Gwyneth Paltrow gears up for her 50th birthday with an unfiltered bikini photo.
The actress, who will celebrate the milestone on September 27, showed off her “loosening skin” and “wrinkles” as she rocked a bathing suit in a black-and-white Instagram photo Thursday.
“Reflections on a milestone,” Paltrow captioned the snap, directing her followers to a Goop blog post.
In the essay, the “Shakespeare in Love” star wrote that she was “strangely” [has] no sense of time passed’, but her body is ‘less timeless’.
She explained: “My body [is] a card of proof of all days. … A collection of marks and irregularities that dog-ear the chapters. With scars from oven burns, a finger smashed into a window long ago, the birth of a child. Silver hair and fine lines.”
Paltrow, the mother of Apple, 18, and Moses, 16, noted that she is working to combat “reckless thoughts that try to derail her acceptance of her aging body”.
“I accept the scars and the sagging skin, the wrinkles,” she wrote. “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,” the Oscar winner continued, adding that she plans to “take it easy”, “withdraw” and [her] circle smaller” in her next decade.
Paltrow concluded with her plans to “fully acknowledge herself”.
“I won’t know what it was like to turn 50 until much later, when I can look back from a higher place, maybe one of the [my children’s] 50, hearts full and broken at the same time (like that’s life),’ wrote the ‘Emma’ star.
Though the 2020 Emmy winner starred in a campaign for anti-wrinkle injectables, she has previously spoken out about her love for her body’s aging process.
“I like my wrinkles and… I like what I see,” Paltrow told Stylist in November 2014. “Sure, I can get into the frame of mind where I get critical of this and that, but I really try not to do that. and try to appreciate the incredible life I’ve lived and all I’ve learned.
“I like that it’s all on my face,” she explained at the time.