Cameron Diaz doesn’t use botox anymore because it made her face look “really weird.”
“I’ve tried it before, where it was like a little tiny touch of something. It changed my face in such a weird way that I was like, ‘No, I don’t want to be like that,’ I’d rather see my face aging than a face that doesn’t belong to me at all.”
The 41-year-old wants to age naturally without the aid of cosmetics, and she has now documented her efforts in her own book, entitled, “The Body Book.”
Diaz stated that despite holding a deep disdain for botox, she still thinks about using it. “Sometimes I just want to Botox my entire face because I’m really tired,” the actress told Access Hollywood. “[With] acting, my face hurts at the end of like a movie, ’cause I’m like ‘Oh!’ (makes a face), ‘Ah!’ (makes another face). And I’m just like, please stop it for one second! But then I’m like, no, that would be really weird.”
The Mask star believes that female rivalry forces women to go to drastic measures in order to look younger, and she said that women are the harshest critics of each other when it comes to aging.
“I wish that other women would let other women age gracefully, Women take it as something personal that they are getting older. They think that they failed somehow by not staying 25. This is crazy to me because my belief is that it’s a privilege to get older – not everybody gets to get older.”
“People die like that,” Diaz remarked, snapping her fingers for impact. “I lost my dad at 58. He was way too young when he died.”
Diaz added that this tragic loss means she now has an appreciation for ageing gracefully, noting:
“I know that I’m more capable now at 41 than I was at 21 at doing anything. I’d rather be, you know, healthier and stronger and more capable than younger, for sure.”
Diaz continued to vent her frustration, exploding:
“The word ‘anti-aging’ or ‘reverse aging’ is just, it makes me crazy every time I see it. It really does. There’s no such thing as anti-aging. We’re all aging, period. There’s no stopping that.”
In “The Body Book,” Diaz provides pages of advice on health and fitness to her readers, and she is even candid enough to discuss her own various struggles.