At age 47, Richard Yap could still give the more eligible, younger hunk celebs a run for their money.
He is already a family man, but female fans do not seem to mind.
And with his stature as one of the most sought-after endorsers and swoon-worthy leading men, looking good is a must all the time, but, the actor says, it requires some effort.
While he agrees that having fair skin could be attributed to his genes (he is pure Chinese raised in Cebu), keeping a healthy lifestyle and visiting a face and body centre every now and then are factors that help a lot.
In an interview with PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) last August 17, Sunday, Richard revealed his “beauty secrets.”
The event took place in Bench Skin Expert in Glorietta, Makati City for the launch of Thermage, a non-surgery skin treatment to achieve youthful skin.
From eating healthy to working out regularly to having aesthetic treatments, Richard stressed the importance of discipline to achieve the best results.
NO TO COSMETIC SURGERY. But even before joining showbiz, Richard admitted to being conscious of his appearance.
“Kasi I grew up with six sisters, so my sisters were always telling me to take care of my skin,” he explained.
“If they go to the derma, they also tell me what’s good for my skin, so it was a habit for me already since I was in college.”
On the average, he said he tries to work out once to thrice a week.
When it comes to his food, “On weekdays, I still have a diet. I take low-calorie meals and then cheat days ko are my weekends.
"And, of course, you still have to take vitamins—Vitamin C, multivitamins.”
Is he into rice?
“Hindi masyado. If ever, brown rice as much as possible.”
Yes, Richard gets facial treatments to improve his skin.
“There are times, weekends, I have to work, so there’s really no time.
"But sometimes on a weekend, like on a Sunday, I’m free, I drop by to be here for an hour or hour and a half.
“Usually Red Light ang ginagawa ko for the face. It tightens the skin and takes away the sun spots,” he related.
“It lightens the sun spots that you have. So especially sometimes in the past, you didn’t use the sunblock, you get to have these spots, so it lightens that and disappears later on.”
With the popularity of cosmetic surgery nowadays, PEP asked the actor if he's open to the idea of going under the knife.
“As much as possible, I think, I’d go for the natural way—mga non-invasive lang if ever, and kung kaya ng workout and diet, yun na muna.”
Meantime, Thermage, which Bench Skin Expert is now offering is a revolutionary procedure which is non-invasive and non-surgical.
It tightens the collagen inside the dermis, and diminishes the signs of aging by stimulating the collagen regeneration.
The effect of thermage can also last for more than a year and since it’s non-surgical and safe, it is safe to avail of this service a number of times.