The founder and creative director of The Upside on why her beauty regime is more internal than external.
Jodhi Meares has been in the spotlight for over two decades in various roles – model, billionaire’s wife, entrepreneur, TV presenter and successful businesswoman. But a constant through this time has been her unwavering inner – and outer – beauty, and a love of the active lifestyle.
Nowadays as we focus more on what we put in our bodies than what we put on it, we could all learn a few things from the founder and creative director of The Upside, who has been living this motto for years. Here, she talk us through her beauty routine, her workout of choice and her daily rituals.
What did you learn about beauty from your mum?
That less is always more. Mum’s idea of beauty is that it comes from within. She always said that if you have “good nails, good hair & good teeth”, that you will always look amazing.
How does your beauty regime differ in each place you are in?
I don’t buy into the hype of the newest and greatest products. I only use organic products on my skin and stay as natural as possible. So my beauty regime doesn’t really change but I do shift my internal regime depending on the seasons. I eat for the seasons, so if I’m visiting a colder climate I change my diet to root vegetables, lentils and wholesome foods and in summer I’ll eat lighter foods like salads and fruits. My regime is more internal than external.
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What are your must have products for face, body and hair?
Face: Cetaphil products are my go-to gentle option for my face
Body: Keri Lotion – It’s a model’s secret and it is the best thing ever!
Hair: My amazing friend and hairdresser Di Gorgievski has put me onto Oribe Supershine light moisturizing cream. It’s a leave-in conditioner that makes your hair shiny and soft.
What is your morning regime?
I wake up, jump in the shower, get to yoga and go about my day. I’m a ‘wash and wear’ kind of person so my regime is minimal. I prefer it that way! There is a certain effort that goes with it and health is very important. I focus a lot on my inner health and taking care of myself so that I have the ability to be natural with my regime.
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What is your evening regime?
Similar to the morning but reversed; I wash everything off and read a book that I love. Reading makes me glow. It’s the internal things that affect the external things. Without reading, yoga and the like I don’t sleep or feel as well.
What are your quick-fix and inexpensive tips and tricks?
Workout! Whatever it is that you love doing, do that! Go to yoga, box, soul cycle – whatever works for you, you just need to find something that gives you joy or at the very least, you don’t loathe!
I also always soak in Epsom salts, it’s the cure-all for jet lag and sore muscles post training.
What is your ritual for getting ready to go out at night?
These days I don’t really have a ritual. If I do have an event on at night I try to spend less time on my hair and make-up and more time working out. I love that internal glow exercise brings. It’s all endorphins! If you have a big night that you want to feel good for, my recommendation is to spend the day doing what you love and get a good sweat going, you’ll feel all the better for it.
Want is your ritual for unwinding when you need to relax?
Yoga. Yoga. Yoga.
What are your makeup bag essentials?
Mascara – as minimal as I am, I always love a lash.
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What are the superfoods and drinks that help you feel your best?
Anything that hydrates me! Particularly something with electrolytes and minerals for post work out recovery. We love Hydralytes at THE UPSIDE, we call them Upside-dralytes! We also love Elle McPherson’s Super Elixir Alkalising Greens, so good for your insides and great in a smoothie.
What enhances your beauty outside of products?
My family always make me feel more peaceful and happier. Especially my little sister, she’s my favourite person and always makes me feel incredible. Family is what I treasure more than anything!