Always looking good can be a tedious job, admits Nargis Fakri, who entered Bollywood with "Rockstar". However, at the same time she feels it is important to take special care of skin and hair, especially during monsoon, and shares her beauty regime.

"I think looks are important but not as important as your skill as an actor. It's your craft and your ability to perform that needs to shine. The audience will come to see a pretty girl on the screen, maybe twice, but after that they want you to bring more to the table," Nargis said in an interview.

Even though the actress has been blessed with a flawless beauty, she said it is "annoying" to look her best at all times.

"It all depends on what your idea of perfection is. It's not a struggle as much as it is annoying and time consuming. I enjoy fashion, so I like experimenting with looks, but make-up is one thing I could do without," she said.

Having said that, for the actress, taking care of her tresses and skin during monsoon is important.

"I need a beauty regime that guarantees results. In monsoon, my hair becomes unmanageable as the moisture in the air makes my hair frizzy. I the 20 minutes' deep conditioning treatment with hot, coconut-based hair oil works wonders for my tresses," said the actress.

"It is also important to keep your scalp dry during monsoon as dampness leads to hair fall. I try to carry an umbrella when I step out in rain to ensure my hair stays dry,”she said.

Talking about her skin care regime, Nargis said she makes it a point to cleanse and moisturise her skin during the monsoon.

"Cleansing and moisturising your skin is very important during monsoon. All my skin care products are light, so they allow my skin to breathe in the humid weather. I never skip moisturising my skin with a natural ingredients-based moisturiser. This beauty ritual is important in all seasons."

"Last but not the least, drinking plenty of water is always a good idea as it keeps skin hydrated and supple," she said.

(Agencies)