Malaysian beauty queen and TV star Soo Wincci was in town on June 5 to attend the Avon Anew Genics event held at Peninsula Manila Hotel’s Salon de Ning.
As one of the brand’s regional ambassadors—along with actress Alice Dixson and Leyte Representative Lucy Torres-Gomez—she shared with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) her top beauty secrets.
Being a TV personality, Soo says she feels it is part of her job to keep her skin looking good at all times.
She says, “I was part of a show called Celebrity Master Chef in Malaysia and, of course, we are always in the kitchen and getting steamed and sweaty while cooking.
“One of my [colleagues on the show] would tell me, ‘You know, when we are in the kitchen I can see you sweat all over, but how come on TV you don’t look like you’re stressed at all?’
“So, I feel somehow relieved to know that I still look good on TV even if I’m sweating and dirty and all because I feel that I owe that to my audience—to show them the best side of me all the time.”
At 27, Soo is already quite dependent on anti-aging products. Sounds a little odd, considering that 27 one is not considered “old.”
She explains, “Actually, I started using anti-aging products at 24 or 25 and a lot of people ask me, ‘How come you use an anti-aging product at such a young age?’
“But you know nowadays with the use of cell phones and all these technological gadgets, radiation and stress [take a toll] on your skin, so it’s good that you start young.”
Would she advise women in their mid-20’s to start using anti-aging products as well?
“It depends on the woman’s lifestyle, but I think 25 is a good enough age to start anti-aging [regimen] in general.”
Besides using the technologically advanced anti-aging creams, Soo goes for natural, home-made beauty products.
Her daily regimen goes, “Definitely after face cleasing, I use a toner and then my [anti-aging] treatment cream and then my whitening cream, eye cream and sunblock.
“After that, I can now put on my foundation and makeup.
“At night I use my DIY (Do It Yourself) mask where I use a lot of natural resources like yeast and fruits like the skin of a banana. I put it on my face.