Rob Lowe shares his ‘embarrassing’ trick to staying youthful at age 59

Rob Lowe is 59 years old and has revealed that the key to his youthful good looks is an “embarrassing amount” of one relaxing activity.

During his 45-year career in Hollywood, Rob’s ageless appearance and good health have often been joked about. It was even a running joke when he played the character Chris Traeger on the hit television series Parks and Rec.

Some fans have also joked about the actor’s apparent timeless appearance on Reddit, in which one forum asked, “Rob Lowe has to be a vampire right?”

One user in the forum commented: “I worked with him a couple of years ago – he’s even better looking in person. Photos don’t do this man justice.”

However, Rob has finally confessed that the secret to looking great at nearly 60 is not skincare or exercise, but how much you sleep and has said he has his beauty sleep “down to a science.”

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On his podcast Literally! With Rob Lowe, the Untouchable actor shared that he spends lots of time sleeping, but declined to share the exact number of hours.

Rob said: “I get tons of sleep. Like, an embarrassing amount. I don’t want people to think something is wrong with me. It’s a lot of sleep, not 12 hours. But if there’s ever 12 [hours] to be had, I’m taking it.”

Sleep is so essential to the actor’s beauty regime that he even naps during the day while working, and even uses his car, a Cadillac Escalade SUV, as the ultimate napping spot.

He said: “The seats recline all the way down, so I can sleep between the various sets. I have it down to a science. The eye mask, the Bose noise-cancelling headphones. And I’m gone.”

The Brat Pack member also shared that diet is another key to his success and that he has been eating a low-carbohydrate and high-protein Atkins diet for decades.

He said that he began to seriously consider his diet in his 30s once he realized he could not eat whatever he liked and continue to stay fit.

Rob explained: “I’ve been doing it ever since. It makes a big difference. You’re only as good as what you eat.”

However, Rob did admit that his good looks have come with sacrifices as he misses being able to eat his favorite junk food. He said: “It bums me out. Believe me, I’d love to eat nothing but pies and milkshakes. And I would love to eat like a 15-year-old. But I can’t.”

Rob also celebrated 33 years of being alcohol-free in 2023 and has said he is very thankful to the people who have helped with his sobriety. The actor also credited not drinking with helping him stay healthy.

He said: “I haven’t had a drink in 33 years. That’s a huge thing, even beyond recovery. When you think about the calories and the bloat you’re missing. That just adds up. So that’s super helpful.”

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