Estée Lauder's first India ambassador, Diana Penty shares her skincare secrets


Estée Lauder’s first India ambassador, Diana Penty shares her skincare secrets

Her mantra to glowing skin and more

By Tatiana Dias  April 22nd, 2019

She might have been away from the silver screen for a while but that doesn’t mean model-turned-actor Diana Penty hasn’t been busy. Last seen in Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi, Penty was recently named the first India ambassador for renowned beauty brand, Estée Lauder. A perfect match, Penty’s beauty mantra is simplicity which aligns with the brand’s overarching philosophy. We recently caught up with the actor at a launch in Mumbai to find out more about her skincare secrets, challenges, and how the industry’s perception towards beauty has changed over the years:

ELLE: What’s your beauty regime like?

Diana Penty: I wash my face with a mild face wash and then use Estée Lauder‘s Advanced Night Repair which I am currently addicted to. In the morning, I use a day moisturiser and at night, I use a heavier moisturiser for some extra TLC because I have pretty dry skin mainly around my chin and cheeks. I know this is the most basic routine but it is one that I follow without fail.

ELLE: What does beauty mean to you?

DP: It’s not something you can capture in just one statement; I think it’s a combination of factors—it’s persona and the way you carry yourself. It also has a lot to do with the confidence with which you carry yourself. I think that confidence breeds beauty. So, for me a confident and happy person is a beautiful person.

ELLE: What do you think is your biggest beauty learning over the last few years?

DP: It is actually something I learnt a long time ago from my mum—simplicity. I think my mother is very elegant, graceful and one of the most beautiful people I know. She feels that beauty lies in simplicity and that’s something she has taught me as well. I think in life I have always followed that in terms of my dressing or my make-up. I just like to keep it subtle, simple, and elegant.

ELLE: What’s the one thing that makes you feel confident?

DP: A good skin day!

ELLE: What’s the biggest beauty challenge you face when you’re on set or shooting on location?

DP: If I am on set many days in a row and we’re outdoors, it’s very difficult to stay hydrated through the day; drinking enough water and keeping my skin moisturised is a big challenge. Therefore, I do focus a lot on hydration.