Most women would give their eye teeth to look like a supermodel in a bikini.
But when Kate Moss was caught on camera this week in a less than flattering light, she looked no more super than the rest of us.
As she squinted at the sun from the deck of a yacht off the coast of St Tropez, evidence of the hedonistic lifestyle for which she is now as famous as she is for modelling was etched on her sun-beaten face.
Not so super: Without make-up or an airbrush, Kate Moss looks older than 35
The model, mogul and mother-of-one looked every single one of her 35 years, proving that good genes, mountains of money and plenty of pampering are no defence against the ravages of time and a lifetime of excess.
Without the make-up and good camera lighting that allow her to remain at the very top of her game as a model, it seems her love of smoking, drinking and partying has accelerated the ageing process.
She might still be slim, and the cheekbones still beautiful, but the experts are in no doubt that Kate's lifestyle has taken its toll on her body, from her teeth to her not-so- toned thighs.
We asked an expert panel to assess the damage...
'Her teeth are much darker in colour than they were a decade ago. She does not appear to have had any whitening treatment recently, and the effects of any previous treatment have worn off - for smokers, because of the tar in their cigarettes, the results never last as long.
Her front teeth and incisors are not as prominent as they were, which suggests some wear - possibly from grinding or the consumption of acidic or fizzy drinks - which has made her lips protrude less and changes the shape of her face,' says Dr Monibi, cosmetic dentist of 76 Harley Street.
'She doesn't spend much time doing the dishes, and that's clear from looking at her hands. The skin on the back of the hand is the hardest place to hide your ageing.
'But, with good maintenance and suncream, she looks to have protected them well from sun and the ageing that smokers are prone to,' says Andrea Fulerton, celebrity manicurist and hand specialist.
Party lifestyle: Smoking and drinking alcohol has taken its toll on Kate's skin
'Kate has naturally lean limbs. She has no bingo wings to worry about, but she also has very little in the way of muscle definition,' says diet specialist Joanna Hall.
'Her blonde hair has taken on a yellowish, straw-like texture because it hasn't been protected from the sun,' says Lee Stafford, celebrity hairdresser.
'The ends of her hair are particularly damaged. I put this down to smoking and drinking, which dries out the hair.'
Elisabeth Dancey, a cosmetic doctor at the Bijoux Midi-Spa in London, says: 'Under the intense St Tropez sun, it's no surprise that Kate's lines are more pronounced than usual.
'A few glasses of water and some good moisturiser would improve their appearance dramatically.'
SKIN ON CHEEKS
'We know that heavier women have fuller faces and higher levels of oestrogen, which helps to keep their skin supple. As someone with very low body fat, Kate's skin has none of these advantages,' says Dr Dancey.
'There is no clear evidence of damage done by drug use, but we know that cocaine damages the blood supply to any area it makes contact with and can also make you more prone to wrinkles.'
ACNE SCAR ON CHIN
'There is some evidence of mild acne. In someone of this age it could be triggered by dietary deficiencies, such as vitamins E and C and Zinc,' says dietician Sian Porter.
'Perhaps Kate's ageing is premature, down to lifestyle issues. It is natural to lose some fatty stores in the cheeks, nose and the chin over time,' says Dr Dancey.
'Because cardio vascular exercise improves the circulation of oxygen around the body, women who exercise regularly have much better elasticity in their skin. Kate - not known for her love of exercise - is starting to see her skin droop as a result, especially around the jawline,' says fitness specialist Joanna Hall.
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'Like most women who have had a baby, Kate has a bit of loose skin in the lower tummy area,' says diet and fitness specialist Joanna Hall.
'There is very little fat beneath it, but also not much muscle definition. Some exercise would help - but that really is nit-picking.'
'Because her legs have so little fat on them, there is some muscle definition in her calves - but it shows her muscles are very small,' says Hall.
'That suggests Kate does very little exercise. Even a bit of gentle walking would give them a little more bulk. There is also no muscle definition around the knee joint- and this is an area where the skin can begin to droop with age.'
'Again, the muscles are underdeveloped here,' says Hall. 'The dimpling on her thighs is not cellulite, merely untoned flesh.'
'If Kate has had Botox to smooth away her lines and crows' feet, it's worn off,' says Dr Dancey.
'She is able to use the corrugator muscle which protects the eyes from the sun. Here we see it working as it should, pulling the whole forehead forward and lowering the brow, which is nature's way of shading the eyes from the sun, far safer than sitting in the sun with a frozen face.'
Dr Conor O'Doherty, consultant dermatologist at the London Clinic, adds: 'It is common to see darker pigmentation in the inner corner of the eyes as a result of smoking.
Smoking thins the skin so in areas where the skin is naturally thin this is exacerbated and blood vessels are closer to the surface of the skin, causing the darker colouring.'
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