Jennifer Aniston turns 50: ‘You gain wisdom for every year lived’

-Feb 6, Hannah Hargrave, Living -

Jennifer Aniston's birthday is on February 11th and she is turning 50 this year. The Friends star is solid proof that your best age is right now
It’s hard to believe it was 25 years ago that Jennifer Aniston first graced our television screens in ‘Friends’. Now the A-list actress is turning 50 and is solid proof – were it needed – that your best age is right now. 

Jennifer Aniston is about to ring in her 50th birthday but don’t expect the much-loved star to have a single moment of crisis over her age. She is giving a big thumbs up to the milestone, in fact she thinks it’s amazing.

“You gain wisdom for every year lived,” says Jennifer, who turns 50 on February 11. “Ageing is wonderful!”

She finds inspiration from friends including Diane Keaton and Julianne Moore and reveals she looks at them and understands that, “age is kinda awesome”. 

Although there’s no denying she looks after herself with a healthy diet, exercise and beauty regime Jennifer says she’s not trying to halt the natural ageing process.

“We all are ageing,” she points out. “It’s natural, it’s what happens. It’s about ageing beautifully and just taking very good care of our skin.”

We couldn’t agree more.

She says: “We can all preserve the youthful glow of our skin with hydration, proper skincare treatments with natural products. Nothing like crazy lotions and potions filled with lots of chemicals.”

Jennifer’s also quick to admit she’s got good genes to thank for the way she looks too:

“My dad is 100 percent Greek; he turned 81 and he barely has a wrinkle. And neither does my grandmother, who was 95 when she died. But it’s also just water, drinking a lot of water, using really nice, good products for your face. Don’t over-product, that’s the other thing. Getting proper sleep is always important.”

Jennifer has been outspoken about her despair over injectables and fillers admitting when she sees women who have overdone it, “my heart breaks”.

But that doesn’t mean she’s against new skincare technology and says there are some great non invasive beauty techniques she loves.

“There are so many things that women can do today with technology in terms of LED light therapy, good lasers that tighten the muscles, and massages for your face,” she says. “And don’t forget great creams.” 

Or great facial oils for that matter!

As she enters a new decade, Jennifer does it with gusto and hope, rather than trepidation.

“I think we have to change our perspective,” she adds. “I don’t think life stops after 50 — if anything, it gets more and more exciting.”

If you enjoyed this article you might also like to read what Nicole Kidman had to say about turning 50 and how Julia Roberts felt about the big 5-0.

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