Get it right: How to achieve J. Lo’s age-defying complexion

Beauty / February 10, 2020

The moment I saw the Super Bowl Halftime show this Monday, I knew everyone’s thoughts: What to do so you can age like Jennifer Lopez? 

Granted, the woman has an entire team working on her fitness, skincare, makeup, and costume. Still, one must and can’t help be inspired to look our best as we age. For Jennifer, it feels like 50 is the new 20 when you can wear skintight Versace suits and do complicated pole dance routines. 

If that’s your goal too, what’s the harm? 

Skin is very important on your journey to keep that youthful look. I’ve lamented how the first rule of taking care of your skin is staying away from the sun. This means you have to choose your outdoor activities wisely. Try to avoid it as much as you can. 

If you can’t help yourself, double up on your sunscreen. I’m a big fan of Australian brands when it comes to sunscreen like LeTan. They offer a Coconut SPF50 Lotion that smells yummy and will instantly bring you to the beach. 

A lot of people also loved Jennifer’s long locks during the performance. She owes it to celebrity stylist Chris Appleton who also does the hairstyles of Kim Kardashian, which has served as a peg to many beauty editorials. Hence, don’t also forget to give your hair some hair TLC. Luscious locks also exude youthfulness. Try the Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil. This lightweight formula provides hair from sun damage and is water-proof. 

I also advise that if you have a few bad habits, time to change that immediately. The thing about youth is that we all tend to abuse it when it’s there. The habits we form will give their rewards or collect their costs in our older years when it’s too late. 

Hence, always get hydration no matter what. Use eye cream every night before the crow’s feet come. 

Get yourself a good dermatologist and learn how to schedule a visit as often as recommended. These days, I also pay a visit to a Belo Medical clinic for their expertise. 

Dr. Victoria Belo tackles skin concerns at every age. She knows how certain brackets have specific problems. In your teens, you deal with oily skin and acne. In your 20s, you should look into treatments that will help ease you into your 30s and 40s. 

At any age, she also always reminds people that it’s also what about your ingest. Collagen should be on top of the list. 

Dr. Belo says we start to lose collagen in our bodies from 25 years old onwards. Collagen is the magic protein that gives your skin that bounce, elasticity, and plumpness which is linked to looking young. 

It’s not hard to make up for the lost collagen. Every day, take a supplement with your coffee or preferred drink like the Belo Nutraceuticals Collagen Powdered Drink. One sachet in the morning is all you need to get that glow from within. Plus, you’re investing in your future by stocking up on the collagen you’ll need especially as your blow more candles on your cake.

Exfoliation is also key when looking great like J Lo. The skin slows down its cell turnover process so it needs help. 

You can also start with something gentle such as the Fresh Sugar Strawberry Exfoliating Face Wash. It is a  “dual-action scrub that cleanses and exfoliates while refining the look of pores to reveal smooth, balanced, brighter-looking skin.”

I know you may find all of these a bit elementary, but I do think that when you start at the simplest of rules, you are bound to get it right.