Karl Lagerfeld

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It's not every day that we take skin care tips from an 80-year-old man, but then again, Karl Lagerfeld is in no way your average octogenarian.

The creative director of Chanel sat down with Elle to talk about his new eponymous fragrance line and revealed exactly how he keeps his skin looking so ageless. The secret? It's actually quite simple.

"The day I was 24-years-old, which was one hundred years ago, my mother said to me: From now on, it is downhill. So you better wash your face every night before you go to bed. Never. Go. To. Bed. Without. Washing. Your. Face [Slaps table after each word]. And then put some cream on it. It will last longer."

That's it! Such an easy routine, but clearly powerful. Lagerfeld also attributes his flawless complexion to avoiding cigarettes and alcohol. He told Elle, "I need my hands for sketching. I have no time for a cigarette! I have no time for alcohol, because I fall asleep instantly."

Karl Lagerfeld is always full of wisdom nuggets and little gems, but we especially love his stance on being fresh and clean at all times.

"I'm always obsessed with things being impeccable, whether it's when I go to bed or when I go out," he said. "You have to be as flawless at home as when you go out." Noted!

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