How Jennifer Garner looks so good at 48

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Celebrities are notorious for choosing the cosmetic surgery route when it comes to ageing. And so it’s incredibly refreshing when we come across one who chooses to gracefully, without going under the knife. 

Jennifer Garner may be 48, but that number is irrelevant because what actually matters is that she looks gorgeous, healthy and happy. And really, what more could you want?

That’s not to say the actress doesn’t look after herself (and her skin), though. We all know a complexion like that doesn’t come from sleeping in makeup and drinking coffee instead of water. 

Instead, the mum-of-three cares for her face and body with some tips we can all learn from…

She’s all for sun protection

Ask anyone over the age of 30 what skin care lesson they wish they’d known sooner, and most will say staying out of the sun. 

Lucky for Jennifer, she was too busy for tanning as a teen. “When my friends were all in West Virginia lying out with baby oil all over their face and bodies, I was in the theatre,” she told Prevention.com

“They used to call me Casper. I was embarrassed and would think I’ve got to get a tan, but it saved years off my life, and certainly off of my face.”

She’s an avid retinol user

If there’s one ingredient Jennifer credits for her youthful complexion, it’s retinol. And while she’s been using it for years, it’s never too late to start.

In fact, Neutrogena’s Rapid Wrinkle Repair® Regenerating Cream works so quickly, you can see visible results in as little as a week. Pair it with the Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair® Retinol Oil (one of Jennifer’s favourites) and you’ll have twice the wrinkle-fighting power. “This oil is hydrating, it’s gentle, you can use it every night and it changes your skin,” she told womansday.com

Retinol is one of the most scientifically-researched and proven ingredients in skin care and Neutrogena’s formula utilises Accelerated Retinol SA and Retinol SA, to deliver speedy and glowing results. Hey, if it’s good enough for Jen, we’re in.

She prioritises sleep

Just like our other icon J.Lo, Jennifer (Garner, not Lopez) likes to make sure she gets some decent shuteye. After all it’s called ‘tired and haggard’ for a reason.

“You feel awake if you get some sleep,” she told Prevention.com. In fact, Jennifer starts preparing herself for bed as soon as she puts her kids in theirs. 

She works out and eats well most days

While her Instagram may be full of cinnamon scrolls and cookie-baking efforts, Jennifer lives a very healthy and balanced lifestyle (with the aforementioned treats every now and then too of course)

She likes to work out most days in the mornings and generally follows her trainer’s Body By Simone programme, which involves a mix of strength training and cardio.

And if you thought having a salad for lunch every day was ‘boring’, take solace in the fact Jennifer does it too. “ I know I’m going to have a big salad every day with some protein on it and lots of good fats, like nuts, cheese, and avocado with tons of veggies chopped up on there,” she told  Prevention.com.

Lastly, she aims to be done eating by 7:30pm. And to be honest, if that means an earlier bedtime, we’re all for it too.

How do you feel about getting older? What are your best tips for ageing gracefully?

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