A tête-à-tête with a powerhouse performer like Tabu? That’s a rare feature in our calendars. So when we did learn that we were about to have a rendez-vous with the gifted star, we made sure we had our checklist of questions for her.

But what do you ask an actor of her stature who’s already bored of the ‘How has your journey been so far’ or ‘What has been your most memorable role till date’ kinda questions? We did things differently this time. Instead of playing the movie quiz with her, we threw a volley of questions revolving around skincare and beauty at her. Why? Because if there’s one thing that has impressed us no end besides her acting chops, of course, is the fact that she always looks flawless in every shot—with or without makeup. Here’s the star spilling some of her skin care secrets while playing the very fitting and perfect ambassador to Vaseline...

We’re going to keep the obvious movie talk for another day. Let’s talk skin—how much time do you invest in skincare on a daily basis?
 

We’re going to keep the obvious movie talk for another day. Let’s talk skin—how much time do you invest in skincare on a daily basis?

I invest at least 30-45 minutes in my skin care every day.

It happens to the best of us—we often miss out on our skin care routine. How do you combat this?

I don’t know if you can substitute for the missed out days; like you can’t put extra moisturiser just because you missed one night of moisturising. I let that pass and I try and get back to my routine with proper sleep and regular skincare regime.

You’ve been endorsing Vaseline for a while now. Personally, what does the brand mean to you?

Safety, go-to product and something that I always have in my bag.

One harmful skin care habit every girl should give up on...

Oh, it has to be using products that are not meant for your skin type. It is important to understand your skin type before choosing any product.

A few skin care tips for women across all age groups...
 

A few skin care tips for women across all age groups...

Moisturise! No matter what age group you are in, it’s important to keep your skin hydrated at all times. Also, drinking enough water and getting enough sleep. I don’t think there’s a substitute for getting enough sleep as that automatically, helps your skin get better.

What’s your favourite skin food?

“When it comes to skin foods, nothing can substitute the benefits of fruits! Also, I can’t tell you enough on how coconut water helps in keeping the skin healthy.

Who in Bollywood, according to you, has flawless skin...

Hema Malini.

Can you let us in on your favourite Vaseline Petroleum Jelly hacks?

“Oh, there are so many easy and fuss-free hacks when it comes to Vaseline. Mix some Vaseline Petroleum Jelly with sugar to achieve a paste-like consistency and use it as an exfoliator for dry, chapped lips. You can also mix it with sea salt for a body scrub that will exfoliate and hydrate your skin at the same time.

Lastly, Vaseline is an ideal brand for skincare because..?

It has been in our lives for the longest time, so we know it is a reliable product as we’ve used it over the years for so many purposes! Besides chapped skin and lips, you can also use it to remove mascara and so many other things because you will always have a jar of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly in your homes.