Mariah Carey Shares The Anti-Aging Beauty Tips That Keep Her Looking Young At Age 48

by Kim Wong-Shing
Kim Wong-Shing is a staff writer at LittleThings. Her work spans beauty, wellness, pop culture, identity, food, and other topics. She is a contributing writer at NaturallyCurly, and her work has also appeared in HelloGiggles, Lifehacker, Wear Your Voice Magazine, and other outlets. She grew up in Philadelphia, attended Brown University, and is now based in New Orleans.

Mariah Carey is 48 years old. Shocking, I know, because she still looks exactly the same as she did when she in her 20s, making everyone’s favorite Christmas album.

And yet, it’s true.

In the past, Mariah has explained that she ages so gracefully by simply not paying any attention to the calendar.

“I think I have to remain eternally oblivious to age,” she told People back in 2015. “Honestly, when you put a number on it yourself, it’s just like, Why? Why do that?”

Coming from the woman who married a man 11 years her junior (Nick Cannon), Mariah’s “age ain’t nothing but a number” approach isn’t surprising. Mariah doesn’t even acknowledge her birthday, per se.

As she said once: “I don’t have birthdays. I have anniversaries.”

But that doesn’t fully explain how her skin is still so smooth and glowy and wrinkle-free after all these years. Of course, aging is a natural part of life, and Mariah would be a boss even if she did have a face full of wrinkles. Nonetheless, people can’t help but ask the star how she does it.

Entertainment Tonight collected several of the star’s tips over the years into a “beauty playbook.” Some of Mariah’s tips are hints that you’ve probably heard before, like wearing sunscreen. Other tips are definitely more off-the-wall, like a “back-biting massage.” Yeah, that happened. Find out Mariah Carey’s tips and tricks in the video!

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