Malaika Arora is a queen. She is fierce, she is daring and drop-dead gorgeous. We’re mighty impressed with the way she carries herself and is the perfect example of the popular saying ‘age is just a number’. The diva celebrates her 48th birthday (yes, you read that right) today and if you’re wondering how she manages to defy age and look breathtaking, you’re in luck. Ahead, we’re letting you in on the top five beauty lessons we picked up from birthday girl Malaika Arora.

 

Trust aloe vera gel

Trust aloe vera gel

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Yes, just like the rest of us, Malaika too trusts aloe vera gel for her skin. In fact, she has potted aloe vera plants at her home from where she can pluck and scoop natural aloe vera gel. From preventing signs of ageing to helping you deal with acne, sunburn and whatnot, aloe vera does all this and more. So, if you haven’t tried this magical natural ingredient for your skin yet, now is the time!

 

Oil your hair regularly

Oil your hair regularly

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Want to know the secret behind Malaika’s luscious, long hair? The diva revealed on Instagram that she practices the age-old technique of oiling her hair to make it look gorgeous. But not just any oil, she makes her own mix. Calling it the holy trinity for hair care, she combines equal portions of cold-pressed coconut oil, olive oil and castor oil in a glass jar. Then, she adds some methi seeds and curry leaves in it and lets the mixture sit for a couple of days. Once infused, she uses this homemade oil mix to make her hair look beautiful, long and strong.

 

Use coffee scrub to exfoliate the body

Use coffee scrub to exfoliate the body

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To exfoliate her body, Malaika uses an easy and simple homemade scrub made with coffee, brown sugar and coconut oil. According to her, this scrub helps remove dead skin cells from her skin to make it smooth and supple. The coffee and brown sugar in this scrub helps unclog pores and cleanse them deeply, while coconut oil nourishes and hydrates your skin.

 

Yoga is the key

Yoga is the key

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Malaika is a fitness freak - no surprise there, but did you know that she trusts yoga to make her skin healthy and glowy too? The actress has released a series on her Instagram where she shares yoga asanas she swears by to make her skin radiant and glowing. Well, if that’s what it takes to look like Malaika, then we’re rolling out our yoga mats right away!

 

Cinnamon face pack for acne

Cinnamon face pack for acne

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As hard as it is to believe, Malaika faces skin issues like breakouts and pimples like the rest of us. But she takes care of it immediately with some homemade cinnamon face pack. She mixes some cinnamon powder with honey and lime juice and applies it to the affected area for 15-20 minutes before washing it off with cold water. Enriched with antioxidants, cinnamon has antibacterial and antifungal properties that help it deal with acne like a pro.

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