Cameron Diaz admits she never washes her face
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You’d be forgiven for thinking that Cameron Diaz’s glowing skin is thanks to a strict skincare regime, but The Mask actor recently revealed that she rarely washes her face.
The 50-year-old came clean about her dirty little secret on Michelle Visage’s podcast Rule Breakers, telling the listeners that she isn’t in a ‘place’ where she worries about skincare.
While most of us would admit to skipping the odd wash here and there, the actor’s naturally stunning skin has made us seriously consider stopping all together.
If you still aren’t sold though, you should listen to the reason behind Diaz’s decision.
Despite being considered one of the most beautiful women in the world, Diaz said she’d often struggled with self-love - due to the unrealistic beauty standards in Hollywood.
"I am absolutely a victim to all of the societal objectifications, you know, that women, and exploitations that women, are subjected to," she told the Drag Race judge.
She added: "I have bought into all of them myself, you know, at certain times. It's not hard not to. It's hard not to look at yourself and judge yourself against other markers of beauty."
Sick of the unrealistic expectations placed upon women and disillusioned with the film industry, the Something About Mary star largely left Hollywood behind her in 2014 - only returning for a role alongside Jamie Foxx in Netflix's Back in Action, which is expected to drop later this year.
Having been in the spotlight for so long, the actor has finally been able to accept herself rather than worrying about her appearance – something she’s not done since being discovered at just 19 years old.
"I'm just not in that place right now like where I put any energy,” she told listeners.
Thankfully, the actress is in a better place now and after welcoming a little girl in 2019, Diaz says skincare is the least of her worries now.
"I don't care. Literally, the last thing I think about on a daily basis," she admitted joyfully.
She even revealed how rarely she washes her face, saying: "I literally do nothing. I like never wash my face…. Twice a month, if I'm lucky, I'll be like, 'Oh, I better put this on. One time works, right?'"
"It's just a different time in my life now," she told the audience, adding: "Now, I'm here, and this is the most fulfilling thing that I've ever done in my life...It's just completely the best thing."
Whilst most of us won’t be tossing out the face wash just yet, skipping washing your face might actually have some benefits.
Magic Mike actress Salma Hayek recently admitted to not washing her face in the morning, after being told the beauty secret by her grandmother.
There even seems to be some scientific backing, with one Tik Tok creator praising the Latino actress for her sage advice.
London-based Dr Adel told users that not everyone need to wash every morning, as this can lead to drier skin – especially during cold months.
So maybe save yourself five minutes in the morning and skip that scrub.