MIL­LIE’S LIT­TLE BLACK BOOK OF WELL­NESS

Ms Mack­in­tosh knows what works for her and – lucky for you – is only too happy to pass on her in­sider tips

Women's Health (UK) - - FEATURES SLUG -

If I’m break­ing out… –

I head to my favourite fa­cial­ist, Dr Frances Prenna Jones (dr­frances pren­na­jones.com), who will do an ex­trac­tion fol­lowed by a light peel, which al­ways helps clear my skin. Re­cently, I tried a col­la­gen wave fa­cial – where Frances used a ma­chine to give my face a firm mas­sage us­ing an elec­tronic cur­rent, which re­ally plumps up the skin.

For red-car­pe­tready hair…

I visit my hair­dresser for a Keras­tase pre­scribed masque (keras­tase.co.uk). It’s a nour­ish­ing leave-in for­mula that lasts for a cou­ple of washes. Your stylist pre­scribes the right mix for you based on the two main needs of your hair – say, anti-break­age and anti-frizz.

Be­fore a photo shoot…

I book a lym­phatic drainage mas­sage to smooth my skin and help flush out tox­ins. When I’m at home in Lon­don, I book through the beauty concierge app, Ru­uby (ru­uby.com). When in Paris, I grab an ap­point­ment with the amaz­ing Pa­tri­cia Mon­dar­gan (pa­tri­cia mon­dar­gan.com).

My go-to sup­ple­ment…

Lu­mity (£90, lu­mitylife.co.uk). I don’t like tak­ing mul­ti­ple tablets, and this one has all the vi­ta­mins and amino acids I need to keep my skin, hair, bones and nails healthy. It’s been two months since I be­gan tak­ing them and my nails feel re­ally strong.

If I need to chill…

I love the flow and re­store yoga classes at Heart­core (heart­core.co.uk) in West Lon­don.

The stu­dio has a great vibe and this class gives you the sat­is­fy­ing burn from dy­namic flow be­fore al­low­ing plenty of time to get a nice, long stretch in all the yin poses af­ter­wards.

When I want to re­ally sweat…

I love do­ing spin at Heart­core and 1Rebel (1rebel.co.uk). When I first did a Barry’s Boot­camp class, I thought I was go­ing to fall flat on my face dur­ing the sprint in­ter­vals. I’ve never been much of a run­ner, but it’s sat­is­fy­ing to feel my­self im­prov­ing.

If I feel a lit­tle off… –

I pay a visit to my acupunc­tur­ist Maire Weaver (acupunc­ture­cures. co.uk). I love how re­lax­ing the process is – and how it seems to get me back in bal­ance, whether my sleep pat­terns have been out of whack, I’ve had a skin flare-up or I’m deal­ing with back pain.

For a healthy din­ner…

There’s a great Viet­namese place on Kens­ing­ton Church Street called Tem Tép – the food is so full of fresh, clean flavours.

The broth comes served with lots of noo­dles, shred­ded chicken and fresh chilli on the side

– it’s like buildy­our-own ra­men.

When my skin needs some ex­tra mois­ture…

I love Sk­inceu­ti­cals Hy­drat­ing B5 Masque (£55, sk­inceu­ti­cals. co.uk) – there’s just some­thing re­ally calm­ing about the scent. Or Lancôme Ad­vanced Gene­fique Hy­dro­gel Melt­ing Mask (£13.20, Boots).

When I’m shop­ping for ac­tivewear...

My first stop is Var­ley (var­ley.com). It does re­ally good cuts and the prints are my vibe – a good mix of fash­ion and func­tion­al­ity. I love P.E Na­tion (pe-na­tion.com) leg­gings, too. I spend a lot of time in ac­tivewear – so it needs to pair well with a leather jacket and Con­verse.

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