Padma Lakshmi seems to have found the fountain of youth. At 50, the Emmy-nominated host of Top Chef is as beautiful as ever. The multi-hyphenated Lakshmi is a popular TV host, model, actress, chef, cookbook author, and activist. While a boatload of activities may take its toll on mere mortals, Lakshmi's complexion remains flawless.
She shares with Into The Gloss that her mother, who's in her 70s, "doesn't have many wrinkles," so she partly has the genetics to thank. As many dermatologists also remind patients, she's vigilant with sunblock.
As for the rest of her skincare routine, Women's Health reveals that Lakshmi is more into natural beauty remedies rather than using big skincare brands. Below are Padma Lakshmi's skincare staples.
According to Good Housekeeping, jojoba oil has moisturizing, antimicrobial, and anti-aging properties, making it an excellent facial oil for all skin types.
Lakshmi uses it as a hair treatment and heats it in the microwave for 30 seconds before application. She also uses it on her skin after a bath or a massage.
She adds that she makes her tinctures with the oil for different purposes. Try a multi-use jojoba oil like Dessert Essence Organic Jojoba Oil.
Lakshmi shared with Byrdie that she uses tea tree oil as a spot treatment but likes it better in a steam facial, especially after hosting duties with Top Chef, where she wears a lot of makeup.
To do it at home, pour boiling water into a small basin or big bowl and add five to six drops of tea tree oil. Cover your head with a big towel and bend over the steaming water to clear your pores.
Tea tree oil has antiseptic properties, so that it will help combat bacteria on the skin.
To gently draw out impurities from her face, Lakshmi applies honey after cleansing and drying her face. She shares that she taps her fingers all over her face too, and the suction that the sticky honey creates will pull out impurities "without upsetting the Ph balance."
Dermatologist Dr. Dendy Engelman confirms to Women's Health that honey has natural antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that benefit the skin with next to zero side effects unless you're allergic to it, of course.
Lakshmi believes that beauty is also a result of what you put into your body and shares that this green juice is one of her skincare secrets. Her daily drink is a mix of spinach, kale, carrots, beets, ginger, and turmeric. After her morning drink, she cleanses her face then takes her daughter to school.
Her skincare arsenal isn't without a beloved drugstore staple. To remove her makeup, she uses the classic Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes.
Tracie Martin is one of Lakshmi's facialists and has been for many years. Martin has her skincare line, and Lakshmi is a loyal user of the exfoliant mask and the cream she uses on her thighs instead of her face.
Christine Chin is another facialist that Lakshmi says she has seen for the last 12 years for her hyperpigmentation concerns, extractions, and microdermabrasion.
Like Martin, Chin also has her skincare line, and Lakshmi uses her Hydrating Toner, Daily Renewal Refinishing Serum, and Soothing Hydration Masque. She adds that she uses the mask twice a week and sleeps with it on instead of rinsing it off.
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