Kristin Davis Glows in Makeup-Free Selfie After Being ‘Ridiculed Relentlessly’

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Kristin Davis is giving fans what they want: snapshots embracing her natural beauty. On Monday, April 1, the 59-year-old actress took to Instagram to share a makeup-free selfie, showcasing her radiant skin and natural wavy hair, snapped during a trip to Africa earlier this year.

“Jet lagged, but the Kenya hair is worth it ❤️,” she captioned the Instagram post. It’s garnered 25,000 likes and counting, not to mention hundreds of comments praising her natural beauty. “More stunning than ever,” wrote one follower, with many others echoing similar sentiments.

Her most recent selfie is the second one she’s shared to her Instagram feed from her trip to Kenya. This past February, she posted another, softly smiling for the camera with her hair styled in the same voluminous, natural waves, and embracing her makeup-free, natural skin.

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This post comes in the wake of criticism regarding the Sex and the City star’s use of facial fillers, a topic she openly acknowledges having mixed experiences with. “I have done fillers and it’s been good and I’ve done fillers and it’s been bad,” she told The Telegraph in June of last year. “I’ve had to get them dissolved and I’ve been ridiculed relentlessly. And I have shed tears about it. It’s very stressful.”

Davis—known for her role as Charlotte York in both the original Sex and the City and the And Just Like That… revival—confesses in The Telegraph interview that it’s been “hard to be confronted with your younger self at all times.”

“And it’s a challenge to remember that you don’t have to look like that,” she continued. “The internet wants you to—but they also don’t want you to. They’re very conflicted …”

Davis is reshaping our perceptions of aging. For our Winter 2022 issue, she enthusiastically spoke about York’s personal evolution, a journey which happens to mirror her own. “You know Charlotte, she’s not going to change—at least not when it comes to her style,” Davis explained. “I’m just excited for the world to meet the 55-year-old version of her. She has some stories to tell.”

The actress is no stranger to critique the HBO Max series has received. “We’re very aware the show is not perfect in terms of the modern-day lens.” But she sees value in reviving it with an older cast. “The whole time, I kept saying, ‘There’s no reason why we wouldn’t have interesting stories to tell now’…even though we are now in the ageism world, which is interesting since, originally, we started in the sexism world.”

She, along with the rest of the cast, are shrugging off the critiques. “So, even if the world isn’t ready to break down these walls, which is, unfortunately, very true, we were ready. We are ready!” she says. “We were set on making this thing, and we know that people want to see this thing, and we know that, even if people don’t watch it, they will talk about it, which is a miracle when you think about it.”

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