We all recognize Jennifer Lopez for her trendsetting style , her famous derierre, and most of all,and her gorgeous glowing skin!
Not all of us are lucky enough to have Scott Barnes, world famous makeup artist, following us around everyday making sure we look our best. Regardless of her makeup, we think it’s safe to say that J-Lo looks better in her 40’s than she did in her 30’s. So, how does she maintain her sexy, ageless look while being a perfect mother, wife, artist, and TV star?
Our Pretty Practitioners are about to let you know! Keep Reading…
Shea, our APA (Aesthetic Physician’s Assistant), says…
Jennifer credits her good skin to staying out of the sun, advice she has been promoting for over a decade! I couldn’t agree more that the sun will damage your skin and make it age faster. I’m a huge advocate for sun hats and using a quality sunscreen everyday. La Roche Posay’s Anthelios line is outstanding. Try their Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid with SPF 60, ($29.50, drugstore.com). It’s light enough to wear under your makeup and won’t irritate your skin.
Another product Jennifer is a big advocate for is moisturizer. One of her favorite products is Dr Hauschka’s Rose Day Cream, ($42.95, soap.com). This is made with avocado and rose petals to protect the skin from drying out and create the perfect canvas for makeup artist Scott Barnes to work with.
J Lo has also been known to use placenta collagen masks, from Plazan Skin Care Products, (plazancosmetics.com). Placenta skincare products have become increasingly popular because they are loaded with nutient rich ingredients. They have been proven to slow down the skins aging process and help skin look younger and more supple.
If you aren’t too enthusiastic about using placenta products, another great anti-aging alternative is glycolic acid. Adding a toner or nighttime moisturizer with 5-20% glycolic acid will help tighten skin and decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Karin, our BB (Beauty Blogger), says…
J Lo might as well be called ” J Glow”! From her hair to every inch of her skin, she is literally a golden goddess!
Jennifer admits to being sun-shy, which is why her skin is as flawless as it was 20 years ago! Unlike other sunless stars (Julianne Moore, Nicole Kidman, to name a few…), Ms. Lopez chooses to enhance her olive skin with sunless tanners and spray tans. Long gone are the days that tanning products left you looking like a streaky carrot. Clarins Self Tanning Instant Gel, ($33, sephora.com), has been one of my favorites for years. It doesn’t get too sticky on your skin, and the color is a believable just-off-your-yacht golden hue. Always be sure to exfoliate well before applying to avoid spots and tell-tale streaks!
A great tan let’s you cheat when it comes to your makeup (so does having Mr. Barnes following you 24/7!). I love to highlight my eyes with shimmery pinks and golds to play up a soft, beach kissed look. Too Faced makes a fabulous eye shadow kit called called The Naturals, ($33, ulta.com). Not only does it have nine full-sized colors, but it also comes with adorably useful tip cards to help you create the look you want!
These, plus about a million squats and spin classes, will have you and your “assets” shimmering all summer long…just like Jenny!
Dr. V, our Celebrity Plastic Surgeon, says…
The biggest reason why Jenny looks so young is volume! Not only does she have enough of it, but it’s all in the right places too.
Her cheekbones are gorgeous, and there are no visible hollows under her eyes. Her smile lines are nearly nonexistent, and her lips are just full enough to look young without looking fake.
Volume naturally deflates from our faces as we age, so I suspect that Jenny has probably had a treatment or two with soft tissue fillers like Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, or Sculptra, and her results are excellent!
Sculptra is a particularly good product for restoring natural youthful fullness to the cheekbone and under-eye area, and it’s gaining tremendous popularity in my practice for this purpose. Sculptra stimulates collagen production over a period of about 3-4 months, so the results are not only natural, but very gradual. This is very different from other products like Radiesse where the result is immediately noticeable. While an immediate result certainly has it’s benefits, a more gradual result might be more appealing to someone who really doesn’t want anyone to know that she had anything done. And, as an added benefit, Sculptra is the only product that can last 2-3 years!
Here’s a real-life Sculptra result for you. I treated her cheekbones, under-eye area, and smile lines. Incredibly natural, and incredibly beautiful. You can also click here for more Before & After pictures of fillers: MASFillers.com.
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NOTICE: None of the celebrities or individuals discussed here have ever received treatment, surgery, medical advice, or evaluations from any author, physician, surgeon, or representative of this blog. All images and photos in this article represent models only. No actual patients or clients are shown.