Jennifer Aniston, 50, Discusses Prevalent Stereotypes Attached To Women Aging

American actress and film producer, Jennifer Aniston opened up on aging and prevalent stereotypes attached to growing older in the InStyle magazine October beauty issue.

In the interview with the outlet, the businesswoman, who turned 50 earlier this year, said that she feels “physically incredible” at her age. Aniston also told the outlet:

“Fifty was the first time I thought, ‘Well, that number’. 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.”

Aniston who was married to Brad Pitt for five years and has dated two other men, Vince Vaughn as well as John Mayer, revealed that she’s unsure why beauty is viewed differently to some as women grow older. Aniston continued:

“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. Women were never allowed to have power. Power feels sexy to me today, as does women’s intelligence and how capable and creative they are.”

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Aniston also talked about the health and beauty routines that keep her feeling ‘physically incredible’ at 50.

“I’m not gonna lie – I don’t want gray hair,” the 50-year-old actress, who gets her hair colored every five weeks, said.

Aniston is perhaps best known for her role as Rachel Green on NBC’s hit sitcom “Friends.” Even though it’s been 15 years since the series ended, her iconic honey-colored hair-do, referred to as “The Rachel,” has become an iconic look.

Previously, colorist Michael Canalé, who has worked with Aniston for 24 years and co-created “The Rachel,” told Insider that he dyes Aniston’s locks the same signature shade each time, only changing it up when she needs a different look for a role. Canalé also said that Aniston’s “seamless, effortless” hair color is tailored to complement her physical features.

The actress went on to say that in addition to maintaining her hair color, she also moisturizes her skin, drinks celery juice every day, and takes supplements for her overall well-being.

The “Dumplin'” star has opened up about her wellness regimen and tips for staying healthy during several interviews. Speaking to Shape magazine, the actress said that she starts each day with meditation to “calm myself before I head out to exercise.”

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When it comes to fitness, Aniston lists yoga and cardio as two of her favorite ways to exercise.

Aniston’s personal trainer, Leyon Azubuike, told Women’s Health that the “Morning Show” star works out three to seven days a week. Her workout duration varies based on her schedule, and she’ll do a variety of exercises, from boxing to working with resistance bands. In addition, she does facials on Sundays.

“Friends” costar Courteney Cox also introduced Aniston to infrared saunas. Aniston told Shape magazine:

“It’s such a game changer in terms of your skin detoxification and cell rejuvenation. So that I do a couple times a week right after I do the gym. I’ve noticed a real change in my energy, and my sleep, and my skin.”

As for her diet, Aniston eats a low-carb, high-protein, gluten-free diet, six days per week. One day per week she eats whatever she wants. She told Woman magazine:

“Eat as much organic fruit and vegetables as you can, keep sugar [intake] low, drink tons and tons of water, and get good sleep.”

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Another major star, Jennifer Lopez, also recently spoke out about why she wanted to celebrate her 50th birthday in a big way. The engaged mom-of-twins had a huge, star-studded bash in Miami and also dedicated her entire “It’s My Party” world tour to celebrating the occasion. JLo said in a tour video blog:

“Everybody thought I was crazy when I wanted to go out and let everybody know that I was 50. That was something — they were like ‘Why are we highlighting this, again?’

“But for me, it was important. It was important as a woman to do that — to let people know that you don’t get to write women off at a certain point in their life. You don’t get to write people off.”

 

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