This is what 57 looks like: Writer says raw food cleanses, dating younger men and yoga keeps her looking young
- Writer Kym Vincenti is single and lives in Leigh-on-Sea, where she runs retreats
- Mother-of-one says her previous relationships are with men 10 years younger
- Added a raw food cleanse and doing yoga everyday keeps her youthful looks
Kym Vincenti is single and lives in Leigh-on-Sea. She is a writer and runs wellness retreats. She has one son, Jordan, 33.
TRY WRITING THERAPY
As a child, I was taken into care and, by my early 20s, I felt like the world had forgotten me. One day, in a taxi, the driver asked me how I was and everything came out. He didn’t charge me the fare, but said, ‘Remember, good things can happen to you, too’. It pretty much validated me. I managed to find a job as a PA and turn my life around. Now I keep a daily journal. Writing is therapy.
Kym Vincenti is single and lives in Leigh-on-Sea. She is a writer and runs wellness retreats. She has one son, Jordan, 33
BUDGET BEAUTY RECIPES
I love to make my own beauty products. For a moisturiser, I mix shea butter, coconut oil and sunflower oil, plus a few drops of essential oils. Rosehip oil is great for boosting collagen, re-hydrating and soothing sun damage; I use frankincense to stop my skin getting too oily; and bergamot to help with inflammation.
MIDLIFE YOGA CONVERT
I got divorced in 2013. During my ten-year marriage I put on weight, going from a size 12 to 16. My confidence hit rock bottom. So I took up yoga. Now I do it every day. I leave my mat down by my bed, so I have no excuse not to. In 2016, I went on a month-long retreat in the Himalayas, to learn how to teach it (£1,200, omshantiomyoga.com) — now I run classes and post video tutorials.
THE RAW FOOD CLEANSE
I believe food is medicine, so I try to eat healthily. But last year, I also did a 30-day raw food cleanse, only eating cold, uncooked fruit and vegetables. I went down to a size eight. For breakfast, I’d have a fruit smoothie; then avocado with courgette hummus for lunch; and a ‘raw shepherd’s pie’ for dinner, with a blend of mushrooms, onion and herbs as the ‘meat’, plus a cauliflower and garlic ‘mash’. It’s an amazing detox.
I’ve never dated anyone older than me — and most of my previous relationships have been with men who are ten years younger. People think you start to slow down in midlife, but I model, sing and do casting work in films, which has been so much fun. I’d only date someone my age now if they had a youthful outlook.
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