One quick scroll down Athiya Shetty’s Instagram will be enough to fill you with mild envy over the sun-kissed selfies where the actress proudly shows off her flawless and glowing skin.
So it came as no surprise that Korean beauty brand Laneige collaborated with Shetty to promote their skincare range in India. The actress starts with an effusive “Thank you!” when we congratulate her on the big news and adds, “It is absolutely overwhelming & heartwarming. Laneige is a brand that is part of my skincare routine since the beginning, especially the iconic sleeping masks. Since Laneige strongly propagates beauty inside and out, it is in a way also a compliment to have collaborated with the brand.”
Shetty reveals that, while she had been crushing on the brand for a long time, the new launches, including the Water Bank Blue Hyaluronic Serum and the Lip Glowy Balm, have a special place in her skincare routine. “I rely on them regularly as they enhance my glow,” she says.
The actress loves skincare and follows the major tenets regularly, the top one being a sworn allegiance to sunscreen. “I have some skincare pet peeves, and not applying sunscreen when going outside is at the top of the list,” says Shetty, “Regardless of whether I’m leaving the house or not, my morning skincare routine feels incomplete without sunscreen. This is because it is crucial for safeguarding the skin against damaging UV rays and preventing untimely ageing.”
The Mubarakan actress even claims that sun protection is something she would like to go back and warn 16-year-old Athiya about, along with a few other key things, “I would want her to be more mindful of the ingredients in the skincare products and prioritizing hydration and sun protection!”
Stressing more on the importance of sunblock, the actress claimed that she has recently gotten into the habit of applying Vitamin C along with sunscreen, something she learned online, and it has been a game-changer for her.
But that’s not the only unconventional thing that works for her. Shetty reveals that she loves using honey as a face mask. “Honey has natural antibacterial properties and can help to soothe and moisturize the skin. Sometimes I mix honey with other ingredients such as turmeric or oatmeal for added benefits.”
However, she cautions, it might not work for everyone else. “Everyone’s skin is different, and what works for one person may not work for another, so it’s always a good idea to patch test any new skincare product or hack on a small area of your skin first,” she says.
Aside from this, she also loves using cotton pads dipped in coffee to get rid of under-eye puffiness. “The chilled coffee solution helps de-puff the under-eye area.”
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