Hmmm. Would you say that she really is desperate, so to speak?!
Two days ago, the star of television's Desperate Housewives sat in her bathroom, makeup-free and turned the camera on herself, posting a bare-faced Teri Hatcher to the world, on her Face Book page. And two days later, we are still confused. But to Teri, what she did was a no-brainer.
Why? It was simple. The 45-year-old actress says she's tired of being accused of succumbing to Botox, plastic surgery, and/or implants. So, Teri Hatcher posted an album of self-portraits on Face Book to show women, especially, that she does have a few wrinkles, fine lines, and dark circles.
And this is a bit of what she wrote in FB:
...."Out of the bath getting ready for bed. Thought about all those damn critics of my face. Love it or hate it, my face that is, no surgery, no implants, no matter what "they" say. Decided I'd shoot myself in to reveal some truths about "beauty" and hope it makes you all easier on yourself.
Did I every toy with fillers or Botox over the years? yes. Tell me does this look Botoxed to you?
Yes I am alone in my bathroom naked in a towel on behalf of women everywhere trying to make a point. Women YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL
I can be mad, or confused or sad and tired. Julia Roberts had that same vein in her forehead in Eat Pray Love. Proud of Julia for being a real woman on a real journey.
45 year old me. Just me wanting to teach that all those glam versus trash pictures of celebs are about LIGHTING. It's not makeup it's not suregery [sic] or botox its LIGHT.".
We want to applaud Teri Hatcher for going makeup-free. Truly, wearing even a little bit of makeup makes a big difference in a woman's looks. And this shows it in an honest breath.
Yes, she looks lovely at 45. Do these photos from her bathroom prove that she has never, ever had any plastic surgery? No. Period.
We cannot prove that Teri Hatcher has done anything to her striking face. But we do know, after writing beauty articles, day after day, and interviewing the pros from the beauty and cosmetic worlds, that some beauty procedures are just that.....very subtle and not easily detected, when done right.
Teri Hatcher talks about that vertical forehead vein the she says she has and actress Julia Roberts also has showing on her forehead. Hate to break it to you ladies, but sometimes, the prominence of that vein, is a result of a Botox cosmetic injection. In other words, the vein can look more noticable after Botox treatments, as one plastic surgeon explains:
"A vein appearing after Botox may just be unmasked now that the muscle has been relaxed. When a muscle has more tone, it may press on a vein keeping it from being prominent. Once the muscle is more relaxed, that vein may be able to fill up more with fluid and become more visible. As the Botox wears off, the vein will go back down. "
We will take Teri Hatcher at her word, that she has no Botox, cosmetic surgery or implants at the moment. Why she felt the need to post an album of makeup-free self-portraits to her Face Book page is puzzling. She doesn't have to explain her attractive, youthful looks to anyone. She is an actress, and we understand the brutal culture we live in, where women are made to seem disposable after age 35 and where normal aging for a woman is unheard of, especially in Hollywood.
Maybe Teri Hatcher is just trying to survive on television. And so far, we think she is doing it well, with or without the help from a needle or scalpel.