Dimpy's Beauty Secrets

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Dimpled smile, mischievous eyes and a vivacious personality…that is Dimpy Mahajan for you! She can be the girl next door and yet there is something about Dimpy that equates her to a honed down starlet. National level swim champ during her school days, Dimpy carries an air of indifference about her good looks. Child at heart yet beautifully comfortable in her own skin, Tinsel Gupshup brings you Dimpy Mahajan’s beauty secrets


TG: You have beautiful skin please share your regimen with us (morning and night)

DM: To be very honest, I follow a very basic and simple skin care regime. In the morning, I wash my face with water and a face-wash and I make it a point to remove every trace of make-up before I go to sleep at night. When it’s hot, I’ll keep splashing my face with water and I do try and keep my face clean. Maybe once a month, I’ll go to a salon for a facial but that is about it.



TG: As an actor, you have to wear make-up for long hours, endure strong lights day in and day out, how do you protect your skin when you are shooting?

DM: Apart from strong lights, air-conditioning can be very bad for the skin. My skin used to be on the oily side but now I have noticed that it is becoming very dry because of the constant air-conditioning. Sunscreen is an absolute must and just like many other women, most of the time, I forget to use sunscreen too!! Luckily, my day moisturizer has SPF so even if I forget to apply my daily sunscreen…my skin is still protected.


TG: At shoots, do you wear your own brand of make-up?

DM: Yes, I wear my own make-up. I tend to use different products from different brands but my base and foundations are from MAC. I feel that MAC’s range of colours is really well suited to Indian skin tones so I love their Blushers and foundations.




TG: How do you deal with the occasional break-out?

DM: I used to get pimples when I was a teenager but not so much now. My biggest mistake was that I would start fiddling with my pimple and that would lead to a scar on my face. So if you do get a pimple, please just leave it alone and drink loads of water to flush out the toxins.



TG: When it comes to skin care and make-up products are you an impulsive shopper or do you research before you buy and try?

DM: I am quite loyal to the make-up and skincare products that suit my skin. I think it is very important to determine your skin type and then use products that are suited to your particular skin type. I always use MAC foundations but my friend prefers Bobbi Brown so you should use what works best for you. We tend to use foundation on a major part of our skin so I won’t experiment with various brands in that area. So when it comes to my base make-up, I am not an impulsive shopper but I don’t mind experimenting with lip colours etc





TG: Your favorite face wash and moisturizing cream? Favorite brands?

DM: Oh I am a complete Forest Essentials girl! I use their face wash, hydrating gel and moisturizer. I love the smell and the quality of Forest Essential products and they are completely natural so you just can’t go wrong with their products. They have a fantastic skin care range!



TG: What products do you carry in your handbag?

DM: On a daily basis I’ll just carry a moisturizing lip balm from MAC. When I go out in the evenings, I’ll carry a kajal pencil, lip gloss and blush.




TG: What is your magic home remedy? Something your mother or grandmother taught you?

DM: My mother has beautiful skin and she used to apply ‘malai’ on her skin. She has never been to a salon for any kind of facial treatment so you can imagine how good her skin must be. When I was in school, I was a national level swimmer so I used to spend a lot of time in the pool. Naturally, I would tan easily and I would hate it because I had a tan all year around. So my mom would try all these home remedies to reduce my tan. She would mix Tomato juice, Lemon juice and honey and apply that to my skin for 15-20 minutes. That would really make a difference and reduce the tan by one or two shades.




TG: Late night shoots, you wake up feeling blah...what do you do for a skin pick me up?

DM: If I am shooting back to back and have had no sleep then I am just too tired to notice what my skin looks like. That is where all the beautiful make-up products come into play to make me all glamorous for the shoot! It’s only when I get home that I notice just how tired and haggard my skin looks and then all I want to do is sleep! I don’t think there is any cure for skin that looks tired because of lack of sleep.




TG: One actor (female - Films, Television or Hollywood) who you think has flawless and beautiful skin?

DM: I think Kareena Kapoor has really good skin 




TG: Do you do anything in particular for your skin before an important event, evening, photo-shoot?

DM: No not really. I just stick to my basic regime and follow it every single day. At the most I might go to the salon for a facial but that is about it.



TG: Any product that you absolutely rave about and swear by? (After using this product you have called you friends up and said - Oh my God, you have to try this)

DM: Yes, Clinique does this gorgeous overnight cream that I love! There was a time when I was travelling very frequently and I started using the overnight cream from Clinique and surprisingly within 2-3 days I had a radiant glow.



TG: What is Dimpy’s trademark make-up style?

DM: During the day I try and keep my make-up minimalistic. So I just stick to kajal, blush, mascara and a lip balm



TG: The best beauty advice / tip that you have received

DM: I would say it’s best to just keep it natural and let your skin breathe. So keep your skincare simple, basic and natural. 


Photo credit: Dimpy Mahajan

©Tinsel Gupshup

Jun 12, 2013
A swimmer! That's a new one - most actors don't have a background in sport. And another Forest Essentials fan! Must check them out!

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