The 57-year-old “Magic Mike XXL” and “Cedar Cove” actress even went un-retouched for the current issue of Genlux magazine, modeling a pink ball gown for the cover without the benefit of Photoshop, the magazine says.
MacDowell, who confessed she gets “a pinch” tired of talking about aging, shared her tips for achieving a glowing look with “GMA.”
First, the mother-of-three says she keeps her beauty routine simple, using coconut oil, homemade salt scrubs with different essential oils and a steam shower to keep her skin soft.
“If I miss a day, I’m not as happy,” MacDowell said of exercise. "I definitely feel it."
MacDowell says she also keeps her diet clean, starting off each morning with coconut water, nuts and coffee, and avoiding her guilty pleasures.
“I love chocolate,” she said. I know that’s my weakness and I have to have some self-control.”
MacDowell's latest acting role has taken her to Hallmark Channel, where she is starring as a small-town judge in "Cedar Cove," a series based on the books by author Debbie Macomber.
"I'm not going to do it again," MacDowell said of marriage. "The idea of marriage is beautiful. It's the divorce part that I want to avoid."
With all of her experience, MacDowell says she believes the biggest beauty secret is more than skin-deep. It is, she says, about learning to accept yourself, flaws and all.
“There is really no perfection,” she said. “I mean that, the idea is, we're perfectly imperfect, I think.”