Who isn’t envious of celebrity red carpet looks, their radiant skin and lustrous hair? Yes, they have hoards of specialists whose only job is to make them look impeccable at all times, but if you ask these celebs, a lot of effort goes in from their end too. With layers of makeup and harsh shooting lights wreaking havoc for their skin, they have to resort to the best of skincare regimens to keep their skin healthy and glowing. We give you the skincare secrets of Bollywood celebs that work wonders for them.
Flaunt your flawless skin, ladies.
Remember her au naturale look in Dear Zindagi? Her flawless, plump, radiant skin could put a baby to shame! Alia’s skincare secret is that she often uses multani mitti face packs that remove any excess oils and keep zits at bay.
Pro Tip: Mix some multani mitti with rose water or aloe vera gel for added benefits. This will not only thoroughly cleanse your skin but give it a hydration boost too. Use this face pack daily for best results.
Ananya swears by a few skincare hacks that clearly work like magic for her. She carries along with her at all times a spray bottle with rose water in it and spritzes her face at regular intervals. Apart from this, she applies a mixture of turmeric, yoghurt and honey on her face.
Pro Tip: You can mix some gram flour with turmeric, honey and yoghurt, wait for it to dry and scrub it off in circular motion. This acts as a great exfoliator and hydrates the skin too.
We agree that Bebo is blessed with good genes, but she’s definitely doing something right to maintain her flawless skin. Wondering what that is? She slathers her face with honey! Honey works as a humectant and packs the skin with oodles of moisture. It cleanses out the impurities and regular use results in plumped up, radiant, healthy-looking skin.
Pro Tip: You can add a pinch of turmeric to the honey for that lit-from-within look. Turmeric brightens up the skin and honey will work as a cleanser and moisturiser.
Have you ever noticed a blemish or spot on her face before? We haven’t either! Anushka too gives her skin a rosewater treat often which results in that forever fresh look. Aside from this, she uses a neem face pack at home that detoxifies the skin and leaves it clean and glowing.
Pro Tip: If you want fresh skin like Anushka's, grind neem leaves together, add two pinches of turmeric and a few drops of water. Apply this on your face and neck. Wash it off with cold water when it dries up.
If you follow Janhvi on social media, you know she’s a sucker for home beauty hacks. Be it her egg hair pack IGTV video or the pink sparkly water bottle that goes with her EVERYWHERE - we know she’s not much of a fancy creams and sheet masks person. Fruit packs, Vitamin C serums and oils are her secret to beautiful skin. She says she uses leftover fruit from breakfast and layers it onto her skin for an added glow. She also uses Vitamin C serums and applies oils on her face regularly.
Pro Tip: For some fruity goodness on your face, mash up a banana or papaya and dab it all over your face using a small cotton ball. Leave it on for 8-10 minutes and wash it off with cold water.
Katrina is not one to do very heavy makeup and layer on product after product on her face. Her skincare mantra is pretty simple. She uses natural mineral clay packs at home. This doesn’t only nourish the skin with minerals, it also controls sebum production and pimples. Kat also swears by beauty oils that she massages her face with a few times a week.
Pro Tip: When it comes to applying oils on your face, make it a point not to leave them on overnight or for too long on your face. While natural oils nourish the skin well, applying too much or keeping them on for too long can lead to clogged pores. Apply them for an hour or so and wipe your face with a hot towel after.
To keep her skin tight and cool as a cucumber, Jacqueline says icing her face everyday is like magic for her skin. It also helps her get rid of any puffiness and dullness that may be caused by flights and long work hours. She also uses a honey and yogurt face pack regularly at home that keeps her skin flawless and healthy always.
Pro Tip: While rubbing ice on your face soothes the skin, tightens it and minimizes puffiness, one shouldn’t ice it for too long as that can damage the skin. Rub ice lightly, in an upward direction and do this for about 10 minutes. If you feel a burning sensation on your skin, stop icing it immediately.
Time to go back to your nani ke nuskhe, girls!