As a major Hollywood actress and Dior ambassador, it's no surprise that Jennifer Lawrence has been making waves with her red carpet style for a number of years now. After all, when you're stepping out in couture from one the major fashion houses then you can expect to be turning heads. However, it was only while we were busy wedding guest spotting at J.Law's recent nuptials that I realised how little air time we've actually given to Lawrence's beauty style here on Who What Wear. (And by little, I mean none.) But it's definitely about time that we shone a little light on the situation. After all, Lawrence has seriously incredible skin.
#1: She uses retinol every night
"I think it's important to change up facial products, but I do use retinol under my night cream every night," Lawrence told Harper's Bazaar. "It says not to use it every night, but I always say, 'fuck it.'"
If you're not a regular user of retinols like Lawrence, then start by using just once a week and then gradually build up your usage as your skin gets used to it. Oh, and remember to always wear an SPF the next day as it can increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun.
This is my most-recommended retinol for people who aren't sure where to start when it comes to the ingredient. Before I got pregnant (you should avoid retinol completely when you're expecting), it did amazing things for reducing acne scarring and pigmentation caused by old spots.
#2: She wears SPF religiously
"During the day, I use sunblock," Lawrence confirmed. "It doesn't matter what, but I always make sure it has zinc in it."
More commonly known in the UK as mineral sunscreens, SPFs that contain either zinc oxide (J.Law's preference) or titanium dioxide work as a natural sun protector by sinking into the surface of the skin and deflecting harmful rays.
This nasties-free SPF contains 22% zinc oxide to create a physical shield on your skin that blocks both UV and blue light rays.
#3: She swears by regular exfoliation
"I exfoliate every night, and it really doesn't matter what I use," revealed Lawrence. "You can kind of use anything grainy, so I change it up."
For the full Jennifer skincare experience, opt for a physical exfoliator as part of your evening routine—that's one that scrubs away dead skin cells manually using beads or grains.
#4: She wears a night cream during the day
"Well, I have really dry skin, so I wear night cream even during the day," Lawrence told InStyle.
If the thought of wearing a heavy night cream under your makeup fills you with fear (I feel you), then worry not, as there are plenty of lightweight yet deeply hydrating night creams on the market right now.
#5: She gets microdermabrasion treaments
"In theory, I get microdermabrasion once a month," Lawrence said. "Although that's one of those things I always find myself postponing."
Professional microdermabrasion uses crystals or other exfoliators to buff away the top layer of your epidermis and encourage your skin to generate new cells. But there are plenty of skin tools that you can use at home for similar, although less intense, results.