Catherine Zeta Jones Looks Age-Defying in Rare Instagram Appearance with Michael Douglas and Kids

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Catherine Zeta-Jones is one of Hollywood’s most beautiful women, and aging doesn’t seem to have affected her looks at all. At 47, she still looks beautiful with flawless skin and gorgeous long hair.

At Catherine Zeta Jones’ age, many women start showing signs of wrinkles and crow’s feet—but not this mother of two and wife to legendary actor Michael Douglas. She seems to have age-defying secrets that are keeping her looking fresh and youthful.

Catherine Zeta-Jones’ kids were on Instagram this week in a picture the actress posted of herself with her husband and two kids, who are now teenagers and clearly have their mother’s good looks. Jones looked relaxed and naturally beautiful.

Zeta-Jones, who had her first movie breakthrough in The Mask of Zorro opposite Antonio Banderas in 1998, has long been considered one of the most beautiful women in the movie business, though she has been out of the spotlight in recent years for health reasons. The actress has said that no scalpel or syringe has ever been near her face or body, let alone in it.

And really, you can tell simply by looking at her. Three of her secrets are argan oil, getting a lot of sleep every night, and eating well. That’s it, as simple as that.

Although rumors have circulated for years that she has had breast augmentation and work done to her face, the actress maintains that she has never had plastic surgery. It’s not that she is against plastic surgery; she just says she hasn’t had any work done to date.

She doesn’t feel the need to go under the knife just yet but doesn’t judge those who decide it is the right decision for them and makes them feel better. Feeling good about yourself is so important regardless of how you get there (as long as it won’t actually do damage short term or long term).

How Catherine Still Looks Good, from Head to Toe

These days, Zeta-Jones says, you don’t have to be a beauty queen to be an actress, and the roles that are coming her way these days are different and, frankly, more interesting. That kind of response is vastly different from what other older female actresses say, but it is good to hear that women in general aren’t actually being typecast.

Her preferred way of keeping her skin looking fresh and youthful, and glowing to boot, is with argan oil. Argan oil is an excellent moisturizer, and that’s why it is found in so many beauty products on the market today. The oil nourishes the skin and helps to smooth out wrinkles—not deep-seated wrinkles, but the fine lines that begin to appear early on.

The skin wrinkles due to loss of moisture in the skin as well the loss of collagen, which lessens in the skin as we age. Using argan oil every day can help with dry skin and fine lines.

As for workouts, Zeta-Jones reportedly relies on whole-body workouts, including ballet and gym workouts. She also uses a hula hoop and the treadmill in her routine, and she does elliptical workouts.

She works out every day and doesn’t have a trainer because she doesn’t need anyone to motivate her. The Hay Diet is a diet the actress allegedly likes to follow.

“Catherine Zeta-Jones Diet & Work Out Plan’,” Celebrity Diets web site, March 11, 2016;, last accessed October 12, 2016.