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Bollywood actresses are always under the scanner for their fashion, style and look. With passing time, age tends to steal their charm and starts to reflect on their faces. However, our film industry is brimming with examples of timeless beauties, who have successfully managed to dodge this phenomenon.
These actresses have not only managed to beat wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of ageing but look gracious with every passing year. In fact, famous Hollywood actress, Audrey Hepburn, once said, "And the beauty of a woman, with passing years, only grows." And, these Bollywood actresses truly prove her right. Want to know how? Well, read on to discover the beauty secrets of the most graceful superstars of Bollywood.
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The mystical beauty of Rekha continues to mesmerise many even after so many years. Crowned as the ‘evergreen timeless beauty’, Rekha follows a simple beauty regime. So, here is her beauty and fitness mantra for you:
Apart from regular cleansing, toning, moisturising and removing makeup before dozing off, she relies on spa treatments and aromatherapy for a supple skin. To maintain her long locks, she uses a hair pack made of yoghurt, honey and egg white. Hairdryers and artificial hair products are a big no-no for her.
She drinks 10 to 12 glasses of water every day and always maintains a healthy diet. She avoids junk, fried or overcooked food. The actress is ‘vegetarian, rather, an eggetarian’, and eats a lot of fruits and nuts.
The iconic beauty exercises regularly for about 10 to 15 minutes every day to stay fit and active. The actress has been an ardent lover of yoga and meditation since years, and diligently practices the same every day. She also loves dancing and is also a cleanliness fanatic. Thus, the household chores, gardening and dancing she does are the natural workouts for her.
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Considered to be one of the most beautiful actresses of the late 90s, Sonali Bendre slowly moved away from the limelight after her marriage. However, in her recent comeback on television, Ajeeb Dastan Hai Yeh, she still looked as stunning as she used to. Just one look at her will make you understand, why she is a constant in Bollywood's list of 'yummy mummies'. This is what her beauty secrets consist of:
Sonali's sensitive skin does not allow her to use too much makeup. She also steers clear of toners and moisturisers. She only uses a basic face wash for sensitive skin, to keep her face oil-free. For her hair, she sticks to good old coconut oil, because of its antibacterial properties.
Sonali keeps a close watch on whatever she eats. She eats after every two hours and stays away from oily and fried foods. Her passion for leading a healthy life keeps her away from burgers and pizzas. It is only once in a while that she allows herself to indulge in junk food and that too, after much convincing.
She works out thrice a week for an hour. Since she already has a lean frame, she works on building her muscles. That gives her a fit body and a well-toned look.
Madhuri Dixit started her Bollywood career in her teens. And, even after so many years, she looks as fresh as a dewdrop. She believes in following a healthy lifestyle, getting a good amount of sleep and lots of working out for a youthful look. Take a look at what her beauty regime is like:
For her glowing skin, she washes her face twice a day and applies the serum. During the night, she even applies a toner, followed by a night cream for a radiant skin. Besan, honey, lemon juice, and cucumber dipped in milk, are her favourite natural beauty ingredients to nourish her skin. For her hair, she follows the oil-shampoo-conditioner routine. To oil her hair, the actress prefers the mixture of olive oil and castor oil. And for conditioning, she uses a homemade conditioner made from mayonnaise or banana.
The leading lady eats five to six small meals throughout the day, which consists of lots of fruits and vegetables. Also, she stays away from aerated drinks and oily foods.
She loves dancing and that is her favourite form of workout. She practices kathak three days a week. Cardio, weights and yoga are her workouts on the other two days of the week.
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Juhi Chawla is yet another actress who has maintained herself pretty well, even after moving out of the heroine roles. Always known for her million-dollar smile and the girl-next-door image, the actress is very diligent about her beauty routine:
Juhi uses a moisturiser and an eye cream to keep her skin moist. She also uses a mild cleanser to clean her face. Her one golden rule is to, never sleep with makeup at night. So, before going to bed, she always uses Johnson's baby oil to take her makeup off.
Juhi drinks about six to eight glasses of water a day which helps her in hydration. She starts her day with a big bottle of water or a glass of lemon juice with honey. Juhi does not believe in a spicy diet. She chooses baked and boiled varieties over fried snacks.
She follows Iyengar yoga to keep her body supple. A half-hour brisk walk on the treadmill is also a must. She also meditates every day.
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At her age, fab and fit Sridevi can give any young actress a run for her money. Exercising, playing tennis, a well-balanced diet, and simple skin and hair care routine has kept Sridevi flawless today. She is a stickler for some of her beauty rituals:
She does not like to use too many products on her skin. She applies glycerine and rose water on her face to keep it fresh. Spa session, fruits packs, head massage, and oiling her hair are just a few things, which she does often for her glowing skin and lustrous hair. Also, she makes it a point to go makeup-free to bed.
She loves to eat simple home-cooked food, and believes in having lots of water. Her diet consists of a variety of fruits and vegetables and no fried, junk, or oily food.
She has a fixed fitness routine. She does power yoga and plays tennis with her daughters regularly. And come what may, she has to exercise every day.
‘Health conscious’ Neetu Singh, firmly believes in the golden rule that 'whatever goes into your mouth shows on your skin'. No wonder, she looks so stunning and gracious. And that is all thanks to her strict beauty regime, which is as follows:
For a glowing skin, she drinks cucumber water. She simply adds some cucumber slices to a jar of water and drinks only that through the day. Apart from this, she also uses a multani mitti pack for her face, and never goes for facials. She keeps her hair short and her only tip to care for them is to keep them clean and grime-free, so that they can breathe easily.
Her daily diet includes five servings of fruits and vegetables, an adequate amount of water, soup, grilled chicken and fish. She avoids eating sugar, ghee, butter, maida, oily, spicy or deep fried food.
She believes in walking, exercising and doing yoga every day to maintain her good health and skin.
One of the most glamorous heroines of Bollywood, Hema Malini, looks gorgeous even as she ages. The 66-year old ‘Dream girl’, keeps a strict eye on her diet and beauty regime to maintain her timeless beauty.
She uses aroma oils and Clarins cleansing milk regularly for her skin. The other product that she uses every night just before hitting the bed is the Aveda's night cream. Less makeup rule is what she abides by. For her tresses, she uses coconut oil mixed with tulsi and neem.
She drinks lots of water and two cups of green tea daily, to maintain the glow on her face. She also eats curd and paneer every day, and plenty of fresh and dry fruits for a well-balanced diet. She also believes in fasting sometimes to detox.
Her exercise routine consists of cycling, dancing, pranayama and yoga to maintain her toned body and supple skin.
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These ageless Bollywood divas have proved to us that with a proper diet, skin and health regime, one can age gracefully. So, follow their simple tips and take good care of yourself to always look stunning and graceful.