Gwyneth Paltrow turns 44 this year, but the actress says she’s not feeling forced to stay youthful.
“I don't feel pressure to look young,” Paltrow told ET this week. “I feel like I’ve earned my wrinkles, and I'm very proud of everything that I’ve gone through in life -- both good and bad.”
The mother-of-two broke through Hollywood in her early 20s as a fresh-faced actress with roles in now-classic films like Hook and Se7en, but Paltrow says she has no desire to turn back time.
“I don't want to be 26, I would never want to go back there, ever,” she said with a smile. “I think what we want to do is look our best as we age gracefully.”
For Paltrow, a key part of “aging gracefully” is her new Goop
skincare line, which the actress credits with helping her to maintain that “Gwyneth glow.”
“My skincare routine has been my complete Goop skincare regimen along with exercise,” she explained. “I try to have good nutrition -- I also believe in vodka and red wine and cheese and stuff -- it’s all about the balance.”
Paltrow also gets tips from famous friends like Kate Hudson, who offered an interesting trick to reduce morning puffiness.
“Kate was the first person who told me to stick my head in ice water when you wake up and you have to shoot something and you’ve had too much fun the night before,” the actress revealed. “She's just the most carefree, lively, loving person and I think a lot of her beauty comes from that.”
“She doesn’t hold any judgement against herself,” Paltrow added of Hudson, whom she calls her “beacon of fun.” “She loves herself, she loves her friends, she loves life. And she’s really cute.”