AceShowbiz - Selma Blair avoided looking at herself in the mirror after undergoing treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS). The "Cruel Intentions" star doesn't think she "missed" staring at her reflection as the actress - who has had a bone marrow stem cell transplant and other procedures since she was diagnosed with the neurological condition in 2018 - insisted it became "too much effort" to scrutinise her appearance.
"After I had treatment, I'd honestly, like, stopped looking in the mirror," she told America's Instyle magazine. "My hair was short, I was bloated, I had alopecia on my lashes and my face. And it was all so much effort - I sometimes don't see well - so I just stopped, and I didn't think I missed it."
But the self-proclaimed "fashion girl" insisted she has never viewed looking after her appearance as "frivolous." She said, "I've never thought of fashion, make-up - really, any of our ways of self-care and presenting ourselves - as frivolous."
The 50-year-old actress - who has 10-year-old son Arthur from a previous relationship - has had to rethink her entire wardrobe since her diagnosis. She said, "You find the things that don't have the buckles or the bells and whistles in the same way."
And Selma has embraced walking with a cane and using it as a fashion accessory. She said, "I was so happy, because it meant I could wear my heels."
The "Legally Blonde" actress was delighted to come across Guide Beauty - of which she is now CCO - because their products are designed to be accessible and guide the hand to better and easier application.
She said, "It was a real turning point for me. It was like, 'OK, let's start waking up again.'... It could let me dip my toe back in the water of caring for myself in a way and feeling supported."