I'm going to come out clean and say this, in the day and age of social media - I have a major girl crush on Priyanka Chopra. Everything about her is always - on point. Her confidence is something I admire about her the most. In a recent interview with Harpers Bazaar, PC revealed that confidence was something she always struggled with growing up; much like you and me! She also revealed some of the best-kept skincare secrets that she learnt from her mum, Madhu. So if you're wondering what goes into making one of India's most influential Bollywood celebrities skincare routine, keep reading!
Priyanka Chopra has one of the most envious teams at her service when it comes to fashion, hair and makeup. But whenever she needs some beauty and skincare tips, PC turns to her mum! "Since she was a little girl she always took care of her skin and made me realize when I was a little girl the importance of it. Of course, when you're young, you don't listen as much but as I grew older I realized all these little tricks and amazing secrets that she had were integral to my skin." PC tells Bazaar.
Priyanka swears by the beauty of good old coconut oil to take off her makeup at the end of the day. She learnt the hard way that taking off makeup was an integral part of her beauty routine. Leave the coconut oil on your skin for a few minutes and then wipe it off with a warm washcloth. It will help you to exfoliate, cleanse and moisturise your skin all in one go. "When you go to bed your pores say ahhhhh," says the superstar's supermom.
Indian culture and Ayurveda has blessed us with some of the BEST skincare remedies and secrets that have been passed down from generation to generation. Our mothers and grandmothers didn't walk into fancy Sephora stores and splurge on a hundred different products. They simply walked into their kitchen and whipped up something organic and fresh. Ladies, PC swears by a little genius concoction called Ubtan. If you're Indian, chances are your mother or grandmother has already recommended this to you. Well, it's high time you listen to them!
Here's PC's recipe for making Ubtan:
Flour or besan
Yoghurt or dahi
Combine all of the ingredients into a thick paste and apply it on your face and body. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes and then start rubbing it off.
Did you ever think that having flawless skin like Priyanka Chopra would be as easy as a walk in your kitchen?! Well, what are you waiting for? Go make yourself a batch of this magic potion.