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Jessica Alba in Workout Gear Visits Chichén Itzá

She went to the pyramids and the trails.

Jessica Alba is a very successful actress. She's known for action roles like Dark Angel and Fantastic Four. She's also the founder of The Honest Company. Alba recently enjoyed a vacation to Chichen Itza, and shared some highlights on Instagram. In them, she went to the pyramids and the trails. Alba captioned the post, "I've wanted to visit Chichén Itza for years…! Bucket list experience." How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Jessica Alba stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.


She Makes Time For Self-Care

Despite her busy schedule, Alba makes time for self-care. "I think self-care is interesting," she tells InStyle. "I think it's important whether you're a mom or not. And I think creating a way to preserve your time and really it's really forcing that sacred time that you need to just ground yourself and center yourself. Even just spending three minutes breathing and focusing on air that's coming into your nose and out of your mouth is so important. I didn't realize how important that self-care was and carving out that time."


She Uses Face Masks

Alba has amazing skin and she makes sure to take care of it. She shared some of her secrets with ELLE. "I do a face mask every morning, and it just wakes my skin up and forces me to do my multi-step skincare routine. Even though it's only four steps, it allows me to stop, breathe, and take time for myself, to not have to be a mom or the boss or a wife or friend.


She Eats A Balanced Diet

Alba tells People that she makes sure to eat a balanced diet. "As I've gotten older and after I became a mom, it became more of a priority to be healthy for the right reasons. It's more important to have a balanced approach instead of trying to be perfect. I don't deprive myself … I have [junk] if I want it. When I do feel that I am depriving myself, I find that I binge. That's not a balanced way to go about it."


She Uses Retinol

Alba shared some of her skincare secrets with Cosmopolitan. "I found retinol, which has been the greatest thing in the whole world," she said. "I started using it after I had my first daughter (I don't use it when I'm pregnant); it takes away fine lines, it takes away spots and makes the texture of my skin better. I feel like I look younger now than I did when I was in my late 20s – it's incredible!"


She Keeps Her Skin Hydrated

Alba tells Cosmopolitan that she makes sure to keep her skin hydrated, and shared her secrets for doing so. "Finding a formula that isn't too drying is the key. Mine is a lotion called Resurface Retinol Reform – my facialist makes it and she ships it all over the world. It's the best because it doesn't overly-dry your skin, which is usually the case with retinol."

Anna Bechtel
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