Jennifer Garner's warning about the risks of Botox, filler and 'injecting anything into your face'

94th Annual Academy Awards: Jennifer Garner attends the 94th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on March 27, 2022 in Hollywood, California.
Jennifer Garner attends the 94th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on March 27, 2022 in Hollywood, California. Photo credit: Getty Images

Jennifer Garner has issued words of wisdom when it comes to the world of cosmetic procedures, urging people to avoid facial injectables such as fillers and Botox for "as long as possible".

The 13 Going on 30 actress, 50, has previously admitted to going under the needle for a 'tweakment' or two, revealing in 2020 that she has undergone Botox "a few times" -  but was less than impressed with the results.

"I've gotten Botox a few times, and I don't like it - I don't want a frozen face," she said of the popular non-surgical procedure, which is used cosmetically to erase wrinkles by temporarily paralysing the facial muscles.

In an interview with Harper's Bazaar last week, the Pearl Harbor star was asked what anti-ageing advice she has received throughout her 25-year career that she hopes to pass down to her two young daughters, Violet Anne, 16 and Seraphina Rose, 13.

"Look in the mirror less, obsess less, and look at the rest of the world to see what you could be using your time for instead," Garner responded matter-of-factly.

"We all look at our faces more than people used to, and it doesn't do you any good. You obsess over changes or how to fix something on your face."

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The actress has offered her best beauty advice for the younger generation, including "obsess less". Photo credit: Getty Images

Garner also urged people to be "cautious" when considering injectables, with dermal fillers becoming increasingly popular to accentuate or alter the appearance of facial features such as the lips, cheeks, jaw and under eyes. 

"My advice is to… be cautious when it comes to injecting anything into your face," Garner continued. 

"Be very, very incredibly judicious, and wait as absolutely long as possible to add anything. Don't think that you're 37 and you need to be shooting up your face."

She told the publication that when it comes to looking her best, her personal philosophy centres around the age-old mantra that less is usually more. 

"My hair philosophy is the same way as how I approach makeup, which is that if you take care of your skin and hair, then you should feel good without adding anything major," she explained.

"As I get older, I probably need more mascara or to give my roots a little help, but I don't have to do that, because I know that my skin and hair are as strong as ever.

"You don't need to wear so much makeup or have such a constant blowout," she added.

Garner began dating Affleck in August 2004 after establishing a friendship on the sets of Pearl Harbor and Daredevil. They were married in 2005 and have three children together: Violet Anne Affleck, Seraphina Rose Elizabeth Affleck and Samuel Garner Affleck, born in 2012. The couple's divorce was finalised in October 2018.

Affleck has since rekindled his relationship with former flame Jennifer Lopez, with the two tying the knot last month. Lopez and Affleck were first engaged in 2002, but ended their relationship in 2004, shortly before the actor moved on with Garner. The two reunited 17 years later in 2021.