Gwyneth Paltrow is fully aware of how ridiculous she can sound at times.
Paltrow is the cover story for the April issue of Women's Health, in which she discusses her various health and beauty tips that are often mocked for being pretentious or outlandish. The actress suggested that she often feels vindicated in the end considering trends once thought to be silly can often become commonplace.
"[My readers] are not without judgment. When you're at the forefront of something that's new, people can get really reactive: 'This is crazy! Why are you doing this?' Then, five years later, everyone's fine with it," Paltrow explained. "So I have a bit of pattern recognition in hand at this point - which is helpful. Also, when someone doesn't like something you do, or doesn't share your interest in something, that doesn't have anything to do with you."
Some of Paltrow's more unique lifestyle recommendations have included inserting jade eggs into your vagina, an $8,300 yurt and something called Moon Juice Sex Dust. But Paltrow will be Paltrow, and it really doesn't bother her if people are put off by her products or tips.
"One of the best things someone ever said to me was that the only time criticism hurts is if you have a judgment about yourself about that very thing. If someone's like, 'You dick, you have red hair!' and you've got brown hair, it doesn't bother you," she told Women's Health. "It's a blessing to be liberated from the chains of other people's perceptions of you. It's part of wellness, working at that. I've gotten to a point where I like myself. I do my best as a person. I also have nothing to hide."
The 44-year-old actress maintains a healthy diet as much as she can, while giving room for the occasional splurge on processed foods and alcohol. "You're going to have a baguette-and-cheese-and-red-wine frenzy sometimes - but you want it to be a choice you're awake to: 'I know this might not make me feel great, but today I'm choosing it anyway.'"