Bollywood’s babe reveals her best beauty secrets
When she debuted opposite none other than Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha lit up the screen with her glowing complexion and disarming smile. And the actres can also be credited with single-handedly busting the size-zero myth. One look at her svelte figure and it is hard to believe that while assisting Sanjay Leela Bhansali during ‘Saawariya’, Sonakshi weighed 90 kilos! The stunning Sonakshi attributes her genes to her drop-dead gorgeous looks. “I have my father’s charisma and my mother’s good looks,” says the statuesque beauty. Sonakshi shares some of her beauty secrets on how to manage and maintain her stunning looks.
“I follow the most basic skincare routine, but I follow it religiously.”
For my skin, I religiously follow the cleansing, toning and moisturizing routine – every single day. I remove all my make-up and moisturize before sleeping at night. I use a Nivea moisturizer and Neutrogena Deep Clean Cleanser. And I never leave home without an SPF 50 sunscreen. Often, due to continuous shooting, my hair becomes limp. So I shampoo and condition often, as it helps replenish lost nutrients. I go for an occasional olive oil or coconut oil head massage, which is really good for blood circulation. I also enjoy
L’Oreal hair spa treatments
“I can’t imagine a day without oiling my hair.”
My mom made it a point to oil my hair regularly when I was a child. And so the tradition continues. I use coconut or olive oil to pamper my hair. And whenever I can I still ask my mom to do it for me. That is my idea of pure heaven – my mom oiling my hair.
“I am fond of home beauty recipes.”
My mom taught me to rub ice on my skin. It really helps to close the pores on my face and gives me a nice, healthy glow. It works as my natural blush! Also, occasional multani mitti packs are very good for removing any impurities. I regularly use fresh aloe vera on my skin. Any bruises, blemishes instantly disappear with aloe vera, it’s the best thing for the skin.
“I hate lip gloss and love experimenting with my looks.”
I just can’t wear lip-gloss. It may sound weird, but I feel like I have slime on my lips if I use lip-gloss. I have a problem of dry lips, so what I do is gently buff my lips with a gentle brush with some malai and this helps remove the dead skin from my lips. I try out new looks each time. But that’s the fun of it; if I stick to one thing, I get easily bored. I try to keep my look very
natural in the day – no foundation, just coral blush and transparent mascara at the most. And for the night I prefer a heavier eye; I’m a complete kohl and eyeliner person. I love to experiment with my lipsticks. I’ll try anything from a bright coral orange to a deep, sensual red. I often match my lipstick with a pop of color, be it flowers in my hair or color on my nails. The best red carpet beauty trick is of course false eyelashes. They make you feel so glamorous. A peek into Sonakshi’s vanity bag, and trust me: there were six different types of orange or coral lipstick in it! “My Inglot Coral lipstick is something I cannot live without,” is Sonakshi’s parting shot.