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Shine Like A Star

Stop drooling over red carpet Insta-worthy pictures of your favourite celebrities. Try their skincare routines, and own the look yourself, every day.

Shine like a star

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Monday - it’s Priyanka Chopra’s sunkissed skin. Tuesday - it’s Deepika Padukone’s dew-drenched look. Wednesday - it’s Katrina Kaif’s rose-tinted beauty. And the week drags on, till it is the weekend and you are done looking at Kiara Advani, Shraddha Kapoor, Nora Fatehi et al. What is it that you really admire in them? Their sense of style, their beauty or the whole package? Our guess is, it’s the latter. The first step for looking drop dead gorgeous, just like our movie stars, begins with good skin. 

Preventive measures, home care and a few well-spent sessions with your dermatologists can take care of your skin woes and leave you shining like a star.

Start with yourself

‘Make do with what you have,’ ‘Age gracefully,’ ‘Beauty is only skin deep’ - these are oft-quoted idioms. In the case of skincare, they are indeed true. 

It all starts with you - how you put together your skincare routine, how you cater to the needs of your skin, and how you give it what it most wants. Start taking care of your skin even before it starts showing signs of damage. Don’t wait for that first zit to appear to put a CTM routine in place. Don’t wait for the skin to get tanned before investing in a sunscreen. Do it anyway! Your skin will thank you for it.

Wear a sunscreen: Sunscreen is a must for people of all ages, genders and skin types. Buy sunscreen as per the ingredients and SPF, and depending upon your sun exposure. Trust us, using sunscreen everyday is way easier than dealing with photodamaged skin later.

Don’t use abrasive/expired products: Be careful with what you are putting on your face. Just because you have oily skin doesn’t mean you subject it to harsh exfoliants. Be gentle and thorough in your skincare. Keep a close eye on the ‘use by’ date.

Eat your way to good skin: It’s as much what you put on it as what you put in it. Your diet and nutrition plays an important role in your skin’s health. Increase your intake of antioxidant and water rich foods, and see the difference.

Get your beauty sleep: Skimping on sleep to watch skincare reels? A big NO! Your skin needs its 8-hour sleep as much as other organs of your body. It’s called beauty sleep for a reason.

Always remove make-up: Yes, this is an important preventive measure. Leaving make-up on before sleeping is an open invitation to bacteria and clogged pores. Don’t suffocate your skin to save five minutes of your time. Take your make-up off religiously before hitting the sack every night.

Hydrate: Water can do wonders to add luminosity to your skin. Have 7-8 litres of water at regular intervals to replenish your body. Our skin is covered with pores that allow water to evaporate, so refilling our body’s water reserves is vital for our skin’s health. 

Start early: There are certain skincare products such as under-eye gels that need to be used as soon as you hit your mid-20s. The earlier you start, the longer you will be able to keep under-eye bags, lines and tear troughs at bay.

Home care

Celebrities are known to follow a strict skincare routine for day and night time. You will find ample YouTube videos to justify this claim. They do this for a reason because when it comes to skincare, consistency is the key. So, the trick to getting luminous skin like the stars is to start investing in a robust skincare routine that is customised to your skin type and concerns, and stick to it like your life depends on it. Your dermatologist can help you with this. 

Follow AM / PM routine: The needs of your skin vary from day time to night time. During the day, it needs protection, making skin serums, moisturisers and sunscreen lotions your BFFs. At night, it’s all about repair and replenish. A skin serum and night cream with hydrating properties can do this work. Exfoliation and masking are weekly activities that you can do twice or thrice a week.

Replenish your arsenal: Your sunscreen and moisturiser needs to be replenished after 3-4 hours as the sun, pollution and air-conditioning can affect their performance. So, make sure you are carrying travel packs, or better still, spray bottles with you to reapply.

Use home remedies: Depending on your skin concern, you can resort to certain home remedies such as using multani mitti or turmeric to treat acne, tomato juice to get rid of tan and honey to moisturise your face. Make sure the kitchen ingredients that you are using are organic and best suited for your skin type.

Take five: It is important to take a break between work. Instead of going for a cup of coffee, opt for a soothing face sheet instead. And if you are on a WFH mode, a full fledged face mask would be ideal.

Go natural: Invest in organic and natural skincare products to avoid long term damage caused by chemicals.

In-clinic sessions

Most celebrities frequent dermatologists to keep their skin looking fit. By fit, we mean luminous and youthful. As their job demands that they look young and radiant in their pictures and on the silver screen, in-clinic treatments are the best way to enhance their skin. 

Mild treatments include:

  • Mild chemical peels
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Derma rollers
  • Medi facials

Intensive treatments include:

  • Deep chemical peels
  • Laser treatments
  • Botox
  • Thread lifts

These treatments are to be done under the supervision of the dermatologist and upon their recommendation only, based on a thorough consultation and skin analysis.

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