Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 16 April 2014

Charlize Theron: Son affects beauty regime

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron has discussed her low-maintenance cleansing and make-up routines.

The Oscar-winning actress is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood. However, she has little time to maintain her flawless complexion while juggling her hectic career and raising baby son Jackson. Charlize usually spends just a few minutes cleansing her face and sticks to a minimal make-up routine.

"Now everything’s dictated by this little guy, Jackson. He’s a bit of a night owl, and I haven’t figured out the whole 'put the kids to bed and have time for yourself' thing. I wash my face at night and apply moisturiser," she told InStyle. "In the morning I press a hot towel to my face, put on sunscreen, then a bit of foundation and mascara. I’ve never been big on lipstick during the day."

The 37-year-old also admits her exercise schedule has also taken a hit since she adopted Jackson in March last year. Charlize would rather spend quality time bonding with her baby than work out.

“God, no! I unfortunately did not get that gene," she laughed when asked if she was genetically blessed with a toned body. "I don’t have a rigid routine. I like spinning and yoga. But I’m at a place now where if I can forgo an hour at the gym to spend time with my son, trust me, I do it with pleasure."

Charlize also spoke about shaving her head for her role in Fury Road. While many female stars would be horrified at the prospect of losing their locks, the blonde actress embraced her new low-maintenance look.

"The more I talked to my director, George Miller, about my character, the more I realised there was no way around it. He didn’t want to be the bad guy and just ask me to do it, so I finally called him and was like, 'I need to shave my head, right?' So I buzzed it with a razor," she recalled. "I had just finished two press tours and my hair was destroyed from heat damage, so I was glad to get rid of it. I was also a new mom and just loved the idea of not having to style my hair every morning. The timing was perfect."

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