Great skin at any age
20s: Jennifer Lawrence
In your 20's, when your skin is naturally at its best, less is definitely more when it comes to makeup. The Hunger Game's Jennifer Lawrence creates a sun-kissed natural look with sheer foundation, a light touch of blush, nude lipstick for shine, and smoky eye shadow and liner to set off her baby blues. And no heavy powder for Jennifer -- she lets her natural glow shine through.
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30s: Kristen Bell
It helps to be born with beautiful skin, but actress Kristen Bell, famous for Veronica Mars and now featured in Showtime's House of Lies, works at keeping her skin healthy and glowing. Kristen started young by following her mother's advice to make cleansing, protecting and pampering her delicate skin a priority. No matter how busy Kristen gets, she makes time to take care of her skin. Her secret for that dewy glow? After powdering her face, Kristen spritzes with water.
40s: Jennifer Lopez
Who wouldn't envy the flawless, and ageless, skin of Jennifer Lopez, who combines music, acting, dancing, and hosting American Idol with being a mom -- and manages to make it all look effortless? After a long day under the lights, JLo takes it all off, literally, by removing makeup and impurities with a consistent cleansing routine. Along with keeping her skin clean, what's her other skin care secret? Sleep. At least eight hours per night helps to give her skin that fabulous luster.
50s: Madeline Stowe
She plays powerful and manipulative society matron Victoria Grayson in ABCs popular nighttime soap, Revenge (for which she received a 2012 Golden Globe nomination), but in real life the lovely Madeleine Stowe prefers riding her horses and helping to build a school in Haiti. With a busy shooting schedule plus her philanthropic interests, Madeleine keeps her beauty routine simple: lip gloss, mascara and moisturizer. They're easy to pack, and they help Madeleine retain her luminous good looks.
60s: Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep is famous for transforming herself into the characters she portrays, and she's been nominated for 17 Academy Awards (winning three). But no matter which part she plays, from an aging British former prime minister in The Iron Lady to a formidable fashion diva in The Devil Wears Prada, Meryl's porcelain skin is always center stage. Sunscreen plays a starring role in her personal beauty regimen, to protect her delicate skin from sun damage. And to maintain her healthy glow, Meryl makes time for daily swims whenever possible.
Beauty Beyond 60: Sophia Loren
Back in 2006, Sophia Loren was voted the world's most naturally beautiful person. Never mind that she was about to turn 72 at the time, or that her closest competition was decades younger, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Johnny Depp and George Clooney. As she approaches octogenarian status, Sophia Loren continues to offer living proof that true beauty doesn't fade with age, it transcends into something deeper.
Use Sunscreen to Avoid Sun Damage
Did you know that the process of sun tanning is your body's attempt to protect you from damaging ultraviolet rays? When your skin is exposed to sunlight it's stressed, and the melanin in your skin turns darker to protect you from further damage. Simply put, tanned skin is burned skin, and years of sun damage will create a leathery, wrinkled appearance that no beauty product or doctor can fix. Start now to protect your skin with liberal use of sunscreen rated 30+ or higher whenever you plan to be in the sun.
Moisturize from the Inside Out
Kristen Bell understands how important pure water is to healthy, glowing skin -- she travels with her favorite bottled water to make sure she stays hydrated. Dermatologists tell us that while water isn't a cure-all for wrinkled skin, dehydration can accentuate wrinkles and make skin look dry. So plump up your skin by drinking 8-10 glasses of pure water every day.
The best time to moisturize? Right after a shower or bath, when your pores are open. Towel dry lightly and apply your favorite moisturizer to slightly damp skin. The moisturizer will help to keep the water in your skin.
Remember: Beauty is More Than Skin Deep
When Sophia Loren was asked to share her beauty secrets, she answered "a love of life, spaghetti, and the odd bath in virgin olive oil." Given how great she still looks, what can we learn from Ms. Loren's beauty advice? We're at our most beautiful when we're enjoying life and all the pleasures it provides. Show the world that you're having a great time. And don't forget to moisturize.