There’s so much we want to hear about Jennifer Garner—what it’s like to be a Hollywood A-Lister? What’s her next move on her personal life? After watching her heartrending performance in ‘Miracles from Heaven’, when do we see her again on the big screen? And most importantly, #HowToBeYouPo? At 45, the American actress is still glowing and looking decades younger than her actual age. And we, her Filipino fans, would like a sip from her fountain of youth.
Turns out, the price to rocking a youthful vibe isn’t as hefty as we figured it would be. During a recent interview, Garner talks about how she keeps her beauty game on point and why she never fails to include intense sun protection in her routine.
On how she maintains a healthy, active lifestyle.
“I’m not really good at diets but I am good at recognizing that I feel better when I eat really well. I would say really ninety percent of the time I am pretty good. I also usually start my day working out with Valerie Waters. She does just a great full body workout and then I’ll also do Body by Simone just because I love the mental energy of being in a class. I workout every day that I can and make it a priority but if I can’t workout, I don’t sweat it.”
On her non-negotiable beauty essentials.
“I do take care of my skin. I always wash my face and I use the same SPF every day – the sheer one, Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Complete UV Moisture SPF 50+. And then if I wear makeup at all, it’s a little bit of concealer and maybe some blush and I also use the Norwegian lip treatment on my lips.”
“Every morning my skincare routine is the same - cleansing, moisturizing both my face and body and I never leave the house without SPF. Then at night, I do it all again and always take my makeup off with a makeup remover wipe before I wash my face. Then I put on some face moisturizer, usually something with a few more scientific things in it like Retinol and always an eye cream.”
On why she’s passionate about sun protection.
“Sun protection is so important because just personally I didn’t know the damage I was doing until I hit 36 years old and woke up and saw sun damage and you don’t know that it is happening and you can’t always see it. You think because you can’t see it that you are fine, but really it’s there and it’s going to show up when you don’t want it to show up which is when you get close to 40. And my dad is a sailor and he is constantly having little bits of skin cancer removed here and removed there and he is really on top of it and gets himself checked all of the time. But I just feel like, when we were sailing when we were younger if we had been more careful maybe that wouldn’t be an issue for my dad now. Prevention is the hardest thing to think of, we all think we can take care of a problem once there is a problem, but if you can just take a minute and prevent, prevent, prevent, it’s just all the difference in the world.”
On the sunscreen product she swears by.
“The thing I really love about Neutrogena Ultra Sheer SPF50+ is that it doesn’t clog your skin. You can’t see it, it doesn’t make your skin look greasy halfway throughout the day, it doesn’t make you break out, you can wear makeup over it, it is just a really clean, effective, smart way to keep your skin safe. I wear it every day.”
On how she convinces her children to religiously wear sunscreen.
“I just make it a non-negotiable thing. They can sit inside if they don’t want sunscreen but if they want to be at the water park, or in the pool or at the beach, they know that I put sunscreen on before we even leave the house because I want it to sink in and I knew as soon as we got there that they would want to be right in the water. If you don’t and you get a sunburn it’s terrible. And on vacation, I go hog wild at the beginning and throughout with the sunscreen, using the highest SPF and reapplying all the time but it pays off because then you never have that moment where you have to stay inside for a day. This summer we’ve been on vacation with my family and playing outside a lot and on a lake and on a boat and it pays off to be super vigilant.”
On how her Filipino fans could enjoy the warmth of the sun without getting its damaging effects.
“Even this Summer I was at a water park with my kids and I had on a big hat and sunglasses. I put on my Ultra Sheer SPF all over my face, my neck and my arms in the morning and once we got there reapplied. But I am also a big believer in looking for shade, wearing long sleeve shirts, and all about being protected enough that you can play in the sun and have fun and not worry much about it.”
Garner’s beauty secret is pretty simple: Slather on some sunscreen to keep wrinkles, dark spots, sunburns, and other skin imperfections at bay. Her go-to product, Neutrogena Ultra Sheer SPF50+, provides an ultra-light, non-shiny finish and works well even for sensitive skin. It has Helioplex technology that guarantees superior protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays—making it the ultimate solution to get that healthy, beautiful skin. So if Neutrogena Ultra Sheer SPF50+ is what it takes to age gracefully like Jennifer Garner, then game on!
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer SPF 50+ is available in two variants: The Dry-Touch Sunscreen (for body) and the Compact UV Waterlight Lotion (for face). These are available in Watsons stores nationwide so go get your hands on Jennifer Garner-approved sunscreens, real quick! To learn more about these products, visit (link).