Age-defying mother, 48, says she is mistaken for her daughter's sister

Age-defying mother, 48, reveals she’s often mistaken for her 28-year-old daughter’s SISTER – and says her secret is SPF and moisturising four times a day

  • Veena Nayyer, 48, reveals she is often mistaken for her daughter Angeli’s sister
  • Veena, from Slough, admitted Angeli, 28, gets embarrassed by the comparison
  • The mother-of-two praised good genetics and positivity for her youthful looks
  • But she said it can be ‘annoying’ as she gets asked for ID when buying alcohol

An age-defying mother is often mistaken for someone two decades younger by strangers who assume she is her daughter’s sister.

Veena Nayyer, 48, from Slough, Berkshire, revealed that she always leaves strangers baffled when she tells them her age due to her youthful looks.

The mother-of-two, who is only 4ft 11, admitted that her daughter Angeli, 28, finds it ’embarrassing’ when people assume they are siblings. 

She insisted there is no ‘secret’ to her youthful looks but praised her ‘good genetics’ and said Angeli also looks much younger and is often mistaken for a school student.

Veena Nayyer, 48, (above) from Slough, Berkshire, revealed she always leaves strangers baffled when she reveals her age due to her youthful looks

She admitted that she had Botox once on her forehead in 2018, but mainly praises moisturising four times a day for keeping her skin looking youthful.

The make-up artist explained: ‘People are always shocked when I reveal my age.

‘They often think I am at least 10 years younger. I am quite petite so people naturally assume I am younger.

‘I’ve lost count of the number of times I have had to prove my age with ID.

‘People always assume Angeli and I are sisters, which I think is great, but she finds it embarrassing.

The mother-of-two, who is only 4ft 11, admitted that her daughter Angeli, 28, (left) finds it ’embarrassing’ when strangers assume that they are siblings

‘Angeli looks really young for her age too – we are quite lucky as we have great genetics. 

‘She has been asked why she isn’t at school, even at the age of 28.’ 

But Veena admitted that she finds it ‘annoying’ when supermarket workers ask her for her ID to prove her age when she is buying alcohol. 

She said: ‘I love looking younger but it is annoying when I have lots of shopping and need to rummage for my ID.

‘It is funny seeing their face drop when they see my date of birth.’ 

Speaking about her beauty regime, she explained that she moisturises around four times a day due to her eczema and always wears factor 50 SPF on her face.

The make-up artist (above) admitted that she had Botox once on her forehead in 2018, but mainly praises moisturising four times a day for keeping her skin looking youthful

Veena insisted there is no ‘secret’ to her youthful looks but praised her ‘good genetics’ and said Angeli (left) also looks much younger and is often mistaken for a school student

Veena continued: ‘I have always moisturised since my teenage years.

‘I suffer from eczema so it is very important to keep on top of it by moisturising four times per day.

‘I always wear factor 50 SPF on my face too.

‘I think a common mistake for older women is they stick to one foundation because it worked in their 20s and 30s.

‘But as you get older, we lose elasticity and require different products. My skin was especially dry when I went through the menopause at 46.’

She admitted that although she looks younger than her years, she started to ‘feel old’ when she went through the menopause.

But Veena admitted it is ‘annoying’ when she is asked for her ID to prove her age when she is buying alcohol (L-R: Veena’s mother Krishnal Lal, her sister Shavina Lal, 31, Veena and Angeli)

But Veena opted to go on hormone replacement therapy which she said was ‘magic’ and even helped keep her skin and hair in good condition.

She continued: ‘Although I don’t look old, the menopause certainly made me feel old.

‘I opted to go on hormone replacement therapy at 47 which was almost magic as it helped my skin and hair.

‘I always use good products and make sure it is a good expensive shampoo to keep my hair shiny.’

Veena insisted that a beauty regime is not the only thing that keeps her skin glowing, but credited her youthful looks to feeling good and looking after her mental health.

The mother also revealed that although she is ‘mindful’ or what she eats, she doesn’t follow a ‘super strict diet’ but enjoys treating herself to ‘cake and crisps’.

The mother also revealed that although she is ‘mindful’ or what she eats, she doesn’t follow a ‘super strict diet’ but enjoys treating herself to ‘cake and crisps’

Veena insisted that a beauty regime is not the only thing that keeps her skin glowing, but credited her youthful looks to feeling good and looking after her mental health

She explained: ‘It isn’t just about the beauty products, it is about mental health.

‘I make sure I am happy to avoid eczema flare-ups and breakouts.

‘I won’t lie and say I follow a super strict diet and drink a lot of water because I don’t.

‘But with age, I have become more mindful of what I am putting in my body. 

‘However, I am partial to cake and crisps.

‘Overall, I am a positive person who looks after herself and I think that is why I look younger.’

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