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Sometimes we all need to focus on ourselves with a little self-care when life has been super-stressful.

Sometimes we all need to focus on ourselves with a little self-care when life has been super-stressful. Especially at this time of the year.
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My go-to treat is the rejuvenating non- invasive BDR facial.
Administered this time by Veni- the owner of 
@le_boutique_spa in London NW1.  She was excellent and very professional in her attention to detail. Many of her clients are French which says a lot about how good she is.  I' ve always found that French women are especially particular about their beauty regimes.
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My no-makeup, bad hair selfie- with newly glowing skin was taken straight after the facial.
I'm with Veni who is her own best advertisement as an aesthetic clinician. .
Before the Summer I had my first four BDR facials at the also excellent @eleniqueskinclinic in Fulham.  I like trying out various beauty salons and clinics which have been recommended to me. These initial treatments made a significant difference to my skin quality, deep wrinkles and sun-damage pigmentation.
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The facial includes 
peel+ dermabrasion 
Microneedles + serum
Massage + LED
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@welovebdr
Sometimes we all need to focus on ourselves with a little self-care when life has been super-stressful. Especially at this time of the year.
.
My go-to treat is the rejuvenating non- invasive BDR facial.
Administered this time by Veni- the owner of
@le_boutique_spa in London NW1. She was excellent and very professional in her attention to detail. Many of her clients are French which says a lot about how good she is. I’ ve always found that French women are especially particular about their beauty regimes.
.
My no-makeup, bad hair selfie- with newly glowing skin was taken straight after the facial.
I’m with Veni who is her own best advertisement as an aesthetic clinician. .
Before the Summer I had my first four BDR facials at the also excellent @eleniqueskinclinic in Fulham. I like trying out various beauty salons and clinics which have been recommended to me. These initial treatments made a significant difference to my skin quality, deep wrinkles and sun-damage pigmentation.
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The facial includes
peel+ dermabrasion
Microneedles + serum
Massage + LED
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@welovebdr

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@bbc5live @emmabarnett . Chatting about age- #BeAgeProud and being real on BBC5live at 10.50am this morning with Emma Barnett. .

@bbc5live @emmabarnett .
Chatting about age- and being real on BBC5live at 10.50am this morning with Emma Barnett.
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Why I no longer feel the need to fib about my age even when I reach another milestone birthday. Looking in the mirror each morning isn't always the best as i still feel like my younger self inside but the mirror tells a different story.
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When we were in our teens or twenties,  we aged ourselves up to appear more wordly and maybe to be taken more seriously by those older than us especially for career advancement.
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However when we reached our 40s and onwards we fibbed and lopped years off to remain as long as possible in the previous decade.
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Now that we look after ourselves better with a healthy lifestyle and diet, nutrition knowledge, fitness and beauty regimes, we can look our best and be proud of how we look naturally whatever our age.
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I'm proud to look the way I do in my 60s.
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Of course I would like to look like I did when I was in my 20s but I'll settle for being the best version of how I am now.
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I've had amazing life experiences in my 60plus years and two wonderful children. 
Ive no need to fib any longer.
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I want to inspire women of all ages.
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@bbc5live @emmabarnett .
Chatting about age- and being real on BBC5live at 10.50am this morning with Emma Barnett.
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Why I no longer feel the need to fib about my age even when I reach another milestone birthday. Looking in the mirror each morning isn’t always the best as i still feel like my younger self inside but the mirror tells a different story.
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When we were in our teens or twenties, we aged ourselves up to appear more wordly and maybe to be taken more seriously by those older than us especially for career advancement.
.
However when we reached our 40s and onwards we fibbed and lopped years off to remain as long as possible in the previous decade.
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Now that we look after ourselves better with a healthy lifestyle and diet, nutrition knowledge, fitness and beauty regimes, we can look our best and be proud of how we look naturally whatever our age.
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I’m proud to look the way I do in my 60s.
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Of course I would like to look like I did when I was in my 20s but I’ll settle for being the best version of how I am now.
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I’ve had amazing life experiences in my 60plus years and two wonderful children.
Ive no need to fib any longer.
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I want to inspire women of all ages.
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@bbc5live @emmabarnett

@bbc5live @emmabarnett .
Chatting about age- and being real on BBC5live at 10.50am this morning with Emma Barnett.
.
Why I no longer feel the need to fib about my age even when I reach another milestone birthday. Looking in the mirror each morning isn't always the best as i still feel like my younger self inside but the mirror tells a different story.
.
When we were in our teens or twenties,  we aged ourselves up to appear more wordly and maybe to be taken more seriously by those older than us especially for career advancement.
.
However when we reached our 40s and onwards we fibbed and lopped years off to remain as long as possible in the previous decade.
.
Now that we look after ourselves better with a healthy lifestyle and diet, nutrition knowledge, fitness and beauty regimes, we can look our best and be proud of how we look naturally whatever our age.
.
I'm proud to look the way I do in my 60s.
.
Of course I would like to look like I did when I was in my 20s but I'll settle for being the best version of how I am now.
.
I've had amazing life experiences in my 60plus years and two wonderful children. 
Ive no need to fib any longer.
.
I want to inspire women of all ages.
.
.
.
.
.
.

