We have all done it… watched on quietly from behind as our mothers got ready and applied makeup, all the time taking mental makeup notes. Tried on her high heels and practised walking in them. Little did we know then that they were some pretty big shoes to fill...

Although we never listened to all the things she said (which daughter does?) we have surely kept somethings in mind. We are self-confessedly a beauty obsessed bunch, and this Daughter’s Day, we at BB take turns and talk about the beauty secret we learnt from our moms that we still follow today.

Khubi Amin Ahmed, Deputy Editor, Team BeBeautiful

"The one beauty tip that my mum and granny both kept on insisting is the use of argan oil in my beauty routine. Mum always makes me add a few drops of this magic potion to my moisturiser and to my face packs as it helps control breakouts and acne. She also insists I buy argan oil based cosmetics simply because its beneficial properties give my skin a natural boost and its non-greasy, absorbent formula works perfectly for my oily skin."

-Khubi Amin Ahmed, Deputy Editor, Team BeBeautiful

Lamiya Chitalwalla, Project lead, Team BeBeautiful

“One makeup tip my mom taught me that I swear by even today is using blush as contour. Contour is a fairly new concept but blush has been around for a while. I use blush right under my jawline and add a faint line over my nose to get a very defined and sculpted look.”

-Lamiya Chitalwalla, Project lead, Team BeBeautiful

Mitalee Rawat, Senior Designer, Team BeBeautiful

“I have always used a capful of apple cider vinegar mixed with water as a final rinse when I wash my hair. It has helped me with reducing dandruff, and keeps my scalp healthy.”

-Mitalee Rawat, Senior Designer, Team BeBeautiful

Ami Palann, Social Media Strategist, Team BeBeautiful

“Ever since I was a child, my mom insisted I take a bath with ‘channe ka atta’ at least 3 times a week. You basically need to mix it with some yogurt or milk and use it as a body scrub. Ditch the shower gel and just rinse with lukewarm water. It’s a natural exfoliant that helps reduce hair growth and leaves your skin feeling soft and glowing.”

-Ami Palann, Social Media Strategist, Team BeBeautiful

Harshitha Prabhakar, Senior Writer, Team BeBeautiful

“My mother insisted that good skincare does not mean expensive skincare. She showed me how to use good old Vaseline, Pears soap and Pond’s Cold Cream for just about everything. Removing makeup, treating dry skin, cracked heels; they can be used for everything!”

-Harshitha Prabhakar, Senior Writer, Team BeBeautiful

Sohini Chowdhury, Social Media Executive, Team BeBeautiful

“My mom always insisted I drink plenty of water to maintain my skin. So I always have two or three bottles on my desk so I don’t forget. To make it fun, I add slices of cucumber, mint leaves or a slice of lime in the bottles.”

-Sohini Chowdhury, Social Media Executive, Team BeBeautiful

Aditi Hirani, Social Media Intern, Team BeBeautiful

“My mom always said rubbing an ice cube on my face just after cleansing in the morning will help my skin look tighter. It also helps reduce the appearance of pores, and acts as a natural primer. I go one step further, and freeze rose water in the ice tray and use this on my face every morning, this tones and conditions my face.”

-Aditi Hirani, Social Media Intern, Team BeBeautiful

Mrunali Naikdhure, CMS Support, Team BeBeautiful

“My mother always used to tell me to get frequent hair trims. I have very curly hair, and I have been able to maintain it by getting regular trims. Every time I noticed hair fall, I used to get a trim and it used to make the hair fall lesser. Even when I wanted to grow my hair out, she insisted I get a regular trim, and it worked well!”

-Mrunali Naikdhure, CMS Support, Team BeBeautiful