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Salma Hayek: Bad Acne Sent Me Into A Depression

0402_hayek_singleSalma Hayek is one of the most beautiful women in the world.

But the sexy actress struggled with a problem issue many women have: bad skin!

Yes, even the most glamorous stars suffer from acne! Salma's bad skin continued after her teenage years and deeply affected her confidence and career.

The actress, now 45, opens up in the May issue of Lucky about her skin struggles, her infamous curves -- and even offers some predictions about her friend Demi Moore.

Check out her candid responses below and the gorgeous photos by celebrity photographer Patrick Demarchelier.

On her struggles with skin and career:

Hayek: “My skin?! When I was 25 and I left being a soap opera star in Mexico to go try to be a movie star in Hollywood and all of Mexico was laughing at me? And I could barely get work as an extra? 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. 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. 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!”

On the friend who saved her:

Hayek: "Alfonso Cuarón -- amazing director -- he came to the house. He did not play it down, he did not try to say, oh you look fine. He said you can’t do this to yourself and taught me to meditate, relax. I got myself back together!" She also went on Accutane. "I didn’t want to, but it cured it. Since then my skin’s forever sensitive and dry."

On her Botox theories:

Hayek: "Botox, trust me I’ve been tempted -- but I resist! 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?" Before I can issue a rebuttal she offers another theory: "You know Latin people? African-American people? How our skin ages more slowly? 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."

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On her eating and exercise habits:

Hayek: "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."

On her predicitions for her close friend Demi Moore:

Hayek: "[I’m] Not like Demi [Moore]. She’s so disciplined, I wish I could be like that." Salma goes on to say, "You watch, Demi will be back. She’s an inspiration to all women."

For more of Salma's interview, pick up the May issue of Lucky on newsstands April 10th.

More from Lucky:

Salma Hayek's Favorite Things

Salma Hayek's Major Red Carpet Moments

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