Salma Hayek Has a Dirty Little Secret for Getting Rid of Acne

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salma hayekIt's not hard to understand why Salma Hayek is one of the most beautiful women in the world. She has near-perfect facial symmetry; her hair's got shine that rivals Kate Middleton's; and her skin is literally flawless (even though it apparently wasn't always that way). I mean, seriously, the woman glows. And it isn't because of makeup. Any paparazzi shot of Hayek sans makeup shows an incredibly even, ridiculously smooth, blemish-free complexion.

What's her skin secret? She just revealed it! And it's free! And, no, it's not "drink a lot of water and get a lot of sleep." It's actually a celeb beauty secret that probably none of us have ever heard of.

Hayek apparently doesn't was her face in the morning. Only at night. And she doesn't "wash" it, she "cleans" it -- which, basically, is just a rich person's way of saying "wash really well." In an interview, Salma recently said:

One tip -- always wash your face at night. Clean it. You don't have to wash it, but you have to clean it really, really well at night. Because at night your skin is rebuilding some of the oils that you need to keep your skin young, and it balances the pH. So in the morning if you take them off -- you can splash it with water, do something mild -- but you don't want to get rid of that. And if your skin is dirty in the morning, it means you didn't clean well at night.

There you have it, ladies. Don't wash your face. It's the secret to a Hayek-worthy even skin tone; and hey, you'll save money, also.

Or not.

Celebrity beauty tips are great. Really, they're one of my most favorite guilty pleasures in this world. Hearing what serums Gwyneth smears all over her face is like music to my ears. But celeb beauty "tips" are often lacking in one thing: The really outlandish, super expensive shit that famous women do.

I don't doubt for a second that Salma doesn't wash her face in the morning. In fact, most of us know that over-washing your face will dry it out. But I'm also pretty sure that that's not the only thing she does in order to look the way she does. She's naturally an unbelievably beautiful woman, but being married to a billionaire -- and being rich herself -- can't hurt.

How often do you wash your face?

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.LoVe... .LoVeMyBuG.

I don't "was" my face in the morning either, only at night but I didn't realize I was doing myself a favor, good to know! 

nonmember avatar Sarah

I never wash my face in the morning. Or splash it. I just wash at night with cetaphil after taking off eye makeup. After close to 20 years of killing my skin and having horrible acne, I started the "less is more" method and now, at 35, my skin is acne free.

tuffy... tuffymama

I use OCM adjusted for my really dry skin; no castor oil. I only use organic apple cider vinegar and cold water in the morning, followed by coconut oil for moisture. At night, I clean with olive oil or Dr. Bronner's, then apple cider vinegar and Shea butter. My skin looks young and supple, and I am neither LOL.

count... countrygirl670

Similar to Sarah, I had dry skin and acne for years.  Then my 80 year old aunt (who had beautiful skin) told me to "stop putting all that crap on my face,and it will clear up."  Started doing a quick wash at night with just a no-brand salicylic acid soap and NO face cream at bedtime.  And just a quick splash of water in the morning.  The first two mornings, I woke up with my face so dry I felt like it would crack off.  By the third morning, my own sebaceous glands kicked in and my face was dewy.  And my acne cleared up.  Haven't had dry skin or breakouts since.

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