It’s easy to forget about YouTube amongst the books, podcasts, TV shows and streaming channels available to us, but a quick scroll through and we found a fantastic array of bitesize videos that lift up and inspire older women. Here are eight of our favourite videos starring 50+ women to watch…

How depression and menopause freed Karen Arthur

You might recognise Karen from the pages of Platinum. In this video by YouTube channel StyleLikeU, she shares her open and honest account of a toxic relationship, her struggles with depression and anxiety, and coming out the other end feeling more authentic and confident in herself. An emotional, but compelling watch, Karen’s story is one that resonates with us all.

“How I do make-up on mature skin”

YouTube make-up artist Hindash walks you through an easy-to-achieve make-up look that focuses on radiance. He talks how to properly prep the skin with an eye cream and face serum to create the perfect base, then he goes in with some illuminating foundation for a healthy glow. Finished with some brightening eyeshadow and plumping lip colour, this is the perfect watch if you’re looking to switch up your everyday look.

Weight loss over 50: Menopause exercise weight loss

Melissa’s practical, yet easy to digest exercise and lifestyle tips are great for beginners and experienced fitness fanatics alike. From HIIT workouts, to weight training, to diet and nutrition, Melissa’s passion for wellbeing comes across, and there’s something to take away for everyone.

Best of Nigella Lawson’s Italian inspired dishes

Talking about diets… who can resist some of Nigella’s gorgeous Italian pasta recipes? Perfect for Friday night treats or weekend dinners, these guided recipes are Nigella at her very best.

Pillow Talk make-up look for older women

Who doesn’t love a bit of Charlotte Tilbury? Her infectious joy for all things beauty really shines through in this video, and the resulting look is the perfect day-to-night make-up, with a hint of shimmer to finish it all off.

Style secrets every woman over 50 needs to know

Reinforcing the fact that there’s no such thing as ‘age appropriate’ clothing, Beth talks you through her five style secrets that over 50 women need to know, focusing on fashion-forward styles that suit all shapes and sizes. A must watch!

Nadia Sawalha’s spiced chicken tacos in under 12 minutes

Nadia cooks up a storm in her effervescent, Nadia-ish way. The result is some delicious looking chicken tacos that the whole family will love. As Nadia describes it, it’s “cooking for people that are knackered and to get food on the table to shut everybody up.” Amen to that!

Naomi Campbell interviews Iman

Two icons collide as Naomi Campbell sits down with supermodel and the wife of the late David Bowie, Iman Abdulmajid. They share stories of paving the way for black models, becoming a mother and grandmother and plenty of celeb anecdotes along the way.