Sonakshi Sinha reveals her lazy skincare & haircare routine, talks about hair fall struggles & more
I used to try everything. Eat the right kind of food, put this, put that, this mixture, put yogurt, eggs on your hair I literally have tried everything. I used to do it earlier, once in a while because my mom used to force me.
Do it, take care of yourself. My hair stopped growing. I think that’s the toll it took on my hair. I did lose a big amount of weight. Hair was falling a lot, stopped growing, or was growing really, really slow.
If you putting your body through so much stress it is bound to come out somewhere. I think it helped all the lazy people. If no one else. Yeah. Yeah. But that what I wanted to say, whoever is watching this interview please don’t be as lazy as me with your skin.
Take good care of it. Your social media feed is filled with sun-kissed pictures and we have always been a fan. While hitting like is our first instinct, there is a question that always comes to mind, how is her skin so flawless? So to answer this question first hand, we have Sonakshi Sinha herself sharing her skincare and haircare secrets.
Welcome to Pinkvillla, Sonakshi. Thank you very much. How are you? I am great. How are you? Very well. Thank you. Okay so first things first we know sometimes, most time skincare is, having flawless skin is genetic.
When it comes to skincare we all have to take care of it and put in that extra bit of effort. What is your secret? Honestly, my secret is that I have no secret. It is going to sound very cliché but yes it is genetics.
My mom has flawless skin so which very happily I have inherited from her. But honestly, in the profession that I am in, I have to use a lot of makeup, you know, most of the time, which is something I used to not do earlier so I think that was the only change that I made in my lifestyle.
When I wasn’t working I barely put on any makeup, actually none at all so my skin used to be able to breathe used to be, like happy all the time. After I started working with the kind of makeup you are using, your pores are getting clogged, you are breaking out.
You really have to take care of it. What I have realised and what works for me is that the lesser you tamper with your skin the better. So I try to stay as hydrated as possible. I drink lots of water.
That really helps in flushing out my system and keep my skin clean. I moisturise now before I go to sleep. I never used to do it before but you know my mom used to always stress on the fact that you should moisturise your face and I, in general, have sort of drier skin.
For me, it’s very important to moisturise. So for me right now, it’s basically taking care of my hydration. Drinking lots of water and moisturising. I think it very important for summer days also Yeah, yeah, absolutely.
So hot here t’s terribly hot. I think the more you drink water better you be. So when it comes to your hair, you have long, luscious hair, is there a secret that you have? So you will be surprised to know that I actually have very fine hair.
I used to have very thin hair. And in the last one year, in the lockdown when I was not constantly blow-drying and ironing and putting these chemicals in my hair, I started oiling my hair a lot and it actually grown.
My hair used to grow to a certain level and it just stopped. It never grew beyond that. it’s finally grown beyond that level. It’s feeling more healthier, more alive s I think it’s really important to oil your hair, that’s really worked for me.
A good mixture of coconut and castor oil for hair growth is something that really protects it as well and also helps it to grow. That’s something that’s worked for me in the past one year. I used to try everything.
Eat the right kind of food, put this, put that, this mixture, put yogurt, eggs on your hair. I literally have tried everything. Until you actually take your hair away from the heat and the chemicals, I think it’s not going to grow.
So apart from moisturising, when it comes to your face is there any other skincare tip or home remedies that your mom has passed down to you? My mom swears by aloe vera. She has actually planted a tree on our terrace.
Every morning she will go and cut a slice and rub it all over her face and I think that really helps in keeping her skin looking the way it looks at her age right now. So aloe vera is something she has passed down to me.
So even now, every day as soon as I am out of the shower my skin is moist and supple I take a nice, big spat of aloe vera gel on my hand and just rub it all over my face and I am sorted for the day. It’s really good and it’s the easiest thing to do.
It just dries off and you can’t even feel that it’s there. It’s not icky, it’s not sticky so it’s the best thing and the easiest thing to do. Perfect for lazy souls, right? Yeah. I am one of them.
