Unless you live under a rock, you’d have seen a beaming, radiant and prettier than ever Bipasha Basu splashed across your social media feed. Ever wondered what (apart from a certain Mr. Grover) gets her looking as radiant? Well, we got chatting with the actress and dug out all her beauty and skin care secrets. Have a look!
- What is the first thing you do in the morning?
I absolutely need to have to start my day by drinking at least four to six glasses of water, followed by eating a handful of almonds that have been soaked overnight. It’s like a powerful cleansing ritual!
- What is Bipasha Basu’s everyday skin care routine?
No surprises here. I just believe in the four golden rules of skin care – cleansing, scrubbing, toning and moisturising. I never leave my house without a sunscreen to constantly protect my skin against any harmful UV exposure. I end my day by dabbing almond oil on the delicate under-eye skin to keep it from looking tired.
- How do you manage your skin’s health despite all the makeup and tiresome work?
My face is always covered with so many products during work that I completely swear off it when I’m not working. I always keep my skin hydrated by drinking lots of water throughout the day. I also make it a point to maintain a consistent healthy diet and exercise regularly for radiant skin. All of this combined with a beauty sleep keeps me glowing at all times.
- Which is the one skin care product you can’t live without?
I think it would be my sunscreen since it’s crucial for protecting my skin. With crazy back-to-back shoots, I barely know where I am going to be and for how long.
- Which is your go-to make up product?
I will have to say Jasmine oil, without a doubt. Not exactly a make-up product but I love it since it keeps my skin nourished at all times.
- How important is food in maintaining beautiful body and skin?
Extremely! I think the food you eat makes up for 50% of how healthy you or your skin is. I try to maintain a balanced diet full of leafy greens, fish, nuts, fruit and carbs. It’s all about proportions and your body needs a little bit of everything. I don’t believe in completely refraining myself from eating anything, that’s just impractical. So I escape the guilt by eating my favourite desserts in small portions.
- A natural/homemade remedy that you swear by?
My home remedy to beautiful skin and healthy living is simply drinking multiple glasses of water throughout the day. It’s the most organic and effective way that works for everyone!
- What is the one skin care blunder everyone should avoid?
Stepping out without sunblock! There’s no quicker way to ruin your skin.
- Which is your ideal make up shopping destination?
Paris – it has all my favourite products from almost every brand in the world and there is practically nothing you can’t find in the city. Plus let’s not forget, you can always find a great place for the crepes and coffee.
- A quick word of beauty advice to our readers…
Invest in a good conditioner and don’t skip the weekly hair oil massage – it’ll protect your hair against all those harmful chemicals and heat from styling products. Finally, nothing works better than getting a good night’s rest so make sure you get at least 7-8 hours of sleep every night.