Heart Evangelista discovers the importance of skin protection

When she was younger, Heart Evangelista admitted that she didn’t know much about skin protection. “If I had this wisdom [about skin protection] at that age, my skin would have been perfect,” she smiles.


It’s never too late for anyone to realize that they should always take good care of their skin.

Take Heart Evangelista for instance, who took a while before she realized that she should make extra effort for her skin.

“When you’re young, you’re taking things for granted,” Heart told reporters, including PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), during the launch of her newest endorsement, Pond’s Dewy Rose Whitening Soft Gel, last September 1, Monday.

She then recalled how carefree she was during her younger years, especially when she was still fascinated with surfing.

“There’s so many things you’re taking for granted when you’re young.

“That’s probably the skin, first and foremost. Kasi, you’re always under the sun, nag-tanning ka pa, ‘tapos nagsu-surf ka pa before.

“For me, it was really just enjoying life.

“When you’re enjoying life, you become happy, and you light up like a light bulb.

“For me, that was what beauty was, you know, someone who’s jolly, outgoing, and spontaneous.

“But I didn’t know that there’s so much more to that.”

The 29-year-old actress said she started seriously thinking about her skin a couple of years ago.

“You know, my friends would tell me, ‘It’s time to really take care of yourself. Not just your skin, but also to workout, eat right.’

“So ako, okay, mag-start na ako now kasi prevention is really important.”

BEAUTY REGIMEN. When she faced the media, Heart looked radiantly beautiful. So, PEP asked if she still has to make an extra effort to be beautiful.

She answered, “Actually it takes a lot of effort because we’re super busy with our schedule.

“As artistas, we go through a lot of stress—every little thing we stress about, the working hours, the lights.

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“I think, it takes effort to take care of yourself, not just by eating or working out.

“You really have to make an effort in protecting your skin from all these elements.

“I’m a super obsessed person about taking care of my skin and my health.”

Asked about her daily beauty routine, Heart told PEP, “I wash with foaming facial wash, ‘yong whitening para kung anuman ‘yong uneven skin tone, nagagawan na ng paraan doon.

“Second, I put the Pond’s Dewy Rose Soft Whitening Gel.

“Then, before I put my makeup on, may kaunting BB cream kasi may kaunting coverage siya also. It evens the skin tone, it also lightens ‘yong mga black spots.”

She also stressed in the end, “That’s how I take care of myself. I make sure that I wash my face, I mosturize, I’m protected from the UV rays, and I hydrate.”


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