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Elle Macpherson is sharing her best health and beauty tips.

The 54-year-old model covers NewBeauty‘s Summer/Fall 2018 issue, and in her accompanying interview with the mag, she gets candid about her quirky beauty treatments, what she eats regularly and how she rejuvenates daily.

Macpherson says she wakes up around 5 a.m. each morning and starts her day with “a guided meditation” or “hands-on Reiki,” a Japanese technique for stress reduction, relaxation and healing that she’s recently learned to do herself. She avoids checking e-mails first thing, and instead gives herself 10-20 minutes to “just breathe.”

For breakfast, Macpherson loves eating soaked chia pudding, and has recently traded in her morning espresso for “hot water and lemon.”  The mother of two says she now sticks to a “raw, plant-based diet” that consists of grains, nuts, seeds, beans, vegetables, almond milk, hemp milk and chia seeds.

“That’s how I feel best,” she explains. “I make my own granola in a dehydrator. Avocado, salads, juicing — you know, beautiful, whole, natural foods. As far as animal products are concerned, I’ll have a poached egg every now and then, some Parmesan cheese and goat cheese, but they’re not staples of my diet.”

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For soft, smooth skin, Macpherson swears by dry brushing her body before or after a shower.

“You can watch how to do it on YouTube. Basically, it’s circular movements toward your heart, from your fingertips and your toes,” she says. “In the shower, I do about three cycles of switching hot and cold water. You can feel your body start tingling; it’s so good for your lymphatics and circulatory system, and such an easy thing to do.”

And when it comes to relaxing, the Australian model says it’s all about turning up the heat! She spends plenty of time in her in-home sauna, aimed to also help reverse sun damage.

“I can’t do lasers because I live in the sun, which compounds the issue, so that’s out of the question. But, I’ve been using an infrared sauna at home for about a year and a half,” she reveals. “I try to do it every day for an hour. I’ll watch TV in there or do a meditation or a phone call.”

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The fitness guru also loves a good yoga session, and spending any chance she can get by the water.

“I do Vinyasa yoga or power yoga, or go for a swim, go paddle boarding or waterskiing, or take the dogs for a walk. If I’m lucky enough to be by the sea, I think walking in seawater is one of the best things I can do for my body,” she says. “It tones the legs and the waist, it’s great for minerals, and if you have any water retention, it’s a great diuretic. I walk in about thigh-deep or knee-deep water for 40 minutes to an hour.”

Macpherson began her modeling career back in the ’80s, and has appeared on five covers of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue over the years. Recalling her early modeling days, she tells the outlet that people in the industry tried to downsize her figure.

“When I started modeling, my physiognomy, my body type — this sort of Amazonian, broad-shouldered, narrow-hipped, big-breasted, six-foot-tall Aussie girl — wasn’t in fashion,” she explains. “There was a huge movement toward girls being very androgynous and very slight.”

“In the beginning, they used to bind my breasts with elastic so that the clothes wouldn’t show the shape of the breast,” she continues. “I realized early on that I couldn’t starve myself and shrink myself to try to be something I wasn’t So, it was when I managed to embrace my uniqueness and stand in my own truth of what I was, that I became more confident. That confidence was attractive, and people started booking me for that.”

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Michelle Williams revealed that she has checked herself into a health facility in order to get help with her ongoing battle with depression. The ex-Destiny’s Child star’s battle with depression is a lesson to all women who have dealt with the same thing and in understanding that there is no shame in seeking help.

The 37-year-old Destiny’s Child songstress ‘is getting treated in a facility just outside of Los Angeles’ according to TMZ.

Williams spoke on television show ‘The Talk’ last year about her struggles with depression over the years and admitted feeling ‘suicidal’. She said, ”I’ve been suffering [from depression] since between the age of 13 and 15… at that age I didn’t know what to call it.”

It was thought that she had overcome her struggles but in a recent statement, Michelle reveals that she has decided to seek professional help.

In a statement to the gossip site on Tuesday, Michelle wrote: 

‘For years I have dedicated myself to increasing awareness of mental health and empowering people to recognise when it’s time to seek help, support and guidance from those that love and care for your wellbeing.

Today I proudly, happily and healthily stand here as someone who will continue to always lead by example as I tirelessly advocate for the betterment of those in need.’

Tina Lawson, Beyonce‘s mother responded with words of encouragement, love and support for Michelle who she sees as a daughter.

The gospel singer recently accepted a proposal from pastor and life coach Chad Johnson, 40. Michelle shared a photo of her stunning diamond engagement ring with the caption: ‘On March 21, 2018, the love of my life @chadjohnson77 proposed and I said “Yesssssssss…..I will, I will, I will!!!â€�’ The two met one year ago at a spiritual retreat in Arizona run by Johnson.

Why is Michelle’s statement so important? Well, women are twice as likely than men to suffer from depression. They are also up to three times more apt to suffer from anxiety disorders or to attempt suicide.

Depression, often known as the silent killer, is more prevalent in today’s society, partly due to the influence of social media with more scrutiny being placed on people’s lives and more people being negatively influenced by what they perceive to be other people ‘living the perfect life’. Social media has a lot to answer for, for distorting people’s perception of reality which in turn has a negative impact on their mental wellbeing.

For someone like Michelle who has been constantly in the public eye, being compared to her Destiny’s Child band mates Kelly and Beyonce has had a significant impact on her confidence. The hashtag #PoorMichelle was created to highlight all the times Michelle had been overshadowed.

It’s brilliant that Michelle chose to seek help but many still suffer in silence. Let Michelle’s bravery serve as a lesson to everybody battling with depression that help is just a phone call away and there is no shame in seeking treatment.

We wish Michelle all the best on her journey.

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