Is it just us or are celebrities getting progressively younger as they’re getting older?
Apart from the currently popular posse of young celebrities pawing their way into stardom (and looking young, gorgeous and fresh as a statement to their youth – as they should), the stars we grew up with, the ones we saw in films and on TV when we were all young, took on a role of ageless beauty icons that should be serving as inspiration when in fact – they only keep us puzzled and shaken (self-esteem wise). Why? Now that they are in their 40s and 50s, they don’t seem to have changed at all even though we have, and some of them even went younger-looking. This adds to the dissonance and a sharp disparity between our mind’s view of ourselves and our new physical reality. Should we be feeling guilty for not looking as fresh and young at 50 as they do?
Let’s discuss a bit.
Celebrities that used to shoot films, sing or kick-start their careers back in the 20th century look exactly the same now in the 21st, so they’re obviously branded “immortal” and routinely called “ageless.” Take Bullock, Halle Berry, Lopez, Kim Kardashian… All these stunners are somewhere between 30 and 60, and the line between their age gaps has blurred so intensely that we all have troubles figuring out their real age. With captions saying “This Is What 49 Looks Like” under Halle Berry’s pic, women around the Globe are rushing to their mirrors in a frenzy, condemning their terrible genetics and lack of privilege to look as good as celebs do.
Hey, don’t despair; it’s all good. You are looking amazing for your age and whoever says any different, cuss them out. Just remember gorgeous Grace Kelly at age 52 in the early 1980s – she looked like a stunning, well-tended middle-aged woman (as she should). Today she’d look old for her age. Ridiculous.
While we may go into a pretence-shock as to what’s making the celebs look as stunning and ageless as they do, we already know the answer to that – bottomless bank accounts, stylists of every kind, personal trainers, nutritionists, countless surgical procedures and touch-ups. We did find out, however, that some of our favorite ageless stars utilize techniques that work for all of our budgets. Awesome, right? Let’s explore it:
Berry is practically superhuman as, at her 46, she looks better than some 20-year-olds. Her secret? Natural products and diligence. She makes sure to clean her skin and moisturize morning and night, never skipping the routine. To give her skin a break, she also lays off the makeup when she’s not on set and she wears organic sunscreen as a daily must.
At 44, Aniston looks almost exactly the same as back in the season 10 of Friends. The secret to her youthful look is chemical peels. “Then [the dead skin on your face] just kind of falls off—for eight days.” Should we try it?
Aged 40, Kruger is still one of the most beautiful and desirable women in Hollywood. The starlet loves her favorite products like Kiehl’s Blue Astringent Herbal Lotion and she suggests she never goes to bed without removing her makeup. She’s also careful on the type of products she uses for hair growth (obviously, she’s all about organic, all-natural products). Really, Diane – is it possible that it’s THAT simple?
The 43-year-old stunner is one of the world’s most beautiful women and she is looking younger and better as she ages. Her secret? Sunscreen, face masks, dancing and body shapers. Lopez indulges in placenta collagen masks, always steps out in SPF 15 or higher, and she loves accentuating her figure with a good shaper which she sometimes wears during workouts to sweat off the extras. Brava, J LO… brava!
This Aussie stunner has perfect skin even at 44, and we can’t help but admire it. Want to look like her? It’s simple but expensive. Blanchett swears by a range of SK-II products and she religiously sticks to her routines. Copying her beauty regiment will cost you, but we’d say it’s worth it for a year-round glow that makes you look 20 years younger, right?