After Jennifer Lopez's latest Instagram post, I would bet my last dirham that you have googled 'How old is Jennifer Lopez' at least once because the woman literally does not age. That six pack, that ageless face, that body...the 49-year-old actress and mother of two looks incredible and we want to know exactly how she does it. From her diet, to her workout routine and of course her skincare secrets, this is how Jlo has managed to do a Cher and turn back time.
1. She never skips a workout
For most of us, our birthday means a day/week of total excess...not for Jenny from the block. As she revealed in one of her Instagram posts,
"Feeling like superwoman after the show tonight!! When I started this run I thought omg 15 shows in 27 days that's a lot... but I made a promise to myself that instead of letting it wear me down I would be even stronger at the end of it... I will work out and be in the best shape of my life... There were moments I was tired and there was travel and I had to fit in my workouts where I could... But here we are with only 3 shows left!! And I am having so many emotions but mostly just feeling strong, happy and grateful!!"
2. She swears by glycolic acid
Glycolic acid skincare works as a chemical exfoliator on the skin by dissolving dead skin cells and gently resurfacing. As well as removing dead surface cells it also encourages cell turnover, which is ideal for sun-damaged, mature skin.
So it's no wonder that Jennifer revealed to People that she loves using glycolic for a "healthy glow".
3. She fills up on protein
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It doesn't take a genius to work out that Jlo has a very clean diet...I mean just look at the six pack, but that doesn't mean she doesn't get cravings. The only difference (literally, the only single one...) between myself and Jlo is the fact she doesn't give into those cravings and instead fills up on protein, as she told Hello:
"Protein is my go-to whenever I start having cravings. It fills me up and keeps me full longer. It's a great muscle fuel."
4. She works out early
Taking to Instagram, Jlo shared a pic of her new leggings before starting her morning working routine. With the caption "Up and at 'em rise and shine...about to get in this workout in my new leggings" you can tell she didn't get that body by hitting snooze every morning.
5. She never sunbathes
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#LIMITLESS VIDEO OUT NOW I’ve been getting a lot of questions about the video... so here is what I wanted to say with it... There is a little girl or boy inside all of us who’s always there no matter how old we are and that little person is the one who’s always fighting and getting back up and helping us thru every moment. The one we need to protect but also keeps us optimistic and full of hope...The hill symbolized life itself and how when you’re born a woman from the get it’s an uphill battle it’s a struggle. At the beginning of the video I am standing there and there is a change in the weather and the lil girl in me is chasing after one of the leaves ... the storm gets more intense...the girls in the RED hallway represent the women of today...a strong army of women on fire (red and tights) who are actually creating this storm!! This storm of change which eventually reaches all the way to the ocean changing the world... they have realized their power, drawing on one another’s strength and removing a suit that doesn’t quite fit, revealing that they are stronger, more beautiful and more unstoppable together in unison and in their own skin...at the end of the video we find that what our girl was chasing all along, what she was searching for was always there inside of her. It was the realization that she and all the limitless power she could ever need is right there in her. Always was. Always will be... #limiltess #theonlythingstoppingyouisyou #SECONDACT
And not because she's a descendant of Edward Cullen. It's no secret that UV exposure destroys collagen and elastic fibres in the skin, causing premature ageing. Which is why Jenny from the Block avoids that big, hot, shiny star as much as possible. As she explained to InStyle:
"I am a firm believer in SPF. I try not to stay out in the sun too long."
6. There are three things she won't touch
We all know that drinking, coffee and smoking aren't good for our skin, but we still indulge in at least two of them on the regular, not Jlo though, as she told US Weekly:
"I don't drink, smoke, or have caffeine. That really wrecks your skin as you get older." Well that's us ruined then...
7. She gets a lot of zzz's
There's one thing you won't find Jennifer doing and that's indulging in our favourite night time habit...Netflix, as she explained to InStyle.
"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."
No sun, lots of sleep...sounds like a vampire to me.
8. She meditates every day
Jennifer started meditating in 2015 when juggling her acting, presenting and singing career. Now she meditates for 20 minutes every single morning and night.
9. She has not one, but two personal trainers
If the thought of hiring a personal trainer terrifies you, spare a thought for Jlo who revealed to US Weekly that she has two.
"When I am in New York I work out with David Kirsch - he's an amazing trainer. When I'm in LA, 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."
Hmmm maybe we should renew that gym membership after all.
10. She is religious about cleansing
One thing you definitely won't find Jen doing is sleeping in her make-up, as she told Hello:
"I always, always wash my face after a workout. That helps keep my pores clean and my skin feeling healthy."
11. She drinks more than her 8 glasses
Obviously doing all that exercise works up a thirst, which is why Jen is all about the H20 life, as she told Hello:
"First of all, hydrate. Drinking plenty of water, especially before a workout, can help you push harder and get more out of your exercise routine."
12. She eats her greens
I know you want us to tell you that Jlo looks like this on a diet of Nandos and diet coke but the truth is eats a very clean, unprocessed diet, as she told US Weekly:
"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."