Cate Blanchett is 'frightened' of plastic surgery.

The 42-year-old 'Lord Of The Rings' actress refuses to have Botox or go under The Knife because she worries about the long-term effects of cosmetic procedures.

She said: ''There's been a decade or probably more of people doing interventions on their faces and their bodies, and now people are seeing that [in the] long term, it's not so great.

''I'm not sitting on a soapbox telling women what they should and shouldn't do. I just know what works for me. I'd just be too frightened about what it means long-term.

''Looking at women in their 20s doing this stuff, in the end all you see is the work. It doesn't fill me with admiration; it fills me with pity.''

Cate - who is the face of skincare brand SK-II - believes less is more when it comes to looking after her skin, and relies solely on her regular cleansing regime coupled with the occasional oxygen facial.

She told ''We're always looking for the new thing. I'm very old fashioned ... We do so much to ourselves, I don't know whether [from] boredom or what. It's like, do less! Read a book, go for a walk!''

When it comes to looking after your insides, she has this advice: ''I think the glass of lemon juice in the morning is a good thing. It keeps your systems going. Like the people who get into colonic therapy; there's a logic to that. The French have been doing it for years--the Egyptians did it!''

But that is where she draws the line. She added: ''I'm not going to bathe in my own urine--there are certain things in ancient practices that are not worth adhering to!''