Courteney Cox speaks out on her decision to stop using fillers in new interview
Accepting that our appearance is going to change as we get older is a tough thing to do.
One person who has decided to own her age though is Courteney Cox, who had all of her fillers dissolved two years ago when she looked in the mirror and "didn't look like herself".
Speaking in a new interview, the 54-year-old admitted that she had a hard time embracing her looks as she aged and resorted to injections used to fill out wrinkles and creases in the skin.
However, now the Friends star has stopped turning to fillers and is working on accepting herself as she is.
"I would say it’s a common thing you go through as you age, especially in Hollywood," she told People. "You have to accept getting older, and that’s something that I had a hard time doing. [I tried] to keep up with time in a way that was anything other than maintenance. I didn’t realize it until one day I kind of stepped back and went, 'Oh sh*t. I don’t look like myself.'"
She continued: "So now I just embrace who I am and getting older with what God gave me, not what I was trying to change. The things that I am not as comfortable with myself, they’re things that I continue to work on to grow and change."
It's not the first time the Friends star has spoken out on the subject. In 2017, the Cougar Town actress claimed that she looked "fake" with fillers.
"I think that I now look more like the person that I was (before adjustments). I hope I do," she said in an interview with New Beauty. "Things are going to change. Everything's going to drop. I was trying to make it not drop, but that made me look fake."
The 54-year-old added that once you dip your toe into the water of facial injections, it's hard to stop - but she's glad she eventually came to the realisation that fillers "were not her friend".
"The next thing you know, you're layered and layered," she explained. "You have no idea because it's gradual until you go, 'Oh, s---, this doesn't look right'. You need movement in your face, especially if you have thin skin like I do. Those aren’t wrinkles—they’re smile lines. I’ve had to learn to embrace movement and realize that fillers are not my friend."
It's great to hear that Courteney eventually learned to accept herself - and looks fab for it!
Although the star's relationship with fillers didn't last, her friendship with Jennifer Aniston sure did - this was shown when she shared an adorable birthday tribute to her former co-star on social media this week.