Salma Hayek Doesn’t Follow Trends, Doesn’t Look For Quick Fixes in Life

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Salma Hayek is one Hollywood mommy mogul we seriously want to be besties with. Not because she’s beautiful and cool and is a superstar, but she is filled to the brim with womanly wisdom that we can learn a lot from. The actress is on the cover of New Beauty Magazine for their Spring/Summer issue, and talks about her beauty secrets.

“I have never gotten something done just because it was a trend or the next ‘biggest wonder.’” she says about her beauty regime, and adds that she doesn’t look for a quick fix. Salma is also the founder and the face of Nuance cosmetics, which was inspired by her grandmother who stressed the importance of looking after her skin, and used homemade beauty treatments.

Perhaps this is why she is pro-ageing and doesn’t shy away from eating and drinking whatever she wants. Although this was specifically beauty advice for the magazine, we know without a doubt her wisdom covers all areas of life as evidenced by previous interviews relating to body image, pressure on women from Hollywood and career goals.

“I believe that change keeps you young,” she says about being in her late 40s. “I’m a late bloomer; I always have been. A lot of women think that this is the [age] when you start getting depressed. To that I say, ‘No, no, no, no, no!’ I’m having the best time of my life.”

In Glam Latina, who called her a role model because of her beautiful mind, she said confidence is everything for a woman, and not giving into all the pressure that society places on women.

“We’ve got to fight for our confidence every day in modern life because we live in a society that is very harsh to women,” she says. “You have to be smart and successful and a good mother and beautiful and young and skinny forever. It’s a lot of pressure. So I think we have to take a deep breath and just enjoy ourselves and say, ‘I’m going to be the best that I can be, and that’s more than enough.’ ”

The mother of Valentina, 6 and wife of French businessman Francois-Henri Pinault says during her pregnancy she put on 50 lbs but learned something new about herself during the process.

“I gained so much weight, I got an opportunity to see myself completely disfigured in many different ways—for a very good reason—and I don’t regret it for a second,” she says. “That’s when I started appreciating my body. The things that I used to criticize, they were not that bad after all.”


The star of films such as ‘Frida’ and producer of comedy series ‘Ugly Betty’ which was made by her production company Ventanarosa Productions thinks body image in Hollywood can be such a detrimental thing for women, but she is one of those awesome ladies who would rather advocate being happy and eating what you want, rather than being miserable and sticking to some fad diet. Also, she loves her curves and wouldn’t trade them for the world.

“It’s not the best for fashion, but it’s good for my mood. I am happy because I eat. The truth is I just don’t have the drive to be the prettiest and the thinnest.” she told Hello Magazine in October 2012.

“In recent years, we have had to fight against our genetic nature to look like little boys, to be socially accepted as beautiful. It used to be that a young girl couldn’t wait to grow up and take the shape of a woman. Now our goal is regression, to look younger and like a child.”

Salma refuses to rely on cosmetic surgery, and believes instead a healthy, natural approach to looking after your body and skin is much more maintainable in the long run, and this is why she started Nuance cosmetics.

Aside from being a film and beauty mogul, the 47 year old is passionate about women’s rights around the world and working hard. This coming from a woman who arrived in the US as a teenager and didn’t speak a word of English, who now doesn’t have to ever work another day in her life because of her massive success.

Salma has partnered with Avon on domestic-violence-awareness initiatives and with UNICEF to provide tetanus vaccines to pregnant women in Third World countries. In January, she was selected by French President Nicolas Sarkozy to join the Legion of Honor, the nation’s highest honor.

The star is also co-founder of the Chime for Change Gucci initiative along with Beyonce and the label’s Frida Giannini which is a campaign dedicated to the advancement and empowerment of girls around the world. Aside from Nuance cosmetics, she also co-founded the Cooler Cleanse, juice cleanse which fits in nicely with her healthy lifestyle and mogul status. She told Marie Claire in April 2012 she was born to be a businesswoman, but had to fight against stereotypes and negativity to get to where she is today.

“Because I have a background in a different field, it can be hard to negotiate and make a good deal for myself. People always underestimate me,” Hayek says of her initiation into the business world. “But if you stick around long enough, act out of conviction, and try to be honorable in everything you do, good things will come to you. I have seen karma work in this business.”

Seriously, is there anything this woman cannot do? She is proving that you can literally come from anywhere in the world, have any dream, and work hard enough to make it happen. Being successful doesn’t mean looking for a “get rich quick” scheme or any quick fixes, it takes years of dedication and perseverance. A true renaissance role model!


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