Gwyneth Paltrow celebrates her birthday with a stunning makeup-free selfie!

Gwyneth Paltrow celebrated her birthday yesterday in the best way!

The star took to Instagram on Tuesday to acknowledge her 44th birthday and thank all of her friends, family and followers for the "instalove" on her big day with a gorgeous, makeup-free selfie.

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The stunning shot shows a fresh-faced Paltrow outside with beachy waves and wearing a blue and white patterned coverup. Most importantly? She's rocking a great, big smile!

"#nomakeup for my 44th birthday, embracing my past and future," she captioned the photo. "Thank for the the instalove."

Obviously, Paltrow has a lot to be thankful for: She has two beautiful and healthy children and her lifestyle brand, Goop, is getting bigger, better and more successful each and every day.

Happy birthday, Gwyneth!

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