Christie Brinkley showcased her supermodel bikini body while vacationing with her family this week.
The blonde beauty posted her sizzling bikini photo on Instagram, where she advised fans to always wear sunscreen and a hat to prevent wrinkles.
“I am wearing Neutrogena Wet Skin broad spectrum [sunscreen],” Brinkley wrote in the photo caption. “And I always have a hat!! For more tips on diet, exercise, hair, makeup, etc, check out my new book Timeless Beauty.”
Judging by her fit bikini body, it’s shocking to realize Christie is 61 years old. There’s no doubt that if anyone’s anti-aging beauty secrets should be heeded, it’s definitely Brinkley, a mom of three who has barely aged during the past 20 years.
Not surprisingly, she eats well, exercises, takes care of her skin, and has a positive attitude.
Christie, a former Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover girl, credits a vegan/vegetarian diet for her youthful beauty.
“I made the decision [to become vegetarian at age 13] because I loved animals and didn’t want to be a part of the slaughter industry, but I’ve been reaping the benefits of that karma ever since,” said Brinkley.
Christie explained: “I’ve avoided the constant antibiotic injections into animals and the growth hormones. If you ask me, growth hormones are probably very aging, if it’s trying to make cattle age faster.”
“I don’t believe in allowing my age to define me,” Christie wrote in her bestselling book, Timeless Beauty. “I really believe attitude plays a huge part in how you feel.”
Brinkley joins a growing number of celebrity vegetarians and vegans, who are sold on the anti-aging health and weight loss benefits of a plant-based diet, including Jennifer Lopez and Demi Moore.
Christie said another major anti-aging beauty tip is to be grateful for all the blessings in your life.
“The other thing that I think contributes to a youthful look is a joie de vivre,” said Brinkley. “I really believe that being flexible and grateful contributes a lot to your happiness, which contributes to your health, and contributes to your look.”
Brinkley said her vices include espresso, but she believes coffee has health benefits based on scientific studies that show coffee is a rich source of antioxidants.
“I bought a Nespresso machine,” said Christie. “There’s plenty of studies to support drinking coffee. I’ve always believed in a rainbow diet. As many colors and foods as you can eat, the better. And I take vitamins, like Biosil, which I take for my hair, skin and nails.”
Brinkley is also a fan of laser skin treatments and sunscreen. “I’ve had some great laser work,” said Christie.
“I’ve tried a couple of different ones. I have had Ulthera. I like that it doesn’t change your face, but it increases collagen, gets rid of dark spots, does a little lifting.
Brinkley exercises every day, alternating between yoga and light weightlifting workouts. Christie also works out on the Total Gym, enjoys spinning classes and walking.
Brinkley, who has her own vegan skincare line, said her age-defying skincare secrets include daily exfoliating and moisturizing.
“My routine is very simple: I cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize,” said Christie. “I use the Olay Regenerist line and Clarins neck cream, and I’m religious about wearing sunscreen daily.”
Brinkley has remained an A-list celebrity for 40 years in the fickle entertainment business because she’s an authentic spokesperson for any product she represents.
“I believe that my longevity in my career is due to the fact that I’m very careful about what I endorse,” said Christie. “I really want to believe in the products I put my name on. People know they can trust what I say.”
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