Inside Kelly Ripa’s Anti-Aging Skin Routine

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Kelly Ripa is one of the many celebrities that seems to have been blessed by the Benjamin Button effect. At 51 years old, her skin looks smooth, firm and glowing, despite the TV host saying numerous times that she doesn’t get much sleep. So how does the Live With Kelly and Ryan star maintain such a radiant complexion? We did some digging into Ripa’s skin-care routine, and these are the anti-aging must-haves she keeps in her regular rotation.

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Facial Massage Tools: Face Rollers and Jillian Dempsey Gold Sculpting Bar ($195)

“I take a big bowl of ice and I put my jade face roller, my two rose quartz face rollers, and my Jillian Dempsey Gold Sculpting Bar all on ice,” Ripa told Prevention. “While they’re cooling, I moisturize my skin, and then I roll.”

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A Really Good Sunscreen: La Roche-Posay Anthelios Tinted Mineral Ultra-Light Fluid Broad Spectrum SPF 50 ($35)

Ripa told NY Mag that she doubles down on sunscreen now after paying the price for the damage she did to her skin as a teenager in the Jersey Shore sun. “What I like about this sunscreen, first of all, is that it’s full-coverage. It’s that broad-spectrum, UVA-UVB and whatnot sunscreen, but it’s tinted in a way that sort of makes you look sun-kissed and not a weird color. A lot of tinted products tend to make you look orange or way too dark, to the point where you don’t even look like yourself. This is just like a light coverage, so it looks like maybe you put on foundation, maybe you didn’t, who knows?”

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A Tried-and-True Neurotoxin: Botox Cosmetic

Ripa has been open about her love for Botox for more than a decade, which is super refreshing (why can’t all celebs just be honest about their tox!). Back in 2012, Ripa told Marlo Thomas, “My biggest secret is not that big of a secret: I just get Botox and it helps everything. Mark likes to say that Botox changed his life, and he doesn’t have any—because it takes me half as long to get ready now without the perma-frown. My kids used to say, ‘Are you mad at me?’ and I couldn’t figure out why.”

Award Photo: Botox Cosmetic
Award Photo: Botox Cosmetic
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A Hydrating Face Oil: UMA Oils Absolute Anti-Aging Face Oil ($175)

“I guess this is my anti-aging secret—this and Botox, if we’re being honest,” Ripa told NY Mag. “It’s pricey but worth it. I think this oil works really well for my skin. First of all, it’s beautifully scented. Like, my husband wants to kiss my face after I put it on. Second, it feels great. I apply it first thing in the morning when I’m fresh out of the shower, and then right before I go to bed. And when I wake up in the morning, my skin still feels moisturized. It hasn’t evaporated into the abyss in the middle of the night.”

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Makeup Remover: Alcone Company Make-Off Makeup Remover Cloths ($14 for 30)

“I fell asleep with makeup on for, I want to say, the first 28 years of my life,” Ripa told NY Mag. “That used to be a thing, I swear. Now that I’m wiser, I guess you could say, I am telling you: It is urgent to take your makeup off. Every night, no matter how tired you are, no matter how fun the club was, you have to do it. These wipes from Alcone are so efficient. You don’t have to scrub your skin to get the makeup off, and they don’t leave your skin feeling greasy either. The older you get, your skin becomes like a piece of paper, so you want to really be gentle with it.”

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