Age 58, Lives in London
Skin type: Normal and mature
Role in life: My main role is wife and mother. My secondary role is founder and editor of Fighting Fifty – the best health, fitness and lifestyle advice for women over 50.
A little bit about you:
I created Fighting Fifty over 6 years ago to challenge the perceptions of ageing and the negativity surrounding older women. I am passionate about helping people to learn how to stay well and look good as they get older. Having been a stay-at-home mum for over 25 years, creating and running a website has been a steep learning curve for me but one I thoroughly enjoy.
Although I would always opt for a natural or organic product, in my role I do get to try and review many conventionally produced products. I understand we all have a choice.
Having never appreciated sport, other than riding horses, when I was younger, I have embraced exercise more as I’ve got older. I started running at 47 to support Breast Cancer Awareness and haven’t looked back. I enjoy Pilates and HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) and particularly love running on Hampstead Heath with my daughter Charlotte.
Your skin and body issues:
I’ve learnt how to keep my skin in normal condition but I’m still learning how to stop my hair from frizzing!
I believe that health and beauty are intrinsically linked. What you put into your body will inevitably show on your face. Eat well, hydrate well, exercise, and get enough rest to feel your best regardless of age.
What are you hoping to get from your natural beauty journey as a new Resident?
I was very excited to learn about Rare Beauty and all it stands for.
I love nothing better than finding exciting new niche beauty brands, sharing my experience of their products, and seeing them flourish.
I hope as a resident of Rare Beauty I can help to spread the word about just how good natural beauty is.
What does being a woman mean for you in 2018 (the Centenary Year)?
Appreciation for everything that women have done in the past to make our lives better today. Although we do still have a long way to go! I also appreciate that in the past decade attitudes towards older people are slowly changing.
The beauty industry has virtually dropped the anti-ageing message, and we are moving towards more positive approach to getting older.