Bronwyn Isaac
Updated Aug 14, 2017 @ 1:12 pm
Credit: Scott Trindle for Allure

Given the current state of the world, it’s good to be reminded of the positive people who continue to thrive. So when Allure put Helen Mirren on its September cover and announced that it will no longer be using the term anti-aging, it felt like a small gift in the news cycle. As always, Helen Mirren looked glamorous, and the full profile gives a peek into her je ne sais quoi. Plus, she also explains the advice she’d give her younger self. Spoiler: It involves having the guts to tell people to get lost.

It feels fitting that Allure decided to honor the 72-year-old actress around the same time its editors publicly announced they’ll stop using the (manipulative) term “anti-aging.”

A press release sent to HelloGiggles describes the September issue of Allure as a celebration of growing into your own skin — wrinkles and all.

Credit: Scott Trindle for Allure

In the official announcement, Allure Editor-in-Chief Michelle Lee shared why the magazine has decided to take a stand against the term “anti-aging.”

Credit: Scott Trindle for Allure

Hellen Mirren talked about how she feels about the word, too. She told the magazine,

Credit: Scott Trindle for Allure

Hopefully this thoughtful decision will usher a wave of magazines to embrace aging with less fear.