Myth: A good skincare routine should involve endless lotions and expensive potions. Fact: The best skin-affirming ingredients are likely hiding in your pantry already. Need proof? After hours of cakey make-up, Bollywood’s most-watched faces make a beeline to their kitchen counter to restore health and vitality to their skin. Ahead, we take a look at the everyday staples that have earned the celebrity vote:
Alaya F: Coffee
Nobody wants to wake up to a puffy face after a late night with the girls, and not everybody has to either. When looking to combat puffy skin, the Gen Z star likes to whip up her own homemade coffee scrub using ground coffee powder, honey, sugar, olive oil and milk as a natural exfoliator.
Kareena Kapoor Khan: Turmeric
If you are looking for that movie-star glow, Kareena Kapoor Khan is only too happy to divulge her secrets—like this DIY glow-enhancing recipe that she borrowed from her friend, Nisha Sareen. The latter took to Instagram to share, “For all those who are wondering about the ingredients, it’s a simple recipe. Add two tablespoons of sandalwood powder, two drops of vitamin E, a pinch of turmeric and mix the ingredients together with milk. Leave it on for 20 minutes and your skin will feel super clean, soft and you will GLOW.”
Sonam Kapoor Ahuja: Coconut Oil
If you thought that coconut oil didn’t offer much value beyond weekend champi sessions with grandma, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja would like you to think again. The new mother has often advocated the benefits of coconut oil as a lip primer for allowing the lip colour to slide on comfortably. She also likes to use any leftovers on her eyebrows, where it can serve as a natural agent for thicker, fuller brows.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas: Yoghurt
Looking for motivation to move your daily yoghurt from your dinner plate to your face? Priyanka Chopra Jonas promises that bright, glowing skin will be yours. In her downtime, the star likes to give herself a DIY facial by mixing equal parts of yoghurt and oatmeal with turmeric. When washed off after half an hour, you’ll find brighter skin with a significant reduction in dullness.
Ananya Panday: Rose Water
Put down those pricey face mists and hear Ananya Panday out. During long hours of movie promotion, the star likes to give dull, fatigued skin a natural boost by spritzing rose water on her face twice or thrice a day. In addition to regulating sebum production, it also works as a soothing agent for redness and inflammation.