This is what 50 looks like: Mother-of-three says acupuncture, CBD capsules and decluttering keep her youthful
- Julieanne Steel, 50, from London, is single and runs a decluttering business
- Mother-of-three has been having acupuncture sessions since her early 20s
- She takes CBD capsules twice a day to manage symptoms of menopause
Julieanne Steel lives in London. She is single with three children, 22, 20 and 15, and a one-year-old granddaughter. She runs a decluttering business.
Every two weeks, I do a one-hour acupuncture session (£60, sarah matheson.co.uk). I’ve been using the same acupuncturist since my early 20s, when I had a horseriding accident that fractured my pelvis and spine. It’s been a stabilising force in my health ever since. Afterwards, I always feel energised and my skin looks clearer. Plus, I rarely get colds!
I’ve always had long hair — and people often tell me how shiny it is. But, I don’t use many products — or any heat, chemicals or dye. I wash it once a week with a natural shampoo and I don’t use a conditioner. If I do need an extra hydration boost, I use a spritz of Aussie Miracle Recharge Moisture Infuser Leave-in Conditioner (£4.99, boots.com).
Julieanne Steel, 50, (pictured) who lives in London, revealed how she maintains her ageless appearance using acupuncture and retro face soap
RETRO FACE SOAP
I’ve been using the original Pears Soap as a morning face wash (two for £1.20, boots.com), for ever. It’s made with natural oils and is not at all drying. If I have to take off make-up at night, I use Clean & Clear Deep Cleansing Lotion For Sensitive Skin (£2.26). I finish by using Superdrug Optimum Day Cream (£12.99).
CBD FOR MENOPAUSE
I hit the menopause early, at 44 — and I suffered from bad anxiety, hot flushes, achy joints, loss of libido and low energy. However, I didn’t want to take HRT. So, I went to see a nutritionist (£250 for two sessions, marulawellness.com) who recommended I take CBD capsules by CannabiGold Smart (£26.90, fortheageless.com), twice a day, to calm my mood — which has made a huge difference to my wellbeing.
CHANGE YOUR LIFE
In 2008, I moved out of London to live in a big farmhouse in Cornwall, but then my husband and I got divorced. As a result, I moved back to a flat in London. I realised I was happier without lots of stuff. This led me to set up a new decluttering business, which I love. I have a 15-minute tidying ritual, called the ‘Daily Steely’! It’s never too late to make a change.