Often referred to as one of the most stunning women in the world, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has always been envied for drop-dead gorgeous looks ever since the start of her career. Her clear and glowing complexion is total goals and the actress has managed to maintain her picture-perfect complexion all through the years.

As Aishwarya Rai Bachchan celebrates her 47th birthday today, we’ve rounded by five simple and effective skincare secrets that the former Miss World crown-holder swears by (and you should too) to keep her skin looking healthy and glowing.

 

1. Hydration is key

Hydration is key

Aishwarya credits her beauty to drinking lots of water. She believes hydration is key to keeping the skin moisturised and nourished. Drinking enough water helps flush out toxins from the body while giving you healthier skin. So, set a reminder if you have to, but don’t forget to drink 8 tall glasses of water every day for skin like Aishwarya’s.

 

2. Turn to desi nushkes for beauty woes

Turn to desi nushkes for beauty woes

Despite having access to a plethora of skincare products, the actress swears by age-old desi nuskhes to pamper her skin. Aishwarya revealed that she uses gram flour mixed with turmeric to exfoliate her skin at least once a week. The gentle exfoliating properties of gram flour coupled with the brightening benefits of turmeric help deliver that healthy glow we oh-so-envy.

 

3. Cucumber juice for the win!

Cucumber juice for the win!

Spending hours in the makeup chair and under harsh studio light can strip the skin of moisture and leaving it looking dull and lacklustre. To repair this damage and restore moisture back into the skin, Aishwarya applies freshly squeezed cucumber juice all over her face and neck regularly. The antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties in cucumber deliver a boost of hydration and prevent further damage.

 

4. Follow a healthy diet

Follow a healthy diet

‘You are what you eat’ is a motto the actress swears by. She avoids oily and junk food completely, and sticks to eating boiled food as it is easier to digest. Healthy, nutritious and home-cooked meals improve metabolism and deliver essential nutrients to your skin, thereby maintaining optimal skin health.

 

5. Mindfulness and meditation

Mindfulness and meditation

Aish believes that stress can take a major toll on your skin and can cause it to age prematurely. To avoid this, she dedicates at least some time of the day to meditate, reflect and feel happy. This helps her feel good from within, which ultimately reflects on the outside making her look glowy and gorgeous AF.

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