Justine Bateman: 'I've Never Been Interested In Changing My Face'

09/25/2013 at 09:00 AM ET

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Justine Bateman grew up in front of America’s eyes, but she doesn’t mind that she keeps on aging. In fact, the Family Ties actress embraces the aging process and keeps makeup to a minimum.

“I’ve never been interested in changing my face. I hear of those glycolic peels and the Botox and plastic surgeries and I am just, like, “Oh my God,” the star, 47, tells PEOPLE. “I just could never do that.”

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Instead, the busy the mother of two likes to keep her beauty regimen simple and healthy.

“I’ve never liked spending a lot of time on beauty stuff. I have two eye pencils that I use and that’s it,” says Bateman, who is currently blogging about her experiences as a University of California, Los Angeles sophomore studying computer science. “For school, I don’t even put on makeup because I can’t tend to it later in the day. I just need something fast that works.”

Opting for basic products with simple ingredients, Bateman uses creams instead of foundation makeup.

“I’m picky about skin care because I hate perfumes or anything that says ‘It will take away all the lines on your face.’ I don’t want to do that,” she says. “But I do use Kiehl’s and this skin cream called Restorsea because it makes my skin look nice and feel soft. I have even pulled some of the women who are my age who are going to college in to using it. I like that it works and it is not damaging my face in order to get there.”

–Patrick Gomez

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Kalla on

I think she looks great and healthy! I’d prefer to look at a few wrinkles than some botoxed, frozen, cat-face with chicken cutlet cheek implants and fish lips.

gina on

I’m sorry, but she has aged BADLY. Do something with that hair and try to make yourself presentable. That does not take botox or fillers, just care for one’s appearance.

Debs on

She was very pretty as a young girl and she is still pretty as a grown woman.

Amanda on

Whoa…that’s scary.

Amp on

Her skin looks pretty good, but I wish she’d dye her hair all one color (and cut about 2″ off). She’d look SO much better without the scraggly ends of her hair. As for her face, I like that she’s going natural with it. She’s embracing the natural order of things (aging) and is doing so with dignity and class. :)

Imzadi on

Glad she stayed natural, but a little eyebrow tweezing, and a decent hairstyle would do wonders.

Jane Doe on


Robyn on

Her face is fine, the hair needs some help

rudy2138 on

Justine, did you know long hair on older women pulls your face down? A new hairstyle would do wonders to make you look younger! I do agree on aging gracefully though.

Sara on

Restorsea does exactly what she claims to hate. Weird.

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