Women will go to great lengths to stay looking young, but, unfortunately, not everyone ages gracefully. So how do these Latina celebs continue to age without looking a day over 25? We know we have good genes, but biology can only take us so far. Check out these beauty secrets from some of your favorite Latina celebrities who continue to sizzle over the age of 40!
1. Over 40 Beauty: Sofia Vergara
Sofia Vergara, 41
When it comes to beauty, Modern Family star Sofia Vergara goes to her most trusted source for tips: her mom! The Colombian actress’ mother always told her to make the last water in your shower really cold to help the skin. What’s another beauty secret from the head of Vergara’s house? Never leave home without lipstick, because as long as you have that you always look well put-together!
2. Over 40 Beauty: Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez, 44
JLo always seems to glow, so what’s her secret for decades of healthy looking skin? The superstar mother of two doesn’t get her luminescent complexion from the sun. “We’ve always worked with bronzers and self-tanners,” Jennifer Lopez has said of herself and her makeup artist, Scott Barnes. “It’s been over 10 years now that Scott has been telling me to stay out of the sun, and it has saved my skin.”
3. Over 40 Beauty: Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek, 47
Stunning Salma Hayek has a secret to keeping her skin looking young that’s a little more unconventional. The Frida star doesn’t wash her face! Okay, she doesn’t wash her face in the morning. “Always wash your face at night,” Hayek says. “Don’t wash it at all in the morning. Ever. Because at night your skin is rebuilding the oils that you need to keep your skin young.”
4. Over 40 Beauty: Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz, 41
Cameron Diaz has dated some of the hottest men in Hollywood, and we’re certainly not surprised. Diaz is one hot Latina! So what is one of her go-to beauty secrets? This Charlie’s Angels and Bad Teacher actress wears MAC’s White Frost eye shadow on her brow bone to make her blue eyes stand out!
5. Over 40 Beauty: Stacey Dash
Stacey Dash, 46
She may have starred in the movie, but actress Stacey Dash certainly isn’t clueless when it comes to staying fit into her 40s! To keep her curves in check, the half-Mexican looker follows a strict diet. She doesn’t eat bread but instead consumes a lot of protein and vegetables like brown rice, greens and fruit in an attempt to eat clean.
6. Over 40 Beauty: Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey, 43
Do you want perfectly plump lips? Singer Mariah Carey has a beauty tip that can help give you an edge when it comes to kissing! The “Hero” singer mixes mint extract into her gloss to get some great blood flow to her lips to pump up her pout.
7. Over 40 Beauty: Daisy Fuentes
Daisy Fuentes, 47
Palmers Coconut Oil is Daisy Fuentes’ product of choice. “I even use Palmers moisturizers as under eye moisturizer,” the striking entrepreneur explained. “I don’t think a product needs to claim that it’s for the eye area to show good results.”
8. Over 40 Beauty: Nina Garcia
Nina Garcia, 48
Nina Garcia isn’t a model on Project Runway (though we secretly think she could pull it off!), but her skin does need to hold up under bright lights. What does this fashionista do to keep her face looking firm? Garcia practices a regimen of deep cleansing, microdermabrasion and oxygen facials before and after filming.
9. Over 40 Beauty: Paulina Rubio
Paulina Rubio, 42
Singer Paulina Rubio does her best to keep her body clean of toxins, and it shows! If you want a rocking bod like Rubio’s (and who wouldn’t?), taking a few tips from the woman herself isn’t a bad idea. Rubio says that less is more when it comes to snacking on salty foods, and in regard to sugary treats, try swapping for pure substitutes like agave and honey.
10. Over 40 Beauty: Soledad O'Brien
Soledad O’Brien, 47
Broadcast journalist Soledad O’Brien gives a big thank you to good genes when it comes to her still stunning looks. Unfortunately, there’s no easy way to claim O’Brien’s genes as our own. Luckily, she has another secret for staying young. “The best skill I have is the ability to fall asleep anywhere, anytime,” states the Cuban “I find that there is nothing that makes me look better than catching some sleep however I can get it.”