Martha Stewart shows off her “amazing” skin — shutting down those wondering how she got it.
On Sunday, the 81-year-old entertainment expert pulled out her camera to snap a few selfies during her hair appointment, attributing her good looks to a “mostly dry January” and Pilates workouts.
“Skin looks great after a mostly dry January and Pilates every other day,” Stewart said of the flattering photos, noting that they involved “absolutely no new images.”
Stewart’s post garnered numerous compliments, with one admirer remarking, “Thirst Trap Martha is my favorite Martha.” Another fan called the kitchen queen “one hot momma.”
But the post also drew criticism from those who accused Stewart of creating unrealistic expectations about what aging looks like, especially for those without her financial resources. “Nobody at 81 can look like this without spending a lot of money on fillers, botox etc,” one commenter wrote. “It is not normal.”
“Do better Martha,” another commenter chastised the star. “Our young girls deserve more from us! You set the expectations and examples of what women should look like when they get older. This is both dangerous and harmful to our youth. This is not natural beauty at age 81. Grow up “It’s strangely disturbing at your age to portray this. Women stop objectifying themselves and making sexy lips and faces and think it’s normal. This behavior is for the bedroom, not social media.”
Seemingly in response to that feedback, Stewart posted another series of “unfiltered” selfies from the salon, insisting that her smooth skin was not the result of a facelift as some had suggested. Instead, she said it was because she was “awesome.” [dermatologists] my whole life,” plus diet, exercise, and “amazing facials” from Mario Badescu.
“These are the other three selfies I took,” she captioned the second post. “My expression was better in the first one but my skin looks great with all treatments. Unfiltered. No facelift. Great skin treatments all my life. Currently Dr. Daniel Belkin and Dr. Dhaval Bhanusali. Great diet. Great exercise and I have mention great facials @mariobadescu for the last 40 years!”
Speaking to Yahoo Life’s Unapologetically series earlier this month, Stewart emphasized the importance of maintaining a “healthy lifestyle” and staying active rather than taking it easy as a woman in her 80s.
“It’s about being aware of things around you and living a good, healthy life,” she shared. “And going to Pilates at 6:30 in the morning, which I did this morning. I try to go to Pilates as many times a week as possible.”
The TV personality commented that she “never thinks about retiring” and made it clear that she won’t let her standards drop and refuses to start acting like a “little old lady.”
“I’m not going to live badly because I’m getting older,” she told Yahoo Life. “Once you have lived well, you must always live well.”
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