Salma Hayek reveals the truth about her beauty secrets and morning routine. In 2013, in a behind the scenes interview with InStyle, the 48-year-old actress, producer, entrepreneur, and writer explained how she really never tried not to be beautiful.
This year is no exception for Salma as she explains her approach to life and beauty to The Cut.
“I know people have always thought I was beautiful, but I have never tried to be as beautiful as I can be. I could do a lot more — exercise, or not eat dessert. Or not drink alcohol. I could make bigger efforts. I don’t think my first priority in life has ever been beauty. It’s a little bit of a rebellious spirit in me. There is more to me than looks, of course. I think if you are afraid of getting older, you age faster.”
Salma offers some insight on how she goes about her mourning routine.
“Today I got up at 4. I don’t have a routine because of all the traveling, but it’s usually at 6:30 to seven. I have to prepare Valentina for school. But I don’t wash my face in the morning — never, never, never. I never wash my face in the morning, I think it’s bad for your skin — I just moisturize. I really wash my face at night.”
Salma’s first beauty routine memories started at an early age. Her mother and grandmother helped her along in a daily ritual.
Hayek said her first memories about beauty were like a religion.
“My mother was very diligent with her beauty routines. It was really a religion. My grandmother would make her own creams and my mom’s creams, and she would wash and moisturize. I remember being young and out on the streets playing. She was always trying to get me out of the sun and once I came in, she was like, ‘You have to scrub, scrub, scrub.’ She would know when I hadn’t scrubbed because she would say, ‘Look at your elbows’ and they would be darker. Then she would go to the medicine cabinet, to the kitchen, and make some kind of potion, and when she’d take it off, it would be perfectly white, in one go.”
When asked about the contents in her mother and grandmother’s beauty potions, Salma shared all but one ingredient.
“I tried to make a cream out of it [for my line] but we’re not allowed to use peroxides in beauty because it becomes a different category. She used baking soda, salt, peroxide, and lemon. And then maybe one more thing that I don’t remember. She scrubbed and left it on, it was itching!”
According to Salma, her routine changes on a daily basis.
“My routine changes, it depends on how my skin wakes up. I don’t do it like a machine. I look at it — I pay attention. I talk to it, like, ‘What do we need today? And then, I have all of my potions. I start mixing my favorite Nuance AM/PM cream. If I’m extra dry, I will do this [mixes moisturizer with a few drops of face oil]. When you moisturize, sometimes it just makes you feel good. It wakes you up; it makes you feel like you had a great breakfast like it was healthy or something.”
Salma Hayek has done pretty well for herself. Aside from being a successful actress, Salma is an entrepreneur. In addition, she is the co-founder of the Cooler Cleanse.
Her most recent project, inspired by her grandmother, is with Nuance. Yahoo Beauty described her beauty line as a combination of the latest science in skincare with traditional Mexican remedies.
Salma Hayek says, “My dream was to take all these things I knew and create the best cream that could possibly exist on the market and make it affordable for every woman.”
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