Friday 23 September 2022 12:35 PM Gwyneth Paltrow reveals she's embracing her 'loosening skin and wrinkles' ahead ... trends now

Friday 23 September 2022 12:35 PM Gwyneth Paltrow reveals she's embracing her 'loosening skin and wrinkles' ahead ... trends now
Friday 23 September 2022 12:35 PM Gwyneth Paltrow reveals she's embracing her 'loosening skin and wrinkles' ahead ... trends now

Friday 23 September 2022 12:35 PM Gwyneth Paltrow reveals she's embracing her 'loosening skin and wrinkles' ahead ... trends now

Gwyneth Paltrow has revealed that she is embracing her 'loosening skin and wrinkles' ahead of turning 50. 

The Goop founder, whose milestone birthday is on September 27, penned a candid essay about her aging on Thursday as she told how she has 'accepted her body and let go of the need to be perfect'. 

Elsewhere in the extract she opened up about owning her past mistakes, learning to set boundaries and her hopes for her future.

Honest: Gwyneth Paltrow has revealed that she is embracing her 'loosening skin and wrinkles' ahead of turning 50 (pictured this month)

Throwback: Gywneth is pictured here in 1999 aged 26

Honest: Gwyneth Paltrow has revealed that she is embracing her 'loosening skin and wrinkles' ahead of turning 50 (left this month and right in 1999 age 26)

The section about her aging reads: 'My body, a map of the evidence of all the days, is less timeless. A collection of marks and irregularities that dog-ear the chapters. Scarred from oven burns, a finger smashed in a window long ago, the birth of a child. 

'Silver hair and fine lines. The sun has left her celestial fingerprints all over me, as if she soaked a brush in dark-taupe watercolor, flecking it over my skin. 

'And while I do what I can to strive for good health and longevity, to stave off weakening muscles and receding bone, I have a mantra I insert into those reckless thoughts that try to derail me: I accept. 

Having her say: The Goop founder, whose milestone birthday is on September 27, penned a candid essay about her aging on Thursday as she told how she has 'accepted her body and let go of the need to be perfect'

Having her say: The Goop founder, whose milestone birthday is on September 27, penned a candid essay about her aging on Thursday as she told how she has 'accepted her body and let go of the need to be perfect'

'I accept the marks and the loosening skin, the wrinkles. I accept my body and let go of the need to be perfect, look perfect, defy gravity, defy logic, defy humanity. I accept my humanity.'

Gwyneth is best known for her wellness brand Goop which sells a range of beauty products and accessories.  

Later in the essay she reflected on the regrets and mistakes that still keep her up at night, saying that she hopes she has 'learned from them all.' 

Candid: She penned: 'I accept the marks and the loosening skin, the wrinkles. I accept my body and let go of the need to be perfect, look perfect, defy gravity, defy logic, defy humanity' (pictured in 2000)

Candid: She penned: 'I accept the marks and the loosening skin, the wrinkles. I accept my body and let go of the need to be perfect, look perfect, defy gravity, defy logic, defy humanity' (pictured in 2000)

'I have hurt people, never intentionally, but I have done so just the same. I have let people down by not being who they needed me to be. I have betrayed myself to keep the peace,' she wrote. 

'I have crossed lines, the thoughts of which sometimes rip me from sleep and suspend me into the hollowness of shame for a long, dark night. Most regretfully, and so often, I have not spoken my truth to spare some perceived consequence, that hurting someone will tear us both apart.'

Paltrow admitted that she used to have a hard time standing up for herself and setting boundaries in both her personal life and career because she was afraid of upsetting people. 

She had appeared in a number of movies at a young age and won an Academy Award for her breakout performance in Shakespeare in Love in 1999.

Confident: The section about her aging reads: 'My body, a map of the evidence of all the days, is less timeless. A collection of marks and irregularities that dog-ear the chapters'

Confident: The section about her aging reads: 'My body, a map of the evidence of all the days, is less timeless. A collection of marks and irregularities that dog-ear the chapters' 

The actress also had high-profile romances with actors Ben Affleck and Brad Pitt, whom she broke up with just a few months after they got engaged in 1996. 

'My most lasting mistakes and the mess that comes with them have all stemmed from me not standing fully in my truth and speaking from it, come what may,' she explained. 

'Saying the words that could have spared seasons of heartache and repercussions. No. This does not feel right to me. Your expectations are not appropriate. Your behavior is not appropriate. This relationship is no longer right for me. This project is not right for me. You are no longer right for me.'

Paltrow noted that she isn't sure if she would go back in time to correct her mistakes because they have taught her 'meaningful' lessons.  

Life: The Goop founder (pictured in 1996) also reflected on the regrets and mistakes that still keep her up at night, saying that she prays she has 'learned from them all'

Life: The Goop founder (pictured in 1996) also reflected on the regrets and mistakes that still keep her up at night, saying that she prays she has 'learned from them all'

'If nothing else, they have led me to a path of questioning. Of seeking a better version of myself,' she wrote. 'People often ask, "If you could go back to your 21-year-old self and give her some advice…" Well, I would know my boundary and hold on to it more tightly than my life itself.'

The mother of two has given similar advice to her children Apple, 18, and Moses, 16, whom she shares with her ex-husband, Chris Martin. She has encouraged them to trust their instincts and make decisions based on how they feel, especially when it comes to love and sex. 

Paltrow was instrumental in bringing down convicted sex offender Harvey Weinstein, who had produced a number of her films, including Shakespeare in Love.  

The disgraced movie mogul was kicked out of the Academy in 2017 after he was accused of rape and sexual harassment by a slew of actresses.

Strong: Paltrow, who wrote about learning to set boundaries and call out inappropriate behavior, was instrumental in bringing down convicted sex offender Harvey Weinstein (pictured in 1999)

Strong: Paltrow, who wrote about learning to set boundaries and call out inappropriate behavior, was instrumental in bringing down convicted sex offender Harvey Weinstein (pictured in 1999)

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