Cate Blanchett 'Frightened' by Plastic Surgery

03/02/2012 at 09:00 AM ET

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If there’s one star in Hollywood who won’t be getting Botox anytime soon, it sounds like it’s Cate Blanchett. “I’m not sitting on a soapbox telling women what they should and shouldn’t do,” she tells Fashion ETC. “I just know what works for me. I’d be too frightened about what it means long-term. Looking at women in their 20s doing this stuff, in the end all you see is the work. It doesn’t fill me with admiration; it fills me with pity.”

Luckily, the actress doesn’t have to worry too much about her skin: her pale complexion is basically flawless, a fact she credits to Japanese skincare brand SK-II (she’s the face of the company). “I’ve been using it for a long time,” she says, adding that part of her basic routine is born of laziness. “If it works, I keep using it. It’s about consistency.”

In addition to using the brand’s delicate lotions and masks — she put her own $250 skincare kit together back in 2008 — the Aussie actress relies on occasional oxygen facials, emu oil, Paw Paw Ointment and daily doses of sunscreen. But some signs of aging even Blanchett can’t prevent: when asked about sun exposure, she resigns, “You’re going to get it anyway.” Tell us: How do you take care of your skin?

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Microdermabrasion on

Plastic surgery is really painful and do takes time to heal, rather than you can take crystal or diamond microdermabrasion treatment that clean the outer layer of your skin and rejuvenates your skin.

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I don’t think that “people in their 20’s” need Cate Blanchett’s “pity”. Get over yourself.

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Wilma on

Keep a very simple regimen: Drink 8-10 glasses of water a day to stay hydrated and keep your skin clear, don’t go outside without sunscreen, and use all of the OLAY products. I look 20 yrs younger than I am and I attribute that to a consistent beauty regimen since my 20’s and some of my Mom’s great genes.

Jester on

First and foremost, genes play a major factor in one’s skin. Wilma is right as far as drinking plenty of water and using sunscreen. I have never been one to think that spending an extravagant amount of money on beauty products really makes a difference though.

Mary on

She hasn’t been able to move her face in 10 years. Who does she think she’s kidding. Her face looks absolutely FROZEN!!! Emu oil my but.

Jan on

Yes, sunscreen is very important, but Cate has excellent genes, fabulous cheek bones and beautiful lips. Why should she change anything? Growing old gracefully is a lot easier when you were born gorgeous to start with. Even still, there are so many woman out there that have had even a small amount of surgery and you can tell, i.e. Cindy Crawford, Madonna. It’s very hard to deny or hide the fact that you’ve had surgery. I applaud all the great actresses that have gone with out…Judy Dench, Helen Mirren, Diane Keaton, Meryl Streep….

lINDA KAREN on

Funny but most stuff is over 200.00 for a small jar of one item.. for all you would need would be about 800-1k per 2 mths? Thats why others may do plastic b/c after a year you would have about 6K in just stuff…Too bad its not affordable for the every day woman.

Ann on

my 81 year old mother looks 60 because of a few simple rules that don’t require a trip to a makeup counter or a plastic surgeon
1) she drink lots of water and eats a lot of vegetables and fruits
2) she doesn’t smoke
3) she severely limits caffeine consumption
4) she avoids the sun during peak times between 10 a.m and 3 p.m.
5) she wears sunscreen on her face, neck, chest and hands.

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grumpygramma on

The woman named as not having plastic surgery certainly have had. They simply chose to do subtle touches so it looks natural. Most have had neck lipo and upper lids reduced, etc….

Beryl on

If the women in their 20’s are, oh, say Heidi Montag, then yes, pity is in order.

billy on

Think ofL Lohan: she doesn’t even look like herself anymore! it is scary and pitiful;…

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koko on

she doesn’t recommend plastic surgery, yet she can’t shut up about some fake japanese product, talk about hypocrisy.

