RULE 1: SAY YES TO THE POWER OF BEAUTY OILS
Katrina Kaif: "I am a big fan of beauty oils and use them for my skin and hair. Every time I wash my hair, I always put in a leave-in product before styling. It's a habit I follow religiously, but I avoid anything that will weigh down my strands."
RULE 2: DON'T FOLLOW TRENDS BLINDLY; FIND SOMETHING THAT WORKS FOR YOU
KK: "I have always maintained that it's not as important to follow trends or looks, as it is to be comfortable and discover what works for you. While it's fine to have fun with fashion and trends, it's important not to take it too seriously. I never bother with what other people think or say about the way I look...I stick with what I feel most comfortable in."
RULE 3: WATCH THAT DIET
KK: "Eat good food and concentrate on your diet. Take your supplements and make sure you don't neglect your beauty from the inside, just like from the outside!"
RULE 4: DON'T UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF EXERCISE
KK: "Try and get some sort of exercise in your routine—whether it's yoga, cardio, pilates, weight training or whatever else you like. Pick something that reflects a little bit of your personality so you won't get bored doing it."
RULE 5: WASH, RINSE, REPEAT...EVERYDAY!
KK: "This is my secret little trick to avoiding bad hair days. I wash my hair pretty much every day. My hair is easy to handle, so I just blowdry it myself. A lot of women with long hair don't wash it daily, but I really like washing my hair. I don't think you can have a bad hair day as long as it's clean every day. Yes, it takes a bit of effort, but I wouldn't have it any other way."
RULE 6: WHEN IN A RUSH, FOLLOW THIS FIVE-STEP PLAN...
KK: "When I don't have a lot of time to get dressed, I avoid experimenting and turn to things that I already know work for me. So I start with a concealer to even out skin, a bit of powder because we live in a hot climate, a quick swipe of eyeliner and mascara, and some lip balm. I never leave home without my lip balm, and just in case I need to wear lipstick, it's either a soft pink or a fresh bright red."
RULE 7: IDENTIFY A BEAUTY ROLE MODEL AND TAKE INSPIRATION FROM HER
KK: "Ever since I was a teenager, I've considered Penélope Cruz to be my beauty icon. I think she's so beautiful, has a great sense of style, and comes across as an independent and strong woman."
RULE 8: TAKE YOUR FAVOURITES EVERYWHERE
KK: "I always carry a sunscreen, a pot of lip balm, concealer, a small hair spray, and a blush in my beauty bag."
Here are some of Katrina's essentials:
(From L-R) Bobbi Brown Powder Blush in Peony, INR 3,330 approx; L'Occitane Delightful Rose Lip Balm, INR 690; Lancôme Maquicomplet Complete Coverage Concealer, INR 2,064 approx; and Yves Saint Laurent Eyeliner Noir Liquid Eyeliner, INR 2,264 approx