This April, Jennifer Garner dedicated to a “50 before 50” series on her Instagram Stories, sharing new content every day as she approached her 50th birthday. She now shares her thoughts on the milestone with Shape, saying, “Do I wish I could go back and, do the last 20 years with everything I know now, of course, but also not really.” “Because I want to fully enjoy where I am right now and not spend any of the time I have left on this world wishing for something else,” she said.
Behind the scenes, turning 50 has also made Garner “more conscious” about skin care in general, although she hasn’t found the need to completely change her routine. Instead, she says she’s staying with a regimen that has been successful for her: sunscreen, hyaluronic acid, retinol, and consistency.
To be more precise, she grabs Neutrogena Hydro Boost Moisturizer in the morning after washing her face in the shower. Garner, a longstanding brand spokesperson, enjoys how simple it is to use a product that combines a hyaluronic acid moisturizer and SPF 50 sunscreen.
Garner uses Neutrogena products with retinol, a vitamin A derivative that promotes collagen formation and quickens cell turnover, as part of her evening skin care routine. I adore the Retinol Pro Power Serum , she declares. It’s no joke, this bad boy. I’ll start with serum, and occasionally I’ll floss and brush while it’s still on to allow it time to absorb.
She will then apply Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Retinol Pro Eye Cream , and then Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Moisturizer . Since she had never used retinol around her eyes, she admits that she was a little hesitant to test the new Retinol Pro Eye Cream. But it’s quite delicate. I wear contacts, have no problems, and am always extremely cautious. Additionally, it aids in removing fine lines and other imperfections around “the eyes.”
To prevent irritation, the actress alternates between using retinol treatments, Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost Serum and Moisturizer every other night. I don’t take retinol every night, she admits. “I’ll get bright red and it’s too strong for me, but I enjoy the effects,” said the user.
Garner has obviously given some thought to her skin-care routine, but she also thinks that her exercise routine is very important for the health of her skin. She prefers strength training, plyometrics, and dance-based workouts with personal trainer Beth Nicely. I do believe that exercising consistently plays a significant role in maintaining healthy skin, adds Garner. You must maintain blood circulation. After each sweat session, she observes a change in her skin. “Man, there has never been a period when I felt more like myself and more attractive… My skin has a lot of brightness, so right after a vigorous workout and a shower, I’m going to feel absolutely fantastic,’ she says.
Cutting back on alcohol is a further element that Garner believes has improved the appearance of her skin. We all came to the realization that we look better if we are not drinking after the pandemic, when she and her friends and I were stranded at home, she says. And I actually felt like saying, “Uh, oh no, I wish it weren’t true.” However, the more we discussed it and talked to one another, the more we realized that it was actually true. So, we’ve all drastically reduced our drinking, and that’s a significant thing.
Garner appears to take her face care just as seriously as she does her life’s accomplishments. Her current plan involves using a variety of over-the-counter medicines, controlling how much alcohol she consumes, and engaging in circulation-enhancing exercises.