She once held the title of being ‘the most beautiful woman in the world’, and to be honest, she still sweeps us off our feet. Yes, we are talking about the former Miss World, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who has been ruling the entertainment industry since the 1990s. Aishwarya’s elegance and beauty are unparalleled, and even in her mid-40’s, she looks just as graceful and radiant as ever.

That got us wondering: what does she do to maintain her ageless beauty? And for all you curious souls who’re thinking the same, we have some good news. Turns out the actress follows some fuss-free beauty tips to keep her skin looking so smooth, radiant and youthful. Read on as we decode Aishwarya Rai’s best beauty secrets that every woman in her 40s should follow for ageless skin.


1. Clean scalp = Clean skin

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan beauty secrets - Clean scalp = Clean skin

It’s no secret that a dirty and dandruff-prone scalp can affect your facial skin, too, causing frequent acne and pimple breakouts. Aishwarya Rai’s formula to avoid such problems is by oiling her tresses and scalp regularly. She also likes to infuse a few drops of essential oil in her hair oil for complete nourishment.


2. Lots of water and vitamin-rich diet

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan beauty secrets - Lots of water and vitamin-rich diet

Aishwarya Rai, in an interview, once mentioned that the one beauty advice she’d pass on to her daughter is to drink a lot of water, keep the skin hydrated and nourish it with vitamin-rich foods. And we couldn’t agree more. What you put inside your body can greatly affect the look and feel of your skin.


3. Destress often

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan beauty secrets - Destress often

Beauty ingredients and products work their part on the skin, but you also need to destress from time to time if you want your skin to look healthy. Stress can cause acne, dullness and inflammation on the skin — something that you really don’t want. So don’t forget to unwind and destress from time to time if you want ageless skin like Aishwarya.


4. DIY face mask

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan beauty secrets - DIY face mask

Is any beauty secret ever complete without having a homemade DIY face mask to pamper your skin? Aishwarya Rai has a few DIY recipes she swears by too! She uses a mix of besan, milk and haldi to exfoliate her face. She also loves to massage her face with a blend of honey and curd as the two ingredients are known to hydrate and brighten up the skin tone and get rid of dullness – easy but so effective, right?


5. Yes to aromatherapy

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan beauty secrets - Yes to aromatherapy

In an interview, Aishwarya also revealed that her go-to skin and self-care is aromatherapy. It is known to be a holistic treatment for the body and mind. It keeps stress factors at bay that could take a toll on the skin. During aromatherapy, she prefers to use calming essential oils such as chamomile, eucalyptus and sandalwood.


6. Rad in red

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan beauty secrets - red lipstick

Moving beyond her skincare secrets, she has a few makeup tricks up her sleeve that always work for her. According to Aishwarya, red lipstick can instantly solve all the beauty woes and make you look red-carpet-ready in a flash. Well, don’t we all agree? You can choose the Lakmé Absolute Matte Melt Liquid Lip Color - Firestarter Red that is super-pigmented defines your lips like magic, and is easy to apply.


7. Eyes on fleek

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan beauty secrets - Eyes on fleek

Aishwarya is a big fan of eye looks and loves keeping her eye makeup in check to look on-point at times (not like she needs to put in any effort, really). A lot of her looks, be it at the Cannes or at talk shows, including a classic black wing eyeliner and thick, voluminous eyelashes. We love it!

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