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Brown Don’t Frown: 10 Celebs Over 40 Share Their Secrets to Flawless Skin

It’s a given that as we age, our appearance as well. Yet somehow celebs like Jennifer Lopez, Salma Hayek, and Sofia Vergara have managed to turn back the hands of time. Now, there is no doubt that genes play a big role in the graceful aging of these Latinas. In fact, a recent UCLA study found that Latinx age at a much slower rate than other ethnic groups. But even with these great genes every woman also has her own little beauty secrets when it comes to maintaining a radiant and youthful appearance. See the anti-aging tips these over 40 stars swear by.

Salma Hayek

Believe it or not this Mexicana beauty is 50-years-old. (I’ll just let you take that in for a second.) In order to maintain the tension and firmness in her skin Hayek told Allure that she uses the Nuance by Salma Hayek AM/PM Anti-Aging Super Serum faithfully. And not just because it’s her product. “I swear it works. I’m not lying. But you have to do it every day,” she said. Hayek also follows her own rules when it comes to beauty, in an interview with The Cut the actress revealed that she does not wash her face in the mornings. “I think it’s bad for your skin — I just moisturize. I really wash my face at night,” she said.

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Jennifer Lopez

If such a thing as the Fountain of Youth truly exists, I believe that it can be found in J.Lo’s backyard. I mean just look at her. At 47-years-old this Boricua has never looked better. However, according to Lopez the key to her flawless skin is beauty rest, especially as a busy mom. “There is a limit,” J.Lo told Entertainment Tonight. “You will fall down at a certain point, and mommies can’t do that. Mommies have to be good for the babies at all times. They need to know that you’re solid and strong and good. Sleep is very important. I get my seven to eight hours of sleep no matter what.”

Sofia Vergara

The Modern Family star has made it very clear that she is not a fan of aging and for that reason she will try anything in the books to keeps the wrinkles at bay—even if it means “applying cement around her eyes.” While Vergara is down to try any anti-aging treatment, there is one person that she has always confided in when it comes to beauty tips; her mother. In a 2012 interview with Health.com the Colombiana shared that her mother told her to always to make sure that the last water in your shower is really cold for gorgeous skin.

Eva Mendes

It’s been almost 20 years since Mendes first graced the big screen in Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror and she has literally not aged a day since. The mommy of two credits her forever youthful appearance to healthy supplements and staying hydrated. “For me, glowing skin comes from the inside. I start to get sallow if I’m not eating well. I take fish oil supplements. And I love coconut oil,” she told Shape.

Gina Torres

Cuban American actress Gina Torres keeps her skin looking flawless by taking preventative measures. According to Latina Torres always wears a hat and sunglasses when outdoors to help protect her skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays.

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Soledad O’Brien

With over 20 years in the media industry bringing us groundbreaking stories, it is almost certain that O’Brien has had access to some of the top hair and makeup artist in the business. However, in an interview with YouBeauty the 50-year-old shared that her most important beauty tip is to “nourish yourself from the inside out.” This includes working out, eating well, and prioritizing sleep.

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Eva Longoria

When it comes to maintaining a radiant and and youthful complexion 42-year-old Longoria says the key is a proper skincare routine. “You can’t pile make-up on bad skin. I’m a serum, potion, moisturizer, eye cream kind of girl,” she recently told Mirror.

Judy Reyes

Reyes (currently at an ageless 49) is a strong advocate for SPF, as we all should be. Most importantly she has emphasized that it is necessary for everyone no matter your complexion. “Always wear sunscreen, no matter how dark your skin is and how well it takes the sun,” she said.

Thalia

The 45-year-old singer and actress has always had an infectious smile, but did you also know that this is also one of the reasons for her youthful appearance? In a post for POPSUGAR Latina, Thalia wrote that being happy was one of the most important beauty secrets her mom ever taught her. “When you are happy inside, it will show on the outside. Your face will be more relaxed and your skin will glow. Your eyes will be open and you will look younger. Thank you for your wise advice Mom,” she wrote.

Selenis Leyva

The secret to this OITNB star’s glowing skin is all about a deep daily cleanse. “I believe in never going to bed with makeup on,” she revealed in an interview with Metro. “ A clean face is a must. Recently I discovered Foreo [cleansing brush], thanks to the ladies of Caravan Stylist Studio! I take this with me everywhere. I use it daily at home and when I travel.”