Beauty Book Editor Aarohi Roy with her mother Kakoli
Have you ever stared at your mom for hours thinking – how on earth am I related to someone with such good skin? I’ve been blessed with her looks as my face mirrors hers, I have her straight, thick hair. But my skin unfortunately decided to pick my dad’s genes instead. Results: acne breakouts, oily skin, bumps, blackheads, and the worst of all – acne marks.
I’ve actually tried a lot of things that my Ma does for her skin over the years. But her current routine is amazing as it’s not too much work and a great deal of good habits that I’d like to continue. She’s coming to visit me for a while, so I’m swapping my routine with hers for a week, while she’s picking up a couple of my skincare habits. Let’s see what happens.
MY MOTHER’S REGIME
WHAT SHE PICKED UP FROM MY REGIME
She started using facial oils instead of her everyday morning cream. Her skin’s already so perfect, that it didn’t really make much of a difference. She did fall in love with sleeping masks. She picked up my LANEIGE Water Sleeping Mask - Lavender and took it home.
MY VERDICT AFTER 7 DAYS OF FOLLOWING HER REGIME
Good habits like ACV and chamomile tea and using a definitive routine with established products felt great, honestly. I’m actually loving my skin more. Yes, it's softer and shinier, but the efforts I put in every morning, noon and night made me happier and the process itself is adding more glow to my skin. Who knew that a little extra self-care can make such a difference to your wellbeing!