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How to Do Salma Hayek’s Skincare Routine

She’s aging in reverse.
Salma Hayek skincare routine

Salma Hayek is 55 years old. I repeat: 55 years old. Looking at her firm, flawless skin and natural glow, it’s hard to believe. If she hadn’t been a fixture on the big screen for the past 20 years, I’d have guessed that she was only in her 30s!

So what’s her secret? Well, despite being a famous actress (and married to one of the wealthiest men in the world), she has sworn off interventions like Botox.

“Listen, I never say never. Have I done it? No, still no. And I’m going to tell you why: It’s just logic. When you exercise, do you notice a difference in your skin and the muscle tone? Because oxygenation and circulation helps immediately rejuvenate your body when you exercise. If you kill the muscle, if you paralyze it and your face is not moving, this is going to affect all the other [muscles] around it. So maybe do [Botox], but wait as long as you can because you’re going to age faster with it. You’re going to look better [in the short term], but you have to do more and more and more, and the whole face is going to start falling apart!”[1]

But that doesn’t mean that she relies on a complex skincare routine, either. In fact, she won’t cleanse or exfoliate too much, embraces natural ingredients like coconut oil, and believes in the power of good old-fashioned facial massage.

“I think that my beauty routine, and how I see beauty is from what I’ve learned from my grandmother. It made me realize that there are things that were not out there because [most brands] go by trends. There are things that are really good that are pushed to the side just because they’re trying too hard to sell you the new thing to always create some kind of event.”[2]

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Instead, she switches things up depending on how her skin looks and feels each day. “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?’”[3]

Keep reading to find out how Salma takes care of her enviable complexion.

Salma Hayek’s Skincare Routine (At a Glance)

Her Morning Skincare Routine

1. Cleanser

“I never cleanse my skin in the morning. My grandmother taught me that at night your skin replenishes all the things you lost during the day. Also, if I cleanse very well at night, why would it be dirty when I wake up? It’s for companies to have you use more products.”

Herbivore Rose Hibiscus Coconut Water Hydrating Face Mist
ASDM Beverly Hills Tepezcohuite Cream
Sisley Paris Nutritive Lip Balm

Her Nighttime Skincare Routine

Kopari Organic Coconut Melt
Chantecaille Pure Rosewater
Juice Generation Watermelon Hibiscus Superfood Smoothie
Biologique Recherche Serum Grand Millesime Youth Elixir
Anne Semonin Precious Serum

Her Skincare Treatments

La Mer The Hydrating Facial

Facial Massage

“Do you know what is the best thing for your face, to keep it toned? Massage. I have a [massage therapist], but she lives in Japan. She only comes to London every once in a while. But when she comes, she’s my secret weapon. I really believe in massage, and the way she does it is with two people. You have to take out your tongue and make sounds and all these crazy things. One person moves your leg while the other person is pulling your ear. I don’t know, but it’s really extraordinary! Massage oxygenates, activates the circulation, and keeps the muscles healthy and firm. I cannot tell you, even just for the lymphatic [system], what the massage does for the face.”

Her Diet, Exercise and Lifestyle

Vital Proteins Bone Broth Collagen


“When I started my career, I saw beauty more as a goal. Now I just see beauty as part of life—of everyday life. When I was younger I was always trying to figure out, ‘Oh my God, what would look good on me? Is this my best or should I be like that? What hair colour I should have?’ But it’s more about finding your identity. As you get older, if you’re lucky, you can pay attention to life. You sort of settle, you’re more comfortable, and you understand much better who you are.”

Sources: [1][2][3] • [4] • [5] • [6] • [7] • [8] • [9]

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