When Harnaaz Sandhu gained the title of Miss Universe final yr and introduced the crown again to India for the primary time in 20 years, the 22-year-old knew it was only the start of her influence. Sandhu, who first obtained into appearing and pageants to beat her shyness, shortly realized she might make an actual distinction. “The primary time I went onstage, it made me notice that that is what I need to do,” she tells Glamour. “I need to be somebody bringing consideration to what I am enthusiastic about, like menstrual fairness, which is my advocacy.”
Impressed by her mom’s work as a gynecologist, Sandhu launched a coalition for menstrual equality in India this previous March. By this program she goals to extend consciousness and entry to low-cost and sustainable options for girls’s well being and menstrual hygiene. “Lastly, I’ve this platform the place I can embark on my journey and do no matter that pursuits me on a worldwide stage and encourage so many younger individuals,” she says.
Sandhu’s household roots are additionally an enormous a part of her magnificence routine. For skincare, she turns to Ayurvedic options. “From my nation, India, I really imagine in taking good care of myself naturally and utilizing much less merchandise,” she says. “I’ve at all times been doing that. However since I began doing pageants, I noticed that I must have good merchandise prepared after I’m taking good care of my pores and skin, and it is actually tough for me to at all times apply Ayurvedic options. So I do have a bunch of merchandise that I really love.”
To maintain her delicate pores and skin joyful and shield it from fixed glam classes, Sandhu retains her merchandise minimal and deeply hydrating. “My pores and skin may be very delicate and I are likely to have some dry pores and skin throughout the begin of winters,” she says. “Each time I am getting my make-up finished or doing it on my own, I hope that it does not result in patchiness or dry pores and skin throughout an entire day of video conferences or capturing.”
Forward, Harnaaz shares her favourite skin-care merchandise and go-to Ayurvedic spot therapy for Glamour‘s Drop the Routine.
I’ve the Clinique facial cleanser that I exploit, and I adore it. That is one thing that I began utilizing throughout my homecoming after I went again to India to rejoice my Miss Universe win. I noticed that it settles on my pores and skin so nicely and takes out all of the make-up or any filth. It at all times leaves that hydrating influence on my pores and skin.
I exploit the Lancôme Hydra Zen Glow Liquid Light-weight Moisturizer. That is one thing that I exploit even after I don’t put make-up on however I need to put one thing on my face. It actually makes my pores and skin really feel hydrated and breathable. It settles on my pores and skin and makes it snug.
I am in love with the Guerlain Abeille Royale Moisturizer. I additionally use it as a primer for my make-up. That is one thing I discovered after I was in Indonesia. One of many make-up artists there used it. It was 4 a.m., 3 a.m., and he used it earlier than placing make-up on me. It was so good that I obtained one whereas I used to be there. It additionally jogs my memory each time I exploit it one of many former Miss Universe from India, Lara Dutta, who was topped in 2000. She was the final Miss Universe from India. So I feel it’s actually superb. It’s hydrating and never that oily or dry. It has the right moisture for my pores and skin. After I need day appears or pure make-up, that is what I exploit.
My eye cream
I exploit Sunday Riley’s Tidal Water Cream. [Editor’s note: Now discontinued.] I exploit it each night time earlier than sleeping and typically throughout flights. When I’ve 12 hours or extra on an extended flight, I exploit it and it actually helps me hydrate. It even takes care of the darkish circles, the puffiness below my eyes. It really works like a masks for me.
My face masks
I simply used one this morning as a result of I got here from Vietnam final night time, so I am nonetheless jet-lagged. It’s from Ranavat. The founder Michelle Ranavat is an Indian girl. It actually made my pores and skin so good. Although I have not had sufficient water right now, it was actually satisfying for my pores and skin. I am actually excited to make use of it for the upcoming days too.
My spot therapy
Thankfully, I do not get breakouts. However I imagine in precaution, so I exploit a few of the Indian Ayurvedic options. I combine milk with corn flour. Typically I attempt to put some ghee and blend it in or simply apply ghee on my face. Ghee is clarified butter from India, and I put it on my pores and skin and it makes it naturally glowing.
I exploit Reside Tinted’s Hueguard. That is what I exploit after I know I’ve to exit and do not need to use any form of make-up product on my face however nonetheless have to guard my pores and skin. This works like a miracle for me. I feel that is one of the best SPF. It has SPF 30.
My lip balm
I like Forest Necessities lip balm. My lips are likely to get dry simply, so it is very tough. It took me years to search out which one works one of the best for me. Even when I drink lots of water, I nonetheless have dry lips. Since I began utilizing this lip balm, I lastly have the plump lips I would like. It really works and it is very Ayurvedic on the identical time.
I’ve a number of face rollers. I put one within the fridge for 10 minutes, or perhaps a spoon, after which put it round my eyes or round my cheeks. I do it earlier than sleeping, after I use my night time cream, and within the morning earlier than make-up.
My night time cream
There’s this night time cream I exploit and it is really so moisturizing that I can use it within the daytime. It is Clinique’s. It’s so good, so hydrating, and it appears like I am getting facial. Each time I apply it to my pores and skin, I really feel refreshed. It offers me the correct amount of hydration. Even when I haven’t got sufficient time to do the opposite issues like utilizing instruments or icing, I do know I can use this.
Ariana Yaptangco is the senior magnificence editor at Glamour. Comply with her on Instagram @arianayap.