Cameron Diaz has revealed she tried Botox, but refuses to use it anymore.
“I’ve tried Botox before, where it was like a little tiny touch of something,” the 41-year-old actress said. “It changed my face in such a weird way that I was like, ‘No, I don’t want to be like that.”
The Counselor star has been promoting her new book Body Book, which promotes positive health and body image.
“I’d rather see my face ageing than a face that doesn’t belong to me at all,” she told Good Morning America.
Since ditching the Botox injections, she’s become proud of her wrinkles. “I love them, I don’t mind. It’s like, “Guess what this means, I’ve smiled my whole life.” I love life,” she said. “I’m happy I don’t have a problem with that.”
The former model admits she struggled with “terrible, terrible skin” and serious acne in her teens and 20s,
“It was embarrassing, and I did everything I could think of to make it go away” she writes in her book. “I tried to cover it with makeup. I tried to get rid of it with medication: oral, topical, even the harshest prescriptions. Nothing helped for very long.
How did she cure her acne? “I used to have bad acne and little white bumps. I cut out dairy and my skin changed completely.”
She also offers a tip to help achieve her enviable butt.
“Squeeze your butt muscles,” she writes. “Yes, right now, while you’re sitting….With the recognition that we can build muscle by engaging it anytime, anywhere, all of our movements can become strengthening movements.”
And if you want to know what one of the best bodies in Hollywood eats for breakfast? Savoury porridge.
“I’m always looking for new ways to build flavor and have fun with my carbs,” she writes in Body Book.
“For instance, I prefer savory over sweet, so in the mornings when I make oatmeal, instead of eating it with something sweet, I make a yummy concoction of sautéed zucchini with collard greens, caramelised shallots, and egg whites.
“I top it all off with ponzu sauce (a Japanese sauce made from rice vinegar and citrus) or some lemon juice. It’s a breakfast that is delicious and savoury and all the things that I love to taste.”
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