Actress Katie Holmes looks healthy and happy in the April 2013 issue of "Allure," where she discusses her No. 1 beauty secret.
The leggy 5-foot-9 Katie lives by her mom's credo that beauty is as beauty does. "She said, 'You may be pretty, and you may be talented, but nobody will remember that if you're mean,' " Holmes told Allure.
Katie says "lots of moisturizer" keeps her looking youthful, but insists women need to stop obsessing about getting older. "Aging needs to take on a different meaning," she says. "We're not gonna look like we're 25, so why fight it?"
Katie, who looks tan and toned in her stunning "Allure" photo spread, stays fit by running, dancing and spinning. In 2007, Holmes completed the grueling 26.2-mile New York City Marathon in just over five hours.
Since divorcing actor Tom Cruise last year, Katie has kept a low profile, doing some Broadway work and spending time with their daughter, Suri, who turns seven in April 2013.
Holmes is open to getting married and having more children down the line, but for now wants to continue leading a quiet, peaceful life.
"I hope this is a peaceful year for a lot of people in the world," she says. "When you look back on the last year, there were a lot of tragedies: Hurricane Sandy, the Connecticut shooting. I just hope it's a good year for everyone."