Michelle Thomas lives in Bedfordshire with her partner, Michael. She has a 13-year-old daughter, Neve, and works as a model and actress.
2-IN-1 RETRO CREAM
I don’t waste money on costly skincare. My favourite product is Aqueous Cream (£2.99, superdrug. co.uk), which I’ve used for more than 20 years — since I watched my mother apply it as a child. It doubles as a cleanser and moisturiser. Nothing compares to the way it feels: silky smooth and thick, but not too oily.
GET THICKER LASHES
As I’ve got older, my eyelashes and brows have started to thin. I’m not a fan of false lash extensions, as I prefer a more natural look. A friend recommended Aprilis Eyelash & Eyebrow Growth Serum (£12.99, amazon.co.uk). I apply it daily along the roots of my lashes and find I can get an added boost if I mix it with my mascara pot.
Model and actress Michelle Thomas, who is 50 and lives in Bedfordshire, reveals her tips for staying youthful
WORK OUT YOUR BODY SHAPE
Over the past few years, I’ve gone up from a size 10 to 12 and I’ve noticed I carry more weight on my thighs and bottom. So, I try to tailor my fitness regime to my pear shape, with four spinning and step classes a week that specifically target the lower body.
FIT FOR A QUEEN
It’s important to look after yourself from the inside out. I’ve been taking Royal Jelly supplements (£11.99, hollandandbarret.com) for more than a decade. They’re packed with health benefits and naturally produced by bees to nourish their queen. But they also work wonders to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, add shine to skin and strengthen hair. I take them with my morning tea.
DRESS UP FOR LESS
Every weekend, I get dressed up, have a salon blow-dry and go out. It helps me to de-stress from a busy week and feel feminine. My motto is ‘chic, not cheap’. The trick is to go to designer outlet stores like Bicester Village. For example, I got an amazing gold, floor-length Ralph Lauren dress here for £87, instead of £3,500!
Interview by Florence Scordoulis
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