She’s 60-years-old and the grandmother of two kids, but that hasn’t stopped Yazemeenah Rossi from embarking on the modelling career women half her age could only dream of.
Yazemeenah, who was born in France, says that her radiant skin is maintained with the help of an ordinary, everyday product that many people already have in their houses.
The stunning senior swears by rubbing inexpensive olive oil over her line-free face each day to keep it looking pristine.
As an extra treatment, once a week she makes a homemade scrub of olive oil and fine sugar to exfoliate her skin.
It’s not fun to see your skin going down and becoming less toned but the nice, fascinating side of ageing gives you a strong feeling of inner power totally unknown before – Yazemeenah Rossi
Yasmen revealed some of her secrets, crediting her age-defying looks to a clean eating diet and plenty of exercise.
Ignore fad diets
Rossi doesn’t practice what she calls “frustrating” diets. Instead she believes balance and discipline are the key to staying healthy and happy: “I never eat processed, frozen, microwaved or low-fat foods.
“Most of the time, I eat organic food and cook it fresh every day. I eat mostly vegetables, fruits, nuts and some good-quality fish and meats.
“I always lived a more or less healthy lifestyle. Year after year I’ve refined my awareness of what’s good for me and what’s not. But happiness is what makes you glow, not just the healthy food you put in your body.”
Aim to exercise daily….
“I do a little bit of exercise everyday. I’ve practiced yoga for more than 30 years and I’ll spend between 30 minutes and an hour doing it each day.”
Understand you’re not twenty anymore
Your body can’t do the same things it used to do when you were in your twenties, so don’t try to push it too hard. Rossi says “it took me some times to realise that my body didn’t have the same energy and couldn’t be pushed so much after the menopause.
“I don’t like the physical side of ageing – I wonder if anybody likes that part?”
She added: “It’s not fun to see your skin going down and becoming less toned but the nice. But it’s fascinating side of ageing gives you a strong feeling of inner power totally unknown before.
“It seems that 60 arrived all the sudden and made me realise that I was not fully living before this last decade.
“Some years ago I realised the benefits of letting go. In my logic, I am living what billions of humans have lived before me and all I can do is just follow the flow of time.”