You May Also Like

Elizabeth Chambers Hammer uses papaya exfoliant

Elizabeth Chambers Hammer credits an exfoliating, tropical fruit for her constant glow

Well+Good - These 6 things will *actually* make you happy, according to science

These 6 things will *actually* make you happy, according to science

Magnesium supplement types

What you need to know before buying a magnesium supplement

Tips from Blake Lively's Trainer

The official Blake Lively workout, straight from her trainer

zac efron diet

Zac Efron’s secret to cutting sugar cravings—for good

Mycoplasma genitalium infection is on the rise

This antibiotic-resisting, infertility-causing STI is on the rise—and could be the next superbug

Why Gwyneth Paltrow’s on board with the #nomakeup movement


Thumbnail for Why Gwyneth Paltrow’s on board with the #nomakeup movement
Pin It
Photo: Instagram/@gwynethpaltrow

Yesterday, wellness guru Gwyneth Paltrow celebrated her 44th birthday. While that probably involved plenty of cauliflower tabbouleh being passed around her Zen-chic New York City pad, the most notable occurrence was her makeup-free selfie that she proudly posted to her 2.6 million Instagram followers.

“#Nomakeup for my 44th birthday, embracing my past and future. Thank you for the instalove,” wrote Paltrow underneath her beaming smile. Maybe that radiance comes from all the Moon Juice powder she infuses into her daily smoothie, or perhaps from using her clean skin-care line Goop—whatever the reason, it’s refreshing to see yet another makeup-free celeb embracing how she feels in her own skin.

In a statement, Paltrow notes that she’s been very inspired by the bare-faced beauty movement (which celebs like Alicia Keys and Nicole Richie are on board with) because of its empowering message. “It says here I am, this is me. This is what I look like, this is where I am in time, and I embrace it,” says Paltrow.

“Along with [age] comes some amazing new features, the roadmap to true self-acceptance, and real insight into who you are.”

“One of the most interesting things about being a woman is that around the time you turn 40, you get what I like to call a software upgrade,” she adds. “Along with it comes some amazing new features, the roadmap to true self-acceptance, real insight into who you are, and kind of not giving a s#*t about the things that are unimportant.”

She adds, “You find yourself investing in relationships that give as much as they get, you start to get a sense of the true size of your worth (immeasurable), you start to like yourself for who you really are (warts and all). The future suddenly has scarcity to it, and the past is all over your face.”

Word, Gwyn. It’s not just an aesthetic choice—as Paltrow describes it, it’s also a profound act of self-love. Here’s to more #nomakeup badasses letting their true beauty shine through.

Want to ditch your makeup and show off your radiant skin, too? Shine on from the inside out with these nine foods for amazing skin and these smoothies for a healthy glow.

Loading More Posts...

You May Also Like

Oranges help macular degeneration prevention

Logging some serious screen time? Eat *this* fruit to keep your vision game strong

What women want in a relationship

Exactly how to get what you want out of your relationship

5 things no one tells you about menopause

5 things all women need to know about menopause—even if you think it’s decades away

Well+Good - These 6 things will *actually* make you happy, according to science

These 6 things will *actually* make you happy, according to science

Tips from Blake Lively's Trainer

The official Blake Lively workout, straight from her trainer

zac efron diet

Zac Efron’s secret to cutting sugar cravings—for good