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.
“It acts like a [dessert] for your face, so if you put it for like five minutes and then you wash it off and when you apply your skin care it absorbs faster.
“It also gives extra vitamin C for your face.”