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jay lewis on

The eminent psychotherapist Lowen wrote a book entitled “Narcissism” in which he stated a good lay definition of the affliction is the condition wherein one invests more of their energy, interests, and personal devotion to their image rather than their “self.”

This greatly talented actress has simply shown here she is far more free from the affliction than are those who, in their added affliction of obsessive compulsive complex cannot stop until their sausage lips and sunken cheeks clearly do deserve pity.

Raven on

I don’t think that “people in their 20′s” need Cate Blanchett’s “pity”. Get over yourself.

– D on March 3rd, 2012

uh i think she’s talking about “people in their 20s” getting plastic surgery … a la Lindsey Lohan, Kim Kardashian, etc.

anyway, Cate is stunning.

Karen on

Oh yeah, right! She will when she gets older. Don’t even go there!

Pie on

I am 62 years old and look 45. I stay out of the sun, have no wrinkles, except laugh lines near my eyes. I use an exfoliator every day and have been since I was 25. I use Stri-Vectin and Oil of Olay products. People think my 6 year old granddaughter is my daughter. Just stay out of the sun and use sun screen.

Anna on

“Beauty is in the eye of beholder.”
“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
“You laugh because I’m different, I laught because you’re all the same.”

Enough said, really. Plastic surgery kills uniqueness. That’s why it frightens me as well. And it’s better by far to be loved by few who mean it when they say “I love you”, rather than be “loved” by millions who want you to be an image of their dreams, which is mission impossible.

Just so you know, Cate’s husband doesn’t want her to take plastic surgery either, so he definitely loves her as herself. And her face isn’t frozen at all.

Elwyn on

Take a look at Cate’s upper and lower face. Yes, she is using Botox. The lower part of her face has normal lines/folds. Her forehead and area between her eyes are unnaturally smooth. Not saying it looks bad — just saying that’s Botox!

Roger Pedersen on

Cate has no need for plastic surgery. Her makeup and skincare regimen is more than enough upkeep.

Look at her, she’s stunning..

Marky on

I know so many women in the age range of Cate Blanchett and many of them have been going to “Botox Parties” for years. They have had lipo over and over to get rid of any tiny patch of “fat” they imagine they have, and they spend thousands on microdermabrasion and obsess about any little sign they think makes them look their age. It is astounding how flawless they think they have to look! Don’t get me started on the breast enhancement I don’t think Cate Blancett has that same look; she looks like a normal person and doesn’t have a frozen face, she just has a serene expression. Most people who are trying to prevent wrinkles and/or in acting or modeling don’t squint and all sorts of things that cause creases. My aunt was a model in the days before Botox and her face was as smooth as Cate Blanchett’s at the same age because of the way she cared for her skin.

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Liz Hoffmann on

The secret to a beautiful smooth complexion is a daily scrub like St. Ives, staying out of the sun,not smoking and having good genes. Drinking lots of water has nothing to do with great skin. That’s a total myth. Do take vitamins and eat lots of veggies. Stay away from sugar.

Olivia on

I hate ‘articles’ that mask beauty products ads.
Grow up

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KIm on

Love her and Judy dench in ‘Notes on a scandal”great movie

Dash on

@Olyvia, you took the words right out of my mouth. Plus I can’t figure out why everyone has to post what they do, their “beauty regimen”? Who gives a hoot? Go pat your self on the back somewhere else. Sounds like Cate puts all kinds of goop on her face, and look at it, wrinkles galore and plastic.

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Good from the look of her she does not need plastic surgery

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health is wealth…
you are beautiful
and after plastic surgery
..you are so…beauty…

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victory on

Kate is along way from needing any visits to a plastic surgeon. But there comes a time when a little injectable fillers, not botox, makes the aging process a little less noticeable. A good diet, exercise, and genes play an enormous role in our faces. I, along with many woman will never consider going under the knife and injecting botox may hit a nerve, too risky. A good nap everyday does a woman wonders.

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