MUMBAI MIRROR (August 9, 2017)

John Abraham has, over the years, perfected the rugged movie star avatar as an action specialist who routinely beats up goons and is not averse to getting his hands dirty in the process. However, the 44-year-old actor-filmmaker is all about taking good care of his skin once the cameras stop rolling. John was recently quoted as saying that looking good all the time is not an easy job and that he makes sure to follow his skincare rituals religiously.

“Monsoons usher in all things warm and cozy. But as ying is to yang, the sometimes-humid-sometimes-dry-sometimes-wet weather takes its toll on your skin. Nobody is an exception to it, not even Bollywood. For artists, looking good all the time can be a tedious job”, he said.

His first and most important tip is to keep the skin hyderated, especially during monsoons. “The humidity tends to take away the moisture from the skin which makes it look dull and dry. I drink at least seven-eight glasses of water through the day and this helps me get rid of unwanted toxins. Another way is to eat a lot of fruit.” The Force actor further asserts that eating healthy is vital for good skin. “Eating food that includes good fats is pivotal to repair damaged skin and retaining moisture. I try to stay away from processed foods.” The next step in John’s regimen is cleansing. He revealed that his secret to looking gorgeous even while performing his own stunts is his matcha green tea-infused facewash. “With so much activity, my skin tends to go through the stress and grind of the day.” Getting enough sleep is his remedy to keep dull skin, puffy eyes and dark circles at bay.

John had recently revealed the first look of his upcoming film Parmanu, which is inspired by India’s successful nuclear test in Pokhran in 1998. The film, directed by Abhishek Sharma, will also feature Diana Penty and Boman Irani and is set to hit the theatres on December 8. Soon after, John is set to begin filming for the Abhinay Deo directorial Force 3.