The Mother Star Jennifer Lopez Shares Swimsuit Photo Looking "Divine"
The Mother star Jennifer Lopez says she doesn't want to be known for looking incredible "for her age," but to look amazing in general—and she's definitely succeeding. Lopez, 54, shared a picture of herself looking absolutely stunning in a red bikini and coat, plus another picture of herself laughing in a white bikini. "This Is…August (so far) ☀️💚🏝️," she captioned the post. "Divine," a fan commented. Lopez has the skin and physique that only seems to get better every year—here's how she takes care of herself, and the beauty advice she wants to share with others.
Lopez's famous "glow" is ironically the result of how careful she is to protect her skin from the sun. "I like sunbathing like everybody else when I go on vacation," she says. "It's not something I over-abuse, but that's why a big part [of JLo Beauty] was the sunscreen. A dermatologist told me at a very young age to use sunscreen, and I was like, 'What do I need sunscreen for? I live in New York.' But the truth is, that was a big part of why I was able to stay youthful-looking because I used it as my moisturizer every single day. It helped me protect myself from the elements, and enough people don't understand that such a big part of staying youthful looking is using sunscreen every day."
Lopez swears by olive oil to keep her complexion beautiful. "My mom used to say that olive oil was the cure-all for everything," she says. "And it's a secret I've used over the years because it really does work. Whenever my hair, skin, or nails were dry, I'd go back to olive oil,"
Lopez says getting good quality sleep is the single best beauty tip she can give anyone. "One of my biggest beauty secrets is sleep," she tells the camera. "One of my tricks for when I can't get enough sleep is that there's a certain amount of hours that I feel like you can sleep before your face falls asleep… either under four or over seven hours. That's my rule."
Skin Tells the Story
Lopez believes your skin shows how happy and rested you are. "Until 25, you get the face that you were born with," she says. "After that, you get the face you deserve… Because you can put on all the makeup in the world, but if you're unhappy [and] your skin's not healthy, you're just going to look like you put a bunch of makeup on top of something that's like…you can't cover it up. You can't cover up how you feel on the inside. How you take care of yourself, people see that."
Lopez has a daily mantra that makes her feel happy and empowered. "Every day, I say I am youthful and timeless at every age," she says. "I live a beautiful adventurous life with my children, and we're all in perfect health, always. All of these great things you learn to say to yourself so there's this positive self-talk in your head really does create a beautiful person on the inside who maintains a beautiful person on the outside."