“I Only Spend Five Minutes on My Skincare Regime,” Helen Mirren Reveals Her Secrets to Looking Amazing at 77
There’s no doubt that Helen Mirren just gets more attractive with age. The award-winning actress looks absolutely stunning at 77, and she openly shared her secrets to looking and feeling good. From occasionally indulging in unhealthy food to getting a very easy workout, here are some of her tips for enjoying every moment of life.
She keeps a healthy diet.
Eating healthy is vital for your overall wellbeing, and while Helen Mirren agrees with that, she admits she allows herself to have cheat meals. “Take control of your diet and find what makes you feel good. I’m the first one at the fish and chips, but what you’re putting inside your body does influence how you feel about yourself, so start there,” she said.
She doesn’t exercise too much.
Staying active is one of the best things you can do for your health, but overexercising can actually have some unwanted consequences for your body. Helen Mirren doesn’t believe in sweating at the gym, she prefers low-impact workouts instead. “My thing with exercise is start really easy, just so you only do three sit-ups, you know? Then do four next week and the next week do five. Start really easy,” she recommended.
She never had plastic surgery.
More and more celebrities are refusing to follow unrealistic beauty standards, and Helen Mirren definitely supports that. “I’m old! And I look it. And that’s just fine. Obviously, I try to look as nice as I can. And yes, if I could, of course I’d love to look 20 years younger, but I just don’t, and I never will. I’m not staying young, nobody does,” she said.
She follows a simple beauty routine.
A complicated beauty routine isn’t necessarily good for your skin, and Helen Mirren believes simplicity is key when it comes to skincare. “I only spend five minutes on my skincare regime,” she shared. “I take my makeup off with a cleanser, then splash my face with water before wiping everything away with a flannel. In my bathroom at home, you’ll find a big pile of flannels (about 10), all stacked by the sink because I use one and then put it straight in the wash.”
What do you think of these beauty secrets? Do you have any beauty hacks you’d like to share with other Bright Siders?