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Jennifer Aniston: “Women have to find what works for their skin”

Think of Jennifer Aniston and what springs to mind? A yoga-honed bod? Golden limbs? Or that shiny do? Chances are, it’s all of the above as the 47-year-old has maintained a timeless look since her breakthrough role as Rachel Green in Friends, cementing herself as the ultimate girl-next-door. From rocking the most coveted hairstyle of the 90s to partowning a haircare line, Living Proof, Jennifer’s beauty influence knows no boundaries. While her wellbeing rules of eating heathily and getting plenty of shut eye have stood the test of time, it’s also Jennifer’s role of global ambassador for Aveeno skincare that has kept her glowing complexion in the spotlight. Here she shares her pearls of beauty wisdom and reveals why simplicity is the key to a youthful visage.

Women have to find what works for their own skin

and I don’t think you really need to take a lot of time to have a great skincare regime. Keeping it simple and using what works for you is best. I have been using Aveeno for years and years because of its amazing ingredients. I love the Aveeno Scrub, which I got from a make-up artist about 10 years ago – I always use it at the end of the day after washing my face. But ultimately it all comes down to the basics – drink lots of water, sleep and eat right.

Oats are very healthy.

We eat oatmeal because it’s a well-balanced breakfast thanks to its high mineral content and the fact that it’s packed with antioxidants, lipids and vitamins – all things that are great for your skin. Try to find a lotion with oats as they’re incredibly hydrating, which is why I’ve used Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion (1) since I was a teenager in high school. I always apply it after a shower and leave my skin a little damp to give it extra hydration. It also has SPF 30 so it’s perfect to protect my skin against the Californian sun. It’s so hydrating and helps my skin feel soft all day.

I love how the sun feels on my skin, but it does have its downfalls.

We do need a certain amount of sun for vitamin D, but it’s about not abusing it and taking care with proper protection. I had to give myself a sun intervention a few years ago and now I take SPF everywhere with me, but when I was younger I wish someone had made me put it on more. I have a spray tan every now and then but I’m learning to be OK with not being tanned.

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