Last Saturday, Demi Moore, 56, was on hand for Goop Health, a health summit hosted by Gwyneth Paltrow in Manhattan. The actress, who always looks incredible, has been a vegan and a active yoga enthusiast for many years. She agreed to appear on a panel with Paltrow to share some of her secrets to healthy living.
“It was about stepping out of my own comfort zone to say yes,” she says. “Because normally I say no and feel shy or uncomfortable. So, this year has been about trying to say yes more often.”
Moore, whose glowing skin and shiny long hair have made her a beauty icon, has taken an honest approach to aging because she admits that things do change as you get older. She says that the biggest difference is that although she is not in as a good shape as she used to be, and her skin is not as youthful, she appreciates the wisdom and acceptance that comes from getting older.
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Moore’s discussed the connection between mind and body. She regularly seeks out Los Angeles-based facialist and energy healer Terri Lawton, who she has been seeing for years. “It’s kind of a whole mind-body experience,” she says. “I also really respect her opinion on products, because I know it’s very aligned with my view that they have to be active, but really clean.”
Lawton, who is renowned for her innovative approach to skincare and age management, offers skin analysis and cleansing, facial contouring, pre and post plastic surgery applications, anti-aging and stress treatments as well as a variety of organic and herbal masks and peels.
The Ghost actress firmly believes that beauty starts from within and tries to keep her routine simple, adhering to a less is more approach. “You can do anything you want to the outside, but if the inside isn’t looking or feeling good, then I don’t know if anything you do on the outside is going to be good enough,” she says.
Moore suffered a health scare in 2012 when she collapsed at her home. Though she reportedly entered rehab for substance abuse and an eating disorder, she hasn’t publicly discussed the issue in depth and is instead focused on what matters to her most — her relationships, which include being a mother to daughters Rumer, 30, Scout, 27, and Tallulah, 25, whom she shares with ex-husband Bruce Willis.
In the past seven years, the actress has made an effort to reconnect with her loved ones and also to disconnect. She was at a birthday party recently with Paltrow where the hosts asked that the ‘no phones’ rule be followed. She says she had a great time because everyone was able to connect, listen to music and laugh without looking for a particular experience or an Instagram pic. “It’s a beautiful tool that can be used in a powerful way, but it shouldn’t be a marker for our place in the world,” she says of cell phones.