Jennifer Lopez has one piece of advice for aging gracefully, and the good news is — it’s completely free.
The 53-year-old star opened up to Vogue on Wednesday, sharing her tips and tricks for “glowy” skin.
“One of my biggest beauty secrets is sleep,” she tells the camera. “One of my tricks for when I can’t get enough sleep is that there’s a certain amount of hours that I feel like you can sleep before your face falls asleep.” According to Lopez, it’s “either under four or over seven hours. That’s my rule.”
Of course, J.Lo’s beauty routine goes beyond her eight (or four or seven) hours of shut-eye. Beyond her chart-topping hits and ever-growing IMDb page, the newlywed starlet regularly credits her namesake JLo Beauty line as the secret behind her “perfect” skin.
“Because I have to wear so much makeup all the time and reapply it all day long, [I need] something that will really wash and cleanse my face in a beautiful way,” she says while massaging the cleanser into her skin.
Despite rumours of her high-maintenance, high-cost beauty routine, Lopez swears by “very simple” skin care, which was why she created JLo Beauty.
“I was always like, cleanser, a little bit of a cream, sunscreen — very basic,” she says.
Alongside JLo Beauty’s hero product, That JLo Glow Serum with Olive Complex, which Lopez credits as the “magic” ingredient behind her “beautiful, glowy skin,” the Marry Me actress declares sunscreen a non-negotiable part of her routine.
“I feel like [sunscreen] was one of the things that was a game-changer for me in staying youthful over the years,” she says. “Wearing sunscreen every single day.”
“The truth is, if you start young, it will make a huge difference.”Jennifer Lopez
“The truth is, if you start young, it will make a huge difference.”
“Until 25, you get the face that you were born with,” she says. “After that, you get the face you deserve.”
Everything “starts with your skin” and how “rested and happy you are,” she tells the camera. “Because you can put on all the makeup in the world, but if you’re unhappy [and] your skin’s not healthy, you’re just going to look like you put a bunch of makeup on top of something that’s like…you can’t cover it up.”
“You can’t cover up how you feel on the inside,” she continues. “How you take care of yourself, people see that.”
Following a makeup artist-worthy contour application, Lopez finishes her routine with her brand’s newest products: a never-before-seen serum and body cream duo (set to launch later this month).
“If you know, you know,” she says of JLo Beauty’s body products, including the Firm + Flaunt Targeted Booty Balm, “and you’re obsessed.”
Moisturized, contoured, and ready to tackle the day ahead, Lopez recites her go-to mantras for the camera: “Remember: I am magnificent, and my life is full of joy, laughter, adventure and love. Success and prosperity too!”