Danica McKellar, 48, shares no-makeup selfie: 'If there's any secret I've found to youth, it's in the attitude'

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Danica McKellar reflects on life on her 48th birthday. (Photo: Nathan Congleton/NBC via Getty Images)

Danica McKellar is fresh-faced in 2023 — and sharing some wisdom.

The Wonder Years alum took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a photo of herself sans makeup, which she posted in honor of her 48th birthday.

“Well hello there, 48! (Here's the obligatory #nomakeup, #nofilter shot.) Thank you for all your sweet birthday messages already today,” she began her caption. “Wishing you all a beautiful 2023, and thank you so much for being on this journey with me, both with my movies on @gactv and with @mckellarmath, and of course also with my newfound faith, for which so many of you have been so encouraging!”

The actress, who is also a mathematician and has written six children’s books centered around math, also shared her secrets to staying youthful.

“If there's any secret I've found to youth, it's in the attitude... and a healthy, clean lifestyle, of course,” she wrote. “Our minds and bodies are inextricably connected. I've found when I eat well and get enough rest and exercise, I have so much more access to that inner joy that makes life fun! And when I discipline myself to see good (and laugh at the absurduties) in the world, resisting the seduction of outrage addiction, I find I'm more likely to stay in gratitude and make healthy choices...like going to bed early instead of staying up late to scroll through... all the things there are to be outraged over.”

She added that the “other secret to life” is “taking all that gratitude and giving back to the world in as many ways as I can. My grandmother always said, ‘The way to be happy is to make other people happy.’ Spread it around.”

McKellar, who recently starred in the Great American Family network’s Christmas at the Drive-In, spoke to Fox News last month about wanting to bring people together in honor of the holiday season.

"There's a lot of division in this world,” she said at the time. “I feel like Christmas brings us together … remember what's really important, which is love and unity."

The actress spoke out recently about supporting gay marriage in the wake of Great American Family network’s Candace Cameron Bure stating that the channel would focus on “traditional” marriage stories in its programming.

In a November Instagram post, the star shared about being “a new Christian,” and being “so grateful” about it. She added, “As I always have, I celebrate all forms of healthy love between adults, and I support representation … The idea that Christianity would judge any form of love simply baffles me … I'm still new to my faith journey, but as far as I can tell, Jesus loves and includes everyone. That's kind of His thing.”

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