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Olivia Munn explains what's up with her face, in case anyone was worried

Olivia Munn has gotten the jump on any Renee Zellweger comparisons, posting photos of herself from this year and last and going point by point to explain why she doesn't look exactly the same in both shots.

Of course, humans familiar with the concepts of lighting, grooming, makeup and — what do they call it? Oh yeah — normal human aging might not have freaked out about her looks in the first place, but the "Newsroom" actress explained it all anyway in a post late Tuesday on Instagram.

"[H]ere are 4 skin tips I've learned just over this past year that really helped the texture and shape of my face," she wrote, after talking about her love of research and the notion that women can't age as well as men do.

"Who says guys are the only ones who can get better with age?" she said. "We're gonna turn that myth around if we share what we learn with each other."

Ask anyone who knows me and they'll tell you I love research. Convinced that there's got to be natural, healthy ways (ie not only the rich and connected can do it) to keep your skin from aging, I do lots of research. Who says guys are the only ones who can get better with age? We're gonna turn that myth around if we share what we learn with each other. So here are 4 skin tips I've learned just over this past year that really helped the texture and shape of my face. Left Pic: 1 year ago. Right Pic: Last month. 1. I lost 12 pounds this past year while training for Xmen. I kept it off by coming up w/an hour workout I do a few times a week. The weight loss leaned out my cheeks and jawline. Working out is also great for your skin because it increases blood flow to your face which helps rejuvenate. 2. Reshaped my brows. I do my own brows and always thought they were supposed to have a high arch. Then a facialist pointed out to me that I was shaping my brows into a frown. So I let the top of my brows grow in (which is never fun because it looks spotty for a few weeks) and then I plucked the bottom. That gave my brows a more horizontal angle and instantly brightened my eyes. 3. Got rid of sunspots. I love my freckles. But over the past couple of years I've seen more come up and merge with other freckles to make large dark spots. Dark spots prevent your skin from reflecting light and gives you a dull complexion. So for the past year I've been diligently using @Proactiv Mark Fading Pads. I wipe my face with one every night and now my face has a more even tone and the large spots aren't as noticeable. 4. I've talked about this before and I still stand by it: Japanese potatoes that are high in Hyaluronic Acid help keep wrinkles away. Look up this video: "Connie Chung Yuzihara" to learn all about it. There are Hyaluronic Acid pills and vitamins but I think that the best way to get it in your system is by eating them in foods that naturally have them. I'm still looking into what gets rid of the lines that develop around your neck. I think it has to do with tension and acupuncture might be the answer. When I find out more, I'll let you know. ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿

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Munn, who turns 36 in July, explains that she lost 12 pounds for "X-Men: Apocalypse" and kept it off, which "leaned out" her cheeks and jawline. She got professional tips on how to shape her eyebrows more effectively. She's eating Japanese potatoes for their hyaluronic acid, and she's using fading pads to get rid of the sun spots that otherwise cause her freckles to merge into one another and create complexion-dulling blobs.

In comments on the post, of course, she's accused of using fillers and not changing her brows one darn bit, and told things like, "You look lovely but please own the eye-lift. You're not a Kardashian, you're much better."

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