Trinny Woodall reveals her biggest 'beauty mistakes' from fake tan to sun damage as she gets honest about the 'tweaks' she's had done

Trinny Woodall has opened up on her biggest beauty faux pas in the latest issue of woman&home

Trinny Woodall Woman&Home cover
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Trinny Woodall has opened up about her biggest beauty 'mistakes' from over the years in the latest issue of woman&home. 

Despite being one of the UK's most iconic fashion experts and having built a makeup empire with her Trinny London beauty range, Trinny Woodall has, like all of us, suffered her fair share of beauty mishaps in the past. 

Featuring on the cover of woman&home's September issue, which is on shelves now, Trinny, 59, admitted that being overgenerous with fake tanning products because of acne and failing to protect her skin from the sun's rays aren't what she considers to be her finest of beauty moments. 


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"I made so many beauty mistakes when I was younger. When I had bad acne, I compensated by wearing a lot of fake tan. I went in the sun too, so I had sun damage," Trinny said. 

And when it comes to tweakments, she's not one to keep things a secret, saying she thinks it's important to be honest about her beauty enhancements and praising the likes of Botox and fillers for giving her skin and facial structure a subtle boost. 

"You have to be open about what tweaks you’ve had done. I have Botox twice a year," Trinny explained, adding, "I’ve had a CO2 laser for my acne scarring and sun damage, and some filler in my temple because when you get older, you can look skeletal."

But injectables aren't the only secret to her fresh-faced look. Trinny revealed that, for her, it's about tackling the signs of aging before they start to appear and ensuring that her skincare routine is full of great products that keep her skin texture and complexion revived. 

"I think it’s about balancing what will help you not develop more lines, versus texture of skin and keeping up a good skincare regime," she added. 

Sharing an insight into what's in her own must-have skincare stash, Trinny advised that keeping things simple but effective is best, "Everyone should follow five basic skincare steps, including cleansing and moisturising. Clean your skin, exfoliate with a liquid exfoliant – I love my Trinny London exfoliants. Use an antioxidant, a retinoid and SPF."

Read Trinny's full cover story in the new issue of woman&home, available to buy now!

Caitlin Elliott
News Editor

Caitlin is News Editor for woman&home, covering all things royal, celeb, fashion, beauty and lifestyle. Caitlin started on local papers and titles such as Cosmopolitan, Now, Reveal and Take a Break while studying for her Multimedia Journalism degree. She also worked in Fashion PR as a Press Assistant for Arcadia's Topshop before becoming a part of the Now team. Caitlin went on to add the likes of Woman, GoodtoKnow, WhatToWatch and woman&home to her writing repertoire before moving on to her current role.