Cher Explains Why She Doesn’t Seem To Age

Cher has revealed how she preserves her youthful looks.
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Cher has revealed how she preserves her youthful looks.

The iconic ‘Believe’ singer, who is 77 years old, continues to defy the passage of time and looks absolutely radiant.

While Cher has been open about undergoing cosmetic procedures, there’s no denying that she’s hardly aged since her teenage stardom.

The ‘Strong Enough’ artist, who not only maintains her youthful appearance but also radiates a fresh attitude towards life, has now shared some of her age-defying secrets.

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Cher has spoken candidly about ageing in a chat with Interview magazine, revealing the wisdom she gained from her mother.

The ‘After All’ singer recounted her mother’s words, saying: “You know my mother told me once: ‘You know, you’re not the most beautiful, you’re not the most talented. You won’t always be the youngest, but you are special and there’s something more important about that’.”

While Cher embraced the inevitability of growing older, she decided to take proactive steps to maintain her youthful appearance.

In her book ‘Forever Fit’, she detailed the consistent anti-ageing methods she’s followed throughout her life.

She thinks the cornerstone of her approach to ageing gracefully is a commitment to a healthy lifestyle.

The ‘If I Could Turn Back Time’ singer told People: “The most important thing is to give yourself a fighting chance. I quit smoking.

“I don’t do drugs. I never drink coffee and almost never drink alcohol or eat red meat, so I’m way ahead of the game.”

Cher has always advocated for the importance of making healthy choices in life.

Cher on Good Morning Britain.
Cher, 77, has revealed how she maintains her youthful appearance. Credit: ITV

In a later interview with Today, Cher reaffirmed her dedication to a wholesome lifestyle.

She explained: “All right. I don’t drink, I don’t smoke, I don’t do drugs – I never have. I work out. I’m pretty good with my diet, except I like chocolate.”

Her commitment to staying active and maintaining a balanced diet has undoubtedly contributed to her enduring vitality.

In addition to her conscious lifestyle choices, Cher stumbled upon a skincare secret that has undoubtedly played a role in her ageless appearance.

In the 1970s, she was prescribed Retin-A, originally intended as an adult acne treatment.

Cher shared: “With Dr Arnold Klein in Beverly Hills, I began using Retin-A to treat chronic cystic acne, and I’ve been on a prescription for Retin-A for 10 years now.”

She continued: “I know Retin-A works. I have used it to control my acne. But what I learned is what everyone else has discovered over the past couple of years: that Retin-A also acts as a de-ageing agent.”

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Cher’s candidness extends to the topic of plastic surgery, having admitted to having had a nose job.

She emphasised the importance of doing what makes one happy, stating: “People should do what makes them happy.

“Frankly, when I saw my face 10 feet tall in close-ups on a movie screen, I wanted my nose done because it really bothered me.”

Cher’s wisdom and openness about her beauty regimen has inspired many.

Her book ‘Forever Fit’ offers further insights into her approach to maintaining health and beauty.

Available at major bookstores, it provides readers with a glimpse into the secrets behind Cher’s timeless allure.

In a world that often places immense pressure on individuals to defy the ageing process, Cher stands as a beacon of grace and authenticity, reminding us all that beauty, at any age, emanates from self-acceptance, healthy choices, and a dash of chocolate for good measure.

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Written by Cal Gaunt

Cal is a former content editor at IGV who specialised in writing trending and entertainment news. He previously worked as a news reporter at the Lancashire Telegraph and earned an NCTJ in Sports Journalism.