Salma Hayek Eats Her Way to a Botox-Free Glow

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salma hayekYou know how Salma Hayek is gorgeous and looks immortal, like she drinks the blood of baby unicorns every morning? Well she's finally let us in on her secret to looking so young and spectacular: She eats fat and drinks wine. Yeah, I'll have what she's having! (Says the woman who ate bacon and a whole avocado for lunch today.)

Salma's serious. Here's what she told Harper's BAZAAR: "I am on the limit of chubbiness because I love my food and my wine. It's not the best for fashion, but it's good for my mood." Snort, Salma, you-- chubby? That's hilars. No but really, tell us more.

"I am happy because I eat. I am 46 -- I will not have Botox. You know why? Because I eat! I eat the fat, I eat the vegetable, I eat everything." OMG, me too! So why don't I look like you? Actually, I've always thought my younger sister (who is also gorgeous) looks a lot like Salma, which kind of makes me feel like I almost look like Salma. But I do not look like Salma. Only Salma looks like Salma. And she looks like that even though (because?) she eats everything.

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But I think she's got something there. Being happy (satisfied, full, not hungry) does give you a natural glow that not even Botox can compete with. And those lipids probably help fight wrinkles, right? I mean, didn't the also immortal Helen Mirren once say that when we get older we have to choose between our face and our ass? There you go. 

And now here's Salma explaining why we never, ever see Victoria Beckham smile. (And by the way, if I were fucking this I'd have a silly grin plastered on my face every second of every day, just saying.) "If you exercise too much and you don't eat enough, it takes its toll on the skin. Everything starts ageing. And you know what? You look miserable."

Okay, she wasn't specifically talking about Victoria. And obviously she's in total denial over how kind the genetic lottery has been to her and how much easier it is to be beautiful if you live on a ginormous pile of LVMH money. But if you can dig past all that I think she makes an important point. Relishing all kinds of foods -- the fatty and the nutritious -- makes you a happier person, and that's going to make you look more radiant. I completely, 100 percent agree with that. It's my philosophy, too. I'm just not quiiiite as radiant as Salma. 

Do you think enjoying all kinds of foods -- including fats -- can keep you looking young and beautiful?


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Jenny... JennyG0929

I lost 20+ pounds and losing fat in my face made me look terrible. I looked about 10 years older. Lucky for my face I gained most of it back. Now, photos from the waist up only please! So I agree with Helen choose between your ass and your face.

Luisa Perkins

Yes! I hate how our society demonizes food. Go, Salma!

(AV, you're gorgeous AND hilarious.)

ImaSo... ImaSoulMom

Love Salma. That is crazy. Absolutely does it take a toll on your face. I lost 100 pounds over the past year and people don't recognize me. It would confuse me, you don't recognize my face? I'm not wearing a disguise but now I see there is a huge difference.

tuffy... tuffymama

Animal fats, people! Butter, beef fat, virgin coconut oil, dark meat chicken, whole and raw milk, full-fat raw yogurt, nuts and avocados, and the occasional shot of Chopin vodka! Ditch the grains and coffee, and instead eat fats and meat from clean, organic sources. Your outside and inside will thank you by making you feel and look fantastic, and you'll lengthen your lifespan. I have the same skin I had as a young-looking thirty-year old, and I am NOT thirty. I have a grown son and people are shocked when I tell them. It's the way I eat combined with the organic apple cider vinegar and coconut oil I use on my face.

myvoice1 myvoice1

I honestly don't think Selma Hayak aged well. I think she looks her age. I give her credit for not having plastic surgery. If you look at the cast of the RHOM you will see that they dont look good with plastic surgery. Actually all the women on that show that have plastic surgery look horrid.. I hate the way people look who have plastic surgery it really disgusts me. Kathy Wakile from the RHONJ looks horrible with her nose job. I think God gives us certain looks for a reason and when you mess with that you tend to look gross.

Roxamme Regan

Of course, she has had cosmetic surgery.  She is not being truthful.  Eating fats is harmful to your heart and will clog your arteries and, of course, eating as much fat as she claims she is eating would not sustain a proper body weight.  She is being very disingenuous.  Anyone who eats the way she claims she its, would be a number one candidate for a stroke, heart attack and many other things.  Don't believe what she says.  It doesn't even make sense.

Diane Griffin

She has no problem with a nose job and boob job. I agree she looks her age and I detect wrinkles under her eyes.

lovin... lovinallofthem

she is GORGEOUS and good for her for eating and drinking!!! :)

jessi... jessicasmom1

she is very pretty,  I don't drink but I do eat heathy and I hope to stay wrinkle free for awhile maybe longer

Rhys Branman

Yes indeed! Keep your figure or your face! Part of looking older as you age does have to do with fat loss in your face. And because you fat is lost in the extremities first one's face will look more gaunt. However, Botox does nothing for fat loss. Botox is usually used on the forehead partially because the wrinkles there are not caused by fat loss. It's great Ms. Hayek can eat whatever she wants. But let's face it, that's genetics. We are not all that lucky.

Dr. Rhys Branman
Little Rock Cosmetic Surgery Center

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