Q. What is your biggest beauty secret?
A. Laughter is my elixir of life. I have a family that are completely bonkers, we laugh a lot – at each other and with each other. Also, I take an absolutely magical anti-ageing supplement, Lumity (lumitylife.com), every morning and night, which has made my skin taut – and my collagen levels have improved. I have a glow! It has given me more energy and I’m thinking more clearly because it has balanced my body and my hormones. Nine weeks into taking it, I feel calmer, happier and I have started sleeping a lot better... Now that is a kind of miracle!
Q. What are your must-have beauty products?
A. Rubis tweezers (a), $49.95, and Genaissance de La Mer 30ml (b), $820 – I was given a pot by a friend and it is heavenly. And an endless supply of Lumity, of course!
Q. What’s your attitude towards ageing?
I’ve lived and learnt, and now I’m a mother of three young women – Amber, 27, Saffron, 25, and Tallulah, 22. I do my best to educate them and be honest about what I have been through, so they are armed to cope as they make their way in the world. As a model for my entire adult life, being judged by my looks has been quite soul-destroying at times, but I’ve learned how to be more positive now. I’ve also talked honestly about grappling with depression, and after starting therapy a few years ago when a good friend suggested I give it a try, I now go once a week.
Q. My motto is...
A. ‘Everything in moderation.’ I eat well, but I have what I want with no guilt. I don’t do gluten-free, or whatever the new fad diet is, and I exercise while making sure I don’t overdo it.
Yasmin’s Hit List:
MORNING MUST: Shu Uemura Classic High Performance Balancing Cleansing Oil, $36, to give you that invigorating fresh face feel.
QUICK FIX: My secret make-up trick is using a liquid liner pen in between my eyelashes.
SKIN SECRET: Lumity supplements – they have made a difference and have got to be the easiest thing to do. And Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, $200, is for when I have experimented too much with other products – I go back to it.
TOP SCENT: I am a Chanel No 19, $234, girl all the way! I also love Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse, $26.99. It reminds me of the summer.
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