Darshana Banik in Bathing Suit Has "No Monday Morning Blues"
Indian actress Darshana Banik is having a great start to the week. Banik shared a reel of herself wearing a black and gold sparkly swimsuit, stepping out of a swimming pool in slow motion. "No Monday morning blues," she captioned the post. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Banik stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!
Yoga and Zumba
Banik says she wouldn't describe herself as a "fitness freak", preferring gentle exercise. "I love doing yoga or zumba at home," she says. "I don't follow any strict diet, and I usually avoid junk food. It's always homemade food for me, with daal bhaat (rice and pulses) being my comfort food."
Banik feels much better since removing sugar from her diet. "I think having sweets or refined sugar is more harmful than fried foods," she says. "With sugar detox, I have noticed positive changes. I have acne-prone and oily skin. The skin texture seems much better now. Also, my hair fall problems have stopped. At times, during festivities, when I badly crave sweets, I just take a small bite."
Banik's everyday diet is based on fresh fruit and vegetables, plus staying hydrated. The actress makes sure even her snacks are healthy and nutritious. "My daily diet comprises a healthy dose of fresh fruits and nuts apart from plenty of water including coconut water," she says.
Banik cooks at home as much as possible. "I always eat light-spiced, homemade food and avoid junk items totally," she says. "My day begins with oats or a healthy, wholesome South Indian breakfast. For lunch, it can be chicken stew, rice, daal and some salad. I love sipping lemon water throughout the day."
Simple Beauty Routine
Banik follows a simple yet effective beauty routine. "Left to myself, I am just a lip balm and sunscreen person, and I don't wear make-up at all, if I am not shooting," she says. "I always prefer the fresh, dewy look. To take care of my skin, I religiously follow cleansing, toning and moisturizing. Also, once a week, I scrub my body with a homemade paste of almonds, turmeric, neem, orange peels and olive oil."