Popular singer, actor, model and skincare range creator, Natalie Imbruglia, was certainly blessed with stunning looks, but she also pays plenty of attention to how she lives, eats and exercises to stay the picture of iconic Aussie wellbeing.
In fact, despite her long-time international status, Natalie still draws on her upbringing in a coastal part of Australia for holistic health inspiration. When she set out to create a her own range of natural anti-aging beauty products, ILUKA, which launched last year and is an indigenous term for ‘by the sea’, it featured native active ingredients like Kakadu plum and Manuka honey, minus nasty stuff like parabens and sulphates.
Still, while her overall anti-aging philosophy is to keep health as simple and natural as possible (“The key is to drink lots of water, address your diet, sleep more, and learn what works for your body,” she told Sporteluxe), she still puts in the hard yards to stay fit too. Here, Natalie tells us in her own words…
“I like to train with James Duigan. His Bodyism trainers specialise in creating long, lean, athletic bodies. I found that their method of training is sustainable and I don’t get injured, therefore I can be consistent. Consistency is key! I use my own body’s resistance in a lot of the exercises and I also use a foam roller in every session; it’s great for releasing lactic acid from your muscles.
“I have also found that a clean diet works wonders for my skin. I eat a lot of green vegetables and try to keep very alkalised. If my body gets to acidic my skin breaks out.”
“My beauty philosophy is to keep it simple. I cleanse, tone and moisturise twice a day with ILUKA Skincare, and at night I add the eye serum. I also love to use ILUKA Rose Hip Oil all over my body at night; it gives my skin an instant glow.”
“Real beauty comes from within – it’s not just about your physical looks. There is a lot of pressure for women to take care of their physical appearance, but I feel like it’s so important to care of your overall wellbeing. Rest, meditation, being surrounded by nature – all of these things reduce stress and anxiety, which we all know, are very ageing.”