More than 20 years have passed since Cindy Crawford‘s hey day but the former supermodel says happiness is the secret of her still stunning looks.
Asked on Access Hollywood her favorite tricks for looking good, the mom-of-two said: “Be happy. Honestly, it’s the most important thing.”
Cindy, who’s now a top businesswoman with skincare and jewelry lines along with a range of home wares, says she doesn’t work out as much as she did during her runway days but instead relies on a mixture of diet and exercise to stay in shape.
“The secrets are — there’s no secrets,” she said. “I work out, I eat — I always say 80 percent good, 80 percent of the time ‘cause that’s achievable.”
Meanwhile, the 44-year-old also admits that she started a good beauty routine in her 20s. “I think years of wearing sunscreen, taking care of my skin… it pays off now,” she explained.
“When you’re 20, you’re kind of doing it, you could not do it and you’d still look the same, but if you do it for 20 years, you go, ‘Yeah! All that sunscreen, all that drinking water, all that trying to get enough sleep, using good skincare… it all pays off.’”
Thankfully she still knows how to splurge, saying: “I need chocolate every day.”
Cindy also encouraged women over 40 not to diet to excess. “If you’re very thin as you’re past 40, it shows in your in your face – you get that, you know, almost too skinny thing,” she said.
“Fortunately for me, [husband] Rande [Gerber] does not like that, so it makes it easy so I can enjoy food,” she added.