At 56 Years Old, Salma Hayek Shines Without Botox and Strict Diets Thanks to Simple Beauty Secrets
Salma Hayek Pinault is 56 years old. The actress has recently played the lead female role in Magic Mike’s Last Dance. Her performance proves that even at her age, she can still break the hearts of handsome men like Channing Tatum. We decided to find out what the secret of her eternal beauty is. It turns out that Salma gets younger with the years thanks to simple but very effective habits.
She doesn’t wash her face in the morning.
It seems that Salma has managed to turn back time. The actress herself thinks it’s all about skipping the morning ritual of washing her face, “My grandmother taught me to never wash my face in the morning. It’s not disgusting, guys.” The star says that at night, the skin produces the oils that help her skin look fresh and young.
Even though not all experts agree with Salma, it seems that in her situation, it really works. She notes that in the morning, she still has a certain skin routine. Sometimes, she splashes her face with rosewater and applies cream. And she does this only after breakfast.
She uses coconut oil to remove makeup.
Hayek often finds unique uses for products in her kitchen. For example, she uses coconut oil instead of makeup remover. By the way, removing makeup before bed is Salma’s golden rule. And for her evening face cleanse, the actress uses oatmeal flakes. According to the celebrity, a mixture of oatmeal, almond milk, and honey makes her skin soft and gentle.
She achieves the botox effect using burn creams.
Ill-wishers constantly speculate about what Salma might have done to her face. The star says she’s never had any beauty injections, “I use an ingredient called tepezcohuite that’s used in Mexico for burn victims because it completely regenerates the skin. This is why I have no Botox, no peels, no fillings.”
She avoids skin exfoliation.
Salma believes that facial exfoliation can have a quick effect, but in the long run, this procedure will only bring harm. Specialists agree with Hayek on this. Exfoliation should be done no more than 1-2 times a week for the skin to have a healthy glow. Salma follows this rule and includes oils and serums that are safe for daily use in her skincare routine.
She takes calcium and magnesium to sleep better.
Hayek believes that sleep is crucial to good health and beauty, and she pays a lot of attention to this aspect of life. To sleep like a baby, Salma performs breathing exercises taught to her by her mother and takes supplements with calcium and magnesium. According to the actress, this drink enriched with these substances improves the quality of sleep, and as a bonus, you regularly go to the toilet.
She sleeps in a turban.
Salma has quite thick hair. The actress takes regular care of her naturally silky locks both during the day and at night. She wears a silk turban on her head before sleep, which, according to Hayek, “preserves her hair.” Her hair care routine includes a weekly mask and infrequent washing. Occasionally, Salma dyes her hair for a role or when she wants to, but sometimes she gives her hair a break and enjoys the gray hair on her temples.
She doesn’t go to the gym.
You can see the actress dancing on a treadmill or in her new movie with Channing Tatum. Instead of strength training with weights, Salma practices therapeutic exercises and restorative yoga. During her workouts, Hayek relaxes her muscles and focuses on specific muscle groups without overexerting herself.
A coach from London made her realize that this type of exercise is the best, “It changed my life. I was dealing with a lot of pain. It helped me handle my stress.”
She enjoys food.
Salma tries to have a balanced diet and avoids all sorts of strict limitations, “’I don’t like to diet and I’m not good at it.” Salma says that food is supposed to bring joy and comfort.
Juices are especially loved by the actress. Salma even has her own company that produces cleansing juices. The star herself periodically cleanses her body with juices. According to the celebrity, this practice is akin to meditation for her. The only thing Salma loves more than juices is probably bugs. Fried crickets, in Hayek’s opinion, are incredibly tasty.
She meditates with her owl.
Salma has around 30 animals. The number of dogs, cats, parrots, alpacas, and horses is steadily growing. According to the actress, they somehow find her in a miraculous way. Pets in one way or another make us be active. And Hayek’s case is no exception. The star calls walking her dogs her workout and her pets — her trainers.
While dogs help Salma stay in great shape, her owl Kering has a positive influence on her mental health, “You won’t believe this. I do meditate with the owl very, very often. The minute I go deep into meditation, she stays super still.”