For the past few years, Jennifer Lopez has proven that age is nothing but a number. Her flawless skin and incredible physique have garnered attention and whispers around how she maintains such an ageless appearance. Many may credit an aesthetic doctor for her gorgeous appearance, J.Lo has come out to reveal that, to the surprise of many, she’s never actually gotten any work done.

Speaking to Glamour during a Zoom call with beauty editors ahead of the launch of own skin-care line, JLo Beauty, Lopez revealed that she’s never actually had Botox,

I’m not that person. I don’t have anything against people doing that; it’s just not my thingI’m more about a natural approach to skincare…I think it starts first, honestly, with who you are on the inside and that shows on your face on the outside. That’s number one.”

Now, while the jury is still out on how factual her claim about Botox is, one cannot rely on just Botox to maintain such a flawless appearance. That said, read on to find out how the multitalented star manages to look so ageless.

Jennifer Lopez’s Botox-Free Beauty Secrets

She’s a fan of olive oil

Lopez is such a huge fan of this kitchen staple that she’s included it as a key ingredient in her new skincare products.

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“My mom used to say that olive oil was the cure-all for everything,” the star shared. “And it’s a secret I’ve used over the years because it really does work…I’ve tried drugstore products and I’ve tried the most expensive products. What I went back to is basically secrets my mum told me when I was young. How olive oil is kind of a cure-all for your hair, your skin, your nails, your body. It’s like nature’s magic ingredient.”

How does olive oil help your skin?

Firstly, olive oil is rich in a number of vitamins, most notably vitamins A and E –  both of which are great skin-loving vitamins.

For instance, vitamin E can help with skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. Furthermore, the antioxidant properties found in vitamin E, as well as the presence of squalene in olive oil, can also help to protect the skin from free radical damage, which includes preventing premature aging.

How can I use olive oil on my skin?

You can mix in with your moisturizer. Make sure not to mix too much in. It is still an oil and it does have the potential to clog your pores.

Sunscreen is her superpower

I am a firm believer in SPF. I try not to stay out in the sun for too long.” Lopez shared with InStyle. With the World Health Organisation stating that UV exposure can accelerate skin aging as well as the gradual loss of the skin’s elasticity, which can then result in wrinkles and dry, coarse skin, it’s fair to assume that Ms. Lopez never forgets to use her sunscreen.

When using sunscreen, make sure to select one that’s broad-spectrum, has an SPF of at least 30, and is free of any toxic ingredients like oxybenzone and homosalate.

She’s a fan of glycolic acid

Jennifer Lopez/ Instagram

In 2016, Lopez revealed to People Magazine that she’s a huge fan of glycolic acid as it helps to get that healthy glow and clear skin.

Glycolic acid is a face aside that’s derived from sugar canes. It can be found in a number of cleansers and exfoliators. It’s a favorite ingredient in the beauty world due to its ability to address a number of skincare woes. Not only can glycolic acid help to remove dead skin cells, but it also helps to stimulate the production of collagen, leaving you with a smooth, clear, and wrinkle-free complexion that even J.Lo herself would be jealous of.

She didn’t let lockdown kill her fitness game

A lot of us, admittedly, took a fitness break during the lockdown period. Lopez, on the other hand, made sure to stay on top of her fitness routine.

Speaking on El Zol 107.9, Lopez admitted that while she struggled with lockdown, she did her best to keep things moving: “Do a little workout at home, do something that’s going to make you feel good. Cook something you like, lift yourself up, keep going.”

If you’re not sure of where to start, try the below 20-minute at-home workout courtesy of Lopez’s fiancé Alex Rodriguez.

 

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Want to know more?

Jennifer Lopez isn’t the only one whose wellness secrets are becoming a hot topic. With Vice-President Elect Kamala Harris’s incredible election victory alongside Joe Bidden, many are wondering how she keeps in such incredible shape. That said, here’s How the United States Vice-President Elect Uses Exercise to Maintain a Work-Life Balance.

Pie Mulumba

Pie Mulumba

Pie Mulumba is a beauty and wellness writer who has a passion for poetry, equality, natural hair, and skin-care. With a journalism degree from Pearson's Institute of Higher Education, and identifiable by either her large afro or colorful locks, Pie aspires to continuously provide the latest information, be it beauty or wellness, on how one can adopt a healthy lifestyle on a day-to-day basis.

The content in this editorial is for general information only and is not intended to provide medical or other professional advice. For more information on your medical condition and treatment options, speak to your healthcare professional.

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