Martha Stewart is a total babe at 81. Here are her 3 hacks for staying young.

Martha Stewart on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue
Stewart's cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue hits newsstands on May 18.Ruven Afanador/Sports Illustrated
  • Martha Stewart made history as Sports Illustrated's oldest cover model for their Swimsuit edition.

  • At age 81, the media mogul is still posting thirst traps.

  • Stewart has a few hacks for staying youthful, including alcohol detoxes and Pilates.

Martha Stewart is still posting thirst traps at the tender age of 81.

The media mogul made history on Monday by becoming the oldest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover star.


But Stewart is no stranger to posing in sultry photos. She's frequently posting seductive "thirst traps" on Instagram, flaunting her chiseled jaw and age-defying good looks.

Stewart has given tidbits of the ways she stays a hottie as she ages, from keeping active to limiting alcohol. Here are her main hacks:

Cut back on alcohol for smooth skin

In an Instagram post, Stewart said Pilates "every other day" and a month-long break from alcohol helped keep her skin smooth. Stewart said she went booze free during Dry January, a month where many stop drinking and re-evaluate their relationship to alcohol.

Alcohol dehydrates the skin and can cause inflammation, but cutting back can reduce skin swelling, lead to a more even skin-tone, and improves skin hydration, Insider previously reported.

Staying active doesn't have to be boring, Stewart says

Along with regular workouts, like Pilates, Stewart told Well and Good she keeps active through more creative ways: tending her garden, plowing slow, and maintaining her 156-acre property.

"And I just went to Madagascar with my family," Stewart told Well and Good in March 2023. "We hiked for miles and miles."

Learn new things to slow brain aging

Stewart prioritizes caring for her mental health just as much as she does her physical health. At 81, she reads the newspaper and plays a crossword puzzle everyday to keep her mind sharp, and said she regularly tries to learn new things.

"As one gets older, and we were getting older the minute we're born, right away I think it's terribly, terribly important that we learn something new every day," Stewart told journalist Maria Shiver last year. "It really is about constantly enlarging your body of knowledge so that you can have interesting conversations, you can actually teach other people new things, you can help your grandchildren expand their vast and growing knowledge."

Learning new things actually does seem to slow brain aging, some research suggests, and people who stay sharpest in old age tend to read or do mental games regularly.

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