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‘Exercise makes me feel alive and gives me a clear mind. I’ve found it also really helps how I move on stage. I’ll never be a size zero or do underwear modelling, but exercising has definitely given me more confidence about my shape.
‘Having a manicure or pedicure is something that can make you feel really good. I had a pedicure yesterday – it was fantastic. Like most women, I don’t spend much time on myself and thought, ‘I really must do this more often’!’
‘I went on a detox course last year and learned the benefits of raw food. I was totally blown away by it and I feel so much better. I used to sleep badly, but now I sleep so much better. I had pretty bad PMT, which has got much better. And I lost weight.
‘If I want to pamper myself, I start off with a full exfoliation, then a hot bath with Dead Sea salts and rose petals, and candles. Then I get into something gorgeous, like beautiful lace pyjamas, and then it’s a pedicure, manicure, face mask – the lot!’
‘My big beauty secret is meditation. You repeat a mantra to yourself over and over with the aim to calm your mind. But it’s more rejuvenating and revitalising than sleeping, so I do it for 20 minutes, twice a day.
‘I think I’m very lucky I have good hair. It’s very low maintenance – I never use hairspray or any products. I only wash it once a week and go for a trim every so often. I use Philip Kingsley conditioner and shampoo – and I colour it myself, with ammonia-free dye that I get from the health food store.’
‘Being a woman in her sixties is wonderful. I’ve always longed to be older. When I was in my twenties, I wanted to be in my thirties and now I want to be 80! Life gets more interesting the older you get.
‘Plastic surgery is artifice, I think. It would be nonsense for me to look 25. There are lots of good 25-year-old actresses and I’m never going to be able to compete with them. I’m 63 so I need to look 63 – it’s nothing to be ashamed of. It’s simply who I am.’
‘I do two hours a day, five days week in the gym. And I hate every single second! During the week, I don’t drink and I eat frugally, but at weekends I eat like a pig! If I cut down at weekends, I’d probably be in really good shape, but life is too short.
‘I hate the ageing process. I don’t have the energy I used to have, and I can’t recover from a binge night out the way I used to. But I don’t feel pressure to look good just because Damian, my partner, is 12 years younger than me. I’m happiest in an old pair of tracksuit bottoms.’
‘Drinking water is one of the best things we can do for our skin (I find it such a chore). Sleeping with heating on can add three years to your face, simply due to your skin being dried to a crisp overnight. Fresh air helps you sleep better too, but if it’s a necessity to have those radiators pumping, put a humidifier in the room or place a bowl of water on the radiator to replenish the dry air with moisture,’ Twiggy told the Daily Mail.
‘Holding your tummy in is another trick for making you look and feel good. I do, by nature, hold my tummy in. I think it comes from being on stage. Posture is something I’ve had to be aware of for years.’
‘I cut my own hair in my bathroom and colour it myself too. For the last 20 to 30 years, I’ve only ever been to the hairdressers if I’ve had to go for a part I’ve been playing. I simply put my hair in a ponytail and cut across the top – it creates natural layers and just falls right.’
‘I’ve never felt that age is a barrier to anything – whether it be a career, success, love or looking fabulous. In fact, the hardest challenge I’ve faced in my sixties is convincing other people that my age isn’t a disability.
‘I make an effort to look good; I colour my hair, I dance, swim and eat well. I also have a non-invasive treatment called Indiba every Saturday morning, which plumps up the skin. At the moment I don’t want to resort to needles and knives, but I know that time will come.’
‘Singing has always given me an exalted feeling. When I start to sing, I step into another way of being – its an energy shift. I discovered that as a teenager and, when I close my eyes, I get into a boundless space – I become a different person.
‘Life is not quantifiable in terms of age, but in my fifties I am more grounded and more at ease in my own skin than when I was younger. I have a confidence that I didn’t have before from the experiences I’ve had. Some of my life has been challenging, but I’m grateful I’m still sane.’
‘I’m very fit at the moment thanks to a regular exercise programme. I run every day, do sit-ups, free weights and boxercise. I’m not motivated by wanting to look good. It’s more that I started thinking “I have young children and a stressful job. I don’t want to drop dead from a heart attack”.
‘I’m fascinated – and terrified – by our obsession with youth. Where does it come from? At 18 it’s great to look 18, but why, at 50, shouldn’t it also be great to look 50? I don’t get it. Cosmetic surgery is not something I would ever want to have myself.’
‘I’ve done it all – Pilates, jogging, yoga. Currently, I’m going to the gym three times a week. I can’t say I enjoy it at the time, but I feel really good when I come out! You have to move your body and do some exercise to look good.
‘It’s not a terrible thing to get older. If you’re thinking of cosmetic surgery, I’d say go and have your hair done! Shake it up a bit, change your beauty habits, try something new. If you want a bigger change, go and have a make-up lesson. Simple things like that can really give you the confidence boost you’re after.’
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‘I was under the impression for many years that if you put on too much moisturiser, your make-up isn’t going to stay on, which is a complete fallacy. I’ve found that Prevage Anti-Aging Serum helps my skin glow and stay hydrated without looking greasy at all. Eyebrow shaping is another thing. I actually just bought a book about it because I’m obsessed with eyes. I love the Elizabeth Arden Smoky Eyes Powder Pencil. It’s really soft so you don’t feel like you’re ripping off your skin when you apply it,’ Catherine told MSN.com