Gwyneth Paltrow has applauded women who haven’t had cosmetic surgery to hide signs of aging.
Ahead of her 50th birthday on September 27, the Goop founder reflected on her own looks.
She also declined to follow “rules” about what kind of clothes women of a certain age are allowed to wear, revealing that she “the other day wore the shortest skirt I’d worn in 10 years.”
“It was this old Chanel dress I found in the basement and it worked,” she said in a blog post for her wellness platform. “People should wear what is good for them.”
Paltrow also spoke of her admiration for women aging without work, saying, “I love it when you see women who haven’t touched their face at all and embrace every inch of their aging.”
However, she also said she celebrates women who undergo cosmetic surgery or treatments to look youthful.
“And then there are these women you look at and you’re like, how can they be 78? How do they manage that? It has to be some kind of facelift or some other work and I love that too.
“People who look the way they would like to look, feel good – that inspires me.”
Paltrow said she feels “great” turning 50 and that the health choices she made in her earlier years are “now paying off.”
“I’m grateful for the foundation I’ve built – my body knows what it’s doing and has some muscle memory, some strength and some flexibility.
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“But it’s important to have some grace with the aging of the body to be forgiving,” she added. “Okay, maybe my skin or my muscles won’t bounce back here like it used to, and that’s okay. You need to recalibrate.”
Paltrow referred to actor Cameron Diaz, a close friend of hers, as a person she admires for her approach to aging.
Diaz, who turned 50 on August 30, also recently opened up about how aging has affected her and how she thinks unrealistic ideals of beauty affect women.
Appears on an episode of the podcast Rulebreaker by Michelle VisageDiaz said that stepping away from the spotlight gave her the space to find self-acceptance.
“The last thing on my mind every day, maybe not at all during the day, is how I look,” she told Visage.
“It is poisonous. It’s like, ‘Why am I sitting here being so mean to myself? My body is strong; My body is capable of it, why should I lower it when it has carried me this far?’
“Stop looking in the mirror and stop taking selfies,” Diaz advised.
https://www.independent.ie/style/celebrity/celebrity-news/gwyneth-paltrow-praises-women-who-avoid-cosmetic-surgery-as-she-reflects-on-turning-50-41958790.html Gwyneth Paltrow praises women avoiding cosmetic surgery as she contemplates turning 50