Mia Togo lives in London with her husband Jan. She is a yoga teacher and life coach at Tri Yoga.
Last year, I moved here from California — after meeting my husband (who was living in London) while on a yoga retreat in Mexico. It turned into a whirlwind holiday romance, then we continued it long-distance before getting married four months later. I had a great life, working as a senior teacher at YogaWorks, a studio in Santa Monica, but I was ready for a big change. I think it is the secret to staying young.
Too much make-up can be ageing. Instead of foundation I use Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser (£35, spacenk.com) for a brightening, sheer coverage. Then, I layer it with Dr Jackson Face and Eye Essence (£60, spacenk.com), which contains aloe vera, vitamin C and other nourishing essential oils. It creates a healthy glow and smells delicious.
Mia Togo lives in London with her husband Jan. She is a yoga teacher and life coach at Tri Yoga
VISIT A DERMATOLOGIST
In Los Angeles, it is common for people to have a dermatologist. I think it is important to get these regular check-ups to keep your skin healthy. So, I still go back for an annual visit to my dermatologist, Dr Heather Roberts (drheatherroberts.com). I’ve been using her products for over ten years. Plus, she recommends products I can get in the UK — one of my favourites is Skin Medica TNS Essential Serum (£150, strawberrynet.com).
GET BEACH WAVES
I’ve always had long hair. I tried cutting it short at 50, but grew it back. I get a blow-dry once a fortnight (£30), which lasts about five days. Then, I embrace my natural waves with Moroccan Oil Hydrating Styling cream (£8.95, feelunique.com). It helps define curls and fight frizz. The blow-dry break helps to keep the ends healthy.
STRONG MIND & BODY
I’ve been doing yoga for 25 years — from 30 minutes to one hour, every day. It’s not about physical strength and flexibility, but about the mind and being at peace inside your own body. I also meditate, keep a daily journal and see a life coach. I didn’t experience any hot flushes or mood swings when I hit the menopause. I believe this is because of the inner work I do. Stress and anxiety ages you prematurely.
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