Jennifer Aniston will be 43 years old next month, but with her tawny mane, sinewy limbs, and enviable allover hot body, she’s managed to make the world forget she was ever a “dumpy teen.” (Her words, not ours.) So as you hit the gym for the first time this year (since this time last year), slug juices instead of solids and try to convince yourself that boxing is totally your favorite exercise, check out what it actually takes to look like that.
An extra set of mitts: Longtime hair collaborator Chris McMillan says fans look at Aniston and think, ‘I could do that,’ but admits it takes two to make one effortless ponytail. “I give her the ponytail holder and she does it herself. I get the texture in there and the height and she kind of gets the elastic where she wants it and then I tweak it afterwards,” he tells Allure.” We’re definitely a tag team when it comes to her hair.”
Medical intervention: “I’ve started getting those little sun spots,” she admits to InStyle. “So I’ve recently started zapping the spots and getting spray tans whenever I can.” And though she won’t fess up to copping a Botox coupon on LivingSocial, Aniston admits to the occasional tune up. “People think that I do a lot of injections, but I don’t,” she explains. “I’m not saying that I haven’t tried it…but I see how it’s a slippery slope.”
Lash decisions: Since she “hates mascara,” Aniston opts for tri-weekly tinting sessions. “I have long lashes, so I just put on a conditioning gel from Talika and curl them up with a little heated curler from Japan,” she tells InStyle.
Olive-free martinis and a whole lotta Cobb: While reports suggested Aniston adheres to celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson’s “baby food” regimen (followers consume 14 servings of the stuff daily), Aniston denies the claim. Instead, she says she works out daily and sticks to a strict routine. During interviews she often orders spirits on the rocks with lime and olives. “Then I remove the olives,” she explains. “Not good for the eyes.” Similarly, she is a creature of habit, consistently returning to the same healthy staples. “Jennifer and Lisa [Kudrow] and I ate lunch together every single day for 10 years. And we always had the same thing — a Cobb salad,” pal Courteney Cox told the LA Times. “But it wasn’t really a Cobb salad. It was a Cobb salad that Jennifer doctored up with turkey bacon and garbanzo beans and I don’t know what. She just has a way with food.”