Beauty

The Karisma Kapoor beauty secrets you've been dying to know

Cleanse, tone, moisturise, repeat

If you were born in the '90s, chances are you have grown up on a diet of Karisma Kapoor films. Even today, a fan following of over three million scour her Instagram handle for the Karisma Kapoor beauty secrets, street style ideas and travel essentials the actress has become famous for. While you’ll spot her at the coolest parties in Bollywood or holidaying with her girl gang in Goa and London, the actor, who is now the brand ambassador of homegrown skincare label Pond’s, loves to slow down and make time for herself. We chatted her up about the beauty habits and wellness rituals she can’t go without, and what makes her the happiest.

Karisma Kapoor beauty secrets, unearthed

ELLE: How do you start your day?
Karisma Kapoor: The first thing I do after waking up is drink a glass of warm water. I’m a morning person so I start off my day with a workout or yoga. It’s like having some me-time right before you start your routine.

ELLE: What’s a daily wellness habit you indulge in?
KK: It’s very important to take care of yourself. Wellness can be as simple as ensuring you’re sipping on a lot of fluids throughout the day to stay hydrated. But when I have to pamper myself, I take some time out to indulge in a long skincare routine.

ELLE: What are your beauty essentials?
KK: I love having fresh skin that’s paired with a bright lip balm and kohl-rimmed eyes. I’m currently using the Pond’s Age Miracle cream and it makes my skin look glow because it works non-stop even when I’m on the go. When it comes to fragrances, I always find myself going back to a strong, floral scent, no matter what the occasion.

ELLE: What’s the one beauty habit everyone should follow?
KK: I cannot stress more about the importance of a good skincare routine. Take off all your make-up before going to bed. Then, follow with an oil-based serum and a face cream to keep your skin in the best health.

ELLE: What makes you the happiest?
KK: Spending time with my children, Kiaan and Samiera and my nephew, Taimur Ali Khan.