Salma Hayek: Beauty Is Not A Goal, It’s A Part Of Everyday Life

by Charlene Flanagan

Whether you buy it at a store, or whip up your own skincare solutions at home, we’re all for natural and organic beauty fixes over commercial chemical concoctions that can do more harm than good. But, it is rare to hear a celebrity endorse economical home ingredients, which is exactly why you should make note of what Salma Hayek has to say, considering she’s created her own line of organic beauty products.

At 48, the actress credits her youthful glow and flawless complexion to her Mexican roots, and home remedies that have made there way into her line of beauty products. “When I started my career, I saw beauty more as a goal. Now I just see beauty as part of life—of everyday life,” says Hayek. Perhaps her no-fuss routine is the reason for her even-toned and tiny-pored skin.

So what does the Everly star’s beauty regimen entail? To be honest, there’s really nothing much to it. As the actress explains, “I don’t have a routine because of all the traveling, but [I] usually [wake up] at 6:30 or 7. 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,” she says.

“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. If I’m extra dry, I will mix 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,” she explains.


For Salma, massaging the moisturizer into the skin is what really helps keep it soft and supple. And since she’s in the limelight, a lot of makeup is an inevitable part of her day. Making sure it’s all properly removed is key. “If I wear a lot of makeup, I’ll use the Marigold Oil Cleansing Oil,” she says.

Now, you’d think someone who travels as much as she does packs on sunblock by the gallons. You’d be wrong. “I am completely against SPF, completely. SPF on its own is good, but I’m sorry, SPF in creams and makeup is a big mistake. It’s a lot of chemicals that can affect the formula of the cream,” she explains.

As for famed brands and magic potions, she sticks to her Mexican roots and relies on the lessons she learnt from her mother. For a Hollywood  A-lister to be doing little to almost nothing to maintain her flawless complexion, it gives us everyday folk a little bit of hope.


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