Jennifer Aniston Gave Herself a Tanning Intervention: "Let's Just Quit While We're Ahead"

Now she's all about "less is more"

By Francesca Bacardi Jun 11, 2015 2:58 PMTags
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Jennifer Aniston knows beauty.

From her gorgeous face to her knowledge of skincare regimens and diet, the Friends alum knows exactly what works and doesn't work for her. While she always seems to have a sun-kissed glow, she told People that she had to give herself a tanning "intervention" a while back.

"I gave myself a sun-tanning intervention a few years ago, where I was basically saying, 'Let's just quit while we're ahead,'" she told the magazine. "I was not great as a kid with sunscreen. That's one of my big regrets."

Justin Theroux's better half now uses sunscreen every day to combat U.V. rays and wrinkles. If her sun-tervention comes at a surprise, we don't blame you. The Cake star has been spotted time and time again tanning in Mexico, coming back with bronzed skin that only the natural sun can give you. She even argued that U.V. rays only benefit people in the long run.

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"Honestly, this is going to sound so silly—going in the sun for 20 minutes a day is really important, vitamin D, because we are now having a vitamin D deficiency because of all the S.P.F.," she said in an interview.

But after having lived through a severe make-under for Cake, Aniston has learned a thing or two about taking it down a notch when it comes to getting dressed every day.

"I'm less attached to [makeup] now," she told People. "And Justin loves me without."


Although he loves her au naturel, he also likes it when she jazzes it up a bit when she goes out at night. "He likes it when I smoke up my eyes!"

Aniston also attributes her glowing complexion to drinking water "endlessly." She said that she tries to drink about five bottles a day in order to maintain her radiant look. No matter what any woman does to her appearance, she explained that the most important aspect of "beauty" is feeling good about yourself inside and out at any age.

"We're going to feel good about ourselves if we see another woman who is 50 and rocking it," she added. "If society is telling you to sit it out after 40, you diminish yourself. Believe what you feel. If you feel crappy about yourself, it's going to show."