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Salma Hayek in Bathing Suit Enjoys First Monday of 2022

Here are her top tips for looking half her age.

Salma Hayek knows how to wake up in the morning! "First #coffee of the first #monday of the first month of a brand new year," she captioned an Instagram photo of herself in a leopard-print YSL bathing suit, cup of coffee by her hand poolside. "Primer café del primer lunes del primer mes del año nuevo #lunes #cafe @ysl." Clearly, the 55-year-old knows a thing or two about looking and feeling fresh. Read on for 6 of Salma Hayek top tips for staying in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!


Don't Diet

For Salma, healthy eating should be more about a lifestyle than a trend.  "I don't like to diet and I'm not good at it," she wrote on her Cooler Cleanse website. "Everybody has a weakness and mine is food," she added to More. 


Eat As Plant-Based As Possible

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While she doesn't diet, Salma tries to focus her diet around fruits and vegetables. "The only thing I do is that I don't eat animals every day. I eat all kinds of meat, but I consume it sparsely," explained to the New York Times . "I would never eat two meats in a day. Sometimes I go several days without eating meat, but then I'll go back." 


Try a Juice Cleanse

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Salma loves to juice so much that she started her own company, Cooler Cleanse. "When I feel stressed, I turn to food for comfort," she writes on the brand's website. "After doing a juice cleanse, I'm motivated to eat healthier and not emotionally." She adds that cleaning is like her meditation. "It makes me stop, focus and think about what I'm putting into my body. I'm making a commitment to my health and hitting the reset button."


Eat Unconventionally

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Salma thinks outside of the box when it comes to breakfast. Her go-to "breakfast special" is a strange concoction of chopped up salad of papaya, blueberries, mango, strawberries, pomegranate seeds, celery, red pepper, and cucumber, atop almond and coconut butter and yogurt. "It doesn't sound like it tastes great but it's delicious," she wrote on Instagram


You Don't Need to Exercise

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"Some people have the discipline to exercise in the morning, and I didn't develop that," Salma told People. "I work with a woman in London who taught me how to hold my body in a way where the muscles are activated all day long. So even when you brush your teeth, you're working the muscles," she continued. "It's restorative yoga. She taught me how to tone [my muscles] without clenching them. You relax them and focus on the parts that need to be used, but never with tension. If you're aware of your body, you'd be surprised by the effect it can have."


Indulge in Self-Care

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Regular massage is part of Salma's wellness routine. "Massage oxygenates, activates the circulation, and keeps the muscles healthy and firm. I cannot tell you, even just for the lymphatic [system], what the massage does for the face," she told Vogue

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