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A day in the life of Supermodel Elle Macpherson

Australian supermodel Elle Macpherson, 53, has opened up about her average day and revealed the key things she does that keep her healthy and in shape.


Australian supermodel Elle Macpherson, 53, credits her enviable figure, glowing complexion and positive outlook to a very strict daily routine. 

And now, Elle has opened up about her average day and revealed the key things she does that keep her healthy and in shape.

Speaking to Glossy, Elle said she wakes up each day at 5am before laying in bed for half an hour meditating and practicing 'mindful breathing'.

Australian supermodel Elle Macpherson, 53, credits her enviable figure, glowing complexion and positive outlook to a very strict daily routine

Elle enjoys a glass of warm water with lemon, swaps a morning coffee for a sprinkle of cayenne pepper in water and has a green breakfast smoothie made with her Super Elixir

Elle then enjoys a glass of warm water with lemon, swaps a morning coffee for a sprinkle of cayenne pepper in water and has a green breakfast smoothie made with her Super Elixir.

'If I'm craving something hot, I'll have a poached egg on sunflower or wheat-free dark rye bread, raw oatmeal with agave or a raw chia pudding soaked in almond milk,' she said. 

After breakfast, she either goes for a swim in the ocean or does yoga before returning home to dry-brush her body, cleanse her face with a glycolic wash, moisturising and 'slathering' herself in suncream. 

After breakfast, she either goes for a swim in the ocean or does yoga before returning home to dry-brush her body

After work Elle finishes her day with a workout outside - yoga or cycling

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Studies show that valerian reduces the time it takes to fall asleep and improves the quality of sleep.

Scientists have also found that valerian root increases the amount of a chemical called gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain. GABA helps regulate nerve cells and calms anxiety

It can also help lower blood pressure, improving heart health.

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In between business commitments, Elle snacks on a healthy smoothie and usually has lunch at around 1pm - the meal consisting of lots of vegetables, sardines and salad 'drenched in premium olive oil'.

'Good fats are important to my well-being,' she said. 

After work Elle finishes her day with a workout outside - yoga or cycling - before enjoying a healthy vegetable-laden  dinner and perhaps a sweet treat like dark chocolate or vegan ice cream. 

Elle's bedtime routine is strict, with the model spritzing the room with her lavender Sleep Welle mist, drinking a fortifying tea with valerian root, hops and skullcap, and slipping into a pair of cotton pyjamas. 

Elle's bedtime routine is strict, with the model spritzing the room with her lavender Sleep Welle mist, drinking a fortifying tea with valerian root, hops and skullcap, and slipping into a pair of cotton pyjamas

Elle loves yoga and practices it either morning or afternoon every single day 

'Then I do a yoga pose, which is meant to help induce sleep. It involves lying on the bed with my legs up the wall - always in the privacy of my bedroom, of course!' She said.         

Elle is all about boosting her wellbeing, and recently shared some of the products she swears by for beautiful skin and a youthful appearance.

Taking to her Get The Gloss column, Elle said turning 50 was a 'turning point' where she decided to listen to what her 'body wanted' rather than do what she 'thought it needed'. 

Elle is all about boosting her wellbeing, and recently shared some of the products she swears by for beautiful skin and a youthful appearance 

As a result, she started a predominantly wholefood, plant-based diet and swapped intense workouts for 'more nurturing ones' like bike riding, yoga and swimming.  

'In many ways, I'm in better shape now for it,' she said of her new lifestyle. 

One of Elle's top wellbeing buys is an $800 Therasage Portable Infrared Sauna.

'In many ways, I'm in better shape now for it,' she said of her new lifestyle

One of Elle's top wellbeing buys is an $800 Therasage Portable Infrared Sauna

What are the benefits of dry brushing?  

* Helps the skin absorb nutrients 

* Helps with muscle tone and a more even distribution of fat deposits 

* Rejuvenates the nervous system 

* Improves vascular blood circulation and lymphatic drainage 

* Helps the body shed dead skin cells resulting in smoother, brighter skin 

* Reduces cellulite due to increasing circulation to the skin 

* Helps you start the day well

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'It communicates full-spectrum wavelengths, which are both deeply penetrating and highly therapeutic for improved blood circulation, natural detoxification and increased metabolic rate,' she said. 

On the product's website it is described as using Tourmaline gem stones 'to generate an abundance of negative ions, and bathe your body from every angle in gentle full spectrum Infrared frequencies and negative ions'. 

Benefits listed include detoxification, decreased inflammation, increased circulation, pain relief, calorie burning and better sleep. 

Elle is also a fan of medium bristle body brushes to detoxify and soften her skin and ensure her lymphatic system is at its best. 

The dedicated model uses her Mio Skincare Body Brush (AUD $25) every morning before enjoying a hot, then a cold shower to boost her circulation even more 

She also revealed her sunblocks of choice - the La Roche Posay range (right) and Invisible Zinc and said she swears by the Pat McGrath Skin Fetish Illuminator Kit (AUD $123)

The dedicated model uses her Mio Skincare Body Brush (AUD $25) every morning before enjoying a hot, then a cold shower to boost her circulation even more. 

Elle also swears by the Pat McGrath Skin Fetish Illuminator Kit (AUD $123) for adding 'natural shine' to her cheekbones - the model saying she was taught by a make up artist that it was important to 'always emphasise my cheekbones'. 

She also stressed the importance of daily sunscreen application and revealed her sunblocks of choice - the La Roche Posay range and Invisible Zinc.    

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