Meryl Streep is seldom talked about in terms of her elegance, glamour or celebrity status.
Yet she certainly does look younger than her age and she can be stunningly elegant and glamorous both on screen and off.
Maybe it’s because Streep – so superb when playing screen divas like Miranda Priestly in ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ – doesn’t have a huge public persona outside of her screen roles. She seems to inhabit the roles she is required to play more than most actors, neutralizing her own personality in the process.
Now in her 60’s, Meryl Streep has become one of the world’s greatest living actresses and – of course – it’s this that tends to define her. Surpassing Katherine Hepburn’s record of 12 Oscar nominations – her movie credits are really just too many to list.
Beyond acting though she has a strong emotional life. She has three children and has been married for more than 20 years. So how does she do it – how does Meryl Streep manage to keep it all together while at the same time continuing to look absolutely fabulous. Her secret? Slow down – do things in moderation and allow time for what matters.
Since starting in the film industry Streep has committed to making one film per year – and she usally picks a good one. She does not overlap her work with her parental role, she exercises, and she takes care of herself as well as her family. In a nutshell – the woman has balance.
She is also intelligent enough to know what is bad from an anti aging point of view and sensible enough to avoid it. One of the reasons Streep’s very pale skin looks so naturally luminous is because she keeps out of the relentless California sun. That and not drinking too much alcohol which she deliberately steers away from as a potential skin wrecker.
Streep – in common with so many Hollywood celebrities – is a fan of the anti aging skin care from the Tracie Martyn line and is one of the many celebrities who get a Tracie Martyn’ resculpting facial before her red carpet appearances at the Oscars. Like Susan Sarandon, Streep loves Tracie Martyn’s Enzyme Exfoliant for the way it leaves her skin with a radiant glow.
Not a great fan of high impact, intense cardio workouts, Meryl Streep’s low impact exercise of choice is swimming. Last summer she admitted to swimming a mile every day. That felt like a confession because obsessiveness about anything – even something as close to most women’s hearts as looking younger – just isn’t her style.
“I don’t do anything all the time. That’s probably good. I’m really not obsessive.”
It’s obvious that Meryl Streep – unlike Miranda Priestly – lives by the mantra, ‘everything in moderation’. Like Susan Sarandon, Isabella Rossellini and other celebrities who manage to look younger without really trying – moderation and acceptance go with positive outlook on life.
Meryl Streep shows us all how to look younger through living well, making informed choices about anti aging skin care and accepting healthy aging as a fact of life.