My grandma is 103 but people say she 'doesn't look a day over 80' & it’s all thanks to a free beauty tip she’s lived by | The Sun

WE all know that Botox and expensive filler injections can work wonders when it comes to maintaining a youthful glow.

But now, a grandma, who's over 100, has revealed the one beauty tip that's led people to believe she's decades younger.

The elderly nan recently became somewhat of a TikTok sensation after her granddaughter, Alexis Paige, uploaded a clip of the 103-year-old celebrating her birthday.

The now-viral video, which has been viewed 1.2million times, sees the centenarian enjoying the dessert as she was surrounded by her family.

After the stunning grandmother had made her wishes and posed for a few snaps, it was time to tuck into the sweet treat.

But whilst the moment was indeed adorable, what social media users were all talking about was the incredibly youthful glow on her skin.

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Although in a later video the sweet nan insisted she looked ''terrible'', many refused to believe her age, claiming she looked younger than her years.

One person said: ''She has better skin than I do.''

Another was in total disbelief, writing: ''She doesn't look a day over 80!! Happy Birthday.''

Someone else agreed, adding: ''I would have guessed 75 a 80,beautiful.''

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''Ma'am looks better than me in my 40ish,'' a beauty lover chimed in.

So, has she just won the genetic lottery? Or is there more to it?

Although the 103-year-old hasn't spoken much about having a strict skincare routine, there was a tip she swore by.

According to her granddaughter, this was a great anti-ageing trick that didn't cost a penny – staying ''out of the sun''.

Although being in the sun is known to boost our Vitamin D levels, it's also key to both not go overboard, as well as religiously apply sunscreen – regardless of the weather or the season.

''UV rays from the sun are the primary cause of wrinkles, pigmentation, sun spots, reduced skin elasticity, the degradation of skin texture, and many other signs of skin aging,'' explained the experts at Sunsafe Rx.

''In fact, many scientific estimates have shown that up to 80-90% of how young or old you look for your age is due to how much sun exposure you’ve sustained.''

There have also been plenty of medical studies to support this, such as a paper that compared identical twins.

Here, the duo were exposed to different levels of sun over a decade – and at 61, the sibling who had spent more time in under the harmful UV rays was perceived to be a whopping 11 years older

Meanwhile, another study concluded that women with lower levels of sun exposure looked eight to 16 years younger than those who enjoyed tanning more.

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''Compared with Japanese women living in Akita [less sun], Japanese women living in Kagoshima [more sun] had significantly longer facial wrinkles, higher number of wrinkles, larger hyperpigmented spots, higher number of spots, rougher facial skin texture, more yellow foreheads and upper inner arms, darker foreheads, and less stratum corneum hydration in the cheeks and arms.

''When compared on an age-for-age basis, the average 40-year-old Kagoshima women has the same level of facial wrinkling as a 48-year-old Akita women, a delay of 8 years for living in the northern latitude.''

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