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Beauty
April 14, 2015

Beauty Vanity Case: Gul Panag

Text by Aparrna Gupta

The actress and activist known for her passion for adventure sports, shares a page from her beauty diary

Beauty mantra
Eating well, drinking lots of water and working out regularly. Whatever you put in your body reflects on your skin.

Morning fix
I start my day with Neutrogena Pure & Free Liquid Sunscreen SPF 50.

Night-time companions
A cleanser and a night moisturising cream from L’Occitane’s Immortelle range — I like that the brand uses natural ingredients.

Red-carpet secrets 
I use a light-reflecting illuminating base such as Max Factor Miracle Touch and indulge in some dramatic eye make-up when I know the appearance will entail a flash photography blitz. Otherwise my make-up routine is minimalistic with Maybelline Colossal Kajal and Clinique Chubby Stick.

Travel essentials
A sunscreen with SPF 50, Maybelline kajal, Clinique lip gloss and Redken shampoo and conditioner. Last but not the least, 24 Farbough by Hermes, a fragrance that I really enjoy wearing.

Mountain fresh
When I shot for NDTV Good Times’ television show Kingfisher Blue Mile – Mission Mount Everest in sub zero temperatures, Neutrogena sunscreen and beeswax lip balm were my only vanity essentials.

Beauty shop
London or Paris. In Paris the area around Saint Lazare is great for local brands and small ‘coiffure’ salons. I love British brands like Rimmel, No 7 and the no-nonsense skin care brand Simple. Marylebone High Street is where I do all my beauty shopping — it’s not as crowded as the rest of central London. And my favourite store is Fresh — the boutique skin care and fragrance brand.

Gorgeous while travelling
I believe staying fit makes you look better. Even when on a holiday I run, swim, do yoga, trek or play tennis. The key is to remain active.

Grandma’s beauty secret
Homemade dried and crushed orange peel is a great scrub which gives me a beauty high.

Beauty SOS
When in doubt I go for a quick run which gives me an instant glow. Running is my best blush-secret.

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