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Despite popular belief, Angela Bassett does not have the formula to the fountain of youth and worries about aging just like the next woman.

“Even though people tell me I’m impervious to aging, I’m not,” the 57-year-old actress said in a new interview with People. “The scale isn’t going down the way it used to. It used to be easier, even as much as a year ago.”

The American Horror Story star may not be dropping pounds how she used to, but she believes in accentuating your best assets.

“I’ll say to my glam team, ‘I have great arms, you might want to show that!’ I believe we all have something — great legs, beautiful hair — so find your something, be proud of it, and accentuate it,” she said.

Angela also attributes her impressive biceps and triceps to lifting weights:

“If I can work out for 30 minutes, I feel good. Sometimes I can’t, but [I like] to think, ‘Who can’t do that?’ My philosophy is: Do the best you can and do something that you enjoy. For me, I like free weights.”

Angela, whose skin is kissed by the solar deity himself, started her own skin care line — Dr. Barbara Sturm & Angela Bassett Skin of Color Collection — after witnessing her mother battle skin problems.

“My mother and her siblings had a lot of challenges with her skin — and she did not want that for me,” she said.

Dr. Barbara Sturm & Angela Bassett Skin of Color Collection helps with “hyperpigmentation and inflammation, which skin of color is more prone to” — aka Angela Bassett’s genes in a bottle, baby!



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