Posts Tagged ‘Prachi Desai’

I enjoyed a wonderful full body massage today at the spa and had to come back and share with you all that this is one of Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone’s favorite beauty secrets! Deepika told the Times of India she has a coconut oil massage every week to “relax and unwind”.

Massage has a host of health benefits that go beyond easing pain and strained muscles. Rigorous professional massage can also boost immunity, ease the symptoms of PMS, reduce stress hormones and increase “feel-good” hormones, reduce blood pressure, stimulate circulation to the muscles and skin, and encourage better sleep.

Deepika’s not alone among celebrities to relish regular massages. Sonam Kapoor says they “refresh and uplift her” (Filmfare), and Prachi Desai claims that “hot stone massages rid me of stress like nothing else” (Cosmopolitan). Actress and dancer Urvashi Sharma says: “A good body massage twice a month is a must, as it completely rejuvenates me” (Bwood Beauty).

There are many forms of massage out there for you to try: Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, hot stone massage, Ayurvedic oil massage… when you want to luxuriate, try it out and feel the incredible benefits!

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Indian television and film (Bollywood) actress Prachi Desai’s no. 1 natural beauty secret is her aloe vera face mask. The best part? It only involves one ingredient! Buy an aloe vera plant or stem from your local grocery store or health food market. Cut the long stems into three-inch pieces and store in the fridge wrapped in foil. Each time you want to apply your mask, simply open up a stem piece and scoop out the healing aloe vera gel inside. Massage onto clean skin and leave it on as long as you like!

Aloe vera has antibacterial and wound-healing properties, making it great for soothing acne-prone or sunburnt skin. Aloe vera gel is sold in many forms, often packaged into beauty products, but to get its full beauty benefits, try it fresh. Aloe vera is very cooling and relaxing on the skin, easing the discomfort of tight, dry skin or skin that is peeling.

Fun fact: Bollywood beauties Amrita Arora and Ayesha Takia also use aloe vera on their skin for a healthy visage!

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