Oprah Opens Up About the Ins and Outs of Aging in New Issue Of O

oprahOprah struck a pose in a sultry purple dress for the cover of her self-entitled magazine, O, The Oprah Magazine. The former talk show host opens up about aging, just months after turning 60. “I’m not one to get hung up on numbers but if you want to say 60 is the new 40, I’ll take that,” Oprah says.

In the feature article “How to Love the Skin You’re In,” Oprah discusses body image, confidence, and hair color. “You can be and do whatever you want, thanks to exercise and hair color. Hair color: the greatest invention of all time for women. Thank you, Miss Clairol,” Oprah continues. The megastar also candidly discusses her own struggles with dieting and weight: “I’ve spent too many years resisting, neglecting, and negating my body. Wanting Diana Ross’ hips instead of my own.” Now her daily morning ritual consists of looking in the mirror and appreciating her body as it is. Oprah encourages women to follow suit and resolve worries at a younger age — if possible.

“The hardest part is really recognizing the time that you’ve wasted and the things that you worried about that really didn’t matter. You regret the time that was wasted,” Oprah explains. Oprah admits that creating a positive body image and worrying less is “easier said than done,” according to E! Still, she is thankful for being healthy and alive, and lives each day with the intention to “not take one beat of it [life] for granted,” E! adds.

“Healthy skin equals a healthy body. That’s what I find that it’s all about,” explains Jacqui Dunal, President and Owner of Naturel Collagen. “When someone asks me what makes a beautiful person, I say that beauty is external and internal. They go hand-in-hand. However, we cannot just purchase products and forget diet and exercise. They all go together. If you eat garbage food, even the best creams won’t do you any good.”

The issue will be available for purchase on April 15.

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