Friendship, daily exercise, and excellent skin are vital to keeping the actor, entrepreneur, and mom at her mental and physical peak.
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"I never feel or look better than right after a hard workout," actress and IG cooking show star Jennifer Garner tells Shape. "One way or another, even when my kids were babies, I work out every day. That's more for my brain than my body." The mom of three has been taking trainer Beth Nicely's virtual classes, called the Limit. "It's been the biggest confidence and endorphin boost. And it gets my cheeks at peak flush," says Garner.

Speaking of her natural glow: "I've focused on having the best possible skin that I can for my entire adult life. Because if my skin looks good, then I really don't care about makeup or hair," she says. The star credits her skin-care knowledge and regimen to working with Neutrogena for the past 14 years and having access to the best dermatologists.

"They have drilled into me that sun protection is non-negotiable," she says. "It seems crazy that the answer is so simple, but it is: Plain old Neutrogena sunscreen, which you can find at any drugstore, can prevent skin cancer and keep your skin looking good. I use a wardrobe of sunscreen options — an SPF serum first thing in the morning, an SPF mist later in the day, an SPF spray that I keep in the door of the car, and a stick." She also applies the brand's Rapid Wrinkle Repair Retinol Oil (Buy It, $13, and Rapid Firming Peptide Contour Lift Cream (Buy It, $23, nightly.

Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Retinol Oil
Neutrogena Rapid Firming Peptide Contour Lift Cream

What isn't as routine but is no less beneficial to Garner's well-being is a meditation session with Chelsea Jackson Roberts or going for a walk with a girlfriend. "A while back, it was so hard to grab time for myself that I decided to devote one month to scheduling walks with as many girlfriends as I could during any free minutes that I had. I called it the girlfriend project, which helped build it into my schedule. I'd say to each friend, 'What time can you walk on Saturday? I'm coming to you.' It filled me up so much. I need to do it again."

Shape Magazine, October 2021 issue