For the benefit of the reader, this isn’t the kind of article that will tell you to consume a lot of water to attain flawless skin. It’s the kind of article that will give you real, practical beauty tips by famous divas.
It is generally believed that to look like a million bucks, you need to spend a million bucks. But let us shatter that illusion. You don’t require to spend millions in order to have flawless skin. All you need to do is take care of your skin, regularly and dedicatedly.
Here are a few famous divas and their secret beauty regimen:
With three of her films grossing more than hundred-crores in 2013, Miss Padukone is currently reigning diva of Bollywood. Apart from her long legs and svelte figure, Deepika’s skin is to die for.
Here’s the secret behind her constant glow:
Deepika discourages crash diets and believes in eating healthy. She uses mild soaps, indulges in a hot-oil body massage and clean-up sessions often. According to her, the secret behind glowing skin, is a relaxed body. So ladies, work your asses off, but make sure you get adequate rest to have that glowing skin.
The ‘Barbie Doll’ of Bollywood, is blessed with gleaming skin and a sparkling smile. Even in the most simplest of attire, she is easily one of the most beautiful actresses that Bollywood has ever seen.
Katrina uses mineral mud masks to fight skin problems like acne, spots and facial oil. Just like Deepika, she too is a strong advocate of the funda, that ‘a relaxed body leads to beautiful, glowing skin.’ More power to lazing around!
From her size-zero figure to her marriage to Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor has never failed to make headlines and for all the right reasons. On or off-screen Kareena’s skin glows, and how!
The Kapoors are famously known for their pink cheeks and ruby lips, Kareena too has taken the legacy forward. The secret behind her gorgeous skin is simple. Kareena swears by Surya Namaskar, a strict vegetarian diet and not applying any make-up when she isn’t shooting. Meat-eaters, it’s time to chew on some grass.
Kudos to Sonakshi for having proven that fuller actresses can be a big hit in Bollywood, and not just in the Southern film industry.
The daughter of a former Miss Young India, Sonakshi Sinha took the industry by storm when she made her debut opposite Salman Khan in 2010. With five releases in 2013, it seems that Sonakshi is on a mission to make the most of her career in Bollywood. She is the perfect example of a woman who is comfortable in her skin. Sonakshi Sinha swears by the power of natural products. She often uses Multani Mitti packs and applies fresh aloe vera to her skin, which is said to take care of bruises and blemishes.
The original ‘dream-girl‘ of Bollywood still has the ability to make many a Bollywood heroine jealous because of the radiant skin she possesses even today.
Just like Kareena Kapoor, Hema Malini too, is a strict vegetarian and consumes light foods, like boiled vegetables, rasam and rice, with an occasional helping of ghee to keep her skin moisturised. Other secrets to her brilliant skin are 45 minutes of Pranayam and yoga.
Just like Sonakshi, Vidya Balan is proof that voluptuous is the new beautiful.
Known for her beautiful ethnic sarees and her authentic Indian looks, Vidya Balan is another example of someone who is extremely comfortable in her skin. Like most of the actresses mentioned above, she believes in using only natural products instead of harsh cosmetic products. The secret behind her fresh looking skin is the daily consumption of fruit juices.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will always be the reigning beauty-queen of Bollywood, regardless of how chubby she gets. Called the ‘most beautiful woman in the world’, Aishwarya stunned the media when she confidently made public appearances after giving birth to Aaradhya.
The post-natal weight gain was obvious, but she embraced motherhood with grace. Aishwarya didn’t reveal anything about the secret to her beauty, but only said that the way she looks depends on her frame of mind. According to her, true beauty comes from within. So if you’re happy from within then it shows. It’s a bit difficult to accept a beauty tip like this coming from a former Miss World, but we’ll take your word for it Mrs. Bachchan.
These were some simple tips for beautiful looking skin by our own Bollywood divas. Now for some simple tips on beauty by some gorgeous Hollywood stars.
At 44, Jennifer Aniston‘s forever young skin is the talk of the town. To keep wrinkles at bay, Aniston applies something as simple as Vaseline gel under her eyes, before going to bed.
The secret to Halle Berry‘s ageless, glowing skin is Vitamin C. According to her, it helps maintain an ideal complexion.
The ‘Pretty Woman’ of Hollywood with the thousand watt smile, Julia Roberts, believes that simplicity is the key to beauty. According to her, you need not have flawless skin to look beautiful. Her secret to looking beautiful is to keep your skin moisturised and apply eye-cream regularly. She also believes that keeping your eyebrows groomed and eyelashes curled, really enhances one’s look.
Okay, we lied a little. All the tips put together are really practical from the quick-fix woman’s point of view. We understand that cutting down on meat, exercising and taking effort to take care of your skin is a lot of hard work. But nothing can replace hard work, so if you want good-looking skin, silky, shiny hair, then start working towards it now! For the others, refer to Aishwarya’s tip. More power to cherub!