Jennifer Garner wants you to do less. During a recent interview with Harper’s Bazaar about his new haircare partnership with Virtue, the actor shared some skepticism about cosmetic injections, which are increasingly being used among younger age groups. . While she hasn’t said she’s completely against injectables like Botox or dermal fillers, Garner cautioned against doing too much, too soon.
“Look at yourself less in the mirror, be less obsessed.”
“My beauty advice is always the same: look less in the mirror, be less obsessed, and look at the rest of the world to see what you could use your time for instead,” she said. “We’re all looking at our faces more than before, and it’s not doing you any good. You’re obsessed with changes or how to fix something about your face.”
Garner also advised, “Be careful about injecting anything into your face. Be very, very incredibly judicious and wait as long as possible to add anything. Don’t think you have 37 and you need to pull your face up. You don’t need to wear so much makeup or have such a constant blowout.”
Plastic surgeons experienced a peak in activity at the start of the pandemic in 2020. A survey by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons at the time found that 49% of Americans who had never had plastic surgery were suddenly more open to the idea. This increase has been partly attributed to increased time spent on video calls, resulting in a phenomenon known as “zoom dysmorphia”.
Garner’s recent advice echoes what she said on “Today” in 2021. “I don’t want my kids or people to just see the actor version of me that’s perfectly made up by brilliant artists and think that’s what I look like,” she said. “I want to look normal and I want to normalize looking normal. I’ve always been very attached to that.”