Chatting about age- and being real on BBC5live at 10.50am this morning with Emma Barnett.
.
Why I no longer feel the need to fib about my age even when I reach another milestone birthday. Looking in the mirror each morning isn’t always the best as i still feel like my younger self inside but the mirror tells a different story.
.
When we were in our teens or twenties, we aged ourselves up to appear more wordly and maybe to be taken more seriously by those older than us especially for career advancement.
.
However when we reached our 40s and onwards we fibbed and lopped years off to remain as long as possible in the previous decade.
.
Now that we look after ourselves better with a healthy lifestyle and diet, nutrition knowledge, fitness and beauty regimes, we can look our best and be proud of how we look naturally whatever our age.
.
I’m proud to look the way I do in my 60s.
.
Of course I would like to look like I did when I was in my 20s but I’ll settle for being the best version of how I am now.
.
I’ve had amazing life experiences in my 60plus years and two wonderful children.
Ive no need to fib any longer.
.
I want to inspire women of all ages.
.
.
.
.
.
.

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Age 64 and body confident enough to still wear a bikini

Age 64 and body confident enough to still wear a bikini.
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Whatever your bodyshape or size be confident in how you are naturally with no Insta filters.
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Don't let people fat shame, body shame or make you feel bad about your body. .
We are all unique in our personalities, appearance and bodyshapes and that's what makes you special.
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So although I had a 6lb weightloss after 7 nights @grayshottspa on the Health Regime it should not be about actual weight loss but more importantly about visceral body fat ( the fat that collects internally around your vital organs) which can lead to diabetes, heart disease and more.
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So for an ongoing healthy lifestyle diet try to leave out:
Sugar 
Simple carbs ( all "white" foods such as bread, pastries, cakes, flour, potatoes, rice, pasta ) that turn into sugar
Fruits high in sugar ( grapes, bananas)
Fruit juices ( high in sugar even if fresh) 
Processed meats
Unhealthy processed cooking oils ( rapeseed, sunflower etc) 
Grains if you're sensitive to them
Milk
Low fat foods ( full fat best as our bodies need fat to feel fuller longer and to function well- especially the brain) .
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Eat mainly :
( if you can)
Protein- organic eggs, poultry, grass fed beef, lamb, pork
Oily fish such as wild or organic salmon, herring, mackerel, tuna, sardines ( for Omega3) 
Organic leafy and colourful vegs, and a few root vegs.
Nuts and seeds ( non salted)
And full fat yoghurts ( Greek) and unpasteurised cheeses ( not if you're pregnant) 
And
Fermented foods such as Sauerkraut and Kefir. 
Good first press extra virgin Olive oil and coconut oil and good butter.
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If you are Vegan or Vegetarian then obviously there is no meat or dairy but do check if your foods or dairy alternatives have high sugar content.
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Whatever your bodyshape or size be confident in how you are naturally with no Insta filters.
.
Don’t let people fat shame, body shame or make you feel bad about your body. .
We are all unique in our personalities, appearance and bodyshapes and that’s what makes you special.
.
So although I had a 6lb weightloss after 7 nights @grayshottspa on the Health Regime it should not be about actual weight loss but more importantly about visceral body fat ( the fat that collects internally around your vital organs) which can lead to diabetes, heart disease and more.
.
So for an ongoing healthy lifestyle diet try to leave out:
Sugar
Simple carbs ( all “white” foods such as bread, pastries, cakes, flour, potatoes, rice, pasta ) that turn into sugar
Fruits high in sugar ( grapes, bananas)
Fruit juices ( high in sugar even if fresh)
Processed meats
Unhealthy processed cooking oils ( rapeseed, sunflower etc)
Grains if you’re sensitive to them
Milk
Low fat foods ( full fat best as our bodies need fat to feel fuller longer and to function well- especially the brain) .
.
Eat mainly :
( if you can)
Protein- organic eggs, poultry, grass fed beef, lamb, pork
Oily fish such as wild or organic salmon, herring, mackerel, tuna, sardines ( for Omega3)
Organic leafy and colourful vegs, and a few root vegs.
Nuts and seeds ( non salted)
And full fat yoghurts ( Greek) and unpasteurised cheeses ( not if you’re pregnant)
And
Fermented foods such as Sauerkraut and Kefir.
Good first press extra virgin Olive oil and coconut oil and good butter.
.
If you are Vegan or Vegetarian then obviously there is no meat or dairy but do check if your foods or dairy alternatives have high sugar content.
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After the icy cold plunge pool

After the icy cold plunge pool.
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@grayshottspa

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@grayshottspa

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The first photo of me is the before the treatment

The first photo of me is the before the treatment.
The last photo in this series of video clips and pics is the after treatments.
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Thank you @facegym for my lovely treatment
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My treatments shown here in my video clips are a signature electrical and an cryo oxygen.
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The session included:
a rigorous lifting manual massage, then a ball massage,  then the electrical current which very strong and definitely not relaxing, then a gentle massage with a comb type probe and then with a piece of jade and finally the oxygen cryo.
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My face now definitely has more definition after the treatment and my skin looks plumped and glowing. .
I would love to be able to treat my face and skin to this facial workout more regularly.
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I like to look good for my age without resorting to surgery, botox or fillers.  This treatment is definitely fabulous.
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These video clip have no filters.
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The last photo in this series of video clips and pics is the after treatments.
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Thank you @facegym for my lovely treatment
.
My treatments shown here in my video clips are a signature electrical and an cryo oxygen.
.
The session included:
a rigorous lifting manual massage, then a ball massage, then the electrical current which very strong and definitely not relaxing, then a gentle massage with a comb type probe and then with a piece of jade and finally the oxygen cryo.
.
My face now definitely has more definition after the treatment and my skin looks plumped and glowing. .
I would love to be able to treat my face and skin to this facial workout more regularly.
.
I like to look good for my age without resorting to surgery, botox or fillers. This treatment is definitely fabulous.
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These video clip have no filters.
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