Anti-Aging Tricks Jennifer Lopez Uses to Look Half Her Age

Curated by Claudia Shannon / Research Scientist / ishonest

Jennifer Lopez’s awe-inspiring performance at the Super Bowl LIV halftime show has got everyone talking. Not only were her pole dancing skills on point with someone—like an experienced pro—in their twenties, but her ageless beauty is quickly earning her the nickname J. Glow.

She gets her beauty rest

Despite her busy schedule of acting, making new music, performing in concerts, attending movie premieres, working out with her fiancé, slugger Alex Rodriguez, and mothering her two children (Max and Emme), Lopez somehow finds time to get more sleep than the majority of the country.

"The number one tip is to always get enough sleep. I can't stress this enough," she told InStyle in 2018. "I would love to get nine or 10 hours of sleep, but either way, I always make sure I get at least eight."

She hydrates and eats clean

Lopez believes that beauty starts from within. “Sorry, it’s true! I think drinking lots of water and fresh foods with lots of fruits and vegetables (I keep [them] with me at all time.) all play into the quality of skin’s appearance,” she shared with People in 2016.

She doesn't drink or smoke

You might see J.Lo out on the town occasionally, but you will never catch her throwing back drinks or puffing on a cigarette. “She doesn’t drink, doesn’t smoke. She lives a very clean life,” her fiancé attested to Harper's Bazaar in 2018.

She also avoids caffeine

While Lopez does enjoy coffee in the morning, she sticks to decaf. “I haven’t had caffeine in years,” she reportedly told Us Weekly in 2016.

She has great genes

While she does work hard to keep her J.Lo glow, she also admits she has a genetic advantage. "I have to say I have good genes,” she confessed to Today. “My mom and my grandma had beautiful skin, so I was blessed with that. I'm fortunate in that way."

She meditates and uses mantras

In addition to her diet, Lopez believes that there is a mind-body connection when it comes to beauty. "I definitely think beauty comes from within—you have to keep your mind, soul, body and spirit in sync,” she told InStyle in 2016. “I am a firm believer in meditating and when you are happy and feel joy and love, you radiate beauty."

She also revealed Harper's Bazaar in 2018 that she is a fan of mantras and daily affirmations. "I am youthful and timeless. I tell myself that every day, a few times a day. It sounds like clichéd bullshit, but it’s not: Age is all in your mind. Look at Jane Fonda,” she shared.

She also cleanses her face before bed

No matter how tired J.Lo is, she never neglects her skincare routine. "I never go to bed without taking my makeup off, [and I use] night creams to keep my skin hydrated,” she revealed to People in 2016.

She protects her skin from sun damage

Lopez is a “firm believer in SPF,” she told InStyle in 2018. “I try not to stay out in the sun too long," she added. She also revealed in an interview with People in 2016 that she relies on sunscreen every single day to protect her skin.

She invests in anti-aging skincare products

Even though she might spend hours in the makeup chair for performances and special events, Lopez makes sure to allow her skin opportunities to breathe. "I am pretty low-key when it comes to my day-to-day beauty routine,” she confessed to InStyle in 2016. “I have to wear a lot of makeup for work, so when I am not working, I tend to wear little to no makeup.”

At the end of a long day, J.Lo relies on Lancer Skincare The Method: Cleanse ($55; dermstore.com) to remove excess oil, increase cell renewal, and protect skin from future damage. She also loves the brand's Lancer Skincare Eye Contour Lifting Cream ($95; nordstrom.com) to help diminish dark circles, wrinkles, and puffiness, thanks to a potent formula boasting caffeine, hyaluronic acid, and peptides to brighten the under-eye area.

Her longtime makeup artist, Scott Barnes, also revealed in an interview with Popsugar in 2018 that the star swears by La Mer Moisturizing Cream (from $90; nordstrom.com), a cult-favorite cream that deeply hydrates dry skin. "That's the one thing that's on the makeup station, no matter what," he said.

And while she does have an arsenal of luxury products, J.Lo did confess— in a 2014 appearance on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen—to using Dr. Hauschka's Rose Day Cream ($45; amazon.com), a more budget-friendly moisturizer, which uses avocado and rose hip oil to hydrate, condition, and calm irritated skin.

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