Jennifer Aniston’s famous hairstyle in the ‘90s might have been called “The Rachel,” but the process of aging backward should be called “The Jennifer” because she turned 51 this year and looks better than ever. Thankfully for us, the Morning Show actress has shared some of her beauty tips for maintaining that enviably youthful glow.
1. Kick off your day with some… collagen peptide powder?
Yes! Jen says that what you put in your body affects how you look on the outside (of course)–and that in addition to avoiding processed foods and sugars, adding a pinch of collagen peptide powder to her morning smoothie has gone a long way.
“Usually I’ll have a shake, with some sort of pure protein, then bananas, blueberries, frozen cherries, stevia, a vegetable mix of dynamic greens that goes in there, maca powder, and a little cacao,” she tells wellandgood.com.
“There’s a collagen peptide that I’ve been loving–I’ve been seeing a difference! My nails are stronger and there’s a healthier… how do you explain it? A glow. It’s sort of that working from the inside-out thing.”
Jen’s supplement powder of choice is Vital Proteins Pasture-Raised, Grass-Fed Collagen Peptides. Many believe consuming collagen can improve skin’s elasticity, strengthen hair and nails, as well as help with tendon, bone, cartilage and joint degeneration–though scientists caution the benefits may be limited.
2. Add variety to your workouts.
Although she does use a personal trainer, Aniston tells People that she often mixes it up on her own at home or at the gym. And she insists variety is key, as she frequently does a spin-yoga class, strength training and interval training, plus other programs such as Body By Simone.
When it comes to doing cardio, Aniston told People, ” I usually do a trifecta. Fifteen minutes on the bike, fifteen on the treadmill running, and then fifteen on the elliptical. You have to shake it up, you know, muscle confusion.” And, given her impressively toned body for any age, her switch-it-up routine seems to be working.
3. Try microcurrent facials.
Aniston is not a fan of excessive cosmetic work, concerned that many people “lose perspective” and go too far with Botox and plastic surgery. “Why would you want to atrophy muscles anyway?” she asks InStyle. “If you don’t work out, eventually everything drops.” She credits microcurrent facials with keeping her skin smooth and taut. “It’s like a little workout for your face,” she says. The treatment involves an aesthetician placing electrically-charged pads on the face to stimulate the muscles, which then tightens and tones the skin. Two places where you can get the treatment being hailed as a “nonsurgical facelift”: Mila Moursi Skincare Institute and Day Spa in Los Angeles (Classic European Facial, $300) or the Tracie Martyn Skincare Salon in N.Y.C. (Resculpting Facial, $329). If there are no spas near you that offer the service, you can invest in one of the at-home facial rejuvenation devices, such as Nuface Trinity, known for being the “5-minute face lift” ($325 on Amazon). This beauty tool—which is FDA-approved and clinically proven to improve facial contour—uses the same technology dermatologists and aestheticians use. Treatments take only 5 minutes a day and, according to reviews, the device will become your “new best friend.” Which is only appropriate, given it’s recommended by a star of the show Friends.