Celebrities are always coming up with new ways to seize the aging process — and these Latinas are no exception! From beauty secrets like less hygienic regimes to “cement," these stars are all sharing their own little secrets for staying young:
1. Eva Longoria
One look at Longoria and you might think she's still in her twenties. Though she is 42-years-old, the soon-to-be mommy has all anti-aging tips up her sleeve. During an interview with Allure, the actress told the magazine looking young is all about the skin. “People think the trick to looking younger is makeup, but it’s skin-care,” the Desperate Housewives star told Allure. “If you don’t have good skin, piling on makeup just makes you look older and much worse. When it comes to makeup, I don’t overset or over powder it. The more powder you put on the fine lines in your face, the more you see it. Most people say ‘oh let me cover it’ but it looks much thicker and worse.”
Thanks to her mami, her number one trick for glowing, youthful skin is to ALWAYS apply sunscreen before packing on the foundation. “My mother was so strict on wearing sunblock,” the producer said, adding, “She always said, ‘the skin you take care of in your 20s is the skin you have in your 40s’.”
2. Sofia Vergara
At 42-years-old, the Colombian actress is looking as youthful as ever! Sofia Vergara recently told Redbook Magazine that her anti-aging regimen includes using Crème de la Mar (Barneys.com, $160): “I've used Crème de la Mer since before I was supposed to; I believe in prevention. Because once your skin is sagging, it's sagging”
The Modern Family star also revealed the lengths she would go in order to stop the aging process: 'I don't want to age! If you said applying cement around my eyes would stop wrinkles, I would do it' the actress told New Beauty Magazine. "Youth makes everyone look good. I used to have to take care of fewer things."
3. Cameron Diaz
Newlywed actress Cameron Diaz is not spending thousands of dollars on special treatments or ointments to stay young. The 42-year-old bombshell recently revealed that aside from dieting and exercising, sex helps her stay young. "It's something healthy that we need to be doing for many different reasons," the actress told Cosmopolitan UK Magazine.
Of course this isn’t the first time the actress, who recently married Good Charlotte rocker Benji Madden, credits sex as her age-defying secret. In 2010, the actress told British Vogue that sex helps her maintain her youthful look. "The fountain of youth [for me], let's see...I guess it's exercise, healthy diet, lots of water, lots of laughter, lots of sex — yes, sex, we need that as human beings," she said.
4. Eva Mendes
Eva Mendes, who welcomed daughter Esmeralda Amada this past September, is looking radiant in her 40s. The Cuban American actress' wrinkle-free complexion is thanks to the three-day Facelift Diet. The high-protein diet was created by Dr. Nicholas Perricone to help with anti-inflammation. Dr Perricone credits inflammation as one of the cause of wrinkles, lines, puffiness and sagging.
You can now get Mendes’ anti-inflammatory diet at your doorstep! For a cost of up to $130, Ocado, an online supermarket can deliver Dr. Perricone’s diet.
5. Adriana Lima
There is no doubt that Adriana Lima always looks like she is glowing from within. The Victoria's Secret model says that the key to her glowing youthful skin is hydrating with oils. "I also love oils — they help hydrate my skin so it stays youthful-looking," she said. "The one that I keep in my bag at all times is the Rodin Olio Lusso Luxury Face Oil." (Barneys.com, $150).
Although smothering oils onto the skin sounds outrageous, it’s actually an amazing beauty secret. Oils have many properties that are beneficial to the skin. Mainly it helps retain moisture of the skin, which prevents dryness that leads to wrinkles.
6. Jennifer Lopez
If there is anyone who has found the fountain of youth, it’s J.Lo. At 45-years-old, the singer has not aged a day in her life! But what exactly is her secret? “I’m a big believer in the basics. Less is more,” explained Lopez to Allure Magazine. “I get my cleanser from my dermatologist. I need a great cleanser because I’ve had to wear a lot of makeup for so many years. I use a very mild makeup remover and a very basic sunscreen-moisturizer combo, I and I try to get lots of sleep.”
Additionally, the Boy Next Door actress revealed that one of her favorite skincare products is Dr. Hauschka's Rose Day Cream. The cream provides daily moisturizers that protect against dryness and soothes the skin from weather damage. Some of the amazing ingredients include avocado oil, extracts from rose petal, and rosehip.
7. Penelope Cruz
Penelope Cruz is definitely aging gracefully. At 40-years-old the actress credits a special ingredient as her secret to younger-looking skin — hyaluronic acid. This special ingredient was typically used in fillers, but now it’s being added to many serums, sunscreens, and moisturizers because of it moisturizing properties.
Keeping moisturized skin as you age is important when trying to achieve youthful skin. The added moisture gives a plumper and more hydrated look to the skin.
8. Salma Hayek
What if we told you Salma Hayek achieves her perfect skin by never washing her face in the morning? That’s right! The actress revealed this interesting beauty secret during an interview on ITV’1 Lorraine. “Ok, one tip — always wash your face at night,” the 48-year-old actress said. “One strange tip — don't wash it in the morning, at all. Never, because at night your skin is rebuilding some of the oils that you need to keep your skin young, and it balances the PH.”
The Mexican beauty added: “So in the morning you can splash it with water, or do something mild — but you don't want to get rid of that. And if your skin is dirty in the morning, it means you didn't clean well at night.”