Simon Cowell "doesn't believe" in cosmetic surgery.

The 52-year-old music mogul insists working out and watching his diet are key to his youthful looks, with drinking ginger tea "all day long" a particularly important part of his health regime.

Asked if he had ever undergone procedures such as Botox injections, he said: " Not at all, none. I don't believe in all that.

Eating is the most important thing. I feel OK at the moment, I work out two or three times a week, doing my push-ups. And I drink ginger tea all day long, which is amazing."

Simon's friend and 'x factor' co-judge Paula Abdul claims Simon's secret to youth is a series of beauty products.

She told 'Access Hollywood': "He has more products than I do. But I take his advice because he looks good."

Simon recently revealed he does 500 push-ups as part of his daily routine.

He said: "I'll do 500 push-ups in a day religiously, and if I can I like to have a workout. Then I have a steam and a bath but I always have breakfast in bed.

"A workday starts around 1 or 2 in the afternoon. I have a weird routine. I'll have a massage and then I'll have four or five beers ice cold. Then I'll carry on until 4 or 5 in the morning and that kind of keeps me awake."