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Salma Hayek Shares Makeup-Free Selfie "Just Waking Up"

Here are her top 5 diet and fitness tips for longevity

Salma Hayek is showing off her makeup-free face in her latest social media post. The star shared a bare-faced selfie with her millions of social media followers this week, looking forever young. "Me waking up and counting how many white hairs and wrinkles have crashed the party this morning," she captioned the Instagram snap. How does the gorgeous actress keep herself looking forever young? Read on to see 5 of Salma Hayek's top diet and fitness tips for longevity 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!


Embraces Your Age

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"You can kick a– at any age," Salma said during an appearance on Red Table Talk. "You can hold your own at any age, you can dream at any age, you can be romantic at any age. We have the right to be loved for who we are at the place that we are. We're not just here to make babies, we're not just here to baby the man. We're not just here to service everything and everyone around us and then when the kids go away … it's almost like expiration date for the eggs means an expiration date for you as a woman. It's a misunderstanding that has been going around for centuries."


Do Restorative Yoga

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Salma doesn't have the "discipline" to wake up and break a sweat. "I don't have time to exercise, I am working," she told People. Instead, she does restorative yoga. "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. "She taught me 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."


Take a Walk

Salma also walks her dogs. "This is my version of exercise and these are my #dogs coaches … These are my trainers!" she captioned an Instagram post of herself taking her dogs out for a stroll. Going for a daily walk can be a game changer in terms of exercise, especially at a brisk speed. One study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that walking at a brisk pace for about 30 minutes a day led to a reduced risk of heart disease, cancer, dementia, and death, compared with walking a similar number of steps but at a slower pace.



"I don't think I am some hot tamale, but I know that for my age, for the lifestyle that I lived, I'm not doing too badly. And I attribute all of this to meditation," she told InStyle. She uses breathing techniques she learned to treat lower back pain. "It makes you experience your body with a lightness that's really delicious and satisfying. With the breathing and the going inside, you explore your body in a different way, and you learn not to go crazy with the expectations."


Avoid Diets

Salma refuses to starve herself. "I don't like to diet and I'm not good at it," she wrote on her website. Instead, she fuels up on fruit, vegetables, lean meats, and fish. She also loves juice. "When I feel stressed, I turn to food for comfort," she continued. "After doing a juice cleanse, I'm motivated to eat healthier and not emotionally. Cleansing is like my 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."

Leah Groth
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