This is what 53 looks like: Mother-of-two reveals daily probiotics, non-surgical ‘face lifts’ and yoga keeps her youthful
- Yoga teacher Julie Bailey, 53, lives in Harpenden, Herts, with her husband, Simon
- She says a natural skincare regime helps to maintain her ageless appearance
- Mother-of-two has been taking daily probiotics since she was 30-years-old
Julie Bailey lives in Harpenden, Herts, with her husband, Simon. They have two children, George, 26, and Kate, 23. She is a yoga teacher.
When I was 30, I was feeling sluggish and run down, so I went to see a nutritionist. She recommended Garden of Life Primal Defense Probiotic Formula supplements (£39.78, amazon.co.uk). I’ve been taking them every day since. They use a blend of 12 probiotics, to help maintain a healthy immune system. It’s expensive, but if I miss a day, the symptoms come back and I feel poorly again.
LONG HAIR REGIME
My hair is the longest it’s ever been. I put it down to the Solgar Skin, Nails and Hair tablets I take daily (£12.99, holland andbarrett.com). It’s a strengthening elixir of vitamin C, zinc and copper. I’ve also switched to a Dyson Supersonic hair dryer (£299.99, dyson.co.uk). It keeps the hair in better condition, as it adapts the temperature if it gets too hot.
Julie Bailey, 53, (pictured) from Harpenden, Herts, revealed how a combination of natural skincare treatments and yoga helps to keep her youthful
I’ve noticed my skin has really dropped with age — but I still want to go down a natural route. So, instead of Botox, I get a CACI non-surgical ‘face lift’ every month (£51.50, lavenderandstonebeauty rooms.co.uk). It’s non-invasive and uses electrical impulses to lift and tone the muscles. I also swear by de Mamiel Intense Nurture Antioxidant Elixir (£88, demamiel.com), which uses natural enzymes to create an instant glow.
CBD SLEEP SAVIOUR
I’ve struggled to sleep well since I hit the menopause. However, Cupid CBD Peppermint Oil (£35, cubidcbd.com) has really helped. I add a couple of drops to a cup of mint tea before bed. My friend recommended it — and it’s made such a difference. I also write down my worries so as to clear my head.
In my late 30s I took up yoga, yet I didn’t train as an instructor until I was 50. Before this, I worked in accounting. You really can start yoga at any age and don’t need to be super flexible. I love Vinyasa yoga, where the movements flow into each other, using every part of the body. It’s good for beginners. I do it for ten to 30 minutes every day. Yoga has changed my life: I am stronger, more patient and caring because of it.
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