Jane Seymour has revealed her secrets to positive ageing after celebrating her 70th birthday on February 15.

“I'm a glass half-full person," the actress told NewBeauty. "My thinking is, 'Just be as young as you possibly can be’.”

Seymour credits her youthful appearance and attitude to a combination of her skincare routine, exercising and her busy movie career.

"I think having good skin is really the secret to not ageing your face," Seymour said. "Using retinol at night, protecting yourself from the sun, using the great skin-care that plumps your skin and pretty much anything that makes me feel healthy is the best anti-ageing secret I know."

Seymour is also a spokesperson for Crepe Erase body products and an advocate of its #BodyWithSoul campaign, which encourages women to embrace their age and love their bodies at all stages of life.

“There’s so much to love about our bodies at every age,” she said. “When you’re in touch with your mind, body and soul something magical happens. The confidence that radiates from being true to yourself begins to shine through.”

The actress says she hasn’t had plastic surgery, but doesn’t judge anyone who chooses to have it.

"I think it's great, and if I felt that somebody could do something that wouldn't change my face, and I would have the results where I would look just like me, I would do it," she added. "I'm not saying I'd never do it, but I haven't done it yet."

Seymour keeps fit by doing The Perfect Workout for 20 minutes twice a week and walking fast for one hour three times a week. Plus she does pilates, gyrotonics and spinning. As for her diet, she only has one meal a day, at around 2pm, as her partner David Green practises intermittent fasting and doesn't eat until then. 

"If I get peckish later I will eat a bit of dark chocolate and a glass of wine, that's a meal right?” she joked to Loose Women this week. 

Seymour's acting career has remained hectic despite the challenges of COVID-19.

“I feel like I'm in my prime as far as acting is concerned," she said. "I've been incredibly busy despite the pandemic. 

"My agent said to me earlier this year, ‘Do you realise you're the only person in my entire agency working right now?’"

She recently shot a film called Ruby's Choice in Australia, will be playing Eleanor of Aquitaine in a series she has been filming in Spain and has a number of upcoming projects she's "very excited" about.

As for being considered a sex symbol, Seymour concluded with a laugh: "I don't quite understand what a sex symbol means, but am I still a full-blooded woman? Definitely!"


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