Jennifer Garner, 50, explains how she looks so young for her age
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Jennifer Garner has revealed her tip for youthful skin as you age, and you’ll be pleased to know it’s pocket-friendly and very simple.
The 13 Going on 30 star turns 51 in April, although you’d probably never guess it from looking at her.
No doubt part of her age-defying looks and glowing skin are down to good genes, but Jennifer also credits a tip given to her by top dermatologist Doris Day.
Speaking to Real Simple last September, Jennifer admitted that she had dabbled with Botox in the past, but that she didn’t like the results.
“I've gotten Botox a few times and I don't like it,” she revealed. “I don't want a frozen face.”
Jennifer lives a pretty healthy and active lifestyle, opting to work out most days.
And when it comes to protecting her skin against signs of ageing, Jennifer knows that SPF is the best course of action.
She said: “Nothing looks better in your 50s than SPF in your 20s - Doris Day, MD, a board-certified derm in New York, told me that and I asked her if I could steal it because it's so true.
"In your 20s, you don't care what you'll look like in your 50s, but someday you will!”
She’s also a fan of face wipe, which I won’t lie, does surprise me.
Jennifer added: “That and cleansing your face every night, at least use the face wipes; people laugh when I say that because I've used them for so long but I use them, even in the middle of the day, after a hike and wearing SPF, they give you a fresh start. And take care of your neck. Enjoy your neck.”
On her website, Dr Day recommends that we all opt for ‘SPF 50 or higher that also says broad spectrum’.
She also says you should make sure to reapply every couple of hours or so to make sure it’s effective to protect from harmful - and skin damaging - rays.
And when the doc says you need to wear SPF 50 or higher, she means every day. Yep, even the days when it seems cloudy and overcast.
She adds: “You also need to apply sunscreen every day all year round. I see the worst sunburns on cloudy days, the weather tends to be a little cooler and there’s often even a nice breeze so you spend more time outdoors and your skin burns.”
Well, if it means I can look anything like Jennifer Garner when I’m in my 50s I’ll certainly be giving it a go.