Courteney Cox Regrets Her Plastic Surgery So Now She’s ‘As Natural As I Can Be’

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Courteney Cox is both a pop culture icon and an actress. She is best known for her work on the popular television series friendsas well as her character Gale Weathers in the horror franchise Scream. A mainstay in the entertainment industry for nearly two decades, Cox has endured her fair share of struggles and even regrets.

In a 2017 interview, Cox opened up about her journey to self-acceptance, revealing why she turned away from plastic surgery after multiple procedures and why she chose to go all natural.

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Courteney Cox has opened up about her regrets about cosmetic surgery

It would be a challenge for any celebrity to cope with the pressures of the limelight — and when that celebrity is a major beauty like Cox, the expectations only increase. Cox is no stranger to the world of plastic surgery and over the years the beloved star has admitted to undergoing a number of plastic surgery procedures to look as young as she felt.

“Hollywood makes it hard; This business makes it harder. I grew up thinking that looks are the most important thing. That I’d be fine as long as I looked good, which got me in trouble,” Cox told New Beauty.

“I tried so hard to keep up and that actually made things worse. Now I’m as natural as I can be,” the star revealed. Cox went on to describe how she went to several different doctors before deciding to stay away from plastic surgery for good, a mistake that left her feeling “layered and layered and layered” with procedures.

What does Courteney Cox do to stay healthy?

“I have dissolved all my fillers. I’m as natural as I can be. I feel better about looking like myself,” Cox told New Beauty.

“You need movement in your face, especially when you have thin skin like me. Those aren’t wrinkles – those are laugh lines. I had to learn to engage in movement and realize that fillers are not my friend.”

While Cox admitted she doesn’t know what the future holds, she believes in trying new beauty advances and swears by laser treatments to renew skin and bring a healthy glow to the whole face.

When it comes to protecting her skin with the right skincare routine, Cox doesn’t skimp on the good stuff. The star told New Beauty that she uses a Clarisonic facial device to cleanse her face and remove makeup before applying a hot towel and layering her skincare routine. Some of the main products she relies on are a lifting serum, vitamin C serum and moisturizers to keep her skin supple and smooth.

Courteney Cox believes in beauty from within

Cox doesn’t just focus on her skin — rather, she focuses on overall health, starting with her diet and exercise regimen. “I’ve been doing Pilates for years and last year I started doing electrostimulation training with my trainer Foued Douma,” Cox told New Beauty.

“It builds and strengthens my muscles. I also try to stretch and run once a week and play tennis on Sundays, which I love.” The actor noted that she likes variety in her workouts and likes to keep her body in check by doing something over and over again changes.

When it comes to diet, Cox likes to keep it clean, as does her best friend Jennifer Aniston. Cox told New Beauty that she’s a “good eater” and tries to keep her body free of toxins by eating healthily and avoiding processed ingredients. Cox’s hard work has certainly helped maintain her youthful looks and vitality.

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