Jennifer Lopez is known for her incredible year round ‘J-Low Glow’ but what is it that makes her skin so radiant? Skinstation has done some digging and we’ve got all Jennifer’s top skincare secrets. Famous for her singing, acting and dancing, this incredibly talented woman would have a CV the length of your arm with career goals ticked at every bullet point. But then again J-Low probably doesn’t have a CV. We love a multitasking goddess, and we can all learn a thing or two from Jennifer Lopez, whether it’s a workout routine, healthy lifestyle guidance or skincare routine. And the latter, is exactly what we’re going to be talking about today.
J-Low skincare tip number 1
SPF is everything. Jennifer swears by her Skinceuticals Mineral Radiance Defense Sunscreen. Unlike traditional sun-creams that leave your skin feeling oily and looking a pasty white, SkinCeuticals Mineral Radiance Defence is an almost weightless fluid and the sheerness leaves a matt texture as an ideal base to wear under makeup. SkinCeuticals Mineral Radiance UV Defence SPF 50 is also paraben and chemical-filter free, making it more than perfect for sensitive, dry and acne prone skin. It’s also water-resistant meaning you don’t need to re-apply as often as your every day SPF.
J-Low skincare tip number 2
Get enough sleep. Jennifer Lopez says ‘The number one tip is to always get enough sleep. I can't stress this enough, I would love to get nine or 10 hours of sleep, but either way, I always make sure I get at least eight.’ The time you spend sleeping is when your body repairs itself ready for the next day. It digests food, builds muscle and produces new skin cells. If you don’t get enough sleep you could be left with dark circles under your eyes and a dry, dull complexion from dead skin.
J-Low skincare tip number 3
Let your skin breath. At the age of 50, Jennifer Lopez still has an amazingly youthful radiance about her. It’s clear to see from J-Low’s social feeds that when she’s not on set, performing or rehearsing, she likes to go makeup free. ‘I am pretty low-key when it comes to my day-to-day beauty routine. I have to wear a lot of makeup for work, so when I am not working, I tend to wear little to no makeup.’ This is a great way to clear the skin of any toxins and makeup residue and get the most from your skin’s natural state. Your skin will thank you for it.
J-Low skincare tip number 4
Jennifer has said, ‘I always, always wash my face after a workout. That helps keep my pores clean and my skin feeling healthy.’ and she’s totally right. Washing away sweat and excess skin oils can unclog your pores, meaning your skin is left rejuvenated.
J-Low skincare tip number 5
Keep your skin hydrated. J-Low’s favourite go to product for hydrating is Skinceuticals Hydrating B5 Gel. SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel contains hyaluronic acid, the skin’s natural hydrating agent. This acid is organically produced by your skin cells for water retention and so the Hydrating B5 gel works with your body to lock in moisture, leaving your skin feeling smooth and supple. Not only does this product help the appearance of your skin, it promotes tissue repair and nourishment too. The properties mean the gel also helps as an anti-ageing formula - maybe that’s how J-Low stays so youthful?