Ever since she debuted on the big screen in 2012, Alia has managed to hold the audience in the palm of her hands with her acting prowess and captivating personality. No one could have predicted that the petite 19-year-old, who made her foray into the movies with a typical Bollywood potboiler, would go on to become such a powerhouse of talent. And it’s not that she worked hard only on her craft, she worked on her personality too. From being a chubby teenager, she went on to transform herself into a gorgeous young lady with a hot bod to boot!
Even in her recent cinematic outing, Kalank, Alia managed to light up every frame with her ethereal beauty. Intrigued by this phenomenon, we decided to do some digging to find out the secret behind her luminescent skin. In our search, we came across an interview that she did with a leading magazine in which she revealed her secret skincare home remedies. Curious to know what they are? Read on!
Alia Believes In The Replenishing Powers Of Water For Her Skin
It seems almost clichéd, but yes, Alia too swears by the miraculous benefits of this life-giving elixir. Talking about her skin, she says, “I feel one’s skin is a reflection of what’s inside. I keep in mind to drink lots of water…” There seems to be a grain of truth behind this advice as it has the backing of science.
You see, our skin is composed of three different layers, and if the outermost one, i.e. the epidermis, doesn’t contain enough water, it will lose its elasticity and feel rough (1).
You must’ve heard the oft-repeated advice, that one must drink at least 8 glasses of water every day in order to get healthy skin. This is because consuming water in that quantity helps your body and skin flush out its toxins. If you are not consuming enough water, your skin can turn dry and flaky, which can make it more susceptible to visible signs of aging such as wrinkles and spots (2).
To Beat Puffiness, Alia Turns To This Tried-And-Tested Home Remedy
It seems that Alia’s beauty and skincare regimen are pretty minimalistic and like us, she also relies on gharelu nuskhas to take care of her skin because she uses ice to get rid of the puffiness on her face.
Though Alia uses ice as a remedy for puffy face, it provides many benefits to our skin. Applying ice on the face will give the skin an instant makeover transforming it into a rosy, dewy avatar. It does so by improving the circulation of blood in the face. Not only that, but it can also help in shrinking the pores and controlling the secretion of oil on the face (3).
If you are someone who has acne-prone skin, you can rub some ice on your face to calm down your irritated and inflamed skin. Though we would advise you to not apply the ice directly as it can break the fragile capillaries under your skin. Rather wrap them in some cloth and then apply it on your skin.
This DIY Staple Is Alia’s Trusted Skincare Companion
Think Indian skincare and immediately the name, Multani mitti pops into your brain, doesn’t it? This magical ingredient is Alia’s skincare fav as well. Multani mitti or Fuller’s earth benefits the skin in more ways than one. It removes excess oil from the skin and is known to actively work against acne. It is also effective in the treatment of tan and pigmentation. You can also use it to even out your skin tone and brighten your complexion (4).
If you are wondering how you can use it, just follow the procedure given below:
Mix a cup of Multani mitti with a cup of powdered orange peel in a container, and add a little rosewater to thin it down. Apply the resulting paste on your face and neck and leave it on for 20 minutes to dry. Once it dries up, wash it off by rinsing it with cold water. You should use this remedy twice a month to get brighter and more even-toned skin.
Alia’s skincare tips are not only effective but they are cost-effective too, making it easier on the pocket. You, too, can get glowing skin like hers by following them, but remember your skin acts as a mirror for your health, so if you are healthy from inside, physically and mentally, it will be visible in your skin. Therefore, maintain a healthy diet, exercise, and get plenty of rest to keep your skin in the best version of itself!
Try these skincare tips espoused by Alia, and let us know how they worked out for you.