"They are trying to stop the clock, and all you can see is an insecure person who won’t let themselves just age.”
Jennifer Aniston has been a part of Hollywood for decades together. She rose to fame with her iconic role as Rachel Greene in the sitcom FRIENDS, and since then, she has taken on a myriad of roles and portrayed all of them with absolute ease.
She's got a great career to boast of but despite her stellar work, people are still passing comments on the way the 53-year-old actor looks, along with making assumptions about her love life.
Aniston, however, has admitted that she has not gone under the knife for any procedures, except “correct a deviated septum that was incorrectly done over 12 years ago,” a rep for the star said, per Life&Style Magazine. But, that doesn't take away the fact that there is immense pressure on her to look a certain way and check a few boxes to remain valid in the industry.
In an interview with Yahoo Beauty, Aniston called out the "pressure in Hollywood to be ageless.", adding that women channel their insecurities into surgeries.
“There is this pressure in Hollywood to be ageless. I think what I have been witness to is seeing women trying to stay ageless with what they are doing to themselves. I am grateful to learn from their mistakes because I am not injecting s—t into my face,” she explained. “I see them, and my heart breaks. I think, ‘Oh god, if you only know how much older you look.’ They are trying to stop the clock, and all you can see is an insecure person who won’t let themselves just age.”
She then spoke about how there was a certain buzz around her and her age the minute she turned 50, according to Stylist Magazine. “50 was the first time I thought, ‘Well, that number,’” she continued. “I don’t know what it is because I don’t feel any different. Things aren’t shutting down in any way. I feel physically incredible. So it’s weird that it’s all of a sudden getting telegraphed in a way that’s like, ‘You look amazing for your age.’ I think we need to establish some etiquette around that dialogue and verbiage.”
“I really wish we could shift our perspective on [aging] as a negative, because it’s happening to every single one of us. We just need to be very good to our skin — just take very good care of it,” she continued, in the interview with Allure Magazine, “Keep it healthy, and keep it tended to — as we tend to our cars, as we tend to our appliances, as we tend to everything else we tend to.”
“I really wish we could shift our perspective on [aging] as a negative, because it’s happening to every single one of us. We just need to be very good to our skin — just take very good care of it,” she said, in an interview with Allure Magazine, “Keep it healthy, and keep it tended to — as we tend to our cars, as we tend to our appliances, as we tend to everything else we tend to.”
So, how exactly is it that Aniston manages to stay flawless? "Emotionally and mentally, I would say it's just about loving yourself and loving what you've been given—to really appreciate it and take care of it. Because this is the only body we're given, we need to be really good and mindful of what we eat and how we take care of our skin—getting a good night's sleep is extremely important, as is hydrating with water, water, water. It's so important to get that extra glow," she told Vogue.
But more than just drinking a lot of water, getting enough of sleep, or using sunscreen, the actress has made sure to lead a healthy way of life. Aniston revealed toWomen's Health in 2014, “But honestly, I think just eating really good fruits and vegetables, less fried food, of course—fried food is terrible, soda is terrible. Just fruits and vegetables and healthy lean proteins and water.”
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