THIS IS WHAT 52 LOOKS LIKE

Scottish Daily Mail - - Inspire - In­ter­view: FLORENCE SCORDOULIS

Mandy Platt is a fit­ness coach. She lives in lon­don with her hus­band, adrian, and their chil­dren, Danielle, 29, James, 27 and alexan­der, 21.

DON’T RUN, POWER WALK

I LOVE my job as a fit­ness coach, as I’m trans­form­ing women’s lives through ex­er­cise. I power walk for 45 min­utes, twice a week. It’s bet­ter for ton­ing mus­cles than run­ning. The key is to carry a set of 2 kg hand weights, or two heavy wa­ter bot­tles, to do bi­cep curls and shoul­der raises as you walk.

CBD FA­CIAL

I VISIT Les­ley Reynolds’ clinic in Har­ley Street for a be­spoke fa­cial each month. I re­cently tried their CBD Stress­buster Fa­cial (£120, les­ley

reynolds.com), which is amaz­ing. They put a few drops of CBD oil un­der your tongue to re­lax you, and use it in the fa­cial mas­sage. My skin just glows.

REAL HAIR EX­TEN­SIONS

I’VE been wear­ing real hair ex­ten­sions (£600, greatlengt­hshair.co.uk) for ten years. I have them changed ev­ery three months at my salon. It’s ex­pen­sive, but worth it to me, as my hair makes me feel fem­i­nine. I put co­conut or al­mond oil on the ends to keep them in good con­di­tion.

PLANT-BASED DIET

I’VE been through the menopause. I had no hot flushes, mood swings or sleep­less­ness, due to my plant-based diet. In the morn­ings, I drink lemon wa­ter and have some ba­nana and al­mond but­ter pre-work­out; then I have eggs, spinach, tomato and mush­rooms for break­fast; an av­o­cado and lentil salad at lunch; and white fish, veg­eta­bles and sweet po­tato for din­ner. I also take vi­ta­min D3 tablets (£8.19, hol­lan­dand­bar­rett.com), to calm my mind and im­prove sleep.

DIY FACE MASK

EV­ERY week, I make my own plant-based skin­care. I use nat­u­ral, or­ganic in­gre­di­ents, and my favourite recipe is a face mask con­tain­ing a pa­paya, a ba­nana, fresh lemon juice, 1 tsp honey and a whisked egg. This anti-age­ing com­bi­na­tion of an­tiox­i­dants, potas­sium and vi­ta­min C leaves my skin with a healthy glow.

Do you look good for your age? Re­veal your se­crets to in­[email protected]­ly­mail.co.uk

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