The newest avatar of the 1983 film Hero is ready to hit the big screen with a brand new star cast. Legions of girls and boys can’t wait to see this romantic debut of Zarina Wahab and Aditya Pancholi’s son Sooraj and Mana and Sunil Shetty’s daughter Athiya. First appearances confirm the striking resemblance between Athiya and her father, actor Sunil Shetty . A little birdie told us that Athiya, like her dad, is very disciplined. She’s always on the go and makes sure she’s on time for appointments. We’re loving her girl-next-door looks and can’t stop admiring the beautiful glow on her face. So here we are, with our five skin rules for girls who want perfect skin like Athiya.
Some things just come naturally to some people. Math skills, social prowess, musical talents, and—of particular interest to us at Nykaa—great skin. But while these things may come naturally to a select few, it’s important to know that no matter how good your skin, it takes effort to maintain it. Even girls blessed with the most magnificent dewy skins have to put in work into to keep that glow. Want to know their secrets? We’ve been keeping a close eye on a few of these stunning creatures, so here’s the inside skinny on how to get great skin.
Five steps to get the skin of your dreams
Eating, Drinking and Hydrating the Right Way
It should come as no surprise to you that some foods –dairy and gluten—can cause serious skin issues. But did you know some drinks can, too? Too much alcohol can cause dehydration, fine lines and wrinkles, making you look older than you are. Drinking enough water is one of the things girls with gorgeous skin do. And while you hydrate from the inside make sure to hydrate from the outside as well. Use a moisturizer regularly but make sure to choose one suitable for your skin type.
Keep It Clean
We’re not just talking about your face here, though proper cleansing is indeed important. Keep your face clean, but don’t forget about the other stuff that your face comes in contact with each day! Your phone, pillowcase and hands all spend a good amount of time up against your precious face. Keep them clean by using antibacterial or makeup removing wipes. Wash your pillowcase (and your sheets, for that matter!) at least once a week to make sure your beauty sleep is just that.
Get Enough Sleep
Speaking of beauty sleep, we just can’t emphasize how important sleep is to perfect skin. Sleep not only restores your skin, but also your body and mind. When you’ve caught enough zzzs, you’re more inclined to take care of yourself, which means having the time and discipline to follow a good skincare regimen. But don’t forget you skin gets most dehydrated when you sleep. Using a good night cream and body lotion in the p.m. to wake up to plump, happy skin.
Following a Proper Skincare Routine
Sure, you know all about cleansing and moisturizing every morning and evening. But do you know the right order in which to use your products? Layering your skincare can be a little complicated, but it’s totally worth the effort. And don’t underestimate the importance of a great serum! For a well balanced regime try the Lakme Cleanup Kit and for a serum and moisturizer in one, we recommend Natio Restore Mature Skin Antioxidant Face Serum.
Protecting Yourself From the Sun
By now you should know that SPF is a no-brainer. Even indoors, the sun’s rays can darken and age skin. But there are also little things you may not have considered face care. For instance, sunglasses provide added protection to the skin around your eyes, which is especially delicate and often the first area to show signs of aging. So as much as you love to play in the sun...stay protected.
By makeup artist Arshis Javeri (www.arshisjaveri.com)