Salma Hayek on Plastic Surgery: ‘It’s Not Beautiful’

Salma Hayek

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updated 08/17/2011 AT 7:00 AM ET

originally published 08/17/2011 AT 4:30 PM ET

Salma Hayek understands the desire to stop the aging process, but she says beauty, as you get older, is something to be brought out and enhanced, not manufactured by a doctor.

“I believe that every woman is entitled to fight to preserve her youth,” the actress, 44, tells Allure in its September issue, on newsstands Aug. 23.

Just not through plastic surgery. “It’s like the uniform of a generation,” she says. “And it’s not necessarily beautiful. It’s not wrinkled-looking, but it’s not beautiful.”

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