"I don't need everyone on Instagram pointing out that I don't look the same way I did when I was 20. I know that," Crawford says in a new interview with New Beauty. "Sometimes when you're in the public eye, it can be hard, and that's where you kind of have to work on yourself."
"No matter what I do, I'm not going to look 20 or 30. I just want to look great for 50," she explains, adding that she has more confidence in her skin now than she did decades ago. "I exercise, eat healthy and take really good care of my skin. There's pressure on women to do the undoable, which is not age. But it's about looking great for however old you are, regardless of what that number is."
While the mother of two confesses she still gets a little jealous of how quickly her 15-year-old daughter, Kaia, can bounce back from beauty blunders, she says as far as aging goes, "I think the sanest way to age is to accept it."
"The 50-year-old Cindy would tell the 30-year-old Cindy not to be so hard on herself. And, probably and hopefully, the 75-year-old Cindy would for sure be saying that to me. So I should get the message soon," Crawford reveals. "No matter what you felt about your body at 30, at 50, you're going to be like, 'Ugh, if only I wasn't so hard on myself.' I think if my approach was to be less hard on myself, then maybe the world will follow it, too!"
Crawford may hope to inspire women all over the world to have more confidence in themselves, but that starts at home with daughter Kaia. See the pair's adorable mother-daughter beauty routine in the video below.