And for hair care, you mentioned yogurt, egg, and all of that, apart from oiling is there any hair packs or something that you try? Like I mentioned before, I am a highly lazy person to go and try these things and sit for hours with the pack on my head.
I don’t really do much of that but something that my mum swears by is yogurt and egg whites for your hair. A lot of protein keeps dandruff away, keeps the scalp moisturised. It’s good, really good for you.
That’s something I used to do earlier, once in a while because my mom used to force me. Do it, take care of yourself. So other than that, oiling is the best. So you know, I am also on the heavier side and when you lose weight this is from a few years ago.
When you lose a lot of weight it takes a toll on your skin and hair as well. Did you face anything like that? I think that’s what happened. Like I said, my hair stopped growing, I think that’s the toll it took on my hair.
I did a big amount of hair so now that you mentioned it I am thinking about it and that’s possibly what could have happened. But yeah, my hair really took a hit, my hair became really thin, it was falling a lot, stopped growing, or was growing really, really slow.
So it’s always like if you are putting your body through so much stress it’s bound to come out somewhere right? Yeah. So yeah, I think that’s what happened with me. It just showed up on my hair.
One thing that you have learned the hard way. A lot of people say I got acne because of makeup. So anything that you have learned the hard way? Yeah, I have learnt the hard way to take off my makeup before I got to sleep.
My mom used to get so pissed at me, I would come back from shoot tired and pass out with makeup on my face. and in the morning she would be, you didn’t take off your makeup. She would scream, your skin will get worse.
One day I did actually wake up with a very bad breakout and the only possible reason I could imagine was that I did not take off my makeup before I slept and I was like mom’s curse. After that, I kid you not every day, no matter what, even if I have put just eyeliner and no base I take it off and go to bed.
It’s the most important thing you can do for yourself. Laziness comes with a price. It really does. Your nighttime ritual is… My nighttime ritual is brushing my teeth and go to bed. Nothing to do with skincare and haircare.
Nothing to do with, sometimes once or twice a week I like to oil my hair so that when I wake up in the morning wash it off and start my day. But for skin, nothing in particular really. If I am feeling a bit fry or if I have exposed my skin to something extra on the day, I will sit and do my aloe vera massage into the skin.
That’s about it. I don’t have a particular ritual that I follow. If you just have to use three products for the rest of your life, what would they be? Eyeliner, matte long-lasting lipstick, and maybe some concealer.
And one skincare product you think is overrated? One skincare product that I think is overrated Or makeup, anything I, in general, think makeup is overrated. We give it too much importance in life but If I have to pick one particular thing I would say it is.
.. A lot of people. I will give you a hint. A lot of people have told that they dislike highlighter. Highlighters, no I like highlighters. I don’t mind them so much. That’s what I can’t think of, overrated.
Everything has its purpose and everything’s used for a particular thing. Let’s leave a product Eyelash curling. Curling I think is very overrated. And if you had to choose one trend, say like those thick brows, very bushy brows came and then suddenly very thin brows came, any trend you think or graphic lines A trend, I don’t know overrated or not, to each its own but to me, I absolutely despise those absolutely thin eyebrows.
Yeah, yeah, that for me was a big no, no. I agree, they look very drawn in. almost look like a sticker on somebody’s head and lip liner. Oh yes, I think lip liner is overrated. Okay so now if you had one’s person skincare routine who would that be ? Or you think one person that had flawless skin? One person that has flawless skin is, I think Kareena has beautiful, flawless skin and again I think she is just blessed with it so, So I think this solves quite a lot of our skincare and haircare questions that we had for you.
It was great talking to you, Sonakshi. Lovely talking to you as well. I hope it helps but yeah whoever is watching this interview. I think it helped all the lazy people. If no one else. Yeah. Yeah. But that what I wanted to say, whoever is watching this interview please don’t be as lazy as me with your skin.
Take good care of it. As you may need to. Just don’t be as lazy as me. Thank you so much, Sonakshi. It was great talking to you. Thank you. lovely talking to you.