Drew Barrymore explains why she's never had plastic surgery

'Things are going to go south, and it's OK.'

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 15: Drew Barrymore attends American Express and WeWork "For The Love Of Collaboration" at WeWork on May 15, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/Getty Images)
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Drew Barrymore has opened up about plastic surgery and why she's embracing a natural approach to ageing.

Bucking the trend for Hollywood actresses to get injectable fillers or invasive facial 'tweakments' to hold back the years, right now 45-year-old Barrymore is relying on the power of makeup for a youthful glow. Especially her own cosmetics line Flower Beauty, which she founded in 2013.

"I've never done anything to my face and I would like to try not to," the mom of two said during an episode of her talk show, The Drew Barrymore Show. "Never say never," she added.

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Barrymore went on to say that she was reluctant to start experimenting with cosmetic treatments as it could be a slippery slope that would ultimately alter her natural appearance. "The thing that I do care about and I do feel is still relevant to my life is the face. I know myself. I'm a highly addictive person. I do one injection, I'm going to look like Jocelyn Wildenstein by Friday," she said.

"I think because I'm so rebellious that I saw all of that pressure and I saw all of those women torturing themselves to look a certain way and I thought, 'You miserable people.' I just never wanted to be afraid of what life would do to me. I probably went to too many opposite extremes. Now I'm boring and safe and healthy," Barrymore continued.

"We're going to age, things are going to go south, and it's OK, it's a part of life. I feel more human and more vulnerable every year of my life but I also know how to appreciate every year more and more too."

Wise words indeed.

Fiona Embleton is a beauty writer who is now Acting Beauty Editor at Stylist. She is obsessed with Isabel Marant and cats.