Why Christie Brinkley Says You Should “Forget Anti-Aging”

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One of the biggest fears in the world among many is getting older. Aging is often seen as a scary, negative thing, involving wrinkles, skin issues, and more. However, more commonly, many celebrities are coming out to say that aging doesn’t have to be so bad. In fact, it’s something that should be embraced.

For example, Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker has recently been in the limelight for criticism of her age amid the ‘Sex & the City’ reboot and how she looked in the trailer for the film. However, she spouted back that aging is just something that happens, and that she has “no choice. What am I going to do about it? Stop aging? Disappear?” she asked.

Former supermodel, Paulina Porizkova, who is the same age as Parker (56), also came forward after Parker, about embracing the natural process of aging. “I’ve been seeing photos of Sarah Jessica Parker in the media, and every time I think ‘oh thank you thank you!’ Someone who is my age who looks like me,” Porizkova said “I see my lines and droops and silver roots mirrored, and I love it. Representation!”

And now, another former supermodel is saying the same thing. Christie Brinkley, who is 68 years old, recently told PEOPLE that while it may have previously been popular to look as young as possible, aging is simply something that happens and should be embraced—because it can be beautiful.

“When I came into this business, it was a very narrow idea of what was beautiful,” she said. “But age is the last thing that it’s pretty hard to sell.”

So Brinkley doesn’t try to look younger—she focuses on gratitude the secret to helping her become at peace with getting and looking older.

“It all has to do with your spirit and the energy that you deliver, that you bring into the room with you. That’s what is going to define you,” she says. “Forget anti-aging this and all of that. It’s really about gratitude.”

“And when you find something to be grateful about in whatever situation you’re in, and wherever you may find yourself, that translates to happiness, and happiness and good energy that you can share with other people,” she adds.

We love to see such positivity among the older model and actress crowd, and love the new trend of embracing age!

Do you use anti-aging products or try to make yourself look younger, or do you prefer to embrace your age for what it is?