A mum from New York has revealed people are always surprised when they find out her age, putting her ageless look down to never sunbathing and sleeping on silk pillow slips.
Renae Olivia, who has two children with husband Ken, says she is living her best life now - but can you guess how old she is?
For many women turning 50 is an age that they fear, Renae said the milestone has been a huge positive turning point in her life.
"Everything I’ve been through and achieved in my life has been roughly ten years later than what’s considered ‘normal,’ I guess you would say," Renae said.
"I dreaded thirty more than fifty. Fifty is definitely a daunting number, however, I am one hundred per cent more confident and content now in this stage of my life."
At the age of 28, Renae plucked up the courage to break off her engagement to her high school sweetheart after spending years putting it off out of fear of being single. Newly single, she moved to New York City with a friend and spent her thirties establishing her own identity and met her now-husband, Ken, at the age of 38.
After several emotional rounds of IVF, Renae and Ken welcomed their children, Tristan (6) and Kaidyn (2), into the world and being their mother is Renae’s true calling.
Renae shares her beauty and fashion tips on Instagram under the handle, @renae.olivia, where she has 50.1K followers.
"I kept getting asked from women what my beauty secrets were for looking younger than my age, so I figured it was a great reason to start this journey. I'm extremely surprised at my growth over the last year or so," she said.
“I do get a lot of women that compliment my style. It makes me feel so happy that I can inspire others to feel good in their own skin, no matter your age.
“People are pretty surprised when I tell them my age. Fashion and style helps me with that though. If you carry yourself with confidence, it helps for sure."
She's also happy to share any of her secrets to her ageless look.
“I stopped tanning or should I say baking in the sun at the age of eighteen," she revealed. "I always take my makeup off at night. I sleep on a silk pillowcase and I have a great skincare routine that I am very consistent with. I also never neglect my neck and hands. They can be the tell-tale signs of ageing.
“Working out and eating right is so important now that I’ve turned fifty. It is always important but so much more now so.
“I hope to keep doing this well into my sixties and beyond, if all goes well, so if someone is forty and wondering if they should start this journey, I say yes, yes, yes, just do it.”
When she first started her TikTok account where she has over 26K followers, Renae received cruel comments from people telling her she was ‘too old’ to be using the platform but Renae hopes to create a safe, judgement free space online where everyone can be included.
“I want women to know it’s never too late to go for what you want in life. I’m living my best life at fifty years old - plus having young kids, keeps me feeling young as well."
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