39-Year-Old Niki Chow Reveals How She Stays Looking Young
With her youthful charm and smooth skin, it is difficult to believe that Niki Chow (周麗淇) is already 39 years old. In the currently airing Another Era <再創世紀>, Niki convincingly portrays a young girl in her early twenties. To this praise, Niki humbly responded, “I think portraying a young girl in this drama is already pushing it. Soon, I won’t be able to portray these characters anymore. I purposely cut my bangs straight so I could appear younger too!”
On how she keeps her youthful looks, Niki shared her own skincare secrets, “You definitely have to be mindful of your eating habits and lifestyle. Maintaining a positive mood is the most important thing. I’m a really positive person. A person needs to keep a young mind and things simple. I also like to eat, but I only enjoy eating healthier foods like yam, radish, konjac with vinegar, and Chinese yam. I don’t like eating oily, fatty, or sugary foods, such as ice cream or other western desserts. I’ve been working a lot in Mainland China these past few years, so I developed a liking for spicy foods. Even then, I wouldn’t eat too much of them.”
Surprisingly, Niki is also a firm follower of ancient Chinese herbal medicines. She has read the “Esoteric Scripture of the Yellow Emperor”, which is an ancient Chinese medical text that has served as a source for Chinese medicine for more than two millennia, and is well-learned about Chinese herbs, medicine, and nutrition. “I like to prepare soup and drink it when I’m out and about, such as Chinaroot soup and lentil soup. I also like to brew tea. When I film in Mainland China, I would make soup and cook dinner for myself, so I’m quite a good chef! Every morning, I would have rice or porridge. Then I would have anything I wanted for lunch. After 7 p.m., I would reduce my intake of starch. I have given up cold drinks for many years now. I also take a lot of supplements.”
In addition to nutritional intake, Niki also has an active lifestyle and exercises consistently, mainly focusing on toning her body. “I stretch every day. When I have time, I’ll go hiking, running, or go to the gym. I go to the gym two or three times a week.”
This article is written by Huynh for JayneStars.com.