Why Salma Hayek never washes her face in the morning


Literally never!

Beauty Crew Beauty Writer / September 11 2017

While the Internet is a brilliant source for all the beauty information and inspiration you could ever wish for, often the best hair, makeup and skin care wisdom comes from other women in our lives – most notably our sisters, mother and grandmothers.

And it seems the same rings true for celebs: Salma Hayek recently revealed to the New York Times that one of the best pieces of beauty advice she’s ever received came from her very own grandmother.

Salma revealed that she never washes her face in the morning because of a tip her grandmother shared with her when she was younger. “My grandmother taught me that at night your skin replenishes all the things you lost during the day. Also, if I cleanse very well at night, why would it be dirty when I wake up?”

While Salma steers clear of the traditional facial cleansers, she doesn’t go completely skin care-free in the mornings, opting instead for a spritz of rosewater as “it’s so gentle and wakes the skin up,” she explained.

If you find cleansing your skin in the morning tends to strip your skin of its natural oils, or simply want to forgo this step and replace it with Salma’s rosewater trick, we recommend trying Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist, KORA Organics Balancing Rosewater Mist or Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater.

Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist

KORA Organics Balancing Rosewater Mist

Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater

While washing your face in the morning might be optional, find out why double cleansing at night is an absolute must.

What do you think of Salma’s skin care tip? Are you going to start trying it? Let us know in the comments below.

Image credit: Getty

Kate started working for BEAUTYcrew in early 2016, first as a contributor, and was then named Beauty Writer in 2017. She loves picking the brains of the industry's top experts to get to the bottom of beauty's toughest questions. Bronze eyeshadow palettes are her weakness and she's forever on the hunt for the perfect nude nail polish to suit her fair skin. Her words can also be found in Men's Health magazine, and she now works in PR.