Social media consultant reveals how spinning and fillers keep her looking young
This is what 56 looks like! Social media consultant reveals how spinning and fillers keep her looking young
- Rae Redford, 56, hit the menopause at 46 and went from a clothes size 10 to a 14
- Business woman from Kent said she started spinning to tone her legs and core
- She revealed she started having fillers after being told she was too old for Botox
Rae Radford lives in Kent with her partner Shaun. She has two children, Lee, 33, and Dean, 31. She is a businesswoman and social media consultant.
Over the past few years, I’ve become obsessed with social media. It is an amazing way to meet new people. I now have a group of four female friends who are all younger than me — from age 38.
We got chatting in a forum on women in business, met up and even went on holiday to Crete together. They keep me relevant. I wouldn’t have watched Love Island without them!
Rae Radford, 56, pictured, hit the menopause at 46 which made her go from a 10 to a 14
I hit the menopause at 46 and suffered from brain fog, anxiety and insomnia. However, last year I discovered the Reflex Pillow (£80, reflexpillow.com).
It is made of a special foam which keeps its shape, with two ‘head dips’ to aid neck support. This is like resting on a cloud, so I can sleep through the night.
The menopause also affected my size: I went up from a 10 to a 14. So, I took up spinning: it’s amazing for toning the legs and core. Plus, I’m addicted to the ‘high’. I sit next to the quickest person in the class, to push myself. They’re usually about 19, so I’m never going to keep up — but it’s great motivation.
FILLERS NOT BOTOX
A few years ago, I started getting fillers (£250, hayleyoneillaesthetics.co.uk), to cheer myself up. The doctor said I was too old for Botox, as the skin needs more elasticity.
But fillers freshen my face, smoothing smile lines and adding volume to my lips. The key is to pick a clinic you trust. A friend (whose face still moves!) recommended mine.
SMOOTH SKIN FIX
In my 30s, I had a hysterectomy. Thankfully I didn’t go into an early menopause, but the hormone imbalance gave me acne.
So, a friend suggested Dermalogica skincare, which is free of irritants that can cause breakouts. My skin cleared up in three months. I’ve been using its Active Moisture (£35, dermalogica.co.uk), Multi-Active Toner (£35) and Daily Microfoliant (£51) for 20 years.
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