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Cameron Diaz: 'Botox doesn't promise graceful ageing'

Published 01/06/2016

Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz supports women undergoing cosmetic procedures.

Botox injections simply do not affect the ageing process at a cellular level, according to actress Cameron Diaz.

The 43-year-old There's Something About Mary star is swiftly becoming an expert on graceful ageing, having studied body and beauty issues at great length for her latest self-help book, The Longevity Book: The Science of Aging, the Biology of Strength, and the Privilege of Time, which was released in April (16).

And during a recent chat with Oprah Winfrey, Cameron dropped some knowledge on the effectiveness of Botox injections, noting the cosmetic procedure is often misconceived by the masses as an age prevention technique.

"Ageing is a cellular event," she explained. "Every bit of ageing happens in our cells. The places that the Botox doesn't reach, you're still ageing. So, it's very, very important to know what happens to your cells."

"If you really want to age well, you can manage that ageing on a cellular level through the five pillars of well-being which (are) the nutrition, the physical activity, the sleep, the stress-release, the meaningful relationships," she added. "Those are the things that truly impact ageing and help you age better, and those are the things you really have to know and incorporate."

Back in 2014, while promoting her first self-help title, The Body Book, Cameron admitted to ET Online she tried Botox and found the injections made her face look "weird", which put her off trying it again.

But speaking on Oprah's OWN show, Cameron insists she doesn't judge others for having a nip, a tuck or an injection.

"I have absolutely no judgment on what makes people feel good about themselves," she smiled. "Really, that is what those procedures are for. They're to help people feel a little bit better about themselves. If they do feel better about themselves, then those procedures have worked. I don't have any problem with that."

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