Kate Shapland is, without a doubt, the best beauty journalist writing in the UK right now (and she’s won awards for precisely that endeavour no less than three times). Her blog is always interesting, beautifully written and thought-provoking, so it’s no surprise that she has some wise words to share on what ageing means – and how to be beautiful on your own terms.

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So much of the media is fixated with ageing and what a disaster this apparently is. In beauty, anti-ageing buzzwords are endemic – so knitted into the fabric of marketing and articles – that staying perceptibly young is all the business seems to care about. The value of age, and its impact on our looks, seems all but forgotten. Read more: Daily Kate.