Don’t know about you lot but one of our all time favourite girl crushes is the simply amazing Christy Turlington. She just radiates effortless beauty and radiance and we were keen to see how she achieves that distinctly beautiful glow. One of our fav glossies Harper’s BAZAAR interviewed her a little while back and helped uncover some of her beauty secrets. Enjoy!
Christy commented that as she has got older, she has begun to understand that what you put in your body is ultimately what comes through. As a result it’s important to understand about beauty and that it is something we can cultivate and grow by what we put into our bodies.
When she was younger, Christy smoked from her teens well into her twenties and a point came when she realised the negative effect on the way it made her feel. As soon as she quit smoking, she felt invincible and got into yoga, which supported her understanding of taking better care of herself.
Does your yoga practice affect what you put in your body?
Yes but not in such a strict way as you might think. I think that moderation is fine. I also tend to be attracted to healthier foods; I have never been one to binge eat or starve myself. I do cleanse once a year and have done since my twenties, usually when it is hotter: I naturally want to eat clean, raw foods for a few days or a week, plus plenty of vegetable juices.
Your skin is the biggest organ of your body; in the same what that ‘you are what you eat’, whatever you put into your body is impacted by what you put in it. I used to have a skincare business years ago and have had a lot of education about this – I truly believe in and understand what the right supplements can do.
I use skincare as long as it’s natural and smells good I’ll try anything. I like a lot of the pharmacy brands as they don’t contain a lot of additives, plus natural or organic products are something I always favour.
Are there any other foods or supplements you take?
All omega oils, plus nuts, seeds and avocados all make me feel great. A also like sea salt, olive oil and lemon juice on every vegetable that I eat. I do take probiotics, too; your internal health is vital as most sicknesses like colds start in the stomach.
Do you still practice yoga?
Yes, at least a couple of times a week. It gives you so much more than just physical activity; it incorporates mediation and self-massage.