Birthday girl Malaika Arora is one of our favourite celebrities to follow on Instagram. The stunner makes the most of her social media presence by sharing skin, hair and lifestyle tips with her followers. And for someone who looks like she has the secret map to the fountain of youth (she’s in her 40s guys!), we sure do click super fast on her IGTVs, as soon as a new one is up. Her #MalaikasTrickorTip series is based on natural ingredients that do wonders for your skin and hair. We too believe that the secret to a great beauty routine lies in incorporating natural ingredients, and here are the ones we are picking from Malaika’s beauty handbook…
- 1. Aloe vera
- 2. Onion juice for hair fall
- 3. Coffee for exfoliation
- 4. Raw honey for acne breakouts
- 5. Cuckoo for coconuts!
1. Aloe vera
You know you are a true beauty enthusiast when you have an aloe plant within arms reach at all times! Malaika’s love for aloe stems from the fact that aloe is suitable for all skin types and is laden with cooling and healing properties. We suspect her aloe obsession has contributed to her youthful skin as well. Being rich in antioxidants, it can help fight oxidative stress on your skin and keep early signs of aging at bay.
BB picks: Lakme 9 to 5 Naturale Aloe Aqua Gel
2. Onion juice for hair fall
Malaika confessed that onion juice helped control her hair loss. This is indeed a great ingredient to add in your hair care routine as onions are rich in sulfur — a compound that helps support thick and strong hair. The sulfur in onions can also aid in collagen production, which further inhibits hair loss and boosts healthy hair growth.
3. Coffee for exfoliation
A fan of posting golden hour selfies and photos on the beach, Malaika’s skin has that clear, lit-from-within radiance to it. A feat we are sure is a result of good exfoliation habits. One of her homemade scrubs is a ground coffee powder, which is an excellent ingredient to thoroughly exfoliate and cleanse your skin. This energising ingredient helps slough off dead skin cells and rejuvenate dull, tired-looking skin.
4. Raw honey for acne breakouts
Malaika confessed to having acne-prone skin, which frankly we cannot get our minds around. Maybe it is her use of ingredients like raw honey that help curb the breakouts so that we never actually get to see a blemish! Raw honey is known to inhibit the growth of acne-causing bacteria and speed up your skin’s natural healing process.
5. Cuckoo for coconuts!
Coconut, in the form of oil or coconut water, is an important part of Malaika’s skin and hair routines. When used for hair, coconut oil can help deliver your mane with essential nutrients and fatty acids. Coconut water is considered a strong hydrating agent that helps keep the skin looking soft and supple.