A recent interview with Carla Abellana on how she maintains fair and flawless skin proved that there is no need for magic or expensive products to keep the skin naturally beautiful.
In her case, following the conventional rules is the best way, coupled with some modern skin treatments once in a while.
Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP) cornered the Kapuso actress last Wednesday, July 1, at the launch of the new season of Del Monte Kitchenomics, which she hosts, and granted our request to enumerate the things she does to take care of her skin.
1. “Lots of water,. Malakas akong mag-water.”Gif courtesy of giphy.com
2. “Don’t ever go to bed without removing make-up."
3. After removing the make-up, “Tapos hangga’t maaari mag-tone ka 'tsaka mag-moisturize.”
Toner, according to Today.com, helps "shrink pores" and gives the skin "pH balance."
Moisturizer hydrates the skin, making it softer and smoother.
Carla said she uses a French-branded moisturizer,"
She added, “It’s...'Holy Grail' daw ng mga make-up artists.”
4. "...hangga’t puwedeng walang make-up, wag magmi-makeup on a given day.”
It's no wonder Carla is one of those few stars who can rock a no-make-up look.Photo courtesy of fanpix.famouspix.com
5. Carla doesn't find the need to have separate face creams for day and night.
“Hindi ko masyadong pina-follow yon.”
6. “Kung puyat man, kung wala man tulog, if given the chance, you sleep in between scenes o habang nagsi-set up sila, sometimes even 30-40 minutes or maximum of an hour, itulog mo in between set-ups, in between scenes.”Photo courtesy of carlaangeline on Instagram
This, she said, helps in keeping her face pimple-free.
The 29-year-old actress revealed that she never had to deal with pimples during her younger years.
She told PEP, “I’ve lived most of my life [with] zero pimples."
But not until 2009.
“Nung pumasok na lang ako ng showbiz doon nagkakaroon, although thankfully naman, 'di sila nagsasabay-sabay.
“I usually get one or two breakouts lang, ganon…'di naman nako-cover yung face.”
Carla surmised that she got it from having to stay awake late during taping, and having to wear make-up for many hours.
7. Visit your dermatologist regularly.
Carla raves about a treatment called Revlite—which she endorses, and is being offered by Bench Skin Expert.
The said treatment is non-invasive, and supposedly stimulates the growth of natural collagen, which minimizes the appearance of wrinkles and restores the skin from damage caused by sun exposure.
“Ang maganda doon, instantly after, kita mo na yung results.
“You see your pores are smaller, mas pantay yung skin tone.
“Puwede ka nang hindi mag-make-up. Mas nakaka-confident na hindi mag-make-up,” she quipped.
PEP teased Carla: does love help her attain that glowing skin.
“I wouldn’t know. Although lagi naman sinasabi ng tao, of course, love makes you feel better, so coming from inside ‘yan, lumalabas, sasabihin nila blooming ka,” she answered.
“I wouldn’t know kasi 'di ko naman napapansin ang difference. But a lot of people say, of course, it helps with your aura.”
Carla is currently being linked to fellow Kapuso actor Tom Rodriguez, who was her leading man in two previous teleseryes in GMA, My Husband’s Lover in 2013 and My Destiny in 2014.
The two are slated to topbill an upcoming movie titled No Boyfriend Since Birth.
Although both of them have been vocal in saying that they spend quality time together, they have yet to admit if their onscreen partnership has evolved into a real-life romance.
But isn't Carla blooming?