Jamie Lee Curtis warns 'don't mess with your face' as she advises against plastic surgery and Botox

Jamie Lee Curtis is honored with a Hand and Footprint Ceremony at TCL Chinese Theatre on October 12, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
Jamie Lee Curtis doesn't want her daughters to make the same mistakes with cosmetic procedures she has. (Getty Images)

Jamie Lee Curtis has warned against the effects of Botox and plastic surgery as someone who's suffered the consequences herself.

The actor, 63, has shared the very simple but stern advice she gives to her two daughters, Annie Guest, 35, and Ruby Guest, 26, who she shares with Christopher Guest, in an interview with TODAY.

"Don't mess with your face," said Curtis, who says added she's now entirely "pro-ageing".

While she's dabbled with various procedures in the past, she wants them to be just that, a thing of the past.

Read more: Celeb cosmetic surgery regrets: Simon Cowell, Courteney Cox, Linda Evangelista and more

US actress Jamie Lee Curtis (2R) stands for a photo with her husband Christopher Guest, and her daughters Ruby (L) and Annie (R), during her hand and footprint ceremony in the courtyard of the TCL Chinese theatre in Hollywood, California, on October 12, 2022. (Photo by Chris Delmas / AFP) (Photo by CHRIS DELMAS/AFP via Getty Images)
Jamie Lee Curtis, second right, with Christopher Guest, and daughters Ruby, left, and Annie, right, in Hollywood, October 12, 2022. (Getty Images)

"I did plastic surgery. I put Botox in my head. Does Botox make the big wrinkle go away? Yes. But then you look like a plastic figurine," Curtis explained.

This is what has made her determined to set an example for her daughters, with 'beauty' standards often making people (particularly celebrities and young people) feel pressure to get work done.

"Walk a mile in my shoes. I have done it. It did not work. And all I see is people now focusing their life on that," said Curtis.

Perhaps her advice has already taken effect as she said she considers her children "grounded people" who are doing things in their own way with their own minds.

While she wants them to be happy, Curtis is more concerned that they go to bed feeling content with what they've contributed to humanity.

"Happiness is a tricky word because life is pain," she said. "I want them to be satisfied. I want them to feel that what they're doing matters, that what they're doing has value."

Read more: Constance Wu doesn't want to conceal her mental health struggles from her child: 'I want her to know'

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 12: Jamie Lee Curtis is honored with a Hand and Footprint Ceremony at TCL Chinese Theatre on October 12, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
Jamie Lee Curtis is honored with a hand and footprint ceremony at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, October 12, 2022. (Getty Images)

This isn't the first time Curtis has called out how harmful cosmetic procedures can be, including their knock on effect.

"I tried plastic surgery and it didn’t work. It got me addicted to Vicodin," she told Fast Company magazine last year, speaking on the medication that's used to relieve pain.

"I’m 22 years sober now," she added. "The current trend of fillers and procedures, and this obsession with filtering, and the things that we do to adjust our appearance on Zoom are wiping out generations of beauty. Once you mess with your face, you can’t get it back."

Curtis has previously had procedures including the fat taken from underneath her eyes, liposuction, and Botox.

Read more: As Sophia Loren rules the red carpet, the 80-somethings tearing up the ageing rulebook

Watch: Halloween star Jamie Lee Curtis says online hate is scarier than horror films

In an appearance earlier this week on Greatest Hits Radio, host Jackie Brambles said Curtis now always looks comfortable being herself.

"There have been some bad haircuts, some patterns I wish I hadn’t worn and maybe some people I wish I hadn’t slept with. “There are mistakes, we make them and we learn," she responded.

“Life is like a Guess Who? game and you keep omitting the things that you’ve tried that don’t work for you and all of a sudden what emerges is who you are.”

Curtis added, “I have a very clear idea of who I am. I have tried to find my own mind and finding my own mind has taken a while."