Age like a supermodel

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Brooke Shields, Paulina Porizkova-Ocasek, Patti Hansen, and Yasmin Le Bon may have been born with better genes than most of us, but they’re still ageing phenomenally well. They let us in on their secrets.

Age like a supermodel

STAY FIT

‘I’m very proud of being fit and strong at this age. I like to Spin three times a week at least and couple it with yoga. I’ve been dancing on Broadway for years, so when I’m in a show, my muscle memory comes right back. It’s like being an athlete.’ – Brooke Shields, 45

PROTECT YOUR SKIN

‘After age 27, I’d always put SPF on my face. This is just my face. No Botox, no fillers, no nothing. When I compare myself with women my age who haven’t been so SPF-specific, it does seem like their skin took more of a beating. I didn’t worry about my chest, so the difference can be seen there. It’s way wrinklier than my face.’ – Paulina Porizkova-Ocasek, 46

EAT RIGHT

‘In my 20s, I ate hamburgers and pizzas. In my 40s, I started getting—and I’m still getting—more health-conscious. I don’t eat a lot of meat, and I get my vegetables. When I run out [in the morning] and don’t eat right first thing, I get dizzy and need a protein or juice fix. [I must] eat right at the start of the day!’ – Patti Hansen, 55

BANISH GRAYS

‘I popped out my first daughter when I was 24, and grey hairs appeared the next day. I get a shine treatment every few weeks and stay on top of the colour. I get depressed when I start seeing that halo of grey.’
Yasmin Le Bon, 46

WEAR LESS MAKEUP

‘I used to love dark eye [make-up]—and in pictures, it still looks great—but it doesn’t look so great in real life. I wear a lot less foundation, a lot less powder. Powder is definitely the enemy of a 40-year-old. Minimalism is the best approach.’
Paulina Porizkova-Ocasek

TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF

‘When I drink too much alcohol, go on a few hours of sleep, don’t eat well, and don’t sweat, I look five to ten years older. And I’ve never smoked. I’ve seen that stuff take a toll—and then you start chasing it. Putting yourself in the position where you’re not chasing youth is the best way to stay young.’
Brooke Shields

TRY A NEW WORKOUT

‘I do Wing Chun, a form of kung fu, for an hour a week. It’s extremely challenging. You have to let go of your ego and learn to be a student. And yet it makes you confident.’ – Yasmin Le Bon

KEEP AN OPEN MIND

‘Ask me in ten years [about plastic surgery]. If my eyes start to droop down to my chin, will I seek it out? I don’t know. I’ve tried to fill my frown lines. That made me crazy. It made me incredibly claustrophobic. I couldn’t move my face! But who is to say that I’m not going to get tired of those lines around my eyes? I’ve seen it make people really happy and confident.’ – Brooke Shields

MIX THINGS UP

‘Change puts a little bounce in your step. I’ve cut off all my hair and dyed it blonde. I’ve completely bleached my eyebrows. If you look at yourself in a different way, you start to look at the world in a different way.’ – Yasmin Le Bon

S-E-X

‘The real anti-ageing secrets are SPF, water, and sex. If you’re having sex, you’re probably pretty happy. You’ve got the endorphins going. And who doesn’t look better after sex?’
Paulina Porizkova-Ocasek

Sound advice from the people who are living proof it works! And it’s all completely doable too.

Written by Kate Sullivan, with additional reporting by Angelique Serrano, this article originally appeared in Allure

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  1. Hess

    Some really cool tips, and all so simple really.

    4 years ago •

  1. Pseudo_kate

    Paulina looks amazing. We also need to keep in mind that they have access to the best treatments and fitness regimes so that also counts. Don’t feel bad about it though – be inspired to take care of yourself.

    5 years ago •

  1. foreverGLAM

    Great tips! I’d definitely love to age like them

    6 years ago •

  1. Angelisha

    Wow they all look stunning… Great tips…Change is what I need… Gotta Stay fit and eat right… Awesome Mantra…

    6 years ago •

  1. Humphreys

    The water and the sleep part is checked….the sex??…mmmmmmm don’t think so….lol

    6 years ago •

  1. Zu

    SPF; SEX; WATER; SLEEP = my new mantra!!!

    6 years ago •

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