Jennifer Lopez went makeup-free in a video and said her skin-care secret is using SPF 30 'every single day'

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Jennifer Lopez performed live from Times Square on December 31, 2020. Gary Hershorn-Pool/Getty Images
  • Jennifer Lopez shared an Instagram video filmed on Friday where she removed her "stage makeup" and went through her skin-care routine using products from her new line, JLo Beauty.

  • Lopez, 51, told viewers that she has used SPF 30 since her early 20s "without missing a day" and believes that's one of the biggest contributors to her youthful-looking skin.

  • When the singer and actress announced the launch of JLo Beauty in December 2020, she shut down speculation that she uses Botox and fillers.

  • She's previously spoken about other skin-care tips, such as getting ample sleep, not drinking alcohol or coffee, and using olive oil as a beauty cure-all.

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Jennifer Lopez is most often seen performing on stage in a full face of glam, but she's no stranger to showing off minimal-makeup looks, either.

Lopez ended 2020 with a performance on New Year's Eve at New York City's Times Square, and in an Instagram video filmed on Friday, she "washed away" the previous year (and her makeup). The actress and singer sported a bare face after removing what she called her "stage makeup" and showed viewers products from her new brand, JLo Beauty, while sprinkling in her advice on skin-care.

First, Lopez removed her makeup and washed her face in one step using a cleanser from her line, That Hit Single ($38). After patting her face with a towel, Lopez worked a "multitasking serum" from her collection, That JLo Glow ($118), into her skin.

The 51-year-old multihyphenate star, who's previously shut down speculation that she gets cosmetic treatments like Botox and fillers, stressed the importance of using sunscreen on a daily basis as an anti-aging tactic.

"One of my secrets to keeping me looking as youthful as people like to say that I look, I believe, is from SPF 30 and using it every single day as my moisturizer," Lopez said in her video. "I've done it since I was in my early 20s without missing a day."

She mentioned that one of the moisturizers in her product line, called That Big Screen ($54), contains SPF 30.

JLo's apparent diligent use of sunscreen is something that dermatologists and medical experts also vouch for, in terms of the health and anti-aging benefits of wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen.

For example, the American Academy of Dermatology advises that all people wear sunscreen with an SPF 30 or higher every day, as it not only "helps to protect your skin from sunburn and early skin aging," but helps prevent skin cancer by offering protection from the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays.

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Lopez with her "stage makeup" (left) and after she cleansed her face (right) in her Instagram video. @JLo/Instagram

In the past, Lopez has opened up about other parts of her beauty routine that she believes contribute to her signature 'JLo glow'

For example, when she announced the launch of JLo Beauty via an Instagram video, Lopez spoke about her mother's love of olive oil as a skin-care cure-all, as well as how she chooses to use natural oils over synthetic oils in her creams.

The "Waiting For Tonight" singer told InStyle in 2018 that her "number-one tip" for skin-care is "to always get enough sleep," and said that she ideally likes to get nine or 10 hours of sleep each night.

Some of Lopez's dietary choices may also play a role in what she calls her "youthful" appearance - such as going without alcohol, which medical experts previously told Insider can, in the long term, improve the appearance of skin. She told Us Weekly in 2016: "I don't drink or smoke or have caffeine. That really wrecks your skin as you get older."

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