Jennifer Aniston Makes Me Excited About Turning 40 (No, Really)

102793PCN_JAniston02During my high school and college years, Jennifer Aniston was a huge fashion and beauty icon for me. She was Rachel Green, with the perfect all-American Ralph Lauren wardrobe, the razor-straight highlighted hair, and the quirky yet sexy personality. Jennifer Aniston pretty much owned the early 2000s. Fast forward 15 years and while she’s no longer one-sixth of our favorite television sitcom, she’s still making headlines for you guessed it her fashion taste and beauty secrets.

And while there’s no denying that Jennifer looks great for her age (can you believe she’s 45?), the actress recently said that while she’s learned to embrace each passing year, she hates it when people bring it up to her.

Jennifer told fashion daily WWD: “Your age always has to be mentioned and men don’t really get that for some reason. It’s not like you see Joe Schmo, 37.”

She also credits her ageless beauty to knowing what and what not to put in to her body.

“Women and men today in their 40s are so much healthier than they were 30 years ago in their 40s. It was a different time. “We know what to put in our bodies to fuel us that’s healthy and organic and not processed, and the importance of drinking water and cutting out sugars and bad fats. Before, we just didn’t know that, and we didn’t have the technology with skin care that we have today.”

And you know what, I have to agree with Jennifer 100 percent here. The woman makes me really excited about turning 40 one day (I’m not there just yet), as I believe 40 is definitely the new 30. She’s right that our generation is definitely making more positive and informed choices when it comes to our health and our lifestyles. Whereas a lot of my mother’s friends from her generation were more fearful about aging, I think it’s wonderfully refreshing to hear people like Jennifer Aniston embracing it rather than trying to turn the clock of delusion back with scheduled nips and tucks here and there.

As so many have said in the past, age is nothing but a number, and while we can’t hold on to our youths forever, it does bring experience, knowledge, grace ,and so much more. I’m slowly seeing why so many people say that turning 40 is one of the most exciting times of their lives. Bring it.

Photos via PacificCoastNews.com

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