Women who listen eat well, exercise regularly and listen to their body may have unlocked the secret to skin that glows.
We all know the tale of the evil queen who in her search for eternal youth is confronted by an image of the dazzling Snow White.
And while this story may be gathering dust on many a bookshelf, it can still offer a valuable insight into real-life scenarios.
In their quest for beauty there are a number of simple things women can do to delay the so-called seven signs of ageing.
In your 20s
During the heavy partying years, it is diet and lifestyle that will have the biggest impact on your overall appearance.
The spots and breakouts that marked adolescence may have come to an end, but skincare is still an issue as smoking and drinking may enter the mix.
By eating a balanced diet that is high in leafy greens, taking regular exercise and when possible, drinking water rather than your daily coffee, you can go a long way to reducing future signs of ageing.
It is also important to establish your own beauty and skincare routine that will lead to good habits later on.
In your 30s
The rock 'n' roll 20s may be over, but that doesn't mean you can't continue to look great.
Women in this age group need to be beauty savvy, for example make the decision to invest in a spray tan over sunbathing.
Pregnancy and childbirth, as well as the changes to hormone levels – a health concern for many women – may lead to stretch marks, discoloration and rough or thick looking skin.
Effective moisturisers and natural oils are therefore of increasing importance for people in this age bracket.
It may also be worth while experimenting with different products to make sure they work for your skin type.
In your 40s
The body's natural collagen levels lower and time spent outdoors or smoking may start to catch up with you – now is the time to really listen to your body.
Skin and melanoma check-ups should be on your to do list, as well as facials to even out your skin tone and smooth over any rough surfaces.
If menopause is approaching is may also mean that a trip to the doctor is in order and so far as skin care is concerned, changes to your hormone levels may lead to unwanted hair growth.
If this is the case, there are a variety of options available including laser hair removal and electrolysis, as well as traditional waxing or shaving.
However, hair removal and skin irritation have a long and tempestuous history together, making it important to use products to soothe the skin.