Jennifer Aniston Staged a Tanning Intervention For Herself – Vanity Fair
Ever since last yearâ€™s premiere of Cake, the indie movie for which Jennifer Aniston underwent a remarkable make-under, the actress has spent a fair amount of her time with press discussing her new low-key approach towards beauty and makeup. In a new interview with People, Aniston volunteers that, before Cake, she had become so serious about one cosmetic vice that she ultimately had to force herself to quit it cold-turkey.
â€œI gave myself a sun-tanning intervention a few years ago, where I was basically saying, â€˜Letâ€™s just quit while weâ€™re ahead,â€™â€ Aniston said. â€œI was not great as a kid with sunscreen. Thatâ€™s one of my big regrets. Now I use Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer S.P.F. 15.â€ (Aniston is a spokeswoman for the brand.)
If you need proof that Aniston had an intense relationship with the sun, look no further than the hundreds of paparazzi photos of her tanning in Mexico, or an interview the actress gave in 2012. On the subject of her beauty routineâ€”apparently this conversation has been on-going for three years nowâ€”she argued that U.V. radiation has health benefits. â€œHonestly, this is going to sound so sillyâ€”going in the sun for 20 minutes a day is really important, vitamin D, because we are now having a vitamin D deficiency because of all the S.P.F.â€
The actress seems to be more concerned with projecting beauty from the inside these days. In addition to saying she has cut back on the amount of makeup she uses, she also offers this wisdom about societyâ€™s influence on beauty perception as we age: â€œWeâ€™re going to feel good about ourselves if we see another woman who is 50 and rocking it,â€ she said. â€œIf society is telling you to sit it out after 40, you diminish yourself. Believe what you feel. If you feel crappy about yourself, itâ€™s going to show.â€
The actress opened up in a separate interview about her thoughts on women trying to hold on to their youth by getting injectables. â€œItâ€™s a slippery, slippery slope,â€Â she told Yahoo! â€œAnd like we were saying before, [women] just start to lose perspective, itâ€™s their new normal, so itâ€™s a hard one to come back from. â€
If you’re interested in more of Aniston’s thoughts on well-being, you’re in luck. The Friends alum recently admitted that she would love to start a lifestyle project, and is considering writing a cookbook. â€œI would like to do a lifestyle thing, for people who struggle with dieting,” she told Yahoo! “I could just make anything for a diet taste delicious.”