Singer Jessica Simpson has said she has no plans to use botox to fight the signs of ageing as she says she likes her facial expressions as they are “what makes me who I am”.
The procedure has become a popular choice for many in a battle to remain young-looking – but Simpson has revealed she uses other, less invasive methods, including red light therapy.
Speaking to InStyle, the star said: “I went down a rabbit hole on this amazing facialist and I was like, ‘Okay, I need something to tighten my skin, I just turned 40. I don’t want to get Botox, I like my expressions. That’s what makes me who I am.
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“I mean, I understand Botox, but if I can just put a red light on my face, that’s amazing and it’s not something I have to pay for every time. I’m not endorsing that or anything, I really do believe in it
“If I’m laying there with the red light on my face, it does put me into a meditative state of mind and I can just play music or a podcast or just get centred, but also know that I’m Benjamin Buttoning myself.”
The Texas-born star may be reluctant to use cosmetic procedures after an infection following a tummy tuck left her in hospital for over a week.
Writing about the operation in Open Book, her best-selling memoir, Simpson said: “It did not go well. I got an infection – colitis – and was vomiting so much I thought I was going to bust my sutures.”
The singer was rushed to hospital where she remained for nine days, while, “doctors talked seriously about me needing a blood transfusion”.
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Speaking about the decision to go under the knife, Simpson said: “The surgery wasn’t for weight loss. I weighed 107 lb when I planned the surgery. I wanted to get rid of the stretch marks and loose skin left sagging from my back-to-back pregnancies.
“I was so ashamed of my body at this point… I couldn’t bear to look at myself.”