FROM loving your wrinkles to letting go of the past, these timeless beauties know how to look, feel and stay amazing. Here’s how you can, too.
1. KNOW THAT LIFE GETS BETTER AND BETTER
“I think in the past, the thought was your twenties are when you are at your best, and after that it’s downhill. Now women are realising that we are at our best as we get older. We are attractive, we are more interesting, and we are more self-assured than we were 10 years before, and there’s something sexy about that.”
– Jennifer Lopez, 48
2. LET GO OF THE PAST
“I obviously don’t have the same body that I had when I was 20. But I also don’t have the same mindset either, when I was wracked with self-consciousness and insecurity. Now I really appreciate my maturity as a woman, my depth of spirit and soul and my understanding of who I am and what’s important to me.”
– Elle Macpherson, 53
3. PUT LOVE FIRST
“Love is a really nourishing thing. My husband always says that a smile is such a great thing because it’s so youthful. [Beauty] is about being strong and healthy and feeling good inside so you feel good outside.”
– Nicole Kidman, 50
4. EMBRACE YOUR WRINKLES
“I know it’s a cliche, but I really do subscribe to the ‘age gracefully’ thing. You can fight it to a degree, but I accept the beauty of being a grown woman and the wisdom that comes with it. I believe in taking care of yourself, but I also really appreciate where I am in my life. I like my wrinkles and I really try to appreciate the incredible life I’ve lived and all I’ve learnt. I like that all of that is written on my face.”
– Gwyneth Paltrow, 45
5. NOURISH YOUR SKIN
“Anti-ageing — I just don’t think it’s the right word.
It’s more about keeping your skin healthy. We all are ageing. It’s natural, it’s what happens. It’s about ageing beautifully and just taking very good care of our skin.
We can all preserve the youthful glow of our skin with hydration, proper skincare treatments and natural products.”
– Jennifer Aniston, 48
6. PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR LIFESTYLE
“You’re very lucky to age. If [you don’t], you’re dead! Ageing is a good thing. I’m very simple in terms of maintenance. I’m not somebody who does a lot of different things, but what I don’t do is smoke cigarettes. I think if you’re smoking in your twenties, in 20 years your skin is going to show it. Or if you’re drinking too heavily. I think paying attention to [your] lifestyle is really important. And a certain generosity of spirit.”
– Susan Sarandon, 71
7. BE SUN AWARE
“I say this to every young person I know, ‘Stay out of the sun!’ I have very fair skin and it would have been super-damaged.
I always wear sunscreen and I walk on the shady side of the street.”
– Julianne Moore, 56
8. USE YOUR WISDOM FOR GOOD
“You live your life, you go through ups and downs, and hopefully you grow.
The growth part is the most exciting part for me … The beauty of getting older is the surprise of what else you can do to make the world a better place with the wisdom you’ve accrued over the years.”
– Goldie Hawn, 71
9. KEEP MOVING
“Looking good is about eating right, getting enough sleep and drinking lots of water. Also, you have to get moving. I work out several times a week, and I hike and ride bikes.”
– Cindy Crawford, 51
Originally published on dailytelegraph.com