In March of 2014, Olivia Munn, 35, stepped out looking like she’d had something major done. Her eyes were much higher and wider and it may have been a blepharoplasty (eye lift) or some kind of injectable. Above is a before and after pic I did of her at the time from one month to the next – the difference is obvious to me. If you look at the photo below, of her in 2006, you can tell that she’s had even more done. Of course she’s thinner than she was before but it’s more than that. Her eyes are different, her nose is different and she looks like she’s someone related to the person she was before.
Sure she’s thinner, but does she look like the same person now?
That’s all preface to this Instagram post that Munn recently made in which she posts side by side photos of her face and attributes the changes in her skin over a year to weight loss, using Proactiv (she’s a spokesperson), shaping her eyebrows and eating Japanese potatoes, which are rich in antioxidants or something. Here’s what she wrote:
Ask anyone who knows me and they'll tell you I love research. Convinced that there's got to be natural, healthy ways (ie not only the rich and connected can do it) to keep your skin from aging, I do lots of research. Who says guys are the only ones who can get better with age? We're gonna turn that myth around, if we share what we learn with each other. So here are 4 skin tips I've learned just over this past year that really helped the texture and shape of my face. Left Pic: 1 year ago. Right Pic: Last month. 1. I lost 12 pounds this past year while training for Xmen. I kept it off by coming up w/an hour workout I do a few times a week. The weight loss leaned out my cheeks and jawline. Working out is also great for your skin because it increases blood flow to your face which helps rejuvenate. 2. Reshaped my brows. I do my own brows and always thought they were supposed to have a high arch. Then a facialist pointed out to me that I was shaping my brows into a frown. So I let the top of my brows grow in (which is never fun because it looks spotty for a few weeks) and then I plucked the bottom. That gave my brows a more horizontal angle and instantly brightened my eyes. 3. Got rid of sunspots. I love my freckles. But over the past couple of years I've seen more come up and merge with other freckles to make large dark spots. Dark spots prevent your skin from reflecting light and gives you a dull complexion. So for the past year I've been diligently using @Proactiv Mark Fading Pads. I wipe my face with one every night and now my face has a more even tone and the large spots aren't as noticeable. 4. I've talked about this before and I still stand by it: Japanese potatoes that are high in Hyaluronic Acid help keep wrinkles away. Look up this video: "Connie Chung Yuzihara" to learn all about it. There are Hyaluronic Acid pills and vitamins but I think that the best way to get it in your system is by eating them in foods that naturally have them. I'm still looking into what gets rid of the lines that develop around your neck. I think it has to do with tension and acupuncture might be the answer. When I find out more, I'll let you know. 👯👍
That’s a lot of text, but in the past year I can see how the changes she’s talking about could be due to the reasons she’s listing, except for removing her freckles. That looks like some kind of laser treatment, but I suppose avoiding the sun could work the same way too.
It just comes off as insincere when celebrities swear by certain foods or skincare regimes and have had obvious work done. Kudos to the rare few (Jane Fonda and Susan Sarandon come to mind) who admit that they’ve had work or injectables and also add that they believe in exercise or certain treatments. That said, her eyebrows do look better. I need to reshape mine as they’re getting too bushy, similar to her before picture. Her after photo is giving me #eyebrowgoals.
She’s only 35, she doesn’t look particularly filled or pulled and she’s gorgeous, it’s just… insincere.
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