Posted on by Somdutta Singh

Looking good is an art and not entirely nature’s act. IRA – House of Designer’s founder Dr Som Dutta Singh understands this very well. Despite donning several hats and being on her toes at all times, she manages to look drop dead gorgeous at any time of the day. Let’s take a look at her beauty diaries.

Dr Som has beautiful, smooth, fair skin. For moisturizing her face, she believes in using all natural products like Malai, Aloe Vera, Almond paste and Cocoa butter. She uses an Organic Face Scrub once in every 15 days! She washes her face daily with an organic face wash.

Dr Som believes in the mantra of CTM – Cleansing, Toning, Moisturising routine and this is a beauty ritual that she follows without fail every night before going to bed. She trusts this routine to keep her skin free of any makeup, dirt and chemicals.

When she is not working, she keeps her skin free of make-up and totally avoids it.

Here’s what her before bed routine looks like:
– Cleanse eye make-up with eye makeup remover. Soak the cotton pad, place it over the eye round, hold for 5 seconds, wipe the lashes downwards. Then turn the cotton wool around and wipe the upper and lower eyelid margin. Repeat the same for the other eye.
– Follow with face wash and pat dry.
– Followed by application of a repair cream. Use a combination of azelaic acid, glycerin, arbutin, retinyl palmitate, citric acid, ascorbic acid and allantoin. Do a mix and match at times.

– Finally top it up with a rich moisturising cream.

For gorgeous eyes, the bong beauty applies almond oil under her eyes daily before going to sleep to keep the sensitive skin around the eye area properly moisturized, thus preventing signs of aging like wrinkles and crow’s feet.

She also never forgets to moisturize her lips with a lip balm which contains free radical fighters vitamins A and E. She says everyone should use a lip balm with SPF 15 during winters! She recommends using lip scrub for people with extremely dry lips. She herself prefers to use almond oil on her lips and leave it overnight. This really helps in preventing chapped lips and give lips a silky smooth finish and subtle shine.

Regular hot oil massage the night before shampoo and deep conditioning are the secrets to her naturally healthy and thick hair. She carries out an organic hair care routine every once in a while to make sure her tresses are soft and supple. For free-flowing healthy waves, she uses protein packs once a month in her hair. Dandruff might mess with the skin so she prefers to use anti-dandruff shampoo and alcohol-free soft conditioners that keep her hair manageable and in control.