Christina Aguilera says women face unfair scrutiny as they age when it comes to their physical appearance.
“It’s a lot of stigma, a lot of old-school behavior and ideals that women have to look a certain way and that it’s shameful to get older,” Christina told Allure in an interview published Thursday (March 2). “No matter what you do, you’re going to have people that hate on you.”
Noting that she’s dabbled with cosmetic injectables, the 42-year-old singer shared why she thinks there’s nothing wrong with getting a “little help.” She says, “I’ve always been a pretty open book about embracing my body, my looks. I think to each their own, and I think we [should] all do what’s right for us, so I don’t believe in judgment where that’s concerned whatsoever.”
While the “Beautiful” singer didn’t disclose the cosmetic treatments she’s done, she said she’s mindful of what she puts into her face. “When I’m on stage, authenticity in my face comes first,” she says. “I have a very expressive face, and when I sing, the emotion has got to come through. I don’t have time to have a stoic, still face. For me, it’s about bringing that realness to the stage and my daily life while still doing what I can to feel and look my best.”
She adds that she takes care of herself, too. “I’ve never been a lover of the sun,” she admitted. “My vampire ways have helped the skin a little bit. I do not fuss with a 50-step beauty baloney routine. It’s just not for me. For some people that might work.”
Though she loves getting glammed up, XTina also enjoys relaxing at home in loungewear. “It’s so important to give space and love for both sides of you,” she says. “You want to feel hot when you go out to dinner and get yourself all glammed up. That’s a really fun thing to play with. But at the same time, I think it’s important that that isn’t the only definition of beauty for you, that you can just run a bubble bath and put some salts in and feel sexy and great in your body no matter what you’re working with.”