Salme Hayek - 53. And in all interviews she repeats that she never resorted to Botox and beauty injections. But the actress has a whole arsenal of beauty advice from her grandmother, with which she supports beauty. We tell the most interesting secrets of Salma, and also ask the beautician if you can repeat after the star or better not.
“There certainly isn't one one-size-fits-all care. The protocol, selected by Salma Hayek, meets the needs of her skin specifically, so you cannot blindly follow her recommendations,”immediately noted Daria Yakushevich, cosmetologist, surgeon, head of the X-Clinic facial and body aesthetics department.
Don't wash your face in the morning
“I never cleanse my skin in the morning. My grandmother used to say that the skin heals itself at night, so that in the morning it does not need care. In addition, I cleanse my skin well before going to bed, will my face be dirty when I wake up? " - Salma said in an interview with The New York Times.
She also added that in the morning instead of soap or gels for washing, she uses rose water in a spray. This remedy helps her skin to awaken from sleep and also has antioxidant and anti-aging properties.
cosmetologist, surgeon, head of the department of face and body aesthetics, X-Clinic
- For oily skin, prone to increased sebum secretion, the process of morning washing with at least micellar water is necessary. At night, the metabolic processes in the skin do not stop, so excess sebum must be removed. Now in the arsenal of cosmetic products there are a large number of cleansing preparations that can be selected individually. Again, if the skin is sensitive and prone to atopic reactions, washing with just running water can be too damaging for it, so it is necessary to use substances that maintain the water-lipid balance.
Mix oil and whey
At the same time, Hayek admits that there are still moisturizers in her routine. But she uses the treatment instead of rose water at will, when she intuitively feels that the skin needs an additional complex. Among the huge variety of beauty products, the actress makes her product by mixing oil from her own Nuance skincare line, which was launched in partnership with CVS in 2011, and her favorite serum. Among the star's favorites are Grand Millésime by Biologique Recherche and Sérum Précieux by Anne Semonin.
- Speaking about self-mixing of various drugs, you must always remember that in professional products, all ingredients are combined as effectively as possible. Serum components can be hydrophilic or lipophilic, contain nanospheres and other components that allow the delivery of active substances to the dermis. When we mix a similar composition with oil, we change its chemical characteristics, and there is no need to rely on the fact that the components will be more effective. Therefore, it is much more advisable to choose a serum and cream suitable for your skin and use all products separately or sequentially.
Wash off makeup with coconut oil
We have already said that Salma cleanses the skin well before bed. But the way she does it deserves special attention. In an interview with American Glamor, she said that she uses coconut oil for this. And then he dabs his face with a hot towel warmed up in the microwave, onto which he also sprinkles his favorite rose water.
- Regarding the method of cleansing the skin with coconut oil: this option is only suitable if you practically do not use decorative cosmetics and have normal or dry skin. If there is still makeup on the face, and even more so if it is waterproof, special means will be needed to remove it. A hot towel, in turn, with systematic use, can cause the progression of the vascular network on the face. Therefore, this type of care is also not suitable for everyone and should be used with caution by girls with vessels close to the surface of the skin.
Make a homemade peeling mask
During her cleansing beauty routine, the actress uses products from her own brand Nuance, including she likes to apply a mask to her skin. Sometimes the actress makes peeling masks according to her grandmother's home recipe: she mixes oatmeal with water or almond milk, and also adds honey. "This is the best cleanser, it leaves the skin very soft and smooth," Hayek told the editor of The New York Times. At the same time, the star noted that masks and peels should be used no more than twice a week, otherwise the skin can be damaged.
- Any homemade masks can be too light for one skin type and traumatic for another. Whole research institutes are struggling to invent formulas that can overcome all skin barriers and carry nutrients into the dermis. I think if it were that simple, they would go broke. Moreover, each problem has its own solutions, which are part of specific cosmetics. It's like trying to rub in drugs intended for injection or ingestion. Yes, of course, our skin has absorptive capacity, but at the same time it remains very selective.