This is what 50 looks like: Mother-of-one reveals her secret to youthful skin including embracing her freckles
- Tina Robinson lives in Manchester with her husband, Lee, and their son, James
- She is a business consultant and says she has now embraced her freckles
- She’s been doing yoga since she was in her 20s, and took up meditation last year
Tina Robinson lives in Manchester with her husband, Lee, and their son, James, 15. She is a business consultant.
EMBRACE YOUR FRECKLES
When I was younger, I hated my freckles. I used to go to school plastered in my nan’s Max Factor foundation — but it was the wrong shade! Now I embrace my freckles and use only foundation with a light coverage to let them show through. I love Armani UV Master Primer SPF 40 (£42, armanibeauty.co.uk) and its Prima CC Cream (£37). I dot it on and it gives my skin a lovely glow.
Tina Robinson (pictured) lives in Manchester with her husband, Lee, and their son, James, 15. She is a business consultant
It’s important to invest in your wellbeing. I’ve been doing yoga since I was in my 20s, and I took up meditation last year at a retreat in Snowdonia. It’s been life-changing. I also went to an Ayurvedic festival in Glastonbury (£400, apa.uk.com). I’ve learned my mind can be my best friend or my worst enemy — and how to manage it.
Last year, I got a couple of tweakments: filler in my jaw and cheeks, plus a little ‘baby Botox’ around my eyes, nose, lips and neck (approximately £2,000, oneaestheticstudio.com). Dr Chantrey, at the clinic, is amazing as she asks you about the emotional side of things. This has boosted my confidence. I love hearing my husband say I look good.
MID-LIFE HAIR JOURNEY
Over the past five years, I’ve been on a hair journey at my salon — I’m trying to grow it out and lighten it. I get my roots done once a month (£45), then highlights and a cut every other time (£65). To keep my hair healthy, I wash it only once a week before getting a blow-dry (£20). I keep it fresh with a spritz of Byredo Gypsy Water Eau de Parfum (£165, net-a-porter.com).
At 46, I had to have a hysterectomy, which forced me into menopause — I got hot flushes overnight. So I did a health MoT at Up Fitness, where the personal trainers tested my body fat and prescribed a diet plan (£2,400 for eight weeks, upfitness.com). I also drink coconut milk and put fennel essential oil on my pulse points to cool myself down. I feel like myself again.
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