This is what 53 looks like: Beauty brand owner says radio frequency treatment and embracing her natural curls keeps her youthful
- Karen Yates, who lives in Bolton with her husband, runs her own beauty brand
- Keep natural curls in good condition with products from L’Oreal and Schwarzkopf
- Tightened Skin Using a Radio Frequency Treatment with Facialist Vicky Kennedy
Karen Yates lives in Bolton with her husband David. She has two daughters aged 32 and 34; and two stepsons, 27 and 29. She runs her own beauty brand, Lady Showbiz.
EMBRACE YOUR CURLS
I had a salon blow dry a few times a week. But it was expensive – £60 a week – and over time I worried it was damaging my hair. Ten years ago I decided to embrace my natural curls. Now I keep them in shape with L’Oreal Elvive Dream Lengths Shampoo and Conditioner for Long Hair (£4.99, boots.com). Then I add Schwarzkopf Volume Lift Mousse (£3) for extra definition.
SUPER SOUP MAKE
At the start of the first lockdown, I invested in a Morphy Richards Compact Soup Maker (£52.99, morphyrichards.co.uk). Since then I eat vegetable soup for lunch. Plus, I make a batch of ginger, turmeric, and lemon juice every week—which I drink a shot of instead of coffee every morning. It is packed with antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory benefits. I have reduced a clothing size to a 10.
Karen Yates (pictured), who lives in Bolton, revealed how embracing her natural curls and undergoing radiofrequency treatment contribute to her timeless look
Shortly after meeting my husband nine years ago, I moved from London to live with him on his farm in the north. It was a huge lifestyle change. Now I love being in the fresh air. It’s therapeutic and it keeps me fit by helping with the haymaking and gardening as well as running the cattery we have. I always wore heels; now i am a welly boot girl.
Earlier this year I also took an online mindfulness course (£29.99, centreofexcellence.com). There were 12 modules, which helped a lot with my stress levels. I hadn’t realized how messy my mind was before that.
NON-SURGICAL SCREW CARRIER
I have never had Botox as I prefer a natural look. But after the stress of the past year, I tried a radiofrequency treatment with facialist Vicky Kennedy (£160 per session, evolutionskinclinic.com). It is a non-surgical method of tightening the skin that uses energy waves to heat the deeper layers and stimulate collagen. It made a big difference.
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