Jennifer Lopez’s fitness tips: wash your face after a workout, get sleep


It’s really hard to believe that Jennifer Lopez is 47. She looks great, but you know she’s got to work at it. And that, she does. Not only is she juggling acting on the NBC series Shades of Blue and performing her show “All I Have” in Las Vegas, she’s also mom to 8-year-old twins Max and Emme. Oh, and she’s going it alone, after finally dumping beau Casper Smart. The former Fly Girl is the cover girl for the October issue of British magazine Your Fitness and shares some of her beauty secrets. Well, they’re not really much of a secret, if you think about it.

On working out: I love the way working out makes me feel, so I try to keep my body hydrated and well rested after every workout so I’m ready to hit it hard again the next day. I drink plenty of water, fuel my body with healthy foods and make it a priority to get eight hours of sleep a night. I also love to relax with my kids after a workout and share a healthy snack with them!

On keeping her skin healthy: Washing my face after training is essential. That helps keep my pores clean and my skin feeling healthy. Then I’ll usually put on moisturizer and sunscreen and maybe just a little make-up if I’m going out, or a moisturizer and eye cream if it’s the evening.

[From Your Fitness]

Jennifer also used the interview to plug her “health and fitness program,” BodyLab. She kept the conversation limited to the company’s line of protein shakes and didn’t make mention of the non FDA-approved supplements. I would love to have a body like Jennifer’s, but if I have to drink protein shakes to do so, forget it. I have yet to find one that doesn’t taste like chalk. Besides, chewing is fun!

Like I said, there really aren’t any earth-shattering revelations contained in the interview. I would like to know, as someone who recently started drinking a gallon of water a day herself, how to not have to go to the bathroom every 15 minutes. I mean, do they have to take a lot of breaks during the filming of her show?

I do think Jennifer looks smashing though, shakes or no shakes, and I’m glad she finally cut Casper loose too. Don’t get me wrong, I have been in the exact same kind of dating situation (my ex and I had a 18 year age difference – and I was the older one), and it can work, but there was too much drama between those two. Jennifer did recently reunite on stage with her ex, Marc Anthony during one of his shows in New York. They made beautiful music on stage and could be working on more in the near future, telling Extra, “We’re talking about doing some stuff together…We don’t have anything to announce at this moment, but soon.” Kind of interesting timing, don’t you think?


Jennifer Lopez Films 'Shades Of Blue' In NYC

Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta film scenes for tv show 'Shades of Blue' on the streets of New York City

Photo credit: Your Fitness,, Fame Flynet

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  1. Yolanda says:

    Am I the only one who takes a shower after working out? I sweat a lot and washing only my face would be so gross.

    • Colleen says:

      Same here… I’m not fit to be around other people by the time I finish a workout; showering is a must for me!

    • Jen43 says:

      I am sure she takes a shower. She probably also exfoliates or follows her skin routine.

    • ichsi says:

      Right? Same here. And it really depends on your bladder, I also drink a gallon of water a day at least, but don’t have to run to the bathroom every 15 minutes.

    • Kate says:

      Oh no I do every time.

    • ladysussex says:

      I can speak to this! I have always showered right away after working out at the gym or going for a run. But this summer I was in my hometown for a month, and I decided to combine my exercise routine with catching up with old friends by meeting for a run at a park, then going out to lunch afterwards in our workout clothes, and I waited until after lunch to go home and shower. It seemed like a brilliant idea at first. I’d wash my face in the restroom before going for lunch, but still in my sweaty workout gear. No problem, I thought. The sweat will dry on my way to the cafe! Until I began to develop a painful, angry rash in my nether regions! Yep, turned out it was the same kind of rash as “jock itch”. So I learned that you can’t delay a shower for even an hour after a sweaty workout, especially when compression pants are involved!

    • mila says:

      i go for a swim at my gym. sadly, i will not be able to afford it in the next two months, but i will continue to work out in a smaller space, with no showers. so, face wash it is.

  2. edith says:

    she looks 30 this is creeping me out and at the same time impressive af

  3. Zip says:

    I can recommend the vegan sun warrior proteins. I mix the vanilla flavored one with soy yoghurt or plant milk. It’s really good!

    • contigo says:

      I use perfectfit, the vanilla latte is great. i’m pretty sure that line is also vegan!

    • swak says:

      I use EAS protein (lean protein). I’ve tried others and don’t like the griddiness of most powders. Also find if I blend the powder with the milk and yogurt I use before adding anything else it cuts down on the griddiness.

  4. Calcifer says:

    I love that Jennifer doesn’t seem to get Botox in her forehead, she looks so beautiful and interesting with a slight frown…

    • Anthi says:

      Agreed. I don’t get people that say that her face looks full of fillers. I mean where do you see the fillers? Her face has lines, has movement and you can see the loss of collagen in her face because she isn’t 20 anymore. She might have done non-invasive procedures like laser sure and she probably uses the best high end products money can buy and takes really REALLY good care of herself but I also think she has good genes on her side and good bone structure. She looks 10 years younger and gorgeous.

      • LAK says:

        You realise that botox doesn’t have to be applied with a heavy hand?

        After all the surgery and improvements, she’s definitely botoxing.

        If you think botox isn’t used, see Robin Wright. She acknowledges her botox use, but as she says, a light application and not in every single line/wrinkle in the face.

      • Naya says:

        Jlo has good genes but she also gets a little “help”. The key is moderation.

      • Lucky jane says:

        I would imagine she does a little bit of everything. But she is smart about it. She isn’t trying to fix every single line on her face and look like she’s 25. And she takes really good care of herself as far as diet and exercise. This is an example of how you can age and still be hot and not look like a cat or weird alien.

