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Carmen Lomana in Bathing Suit Says "Farewell to St. Tropez"

She’s still rocking a bikini at 74.

Spanish star Carmen Lomana is proof-positive there is no age limit when it comes to looking fabulous in a bathing suit. The 74-year-old has been enjoying the sun and sea in St. Tropez, and posted a picture of herself wearing a black and white swimsuit, sitting by a turquoise pool. "Despedida de unos días estupendos (Saying goodbye to a great few days) #StTropez," she captioned the Instagram post. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 7 ways Lomana stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!

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She Swears by Nivea Cream

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No fancy face creams required for Lomana—she swears by humble Nivea to keep her skin supple. "What a wonder! Every time I open the can of @nivea_es its scent brings me to memory scenes from my childhood," she says. "A 'must' in the house and, also in the bag, to guarantee a hydrated skin at all times. Great for nourishing hands, elbows, knees, lips, prevent stretch marks.. this cream works for everything and I always carry it with me."

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She Loves to Paddleboard

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Lomana is happiest by the sand and sea, and paddleboards whenever she can. Not only is paddleboarding a great full-body workout, it encourages feel-good hormones, "which are great for your mood, self-esteem, mental health and wellbeing," says physiotherapist Shira Kramer, founder of BeActive Physio in Melbourne.

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She Enjoys Tea

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Lomana enjoys tea as part of her healthy diet, preferring to drink it without milk or cream. "Different teas offer different benefits," says Beth Czerwony, RD. "Choose what fits your need… Green tea is the champ when it comes to offering health benefits," says Czerwony. "It's the Swiss Army knife of teas. It covers a lot of territory. There are so many teas out there. Try different varieties and see what works best for you."

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She Loves To Swim

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Lomana loves to swim, especially in the ocean. Studies show that being near the ocean is tremendously good for both physical and mental health. "Blue space therapy is a woefully underused method of lifestyle prescription for our physical and mental health. Still, the research proves that taking a dip can boost our wellbeing ten-fold," says Dr. Ruth Micallef. "Wild swimming has a host of research-proven benefits, including improved self-esteem, social confidence, and resilience—to name just a few."

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She Walks and Hikes

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Lomana loves to walk as part of her daily lifestyle, and also for exercise. "The nice thing about hiking is that it exists along an entire continuum, from a gentle walk on a flat wooded path to mountain climbing," says Dr. Aaron L. Baggish, associate director of the Cardiovascular Performance Program at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital. "There's a real sense of peace and composure you get from being outside and away from everything."

Ferozan Mast
Ferozan Mast is a science, health and wellness writer with a passion for making science and research-backed information accessible to a general audience. Read more
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