Kelly Ripa recently celebrated her 50th birthday and fans are wondering just how she gets that youthful appearance in her 50s. She spoke to Prevention.com about her exact skincare routine so you can follow it, too! \u201cWhat I have discovered is that, in each decade, I have learned so much that has been able to improve the following decade,\u201d Ripa says. \u201cSo, everything I learned in my 30s, I took into my 40s, and kind of maximized by 40.\u201d So, with that being said, she has been able to learn a lot about her skin and how to care for it as she ages. \u201cTen years ago, I was washing my face with soap and water \u2014 the harshest soap possible and the hottest water possible. And now it\u2019s really about making up for all of that by being gentle with my skin and prepping it before I put makeup on.\u201d Learn the Kelly Ripa skincare routine by following the steps below! https:\/\/www.instagram.com\/p\/CCWju-IDPVb\/ 1. Start your day with dry brushing \u201cYour skin is such a huge organ,\u201d Ripa explains. \u201cI do a good vigorous brush of my entire body. I brush up towards my heart and down towards my hands.\u201d In order to practice this on your own, get a soft, bristled brush and gently sweep it along your skin to remove any dead skin cells. It also helps to promote blood flow and de-puff any fluid build-up. RELATED: Melanie Griffith Shares The Skincare Routine She Learned From Her Mother Tippi Hedren 2. Massage your face \u201cI take a big bowl of ice and I put my jade face roller, my two rose quartz face rollers, and my\u00a0Jillian Dempsey Gold Sculpting Bar all on ice. While they\u2019re cooling, I moisturize my skin, and then I roll," Ripa says. Facial massages help de-puff the face and also improve blood circulation. https:\/\/www.instagram.com\/p\/B6w3ROkDorF\/ 3. Moisturizing face oil Stay moisturized and keep your skin smooth! \u201cI put on a really good primer, like a skin oil and a primer, and then my makeup on top of it,\u201d Ripa says. \u201cI guess this is my anti-aging secret \u2014 this and\u00a0Botox\u00a0if we\u2019re being honest. I apply it first thing in the morning when I\u2019m 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.\u201d 4. Sunscreen A lot of people might love a sun-kissed tan, but Ripa swears by sunscreen. \u201cI wear sunscreen always. I even wear it indoors as well,\u201d Ripa reveals. \u201cMy dermatologist said even if it\u2019s the tiniest window, sun gets in. Sun bounces off reflective surfaces and you don\u2019t realize the older you get, it\u2019s the sun you experienced as a teenager when you didn\u2019t protect your skin that comes back to haunt you as a 50-year-old.\u201d https:\/\/www.instagram.com\/p\/BtbcorthOjh\/?utm_sourceig_embed 5. Always take off your makeup before bed When you're tired and ready for bed, it can be tempting to just sleep with your makeup on. This is a big no-no for your skin! \u201cAs soon as I\u2019m done with work \u2014 sometimes the credits are rolling \u2014 I\u2019m taking my makeup off. I really believe if I didn\u2019t work on camera, I would never wear makeup. I do my best to let my skin breathe and leave it alone.\u201d 6. Revisit and revamp your diet \u201cThe older I get, the more I realize that it was the nutritional aspect. My trainer and all of the nutritionists we\u2019ve had on\u00a0Live with Kelly and Ryan\u00a0over the years, they\u2019ve all said it\u2019s 80% nutrition, 20% fitness,\u201d Ripa says, describing her diet now as mostly vegetarian. \u201cVery rarely do I have any animal protein,\u201d she admits. She also says that fitness is just as important as your diet. \u201cThe older I get, the more I realize it\u2019s about what goes in. That allows you to have the energy to run outside, do an indoor cycling class, or however anyone\u2019s exercising right now. As we speak, I\u2019m on the thigh master.\u201d 7. Laugh more You may have heard that laugh lines cause wrinkles, but Ripa insists that you need to laugh more in life. \u201cI don\u2019t take social media seriously. To leave a truly hateful comment on Instagram usually means that there\u2019s something probably very wrong with the person,\u201d Ripa says. \u201cUsually I find that the people who follow me, at least they are clever. They\u2019ll say something that\u2019s funny. And even when it\u2019s not funny, it\u2019s so ridiculous that it becomes funny. And sometimes if you just respond in an equally absurd way, then it all becomes funny." Laughing is basically essential to enjoying life and the whole process of aging.