Teri Hatcher says she’s banned Botox. The 45-year-old actress posted a photo album on Facebook a few nights ago titled “Oy with the Botox!” featuring nine pics of herself wrinkling up her face. Writes Hatcher, who is makeup free and dripping from the shower, “Thought about all those damn critics of my face. Love it or hate it, my face that is, [it’s] 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.” Hatcher admits she’s used fillers in the past. “Did I ever 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.” In one photo of Hatcher furrowing her brow, she writes: “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.” Hatcher then offers recommendations on how to look younger in photos. “Just me wanting to teach that all those glam versus trash pictures of celebs are about LIGHTING. It’s not makeup, it’s not surgery or Botox…. Flat front light in your face, especially sun setting [or] 4pm light blows out all wrinkles and imperfections. Overhead light [and] sun… casts shadows under your eye from your brow, making you look tired. Shoot all family reunion photos [with] the camera man… holding the camera a little higher than your eye line.” She also Twitters a new Desperate Housewives promo shot of herself: “This is shot by Matthew Rolston with his wonderful lighting (and no Botox)… You create your own paradise or prison. Being happy inside is all that matters… See something in the mirror you love every day.” Article by Yahoo! Shine * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * I think it’s awesome that Teri had the balls to post photos of herself where she doesn’t look like her usual glammed up self. Most celebrities are either very pro-botox or anti-botox – it’s rare that you see an actress that has already done it and has decided not to continue. I think this says a lot about becoming more comfortable with yourself and learning to accept certain things. Obviously, Teri’s not getting younger but she has overcome the insecurities that lead her to get botox in the first place and is embracing her true features. I think that’s really an encouraging message anyone can relate to – doing something to alter yourself (maybe something even as small as dressing or acting a certain way) and then later realizing that you can accept that it isn’t “you” and do/be something more true to yourself. I also find it interesting that Teri talks about camera angles and lighting – there’s so many tricks and techniques that are used to create the perfect images we see today. To hear a popular actress talk about these, it opens our eyes to a part of the celebrity/model culture that most of us don’t normally think about. We can become so caught up in the end result of an image, that we don’t consider all of the work and expertise that goes into these things – it’s not as effortless as it looks!