)

Celebrity secrets to graceful aging

From SheKnows Canada
Aging doesn't have to be the end of all things. In fact, you might just hit your sexiness peak after 40 like some of these Hollywood stars have. We've got the lowdown on how they did it!
Gwen Stefani Apega WENN

Gwen Stefani

As one of the most energetic singers ever to hit the stage, this mother of two has actually been getting sexier and sexier every year. Now 43, this vivacious lady looks nothing short of youthful and gorgeous. According to Gwen, she keeps her skin looking great by using Johnson's Baby Lotion. It makes babies feel soft and smooth, and it obviously does the same for Stefani; we just might give it a whirl ourselves.

Vanessa Williams Brian To WENN

Vanessa Williams

Having just turned 50 and being one of the sexiest women over 40 in Hollywood, how could the former beauty queen not make our list? Vanessa swears by a few secrets to looking good. Aside from eating well and avoiding anything made with white flour, Williams does yoga regularly. The benefits of yoga are endless; from resulting in a leaner frame to healthier living and better skin, yoga can be a youth saver. On top of that, Vanessa never goes to bed without washing off the day’s makeup and applying a hydrating cream.

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Elizabeth Hurley

Known for her good looks, this British superstar, now 47, says she isn't much for constant dieting and strict exercise plans, but she does swear by one golden rule: Drink plenty of water. In fact, Hurley told the Daily Mail that she drinks a glass of water before doing anything else when she wakes up in the morning, even though "it tastes fairly disgusting." She also carries a water bottle with her at all times and tries to stay hydrated as much as possible. This is a great tip for keeping your skin looking hydrated and smooth. Water is one of our best untapped beauty resources.

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Salma Hayek

OK, we can't say this bombshell wasn't sexy before, but her gorgeous figure and classy sex appeal seem to be getting even better with age. Salma's secret to staying sexy at 46? Aside from eating a healthy diet and exercising, Hayek always chooses flattering fits and makeup. Don't defy age by trying to dress the same way you did at 20. Instead, embrace your age, and move into age-appropriate fashions that are modern, elegant and always classy.

Halle Berry Brian To WENN

Halle Berry

With one of the most flawless complexions in Hollywood, no one can deny that Halle Berry has gotten more beautiful as the years have gone by. At 46, she is sexier than ever, and while her skin appears flawless to us, she says otherwise. Halle's top beauty secret is wearing matte powder to keep her shine at bay. Without it, Berry says her skin is greasy-looking. Did you ever know she had less-than-perfect skin? Neither did we! We need more matte powder, please!

Demi Moore FayeVision WENN

Demi Moore

This bombshell was over 30 when she shocked the world with her gorgeously fit figure in Striptease, and it seems she's been aging like a fine wine ever since, getting better with age. At 50, Demi swears by the beauty rule her mother taught her to keep herself looking young and sexy. Moore constantly hydrates her skin, never leaving the house or going to bed without moisturizer. No matter how late it is or how tired she is, Demi always rinses off the day's makeup and finishes off with a refreshing moisturizer. Keeping your skin hydrated is a great way to prevent premature wrinkles, and it seems to be working for her.

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Courteney Cox

We think Courteney Cox, at 48, looks even better now than she did during her days on Friends. Earlier this year, this gorgeous gal appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show and revealed one of her top beauty secrets. Courteney invests in Latisse, the miracle lash growth serum. She says her lashes started to look shorter and less full as she aged, and simply having a thicker set makes her look younger and rejuvenated. We have to admit, she does look fantastic. If Latisse is not for you, don't fret. You have other options: eyelash extensions and good old-fashioned false lashes. The idea is to brighten your gaze for a more youthful look.

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