Kalki Koechlin tells us why she prefers razor over waxing!

Be it the theater world or the filmy Bollywood, Kalki Koechlin is a known name in the industry. Morever, when it comes to her remarkable roles in movies like ‘Margarita With a Straw’ or her sarcastic take on feminism, she has managed to be stellar on each level. Not to forget, her flawless skin that makes everyone go green with envy. That’s what got us chatting about her beauty routine, her make-up mistakes and the secret behind her glowing skin.

Here’s what she had to say:

You grew up in Pondicherry. What’s the best beauty tip you got there?

Using cold pressed coconut oil on my skin and hair.

And are there any beauty tips that you learned from your mother while growing up?

Always clean your face at night and also using fresh aloe vera gel.

Who are the beauty idols that inspire you?

Audrey Hepburn, Brigette Bardot, and Gwen Stefani.

How old were you when you first started wearing make-up? And which your first beauty investment.

I first bought a kajal when I was 13-year-old. And I was in boarding school when I first tried make-up.

Were you confident about your looks growing up?

Not at all! I was lanky and awkward looking geek with braces.

What is the worst beauty advice you’ve ever received?

Dye your hair black and do an item number.

Is there any popular beauty trend you tried and regretted?

You know the 90’s was all about really dark lip colours. Now, when I look at my teenage photographs, I cringe!

And what’s a beauty trend you’d never try in a million years?

Plastic surgery.

So, if there is a big day tomorrow, how would you prepare your skin?

I try to keep it clean and then get good amount of sleep. Also, I drink lots of water. Two things I avoid is too much salt and sugar.

What are your everyday make-up essentials?

I like to keep it simple. I just dab some sunscreen, apply mascara. If I’m stepping out of the house, then I put on lipstick and I’m good to go!

Your skin is luminous. What is the secret?

Being in the profession that I am in, I have to take good care of my skin, as I am required to look good always! I ensure that I keep my skin hydrated and moisturized. I also try to stay away from products that can harm my skin like waxing and creams. I prefer to use a razor to get that smooth skin whenever I want and no matter where I am. This is an important part of my daily grooming as it keeps me ready for all occasions.

Do you think a woman should be judged for using a razor?

Shaving is always associated with several taboos and myths. However, now it’s time to break away from the conventional methods, refresh your beliefs and embrace change. Today’s woman is clever, confident and unapologetically feminine and there are choices available for her that are as cutting-edge as she is. Personally, shaving is my go-to ritual that keeps me away from painful waxing sessions and creams full of harmful chemicals. It is painless and gives me the convenience to get rid of unwanted hair anywhere, anytime. Also, dermatologists have recommended shaving as the best method of hair removal.