InStyle: The fountain of youth may not be an actual, physical thing, but that hasn’t stopped anyone from trying to chase it — stars included. Although there is also nothing wrong with embracing your age, celebrating your wrinkles, and letting your hair turn a glorious shade of gray. Whether you want to try every new serum and treatment to turn back the hands of time, let yourself age naturally, or do something in the middle of those extremes, it is your choice to decide how you want to age.
Celebrities also fall in the range of these extremes with their anti-aging treatments. While some celebrities stay tight-lipped with the skincare routines and treatments that get them glowing, these 16 stars hold no reservations about letting us in on exactly what they do.
From #lifehacks to product recommendations, keep reading for the stars’ best anti-aging advice.
When it comes to hair care, Gabrielle Union tells us she starts with a healthy scalp — so it’s a good thing her haircare line Flawless helps with just that.
The actress says she works on “improving my scalp health, moisture and nurturing my hair,” she previously told InStyle. “Three times a week… I’m washing with our Hydrating Detangling Shampoo and our Hydrating Co-Wash Cleansing Conditioner, and then the Detangling Leave-in Conditioner. Then once a week, I would do the Repairing Deep Conditioner Masque.”
Everyone in the world is after the multi-hyphenate’s skincare routine because, well, have you seen that J.Lo glow? This is why she founded her skincare brand: JLo Beauty.
She previously told us that her secret is less is more. Well, that and olive oil. “My mom and aunts swear by olive oil to deliver a glow,” she told us. “The hero ingredient in JLo Beauty is a modernized version of olive oil, called the Olive Complex. It’s a combination of ingredients derived from extra-virgin olive oil, fermented oil, leaf extract, and squalane. It gives the skin this weightless, all-day hydration, antioxidant protection, and an ageless radiance. And it doesn’t smell like salad dressing,” she added with a laugh.
The EGOT-winning musician steals a lot of his beauty secrets — and products — from his wife Chrissy Teigen. “We love SK-II — the moisturizer, the Pitera [Essence],” he previously told InStyle. “I think in general, that’s probably a common story for couples, [especially hetero] couples; a lot of times the guy is getting tips from their girlfriend or their wife, and we’re influenced heavily by their choices.”
The model told us that her secret to her flawless complexion is moisturizer and sheet masks. “Say I’m heading out for a date night: I start by moisturizing to prep my skin — sometimes I’ll even throw on a face mask,” she previously told InStyle, adding that the sheet masks aren’t just for your face. “Toward the end of my third trimester with my son, when I was counting the seconds until giving birth, I’d put one sheet mask on my face and another on my bump and watch TV. My daughter thought it was so hilarious!”
You may be wondering how the heck the morning talk show host stays so youthful and energetic. Her secret? “I feel like dancing keeps your mind and body young,” Ripa, whose workouts are mostly dance-based, previously told InStyle. “I have to remind myself that I’m not 23 because I still feel like I am,” she adds.
According to Cruz, the best beauty advice she ever got came from her mother. “[She always said] to eat healthy and get a solid amount of rest. I remember her sounding like a broken record telling us to eat our veggies and go to sleep,” she previously told InStyle. “She annoyed me, but now, as a mother, I hear myself saying the same things.”
The reason Aniston hasn’t aged a day since her time as Rachel Green? A healthy mixture of microcurrent facials, which she dubs “a little workout for your face,” and the Clear and Brilliant Laser treatments. “It’s a great refresher, and there’s very little downtime,” she told InStyle. “It won’t make you look like a peeled tomato.”
Additionally, she uses a light hand when applying makeup, and swears by Aveeno’s SPF 60.
For Halle Berry, the dewier her complexion, the better. “No matter what age you are, you always look a little better when your skin is a little dewy, not too powdery. I went through phases where all I wanted to do was be matte and powdered up, but then I found it wasn’t the best look for me,” she told InStyle. “Before I do my makeup, I spray my face with rosewater and let that sink in. It keeps my makeup looking very dewy, and I feel like it just makes me look more youthful, alive, and fresh.”
Hayek’s formula for perfect skin involves never going to bed with a full face on. “I’ve never gone to bed without washing my face. Never in my life,” she told InStyle. “Even if I’m sick, tired — heck, even if I was drunk! I might forget to take off the dress, the shoes, and the jewelry, but not the makeup. It’s second nature.”
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Parker, too, is an advocate for always going to bed with clean skin. “The thing I’m most diligent about is washing my face,” she told InStyle. “I say to my husband, ‘Oh, I’m so tired, Matthew! I don’t want to wash my face.’ He’s like, ‘Why do you need to?’ He doesn’t get it. I also always wear moisturizer and lip balm.”
Teigen loves Shani Darden’s Retinol Reform Resurface serum. “My aesthetician makes this product,” Teigen told InStyle. “It smooths out fine lines. Every time I use it, I get compliments on my skin the next morning.”
Julianne Moore likes to layer a face oil or serum, such as L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Midnight Serum Anti-Aging Complex, with the Age Perfect Cell Renewal Day Cream SPF 25 to keep her skin protected and hydrated. “I layer them for extra moisture,” she told InStyle. “It soaks right in and never feels greasy.”
Olivia Wilde swears by the True Botanicals Renew lineup. “My regimen is the Pre-Cleanse Oil, followed by the Hydrating Renew Cleanser,” she tells InStyle. “I use the Vitamin C Booster a couple times a week, and I love the Nutrient Mist, but the Pure Radiance Oil was my gateway into the line. I slather it all over morning and night.”
For Jones, a little bit of Tracie Martyn’s Shakti Face and Body Resculpting Cream goes a long way. “It’s for face, neck, legs, arms, and anywhere that needs firming,” she told InStyle. (This product is frequently sold out, but who says you can’t use their Face Resculpting Cream on your body?)
“My mother taught me to always wear sunscreen, and to treat my beauty products as an investment,” she told InStyle. “She would cheap out on her clothes before she would ever skimp on her skincare or makeup. She’d say, ‘Listen, this is your face. It’s all you’ve got.'”