Salma Hayek Reveals Her Struggle With Acne: "It Sent Me Into a Severe Depression"
She may have flawless skin now, but Salma Hayek admits that she struggled with skin problems in her mid-twenties, adding that her depression eventually led to weight issues as well.
In the May 2012 issue of Lucky magazine, Salma opens up about everything from acne and Botox to her good friend and confidante Demi Moore.
"You want to talk about bad skin? I had acne. And this acne was so bad, it sent me into a severe, severe depression. Like I couldn’t leave the house," Salma tells Lucky. "I’d wake up in the morning and lie there and touch my face before I got up, just to prepare myself to look in the mirror!"
“The next stage with that sort of depression is food: too little, or too much," she adds. "Guess what I did? I mean, I was fat and broken out, I couldn’t leave the house and I couldn’t pay the rent!”
Now, Salma, who went on Accutane to cure the acne, says she wouldn't change anything about her skin, admitting that Botox is not an option for her.
“Botox, trust me I’ve been tempted — but I resist!" she reveals. "Think about what happens to your muscles — and your skin — if you’re sick and don’t move for a few days. It all atrophies! Plus, if you freeze a muscle in your face, other muscles have to compensate! And once you stop, what does that look like?”
“You know Latin people? African-American people? How our skin ages more slowly?" Salma adds. "Even though we’re dramatic, we move our faces, we eat higher-fat foods, we’re the ones with fewer wrinkles — it makes you wonder.”
As for working out and eating right, Salma says living a healthy lifestyle doesn't come easy for her.
“I like to eat,” she confesses. “I’m always on the edge of how much can I eat without looking too — you know. If I eat something salty, it makes me want something sweet. I eat something sweet, then I want salty. And exercise is not my thing, though I do it."
“Not like Demi [Moore, her close friend]. She’s so disciplined, I wish I could be like that,” she admits, adding, “You watch,” she says. “Demi will be back. She’s an inspiration to all women.”
What do you think about Salma's skin struggles? Have you experienced something similar?