The J.Lo glow is real.
And while the 50-year-old actress and singer has plenty to be glowing about—hello, Golden Globes nomination!—she says the key to her good skin is sleep. “The number one tip is to always get enough sleep. I can’t stress this enough. Ideally I would love to get nine or 10 hours of sleep, but either way, I always make sure I get at least eight,” Lopez told InStyle.
Here are more of her beauty secrets.
SHE EATS A LOT OF FRESH PRODUCE
Like many other celebs, she also gives her glowing skin credit to a clean diet and good old H2O “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,” Lopez told People.
SHE AVOIDS SMOKING AND ALCOHOL
J.Lo’s fiancé, Alex Rodriguez confirmed this telling Harper’s Bazaar “She really leans in to the big fundamentals, like getting her rest, eight to 10 hours. She doesn’t drink, doesn’t smoke. She lives a very clean life.”
SHE PRACTICES MINDFULNESS
Okay, we get it, she’s got good will power – something we could’ve probably guessed considering all of the success she’s accomplished in her career; but you may be surprised to find out that Lopez also believes beauty is a state of mind. “I definitely think beauty comes from within—you have to keep your mind, soul, body and spirit in sync. I am a firm believer in meditating and when you are happy and feel joy and love, you radiate beauty,” Lopez told InStyle. But the woo-woo side of J.Lo doesn’t stop there, she also told Harper’s Bazaar that she lives by 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.”
BUT DON’T DISCOUNT THE FACT THAT SHE’S #BLESSED
If you’re starting to think that maybe J.Lo was just born with glowing skin, you’re not wrong. She told Today, “I have to say I have good genes. My mom and my grandma had beautiful skin, so I was blessed with that. I’m fortunate in that way.”
THOUGH SHE DOES HAVE A FEW TRICKS
But she has shared some of her tried and true beauty rituals that don’t require overhauling your whole lifestyle—like washing your face after you sweat. “I always, always wash my face after a workout. That helps keep my pores clean and my skin feeling healthy,” she told Hello! She also never hits the sheets without cleansing first. “I never go to bed without taking my makeup off, [and I use] night creams to keep my skin hydrated. As for daytime, SPF is k-e-y. You have to protect your skin,” she told People. Another staple: Glycolic acid. She told People she uses it to “get that healthy glow and clear skin.”
And while you may think of J.Lo all glammed up, she tends to go makeup free when she’s off duty. “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,” Jennifer told InStyle.
SHE HAS A FEW PRODUCT STAPLES, TOO
Though J.Lo doesn’t tend to share the exact products she uses, her glam squad does. According to Hello!, some of Lopez’s favorites include Lancer The Method: Cleanse, and Lancer Eye Contour Lifting Cream. In an interview with Popsugar, Lopez’s longtime makeup artist Scott Barnes said that she also swears by La Mer Cream. As for that bronzed glow, she swears by Serge Lutens Blusher.
If you’re looking for a more affordable option, Lopez shared that she loves Dr. Hauschka’s Rose Day Cream during a 2014 episode of Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen.