Cate Blanchett, one of the most elegant and beautiful presences in today's cinema, is very much against plastic surgery, she reveals in a new interview. Seeing its results in the long run absolutely fills her with pity.
Sitting down for an interview with Fashionista, Cate dishes it all on her beauty routine, the products she swears by, makeup tips and, last but not least, where she stands on plastic surgery or any other drastic intervention that would serve the same purpose.
Granted, she's not the only one to go on the record saying she would never get any kind of work done but, in her case, it's not necessarily because she wants to age gracefully.
However, seeing the results of the work others have done keeps Cate horrified enough to not even consider giving it a try.
“There’s been a decade or so of people doing intervention with their face and their body. Now that we’re emerging from that people are seeing that long term it’s not so great,” the actress says.
“I’m not sitting on a soapbox telling women what they should and shouldn’t do, but I know what works for me. I’d just be too frightened about what it means long term,” Cate explains.
“In the end if you have all that stuff done... in the end you just see the work. It doesn’t fill me with admiration, it fills me with pity,” she adds.
Instead, she keeps moisturized and protected from the harmful rays of the sun. She knows that's the best way to keep the skin looking youthful for longer.
Cate also swears by an old morning ritual, though she couldn't say how or if it actually works.
“I do the old glass of lemon juice in water in the morning. It just keeps your system going. I think it’s like people who get into colonic therapy – there’s a logic behind it. The French have been doing it, the Egyptians did it,” she says.
As for makeup, she would advise any woman to keep it as simple as possible: don't use lash curlers, never apply blue eyeshadow yourself (it must always be done by a professional) and don't overpluck the eyebrows.