Drew Barrymore reveals why she’s been avoiding cosmetic surgery

Drew Barrymore shares why she's been avoiding cosmetic surgery
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Being within an industry that often places immense pressure on celebrities or any major public figure to maintain a flawless appearance, Drew Barrymore has recently opened up about why she’s been trying to avoid cosmetic surgery. Her revelation has made her stand out and join the likes of Pamela Anderson, who has also been open about embracing the aging process and avoiding the rapidly growing allure of plastic surgery. 

As one of Hollywood’s most beloved actresses, it’s refreshing to see that the mother of two daughters is also a voice of authenticity and self-acceptance with her natural beauty, as she has no interest in going under the knife for the purpose of avoiding something that is natural. 

To address this situation, the 48-year-old talk show host opened up about her decision by explaining to PEOPLE in an exclusive interview, “I haven’t done anything, and I’m going to maintain that as long as possible. I have zero judgment for anyone doing anything. But I don’t see myself resorting to it.” She further counts with a chuckle, “And, I look forward to seeing what I look like as a leather bag in the future!”

The Garnier Nutrisse brand ambassador also mentioned one of the main reasons for not getting anything done, quote, “I have a highly addictive personality, so I worry I’d continue to chase it, get this and that done.” Further stating, “That scares me, just because of my own approach to things. So, I’m waiting on making any alterations.” In the interview, she also admits to coloring her hair to the point that she “no longer knows her true color” and instead focuses on beauty items. 

In addition to this, Barrymore said that aging isn’t anything to stress out over, as she expressed her thoughts below:

“It means you’re alive, you’re living, and that’s a really good thing. Embracing aging is such positive, healthy messaging.” Plus, she says that having good health really is the main goal, above all else. She emphasizes her point by saying, “Health really comes into focus more than anything when there is peril.” Also stating,  “If you have your health, then you can focus on so many other things — including beauty. But it really is the most important thing of all.”

The Charlie’s Angels actress achieved fame as a child actress with her breakout role in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. 

Following a highly publicized childhood marked by drug and alcohol abuse, she released an autobiography, Little Girl Lost, which became a New York Times bestseller. She is mother to daughters Olive, aged 11, and Frankie, aged 9, whom she shared with her ex Will Kopelman. At last, she currently hosts her syndicated talk show, The Drew Barrymore Show, which is airing its fourth season and is being distributed by CBS Media Ventures.