A mum says she is ageing “backwards” thanks to facial exercises – and claims to have never had Botox.
Ella Anderson, 52, from London, often gets mistaken for someone half her age and gets younger men asking her out for dates thanks to her youthful appearance.
“When people see me, they think I’m in my mid-thirties – they can’t believe it,” Ella told NeedToKnow.online.
“Over the last several years I developed my own facial exercises which give me a natural lift and Botoxed look.
“I dread to think what I would look like without them.
“I love how I look with them and saves me from ever needing to go under the knife, which I’d hate.
“They take me 15 minutes to do each evening and are a vital part of my beauty regime.”
During her facial exercises, Ella looks for muscles on her face that she’s keen to tone and shape and begins her magic.
She locates the muscle and finds the resistance, placing two fingers on it.
She then moves the facial muscle in the opposite direction for 10 seconds before moving onto the next area to tone.
The mum-of-one religiously does the 15-minute exercises every evening – granting her enviable young looks.
Ella said: “I’ve been going to the gym and exercising my body since my university days, and I loved the way resistance training could literally ‘re-shape’ and change my body.
“It was when I turned 38 that I realised my face and neck was changing, and not in a good way.
“Gravity was beginning to take its toll. My cheeks were drooping, nasolabial folds starting to set-in, my eyelids were starting to hood, and just subtle but very aging changes were starting to take place. And I didn’t like it.
“I realised the only reason my body was holding up so well, is because of all the resistance training and exercises that I do.
“So I started learning about the muscles in my face and neck and discovered that just like how doing heavy-weight squats can make one’s glutes bigger and fuller, resistance training facial exercises can also lift and shape the face.”
Her youthful looks also see her sweep up when she goes out to bars, with men in their early 30s approaching her – something she describes as a “blessing and a curse”.
Single Ella says her usual type writes her off as they mistaken her for being younger, and guys half her age aren’t too keen on dating an older woman.
She said: “I have dated a mix of guys. Some are 10 years young and some 10 years older.
“My preference is 50 or older. But the problem is guys that age may look at me, but just assume I’m so much younger, so they don’t approach me.
“And the older guys that do approach me seem a little disappointed when they soon learn that I’m not some ‘young thing’.”
Ella shares her routines on TikTok (@agelessella) where she boasts 11,000 followers – and social media users are in awe of her appearance.
One social media user said: “OMG you have got to be kidding. You look amazing.”
Another TikTok user commented: “52?? No way I don’t believe it.”
Someone else said: “Am 25 n u look better than me.” [sic]
“Gorgeous. Your skin is flawless,” added another person.
Another user said: “I would have guessed late 20’s. You’re absolutely gorgeous.”
Ella added: “I think society’s opinion of the way a woman age is changing.
“I’m on a mission to encourage women to age as fabulously as they’d like to, looking as youthful as they want to, despite their age.”
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