Salma Hayek Pinault's 5 Tricks for Busting a Bad Mood

By Lori Berger, REDBOOK

Sometimes this intense girl-Salma Heyek Pinault-needs to lighten up a little. You too? Try her fixes.

1. Move your butt.
"It's the hardest thing to do, but exercise-even if it's just a brisk walk. I never used to, but it can really give you an instant lift. And try to eat something healthy too."

2. Primp a little.
"Get a pedicure, and if that isn't working, go get a wax job! Sometimes a new lipstick just helps. Beauty products always cheer me up and give me hope. If it makes you feel pretty, why not?"

Related: Vote for REDBOOK's Hottest Husband in America!

3. Be a private dancer.
"If you're feeling blue, lock yourself in a room, stand in front of a mirror, and dance - and laugh at yourself and be sexy. Dance the silliest and ugliest you've ever danced. Make fun of yourself and try to recover your sense of humor. I do that with Valentina, especially if she's pouting, and it always works."

4. Dress up.
"I was having dinner with my friend Demi-yes, that one-and she said, 'Oh, my God! Every time I see you, you are so put together!' And I told her it's a lot easier to grab a fabulous little dress than to put together a whole casual outfit with jeans, a top, the right jacket, and great shoes. You slip on a dress and you can't go wrong."

5. Play deejay.
"Put together a new playlist and listen to it while you're having dinner. Music makes you want to move and dance and laugh. It can be magical."

More from REDBOOK:


Permissions: Reprinted with permission of Hearst Communications, Inc.