Cindy Crawford recently spoke with Violet Grey magazine about a variety of things including her thoughts on the aging process. It’s hard to believe that this icon is almost 50, because she sure doesn’t look it. Hopefully her simple tips will help some other mothers out there seeking to age with grace.
“I don’t want to look in the mirror every day and be down on myself. Look, I’m holding together pretty good, but I don’t look like I did when I was 25 or 30 or even 40. What I’m finding for myself is that if I continue to be engaged, to do what I love, that’s how I get my self-esteem cup filled. I get a lot of that from my family and work. I’m good at my job. I know I’m a good model at this point in my career. Though some days I feel like I’m too busy or too stressed out, I’m still excited to go to work. That kind of translates from the internal to the external. The secret is that there’s no secret. Do all the stuff we know: Don’t smoke, get enough sleep, drink plenty of water, find what makes you happy.”
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The 48-year-old’s advice definitely sounds reasonable, and the mom of two even took it a step further and shared beauty tips for aging hair.
“No one tells you about your hair! You don’t expect the texture to change and that it will break more easily. I’m definitely kinder to it now. I don’t wash and dry it every day. I try to make a blow-dry last. If I work out, I’ll pin it up in a top knot so I don’t get dents in it. I’ll sleep with it pinned up. There’s a jasmine hair mask from Lush that I love. You put it on before you wash your hair, before you get in the shower. With regular masks they say to wash your hair and then leave it on for 10 minutes. What am I doing waiting naked in the shower with a 10-minute hair mask on? It doesn’t make any sense.”
So, there you have it, beauty secrets from one of the greatest supermodels of our time.