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Developing an Early Skincare Routine
Before arriving in Tinsel town, Lady Hayek remembers how her grandmother nurtured her early skincare routine with various and sundry homemade face care potions. Carefully blended by maternal hands, her abuela was clearly a pro since Salma says, 'She'd take me with her to the pharmacy to get her materials. She knew what she was doing-she died at 96, with no wrinkles!'
This is also the same philosophy that celebrity facialist Joanna Vargas preaches to all of her clients, prevention is the key to staying young and beautiful, and starting a beauty routine early in life keeps you ahead of Father Time.
What face products does Salma Hayek use?
Voted one of the sexiest women in the world, Salma Hayek has many reasons to glow. But aside from personal and professional reasons, there is her dedication to a skincare regime. Nuance is Salma Hayek line of products that includes cleansers and moisturizers to which Hayek is devoted. Given her early struggle with acne, she created a reliable treatment for acne. 'We have a pimple medication that treats the spot and the discoloration on your face at the same time,' she proudly tells Marie Claire.
Salma lavishes her skin with a royal jelly serum and a lavender-laden moisturizer. Her Rosetta stone is an ancient healing plant from Mexico that is a key ingredient in her products. 'I'm especially proud of tepezcohuite, which they treat burn victims with in Mexico.'
Another way to prevent pimples is to use a daily cleanser and exfoliator. These two steps alone can sometimes clear a person's mishap with acne. This is because keeping the skin clean and clearing the pores with an exfoliant prevent the situation from being aggravated. And keeping your hands away from your face does much to keep your skin clear.
How Salma handles flawed skin...
It's hardly believable that this illustrious A-lister ever suffered a bad skin day, but surprise she is of living human flesh. 'I had acne. And this acne was so bad, it sent me into a severe, severe depression,' It probably didn't help the acne episodes when she touched her skin nervously: 'Like I couldn't leave the house. I'd wake up in the morning and lie there and touch my face before I got up, just to prepare myself to look in the mirror!' she tells Lucky Magazine.
Then friend and director, Alfonso Cuaron steered Salma on her Hollywood bound flawless path by teaching the budding actress to meditate and relax. In addition she received Accutane treatments that Salma sounded reluctant to try. 'I didn't want to, but it cured it. Since then my skin's forever sensitive and dry.'
Botox for Salma?
In preparation for an Oliver Stone film Savages on drug trafficking Hayek speaks with wife of a former head of a drug cartel. The banter between the two ladies is nothing short of hilarious. When the mob wife asks, ''Well what do you do?' I said, 'I don't do Botox, I don't do fillers, nothing.' When asked if she takes growth hormones, Salma has no idea that this is an anti-aging treatment: 'but I don't take that either.'
This spit-fire vixen offers an earful in her defense against trying Botox. 'Botox, trust me I've been tempted-but I resist! Think about what happens to your muscles-and your skin-if you're sick and don't move for a few days. It all atrophies!
Plus, if you freeze a muscle in your face, other muscles have to compensate! And once you stop, what does that look like?'
The best and easiest way to achieve an eternal youthful complexion, Ms. Vargas recommends, is to get regular microcurrent facials and flank that spa treatment with LED light therapy, red and infrared. Used in combination, these two, will keep your skin radiant and youthful.