Sometimes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Other times, it’s in the eye cream of the beholder!
This week, Celebrity Skin Care is taking a look at the stunning and ageless Salma Hayek. We love her not just for her sexy confidence and stunning looks, but also for her pride in her Mexican roots and her devotion to helping women embrace their beauty.
This cover girl, actress, beauty line developer, and mother of an adorable little girl, has reveals her secrets to keeping her skin ageless and we are here to pass them along to you!
Can it be true that Salma has never had injectibles, lasers, or peels to maintain her flawless skin? I have no idea, but if so, then Salma either has the best genes on this planet or she knows the right products to use. Obviously whatever she is doing is working!
According to her, she has been applying “creams” her whole life, many of which she watched her grandmother make in her own kitchen. While those recipes are a secret, using moisturizers to keep your skin looking young and radiant, is not!
So what are her other skin care secrets? According to Salma, she uses products from her new skin care line, Nuance (available at CVS), which is known for premium products at very affordable price. What more could a girl ask for? This line was indeed inspired by her grandmother, and also by Salma’s own beauty rituals. The ingredients are sourced from the native flora and fauna of Mexico and many of which have never been available to the mass market before. All of these products were designed to preserve the youthful appearance of every woman.
I had never heard of products with tepezcohuite (found in prickly pears) so of course I had to do a little research. For hundreds of years, tepezcohuite has been used to treat various skin problems because of it’s anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects, and it has been shown to stimulate collagen production. Prickly pears are full of antioxidants and also good for its calming effect on the skin. Needless to say, these strange ingredients definitely have anti-aging properties that I look for in the products I use myself and recommend.
One of the best ways to wake up glowing and refreshed is to let your skin soak in a good dose of hydration while you sleep. Nuance Renewed Radiance Nutrifying Night Cream, ($13.59, cvs.com) is comparable to even the most luxurious high-end versions. Salma combines prickly pear, caffeine,and licorice root to soothe stressed out skin and a healthy dose of antioxidants to fight fine lines. I like that it is heavier than a day cream, but not as gloppy as most night creams tend to be.
Check this line out at a CVS near you. You’ll be as impressed as I am!
I am fascinated with Salma’s sultry beauty! It’s always refreshing to see a woman who’s not afraid of being feminine and who embraces style, accessories, and of course makeup!
Salma was introduced to the magic of “creams” and beauty products by her beloved grandmother. After six years of dedicated R&D, her Nuance line of makeup is a culmination of her devotion to aging beautifully. As an extreme version of a woman-who-does-it-all, Salma proved recently (on Rachel Ray no less!) that it’s important and not too difficult to look refreshed and beautiful even when you “have no time” and are on a budget.
One of the easiest ways to erase a bit of time and help brighten your face is simply to even out the tone of your skin. Sun damage, lack of sleep, poor diet, and lack of time at the gym all add up to dullness and uneven coloring as the years go on. Try Salma’s Flawless Wear Tinted Moisturizer, ($13.99, cvs.com) to add much needed moisture and to cheat the look of perfect skin. It comes in 5 flattering shades, and is oil (and cruelty) free. Dot a little bit of concealer directly on to the darkest part of any under-eye circles, and pat it with your ring finger to blend.
I love Nuance’s Flawless Mineral Cheek Trios, ($12.99, cvs.com), to add a youthful flush of color to your face. the line offers four palettes to help custom-compliment and highlight every skin tone. Restoring that glow really helps to refresh and revive you!
Polish off you look with your choice of shades from one of two Perfect Lips Lip Quads, ($9.99, cvs.com). They have Vitamin E and essential oils to smoothe fine lines and plump up your pout. Bonus! They come in the most adorable little flower shaped pods that have an endless array of combinations inside!
With this fast and flawless routine, you’ll be stealing even more attention than Kitty Soft Paws herself. Remember to be like Salma and always top your look off with a killer smile!
There’s no doubt that good skin care is a lifelong task, and Salma has done a better job than anyone in taking care of her complexion… with one exception… SMOKING!
Out of all the bad things you can do for your skin, smoking is #1 on the list (closely followed by getting too much sun!). Smoking destroys all the wonderful little capillaries that provide nutrients and antioxidants to the surface of your skin. The more you smoke, the less your skin repairs and restores itself… and this ages you quicker than anything!
Smoking also dries out your skin which a huge contributor to wrinkles and fine lines, especially around the mouth, and also to the yellowish hue that only smokers and jaundiced people wear so well. Once those deep wrinkles are set in, it’s extremely difficult to fix them even with the best fillers and lasers, so the best treatment really is prevention!
Fortunately, Salma recently quit, so all of her grandmother’s wisdom won’t go to waste!
NOTICE: None of the celebrities or individuals discussed here have ever received treatment, surgery, medical advice, or evaluations from any author, physician, surgeon, or representative of this blog. All images and photos in this article represent models only. No actual patients or clients are shown.