Cate Blanchett 'frightened' of plastic surgery
Mar 5, 2012, 2:01 GMT
Cate Blanchett is 'frightened' of plastic surgery.
The 42-year-old 'Lord of the Rings' actress refuses to have Botox or go under the knife because she worries about the long-term effects of cosmetic procedures.
She said: 'There's been a decade or probably more of people doing interventions on their faces and their bodies, and now people are seeing that [in the] long term, it's not so great.
'I'm not sitting on a soapbox telling women what they should and shouldn't do. I just know what works for me. I'd just be too frightened about what it means long-term.
'Looking at women in their 20s doing this stuff, in the end all you see is the work. It doesn't fill me with admiration; it fills me with pity.'
Cate - who is the face of skincare brand SK-II - believes less is more when it comes to looking after her skin, and relies solely on her regular cleansing regime coupled with the occasional oxygen facial.
She told Fashionetc.com: 'We're always looking for the new thing. I'm very old fashioned ... We do so much to ourselves, I don't know whether [from] boredom or what. It's like, do less! Read a book, go for a walk!'
When it comes to looking after your insides, she has this advice: 'I think the glass of lemon juice in the morning is a good thing. It keeps your systems going. Like the people who get into colonic therapy; there's a logic to that. The French have been doing it for years--the Egyptians did it!'
But that is where she draws the line. She added: 'I'm not going to bathe in my own urine--there are certain things in ancient practices that are not worth adhering to!'
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