To Handle (Part I)
Keeps cool effortlessly
Stay away from jackets. Go lighter with your apparel, wearing mostly white or pastels. Don't mix too much. Denims and linens are apt. Unfortunately, I don't have the luxury to dress in accordance with the weather; I've got to keep up with the look of my movie. So don't go by what I don (laughs).
Guys usually have short hair. So frankly there's not much you can do with it. Just bathe more often.
I never really use sunblock, but I believe you should. Deodorants and moisturizers are a must.
At times I get bored of the gym. So I go for a functional workout, which has compound movements. It's strength based where you have to use multiple muscles in one action. But again, figure out what works for you.
My diet depends on what I need to look like for the film I'm shooting for. But since I'm out most of the time, there's nothing better than a good home cooked meal.
Put away all those heavy winter clothes. In Mumbai, you just have to bear the heat. Tough luck!
On her summer fantasy
Summer are an appropriate time for getaways. I'd love to visit the South of France or Barcelona to beat the heat. These places have the right amount of sun and sand. Sunscreen should be used. Eat fresh food and keep away from excessive oil and grease. Drink lots of natural juices, water or even nariyal paani. Make sure you tie your hair. As for clothes, stick to icy hues and cottons.
Steers clear of make-up
Everyone has different hair so find the right product for your hair. Mine is somewhere between straight and wavy. To keep it shining and healthy, a balanced combination of a conditioner and serum works best.
Sunblock should be the utmost priority. Regular use of a moisturiser helps protect the skin from the sun's harsh rays. Being hydrated is important. So drink lots of water.
Stay away from make-up whenever you can and visit a hair spa once in a while. I also ice my face to keep the pores in check.
Funks up her summers
The best fabric worn in summer is linen. I prefer floral prints and bright colours over pastels. Lycra should be completely avoided. The ideal summer wear would be playsuits, shorts and cotton tops or even jumpers.
Avoid direct contact with sunlight on your scalp. Serums for frizzy hair could be used. Deep conditioning once a week also works wonders on dry hair in summer.
One golden rule to follow is not to step out of the house without a sunblock, even on a cloudy day. A mascara and a lip gloss are my usuals. Drink a lot of coconut water for a natural glow. It's essential to let your skin breathe.
Have meals that are light on your stomach. I have a penchant for sandwiches around this time. Lots of flavoured yogurt helps in cooling your stomach. Spicy food shouldn't be consumed since it invites ulcers.
Circuit workout that hits all the muscles in a short time is good, like a cardiovascular workout. Do a three-day split routine, basically you do two body parts a day and the third day stick to an all cardio workout.
Other summer dos are donning sunglasses, wearing perfume or even a body mist.
Opts for comfort
Unlike most people, I start feeling cold if the temperature drops even marginally. That's why I prefer to keep myself warm. But you've got to go lighter to beat the heat. Don't mish mash your ensemble; the lighter, the better! Feel comfortable with what you wear.