The elaborate 7-10 skincare routines are not everyone's cup of tea. When it comes to taking care of your skin, sometimes less is more. And, that seems to be the mantra for actor Elnaaz Norouzi.
Elnaaz, who played Zoya in Sacred Games, is currently quarantining in Germany and keeping busy by taking online acting classes at the New York Film Academy. She shared her easy-peasy and effective skincare regime for girls-on-the-go, here's how it goes:
A volcano of hydration in the AM and PM!
"I follow the same cleansing-toning-moisturising (CTM) routine for day and night time. But during the day time I use the Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly or the Farsáli 24K Rose Gold Elixir before makeup. They both are super-hydrating and moisturising. Then, at night, I end the CTM process with Farsáli Volcanic Elixir"
Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cleanser, Rs 750
Whamisa Organic Flowers Deep Rich Essence Toner, Rs 9,518 (approx.)
Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly, Rs 3,800
Farsáli 24K Rose Gold Elixir (Rs 1,850) and Farsáli Volcanic Elixir (Rs 4,750)
DIY masking like a pro
"When it comes to DIY skincare there are three formulations that I absolutely love to use whenever I get time:
For sunburn: Potato is potent when it comes to sunburns. It calms your skin and also gives a natural glow.
For exfoliation: Dry skin often feels tight and stretched. It is a good idea to exfoliate so that your moisturisation treatments work better. I always use a home made scrub by mixing olive oil and sea salt. This natural salt and oil body scrub is cheap, effective and works as well as other expensive, chemical-laden body scrubs! It removes the dead skin cells and will also help the skin to attain a smooth, soft look. I always rinse it off with extremely cold water since that helps too.
For blackheads: Lastly, my hack for smooth, flawless skin without blackheads is rather simple! Just mix tomato juice with a few drops of lemon. Apply this on your face and rinse off with lukewarm water. It really helps reduce blackheads and any uneven skin tones.