This is what 52 looks like: Fitness coach reveals real hair extensions and DIY face masks keep her young
Mandy Platt is a fitness coach. She lives in London with her husband, Adrian, and their children, Danielle, 29, James, 27 and Alexander, 21.
DON’T RUN, POWER WALK
I love my job as a fitness coach, as I’m transforming women’s lives through exercise. I power walk for 45 minutes, twice a week. It’s better for toning muscles than running. The key is to carry a set of 2 kg hand weights, or two heavy water bottles, to do bicep curls and shoulder raises as you walk.
I visit Lesley Reynolds’ clinic in Harley Street for a bespoke facial each month. I recently tried their CBD Stressbuster Facial (£120, lesley reynolds.com), which is amazing. They put a few drops of CBD oil under your tongue to relax you, and use it in the facial massage. My skin just glows.
Mandy Platt (pictured) is a fitness coach. She lives in London with her husband, Adrian, and their children, Danielle, 29, James, 27 and Alexander, 21
REAL HAIR EXTENSIONS
I’ve been wearing real hair extensions (£600, greatlengthshair.co.uk) for ten years. I have them changed every three months at my salon. It’s expensive, but worth it to me, as my hair makes me feel feminine. I put coconut or almond oil on the ends to keep them in good condition.
DIET PLANT-BASED DIET
I’ve been through the menopause. I had no hot flushes, mood swings or sleeplessness, due to my plant-based diet. In the mornings, I drink lemon water and have some banana and almond butter pre-workout; then I have eggs, spinach, tomato and mushrooms for breakfast; an avocado and lentil salad at lunch; and white fish, vegetables and sweet potato for dinner. I also take vitamin D3 tablets (£8.19, hollandandbarrett.com), to calm my mind and improve sleep.
DIY FACE MASK
Every week, I make my own plant-based skincare. I use natural, organic ingredients, and my favourite recipe is a face mask containing a papaya, a banana, fresh lemon juice, 1 tsp honey and a whisked egg. This anti-ageing combination of antioxidants, potassium and vitamin C leaves my skin with a healthy glow.
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