Known for her smile that can light up a room, Ileana D’Cruz looked breathtakingly beautiful with a glowing, fresh face in ‘Barfi’, her debut Bollywood film, and looked equally edgy on the Filmfare red carpet earlier this year. BB caught up with Ileana to talk about her beauty routine, fitness mantra and her list of skin go-to’s. Here’s what she had to say… Known for her flawless skin and a smile that lights up the room, Ileana D’Cruz talks to us about her idea of beauty and her go-to products amongst other things. Take a look...
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BB: What do you do to keep your skin and hair look fabulous?
Ileana:
It’s extremely important for me to maintain a healthy lifestyle – eat well, drink lots of water and exercise regularly. I also always follow a skin routine to and ensure I cleanse and moisturise my skin with products such as Ponds White Beauty Daily Anti-spot Cream.

BB: What does your daily beauty regime comprise of?
Ileana: My absolute must-have products include the Ponds White Beauty Daily Anti-spot Cream which I use every morning. It’s fast becoming my secret to spotless, glowing skin. I also love using the Ponds Pure White Deep Cleansing Facial Foam every night before I go to bed and make sure I get rid of my makeup completely.

BB: The one beauty tip you swear by… 
Ileana: Water! I think water really is a miracle worker. So, drink as much as you can every day.

BB: What does beauty mean to you?
Ileana: My beauty philosophy is staying healthy, happy and positive. There’s nothing more beautiful than a genuine smile.

BB: What is the one beauty product that you swear by?
Ileana: It’s definitely the Pond’s White Beauty! Ever since I’ve started using the product I’ve noticed a marked improvement in my skin. My hyperpigmentation has been visibly reduced and my under-eye area looks a lot less dull than it used to.

BB: We all have our mum’s home remedies for healthy skin that have been passed on from one generation to another. What’s yours?
Ileana: Make a paste with chickpea flour and cream and apply to your body. Leave it on for a few minutes before you wash it off.  It’s great for removing a tan and softening your skin.

BB: And how do you stay fit?
Ileana: I do a lot of pilates and cardio as and when schedule permits. I find that pilates stretches and tones my body like no other exercise.

BB: What are your five wardrobe essentials?
Ileana: A good pair of jeans, a little black cocktail dress, a versatile jacket, a pair of sexy black pumps and Ponds White Beauty are must-haves for any woman.