There’s no denying celebrities look amazing- all the time. But how do they even get to that? This is something we all try to get our heads around. I mean seriously, who wouldn’t want completely flawless skin?
If you’re like us, when you’re looking at a photo of glow queen JLo, your thoughts alternate between “What is this sorcery?!” and “Tell us your secrets, woman!” Thankfully, the 52-year-old superstar did just that by giving a little insight into that much-coveted Jennifer Lopez skincare routine. This past April, the Marry Me actress posted an Instagram video—which has racked up a casual five million views—that revealed both her daily affirmations (“Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties”) and her refreshingly straightforward morning skin regimen.
The bare-faced beauty revealed that she washes her face with a cleanser from her eponymous JLo Beauty brand while in the shower. She follows that up with a few pumps of the brand’s serum all over her face and neck. “It’s vitamins for the face, so I like to think of it as taking my vitamins for the morning,” the star says.
After letting the serum soak in for a second, Lopez slathers on some sunscreen. “Sunscreen is really important and has been one of my beauty secrets since I was in my late teens, early twenties,” she says. Amen to that! She finishes her face off with a touch of eye cream. “It’s always nice to have a little extra moisture.” A JLo pro-tip? She also puts a pat of eye cream in the space between her brows. And that’s it! Who would’ve guessed that a mega-star skincare routine would take less than five minutes?!
A facial cleanser is the first step in every at-home skin care regimen. In addition to removing dirt, dead skin cells, and other unwanted surface debris, a properly formulated facial cleanser can prime your skin for a daily skincare routine, acne treatment, and other skin care products. Lopez begins her skincare routine by removing her make-up and unclogging her pores with this gel creme cleanser, taking it all the way down to her neck. Many visible signs of skin aging, such as wrinkles, dullness, and fine lines, are caused by environmental aggressors — but the good news is, you can fight back! By following the right skin-care routine, and ensuring proper facial cleansing, you can enhance the appearance of your skin and improve its firmness, texture and long-term health.
Jlo then moves on to her glow-boosting, moisturizing serum, using her That JLo Glow Serum, which she reportedly sent back to the lab 23 times until it was the perfect formula. The concept with a serum is that larger amounts of active molecules will potentially penetrate the skin’s surface for optimum effectiveness. Also, due to the higher concentration, it typically takes a shorter amount of time to see visible results.Serums are lighter skin care formulations than moisturizers. The thinner viscosity allows the serum to be absorbed more easily into your skin. This makes a face serum an ideal first step in the layering process.
And Lopez’s daytime skincare isn’t complete without a broad spectrum SPF for that all-important sun protection. “One of my secrets to, I think, keeping me as youthful as people like to say I look, I believe is from SPF 30 and using it every single day as my moisturizer,” she said on social media. Sunscreen protects your skin and reduces your risk of developing skin cancer and skin pre-cancers. Applying SPF in conjunction with other sun protection behaviors – like wearing dark clothing and sunglasses – reduces the harmful effects of sun exposure.
Lastly the multi talented star finishes off her routine with a few pats of her That Fresh Take eye cream, which she applies delicately under her eyes as well as in the space between her brows. That sensitive area requires special maintenance to keep it looking its best. Eye creams do just that. They’re formulated to target the delicate skin around the eyes and deliver moisture and just the right amount of specific ingredients to help and not hurt. They can lessen the look of bags, puffiness, and uneven tone while keeping the area nourished and supple. They also protect against signs of premature aging. Eye creams have calming, nourishing ingredients to comfort your under-eye area. They can also be rich and creamy or light and non-greasy, with a subtle coolness in temperature.