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Jennifer Lopez hosted SNL last Saturday and proved, yet again, that she’s aging backward. The 50-year-old multi-hyphenate superstar not only pulled off a ton of skits looking absolutely flawless but also rocked that famous green Versace dress AGAIN. And she looked better than ever doing it.
So, instead of being green with envy, we thought we could follow in her footsteps and learn a tip or two. Here are some of her skincare and beauty secrets to try to capture some of that J.Lo glow.
Ok, so we hear all the time that, if you want to be successful, you have to miss out on some zzz’s. That’s not really true, according to J. Lo (yay!). She told InStyle that she tries to get 9-10 hours of beauty sleep every day and that she settles for 8 hours at the very least. Talk about beauty sleep!
In an interview with Hello!, Jennifer mentioned Lancer The Method: Cleanse and Lancer Eye Contour Lifting Cream as some of her favorite beauty products.
In another interview with Well + Good, her go-to makeup artist Mary Phillips said that Jennifer loves Själ Saphir Concentrate – a facial oil that contains aquamarine, botanical retinol, soothing blue chamomile, and a biomarine complex. It’s super expensive - clocking in at around $175 a bottle - but it may be worth a try.
Finally, J.Lo herself mentioned on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen that she has been Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream from Whole Foods for about 10 years.
Unsurprisingly, J.Lo works out pretty much every day. Her secret to maintaining her routine? Keeping it fresh! She told Hollywood Life, "I work out three or four times a week. When I’m in New York, I work out with David Kirsch — he’s an amazing trainer. When I’m in L.A., I work with Tracy Anderson. I like the balance that they both give me. They have two totally different approaches. I like switching it up with my body.”
She revealed to Well+Good, “Affirmations are so important. 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 says.
“I don't drink, or smoke, or have caffeine," she told Hollywood Life. "That really wrecks your skin as you get older." She also says that she hasn’t had caffeine, "in years," and that apparently is a major key to her youthful appearance.
This is definitely something that everyone knows, but Lopez backs up this best practice with personal experience. "I never go to bed without taking my makeup off, [and I use] night creams to keep my skin hydrated," she told People. If it’ll make us look like J.Lo, it’s worth the hassle!
“We eat a lot of green vegetables, asparagus, Brussel sprouts, broccoli, and kale. I love to cook, I cook a lot of stuff, I love cooking Puerto Rican food because that's what I grew up on," J.Lo told Daily Mail. And it makes sense The body needs good fuel, and a healthy mix of nutrient-rich veggies will get the job done.