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Salma Hayek Shares Swimsuit Photo "Hanging Out"

How to have fun like this ageless queen.

Salma Hayek needs nothing else for a perfect summer besides beer and a swimsuit. The 56-year-old actress is having a blast on a scuba diving trip with her friend and instructor Martina Engel, and sharing highlights from the adventure. Hayek posted pictures of the pair happily posing in bikinis and wetsuits, well-earned drinks in hand and snacking on oranges. "Hanging out with my favorite dive master," she captioned the post. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Hayek stays ageless and the photos that prove they work.


She Knows You Love Her Bikinis

Hayek celebrated hitting 25 million followers on Instagram by posting a very tongue-in-cheek video of herself working out in a swimming pool. "I can't believe it, 25 million followers! Thank you soo soo much to every single one of you. 🙏 Seeing as you all like my bikini pictures the most 👙, here's a bikini work out for you all. I hate exercising- but I love to celebrate good moments dancing in the water. I am genuinely moved and grateful for all your love & support 🥰."


She Is Brave


Remember the infamous scene-stealing snake dance Hayek did in From Dusk Till Dawn? It turns out she wasn't exactly prepared for that. "They just kind of threw me on the stage with the snake, put the music on and said, 'Hey, dance!'" she says, adding that there was no choreography—she was left to her own devices. "I was feeling insecure [and] just wanted to get through it. It was a really small part but to my surprise people really remember that moment."


No Hair Dye, Please


Hayek's gorgeous dark locks? All natural, all her. The actress no longer has the patience to sit through endless root touch-ups. "It's my natural color, and it's my natural white hairs," she says. "One of the reasons I don't dye my hair is because I don't have the patience to sit through it. I don't want to spend what's left of my youth pretending I'm younger and then not enjoying life."


She's Very Funny

Hayek fought typecasting to be allowed to do comedy (no one could forget her star turn in 30 Rock). "I was typecast for a long time," she says. "My entire life I wanted to do comedy and people wouldn't give me comedies. I couldn't land a role until I met Adam Sandler, who put me in a comedy [2010's Grown Ups], but I was in my forties! They said, 'You're sexy, so you're not allowed to have a sense of humor.' Not only are you not allowed to be smart, but you were not allowed to be funny in the '90s."


No Botox or Fillers

Hayek's secret to beautiful, ageless skin? Golden face masks and chicken soup. "I use an ingredient called Tepezcohuite that's used in Mexico for burn victims because it completely regenerates the skin, and there's no one in the States who is using this ingredient except for us," she says. "Some of the ingredients, when I took them to the American labs, they were like 'Oh my god! How come nobody is using this?' This is why I have no Botox, no peels, no fillings."

Ferozan Mast
Ferozan Mast is a science, health and wellness writer with a passion for making science and research-backed information accessible to a general audience. Read more
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