      • perplexed says:

        Whatever she’s doing, at least she doesn’t look weird. She definitely looks younger and pretty without looking odd. Is it hard for Courtney Cox to get J-Lo’s doctor’s number?

      • Anthi says:

        @LAK There are other more advanced methods and non – invasive for good skin like cold laser that regenerates collagen. It’s not necessary to use botox and you can have better and more natural results. And yes you can do botox selectively like for example the top of the eyebrows to “lift” the eyes it’s incospicuous but still noticeable. All I see is that her face has movement, do I believe that she’s doing something with her face? Absolutely! Do I think she spends loads of money and time, oh yes. I just don’t think it’s botox. And because Robin Right is doing it doesn’t mean Lopez does it to. Lot’s of sleep, expensive treatments like facials and going to the spa and massages, eating healthy, exercise daily plus good genes plus no financial problems to worry about can work miracles to your complexion.

    • LAK says:

      You are kidding, right?

      • Zuzus Girl says:

        Seriously. She looks great but she has had a lot of work done. Granted, she has good genes and she’s been very smart about it and has good doctors. It’s been very subtle but that is not the face she started with.

    • Pepper says:

      If Botox is done right it shouldn’t affect facial movement in any way the human eye can notice. She’s pretty clearly had botox, she’s just someone who knows exactly when to stop.

      She also has great genes and bone structure which helps. As with anything, if you start with a great foundation, things are going to turn out a million times better than if you start with a foundation that’s cracking and sinking.

  5. Donna says:

    I like Genuine Health vegan vanilla protein powder. I have it with coconut milk and frozen fruit almost every day. Delicious!

  6. Anonymous says:

    She looks incredible. If I had her money, I’d have a body like that too. Yes, I’m jealous. I can barely keep my house clean these days, much less get to the gym more than twice a week!

    • Petee says:

      Why do people always say If I had money?She worked hard to get it.She wasn’t born with a silver spoon in her mouth.

      • Aila says:

        Do…do you not understand how much more time people with money can devote to fitness? Do you think Jennifer cleans her own house, does her own laundry, does her own dishes, cooks her own food? Heck no, she pays an entire staff to do those things and schedules hours-long workouts instead. Not that I’m knocking her — but she has a lot of money so she can do it.

      • Anonymous says:

        Yup, that’s all I meant, Aila. That Jennifer has oodles of time to spend making sure her body is the best it can be, because she never has to clean a toilet, wash a dish, fold a pile of laundry, cook a meal, or even manage her own schedule. I applaud her hard work, believe me! But we have to be realistic about how she’s able to look the way she looks.

      • Pandy says:

        I don’t think she even hangs with her kids that much. That’s why Casper has been in the picture for so long. The manny.

  7. Cherry says:

    “I also love to relax with my kids after a workout and share a healthy snack with them”?? In what universe is trying to get children eat healthy food considered relaxing? Every kid I know needs to be bribed and/or forced before even going near ‘green stuff’. She must have at least three nannies per child available to constrain them.

    • Krista says:

      Depends on the child. I have two boys and my oldest loves anything healthy, he’d rather eat an apple than a chocolate bar. My youngest hates anything healthy and yet I raised both boys the same way (home made baby food, organic fruit and veggies at all times). So maybe Jennifer Lopez’ kids are like my oldest and then it is easy to relax with a healthy snack with them.

    • Donna says:

      My kids are adults now, but they loved healthy snacks like fruit, yoghurt, granola bars, etc. growing up.They loved less healthy snacks too, but they were more of treats.

    • Pepper says:

      Seriously? If it’s that hard and the children in question don’t have major issues with food in general, that’s a massive parenting failure. Who the hell bribes their children to eat healthy food? If you start doing that of course they’re going to make a fuss every time, they’ve learned they’ll be rewarded for it.

      • Bridget says:

        “Major parenting failure”

        Please take a look at what you just wrote, and realize how rude and judgemental that was. You don’t know this person’s children. You don’t know her truth. So don’t judge.

    • Ellie says:

      You sound like a crappy parent.

    • swak says:

      My grandkiddos love fruit as a snack – even the 3 year old will ask for apples.

  8. Gemma13 says:

    I wish she would please tell us what she does in addition to the working out, eating healthy, drinking water, and moisturizing. Yes we know drinking water is magical for your body blah blah blah…. I find it hard to believe anyone looks that amazing with just those things. I need to know what work she has done so I can start saving, because whatever she has done is fabulous and should be shared with the general public!

  9. Lucky jane says:

    Never been a fan of hers and never understood her popularity but this woman is gorgeous! I love that she looks this great and is 47. It’s really inspiring to me for some reason.

  10. Bridget says:

    Get protein from food sources I’d you can – most of us don’t work out nearly hard enough to need protein supplements and most Americans actually over-consume protein. We’ve just been sold the idea that if you’re working out, you need a protein shake, and that’s not really the case.

  11. LR says:

    Okay I get her advise but can we please not pretend this woman is just washing her face after her work out and then applying moisturizer. There is SO much money being spent on the latest skincare procedures. Not to mention the money being spent on a life style to maintain those investments. I’ve always thought she probably gets some of the best work done in the business. Jennifer is gorgeous and I’m sure genetics play a part but I also wish she would be more forthright about the time, money and effort she really puts into this sort of thing. It’s a lot more then a few shakes and good moisturizer.

    • Lisa says:

      Well, she doesn’t say which moisturizer. She’s probably using La Mer or something else that’s $300 a jar.

  12. Lisa says:

    I don’t want to be salty, because I like her, but no shit, J. Lo.