Connie Britton not only embraces her age, but has never felt more at peace with her body.
The 48-year-old actress—who will star as Faye Resnick in Ryan Murphy's new series American Crime Story—covers the latest issue of New Beauty, in which she shares a few beauty secrets (hint: her best hair product involves no product) and her healthy perspective on aging.
"My body is still in good shape, but it's more about the wisdom for me," she said of being in her forties. "If you serve your spirit, all of a sudden at this age, life is less scary, less overwhelming. Maybe that's the whole secret to life. It's not that bad getting older, you can enjoy it."
The actress also reveals that she doesn't buy into the gratingly unrealistic body and beauty standards that permeate Hollywood.
"Everything [people] see from Hollywood, on television, in movies and in magazines is doctored, it's not real," she said. "I really don't want to feed into that. The best advice I can give to any woman, or any young girl, or even my younger self, is to not give in to that pressure."
"Find your own value. Know your body. Know what works for you. There is so much pressure, but we do have a choice. It has to be your life you are living. I try to carry that philosophy into every aspect of my life," she continued.
As for beauty secrets, Connie has a big one about her hair—and it's surprisingly low maintenance! Or, well, no maintenance.
"I can go for days without washing my hair, and people freak out about that," she admitted. "It gets better from the natural oils that make it shiny and make it do what I want it to do." (We're with you on that one!)
The American Crime Story actress isn't sweating a restrictive diet, instead incorporating healthy foods—plus a couple splurges—into her every day routine.
"My philosophy on life impacts my diet. I don't want to create a vision of a woman who is starving herself, but I also like to feel good, so I tend to stick to certain healthy foods that do that. But, I love cake, and I eat it sometimes—even though I don't always feel so great afterward," she quipped.
The summer-fall 2015 issue of New Beauty is on newsstands now.