Jennifer Garner, 50, Says This Is the Best Skincare Advice She’s … – Prevention Magazine

  • Jennifer Garner tells Prevention the best piece of skincare advice she’s ever received.
  • The 50-year-old revealed insights from her mother and Doris Day, M.D.
  • “Nothing looks better in your 50s than sunscreen in your 20s,” Garner says.

Jennifer Garner’s skincare routine never fails to impress. Whether stunning during her latest red carpet appearance or annihilating a box jump workout on Instagram, the star glows from the inside out. While she’s long been open about her must-have beauty products, now she’s sharing the best skincare advice she’s ever received—and the insights do not disappoint.

The 50-year-old knows how to take care of her mind and body, and thankfully for us, she’s down to spread the word on how she achieves such glowing results. She’s touted the best eye cream for plump skin, her favorite moisturizer, and so much more. Now, the star tells Prevention two pieces of skincare advice that are total game changers.

“Nothing looks better in your 50s than sunscreen in your 20s,” she says. Doris Day, M.D., offered up the one-liner while she and Garner were doing an event with Neutrogena, and the phrase resonated with her. “It is the truest thing ever spoken. I did use sunscreen early on and I stayed out of the sun when I was young because I was always in the theater.”

But, that’s not her only advice. Garner’s relationship with her mother always warms our hearts, and the Adam Project star says that her mother gave her some advice growing up that she carries with her today. “If you know my mom you’d know she is not a skincare maven by any stretch—but she did tell me really early on that your face goes all the way to [your chest],” Garner says. “So buy skincare products that you’re not afraid to lavish.”

But what does that mean, exactly? Garner says that she interprets the advice as: “Don’t get something so fancy that you’re just barely dabbing [it on]. You want to feel the moistness on your skin all the time. So whatever products I am putting on during the day I put it all down my neck and decolletage. So the same retinol pro+ that I’m doing on my face and my neck and my decolletage.”

She also says that she swears by sunscreen year-round (which dermatologists recommend as well!).

As far as products are concerned, she’s truly mastered her routine, alternating between the best retinol and the best hydrating serums (the Neutrogena ambassador swears by the brand for both types of products). If like us, you want to get that Garner glow, shop some of her must-have beauty selects below.

Neutrogena Rapid Firming Peptide Contour Lift Face Cream

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Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Water Gel Daily Face Moisturizer

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Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Hydrating Daily Facial Cleanser for Sensitive Skin

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Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Retinol Pro+

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Neutrogena Clear Coverage Flawless Matte CC Cream

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Neutrogena Invisible Daily Defense Face Serum with Broad Spectrum SPF 60+

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Emily Goldman is the senior editor at Prevention. She’s spent the last few years editing and writing health, wellness, beauty, food, and more for and She’s loved all things health and wellness since starting her bi-weekly podcast Pancreas Pals—a series all about the highs and lows of living life with Type 1 diabetes. When not podcasting, she spends most of her time curled up with a good book or watching a period piece on BBC.


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