Nadine Samonte is one of the many local celebrities admired for her fair and glowing skin.
Although she got her mestiza complexion from her German father, one would think that she takes extra measures just to maintain her skin tone.
But would you believe that she doesn't actually follow a particular beauty regimen?
The Kapatid star revealed in an interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainmnet Portal) on September 24, that she only uses regular body wash and lotion on her skin.
“Wala, ano lang ako… hindi nga ‘ko nagpapa-spa, hindi ako nagpapa-scrub, wala, wala.
“Ano lang, uhm, body wash lang and lotion, as in, lotion lang and body wash lang.
"Hindi ako nagpapa-peel [ng skin], wala,” says Nadine.
PEP interviewed the actress at the Gateway Suites in Cubao, Quezon City, where the story conference of her upcoming TV series, Kidlat, was held.
FACIAL CARE. It's safe to say that Nadine is a follower of the saying, "Less is more," as she prefers to keep her skin regimen as simple as possible.
Adding to what she already said, she also noted that she is not fond of using products, like toner and moisturizer, on her face.
She only uses an anti-bacterial facial wash for daily cleansing, and visits her dermatologist every time she gets pimple breakouts.
MAKEUP. Even in makeup, Nadine also believes the less products you wear, the more your natural beauty will glow.
She has learned to only use brands that are known to work well with her skin.
She relates that, “Iyong mga Japanese brand, iyon iyong hindi swak sa akin. Hindi kumakapit iyong makeup sa face ko.”
The most basic item in her kikay kit is a loose powder from American brand Jill Stuart, which she only buys in Hong Kong.
“Iyon lang ang loose powder na ginagamit ko kapag nagpa-powder ako,” says Nadine.
“Hindi ako nagpa-foundation, e. Concealer and powder and contour lang, ‘yon lang talaga.”
As for the rest—eyeshadows, blush, and whatnot—she prefers using products from Canadian brand MAC.