As Tabu celebrates her 46th birthday today, we must admit that her radiant, healthy skin belies her age. As she gracefully sits across to talk about her skincare journey, it's evident that Tabu is big on the beauty basics.
Today, Tabu delves deeper into how far her beauty routine has come and how she manages to get glowing skin, even in the harshest winter.
Dayle Pereira: Has skin care always been important to you or did that happen once you entered the acting profession?
Tabu: For most women, beauty is important and the centre of it, is her face. For me, skin care has always been important. And my hair too - I've been obsessed with my hair!
Dayle Pereira: It's no wonder because you've got gorgeous hair.
Tabu: Thank you, bachpan se. Being in this profession has made it imperative for me to care for my skin considering what the skin is put through; with makeup and harsh lighting, which can be very damaging.
Dayle Pereira: Do you make it a point to take a break day from makeup?
Tabu: If anyone wonders, arrey why aren't you wearing makeup; it's because I've been wearing makeup 24/7 for so many years so I want to let my skin breathe. If I have a break day, it's spent without makeup.
Dayle Pereira: Does your winter skin care routine differ in any way from how you care for your skin regularly?
Tabu: I moisturise much more regularly at shorter intervals. In case I miss out on moisturising during a hectic day, I keep moisturiser on hand so that I can apply it in the car or the plane over my hands, feet and elbows.
Dayle Pereira: What's the one skincare trouble that plagues you in winter?
Tabu: In winter, I can feel my facial skin getting tight.
Dayle Pereira: In what way has your skincare routine changed through the years?
Tabu: Everyone's skin is different and is affected differently by the weather, humidity levels and even, hormones. So it's necessary to change according to that. Over the years, my skincare routine has definitely changed. It's important to be smart and adapt to what your body needs.
Dayle Pereira: You're a big proponent of getting a good night's sleep for your skin too. What's one thing you do to wind down in the evening?
Tabu: I switch off my phone until the next morning! When your phone is on, somewhere, subliminally you're always connected to the world so turning it off helps wind down for the night.