Though I do believe beauty is in the eye of the beholder, living in Miami has made me acutely aware of how I look. When I was younger, I had to do less to look good. Now, at 41 years old, I put much more work into my beauty routine. It’s important to recognize your unique beauty and celebrate it; part of this celebration is to take good care of yourself so you can be the best version of yourself possible.

As part of a series on the secrets to looking beautiful at any age, I’ll discuss the truth about what goes into beauty routines. Though it may seem like a lot of work—frankly, it can seem exhausting!—the efforts will pay off. It can take a village to help keep you looking and feeling your best. Start building your beauty tribe so you can look and feel like your very best you!

Secret 3: Focus on Lashes & Brows.

Once you’ve discovered and committed to a skincare routine, there are two other key beauty secrets that will help you retain your youthful look: well groomed eyebrows and defined eyelashes. Having someone do your eyebrows professionally is a must as you age. When sculpted properly, eyebrows can literally change the look of your face! Whether you opt for waxing or other methods for your brows, it’s worth it. I have sensitive skin, so I have my eyebrows threaded. I also recently began using a hair regrowth product on my eyebrows, which has made a huge difference. There are many different brands available, but I’m currently using GrandeBROW, which works really well.

As far as eyelashes go, nothing beats eyelash extensions, or, for those of us that can’t keep up with the time commitment, just adding disposable false eyelashes to any look is a surefire way to up your glam factor.  I also use Latisse when I go to bed at night to help my own lashes grow. Though it may seem like a small secret to looking beautiful at any age, when your brows and lashes are on point, you make a statement without much else needed.