Jennifer Aniston, 2015 Academy Awards

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Jennifer Aniston is holding back on us.

We wouldn't expect the 47-year-old actress to share all her style secrets, but her interview with Vogue is leaving us completely in the dark. Like, OK, Jen's always had a natural, California girl look, but nobody just wakes up like that. There has to be a magic serum or avocado bathing ritual involved...right?

Wrong, boringly enough. Jen's beauty advice is basically what every mother tells her teenage daughter when she first discovers black eyeliner and red lipstick: Less. Is. More.

Literally, the Friends star told Vogue those very words: "Less is more, less makeup, less fuss, and just more natural, which I kind of prefer."  She went on about her "very simple" skin-care treatment, saying, "I've found that anytime I try to do some kind of fancy hair or makeup routine or skin-care routine, it gets more complicated."

Less is more, keep it simple... This feels like the movie star equivalent of reminding us not to bite our nails. Other we-already-knew-that advice from Jen? Drink up, but not in the sippin' on champagne way. As she told Vogue, "Because this is the only body we're given, we need to be really good and mindful of what we eat and how we take care of our skin—getting a good night's sleep is extremely important, as is hydrating with water, water, water. It's so important to getting that extra glow."

Indeed, H20 helps with that glow, but not as much as sunscreen (which oddly enough, Jen failed to mention in this particular interview). She did remember to remind us something we learned the hard way years ago: Hair isn't a place to try out trends.

Jen herself learned this life lesson in her younger years—back in the '80s, to be precise. "I would have to say, there was a period where I cut my hair really, really short," she told Vogue of her biggest beauty regret. "It was long on top, short on the sides. I think right above the ears—about an inch above—I shaved my head, and that was kind of a really bad look. It was like a faux kind of chicken s--t mohawk [laughs]."

We'd take The Rachel from the '90s over a chicken s--t mohawk any day, and we have to say, Jen's hair has continued to improve ever since. Then again, she's also aged gracefully like a Grecian goddess, so maybe mom and Jen are on to something with those basic beauty hacks. 

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