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. While I believe beauty is in the eye of the beholder, 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 5: Put a Spray Tan On It.

Living in Miami can be daunting, because everyone always looks glowing, tan and flawless. What I’ve discovered is that they aren’t necessarily perfect—they’ve just been spending time at the spray tan location down the street! The minute you get a good spray tan, you’re suddenly as flawless as everyone else walking around. The magic of the spray tan is that it immediately blurs imperfections and takes 5 lbs. off your frame. Any time I have a big event, I’m sure to get a spray tan the night before. This simple beauty secret is a total game changer!