I'm 42 and people are amazed how I aged backwards – it's all thanks to a hair colour change and bargain product | The Sun

A WOMAN who has “aged backwards” revealed her secret tricks were a change of hair colour and specific skincare ingredient. 

Lora Croftcheck is 42-years-old but wound back the wrinkle clock by finding a hair colour that suits her and using high street retinol. 

Retinol is derived from Vitamin A and resurfaces the skin by speeding up cell renewal to reveal a fresher complexion and soften fine lines. 

Croftcheck admitted that her transformation “didn’t happen overnight” but consistency was key. 

In a TikTok video that has raked in over one million views, she revealed a number of shocking “before” pictures. 

The content creator was once blonde with crows feet and textured skin, with her complexion appearing dry and lacklustre. 

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But dying her hair dark brown and using retinol regularly transported her appearance back by years, with some people thinking she looks over ten years younger. 

“The skincare and brown hair are a huge flex,” one viewer gushed in the comments.

“This is proof that finding the right hair colour for you and taking care of your skin can change your entire face,” a second penned.

“I trust you with my life after seeing this,” a third said.

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Croftcheck’s videos have attracted mass attention from millions of people looking to bring their skin to life like hers.

“If you are currently doing nothing, where should you even start at?” she said in an advice video for women with mature skin. 

“I always say to start with a good cleanser. In the evening, you’re even gonna want to double wash.”

Croftcheck recommended starting with a cream cleanser and then moving onto a foaming one in the evenings. 

In the morning, she said to use a “great moisturiser” and follow it up with SPF.

“Don’t forget your SPF,” she advised. “It’s probably the most important thing and probably what I wish I could turn back the time on most to tell my younger self not to forget.”

Other things you can add in once your skin is “used to that routine” are vitamin C serums and exfoliators. 

But for Croftcheck, the star of her skincare show is retinol – with The Ordinary doing a 1% strength one for £7.90.

“You can start with a milder retinol in the beginning,” she said. “Every other day, or every third day, and then move up your potency as your skin adjusts. 

“Retinol is something that I never miss. 

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“And if you’re over the age of 25, you should highly consider adding it to your skincare regimen.

“It’s really what has, I think, done the most for my skin out of any skincare ingredient.”

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