Having a youthful skin is one of the many benefits of living a healthy lifestyle.
That's why for Bianca King, skin care goes beyond cleansing and moisturizing, and is also about eating the right food, hydrating, and sleeping eight hours a day.
During an event for a skin-care brand, the 33-year-old actress revealed her skin-care regimen.
She said, "I have a very holistic approach when it comes to skin care. I believe that real healthy skin and real beauty first starts with the gut."
The first step of her routine is following an all-organic diet.
She reveals, "So, I do eat a lot of fruits and vegetables everyday. With every meal, I have some kind of vegetable.
"So I try to, you know, flush my gut and keep it clean, and everything shows in my skin."
Bianca also accompanies her diet with proper hydration that excludes any kind of flavored drink.
She expounded, "Next thing is that I hydrate, drink a lot of water. I don't drink alcohol, fruit juices even. I don't drink soda—just water.
"I grew that habit some years ago. It was hard, but I got there."
The third step—and the one that Bianca considered to be the most important—is getting enough sleep.
She pointed out, "Sleep is very important. It's at the top, but it's the one I learned about last.
"I just started my very strict sleep journey last year from this book I read called Why We Sleep by Dr. Matthew Walker.
''So really, eight hours of sleep every day."
She also said that exercising regularly is a must.
"And of course, sweat out the toxins so your skin glows," she advised.
Bianca was just ten years old when she learned the value of keeping her face clean.
She recounted, "I started doing commercials at age ten. Nilalagyan na ako ng make-up noon.
"So dati, as young as that, I already had to learn how to remove my make-up properly and wash my face."
The actress also says that her routine is just simple, consisting of only using cleanser and a moisturizer.
The key is just keeping your face clean as much as possible.
"But I think I learned to take it really seriously when I was 15. I've always kept it simple, very simple, just a cleanser and moisturizer.
"Hindi ko alam iyong mga 10-step, 10-step [skin care routine] na iyan."
She has been practicing her two-step skin-care routine religiously not only because she wants to maintain her smooth skin, but also because she once had perioral dermatitis.
Perioral dermatatitis, according to healthline.com, "is an inflammatory rash involving the skin around the mouth. The rash may spread up to the nose or even the eyes. [It] is more common in women between the ages of 16 to 45 years, but can also occur in children of any age."
Bianca says that the rashes that appeared around her mouth years ago would "burn and it would itch."
Her dermatologist prescribed a natural solution of brewing green tea and applying to the infected area as a toner.
"I would put the green [tea], and it wouldn't go away... so I'd say, 'What's wrong with me?'" Bianca recalled.
She then took a patch test to determine her allergies and found out she was allergic to dye and fragrances.
"So then, the doctor prescribed [a gentle cleanser] to me," she continued.
"And the only other thing she said was to avoid anything with artificial fragrance, don't dye for six months, and after that, she slowly reintroduced things with natural fragrances.
With the help of fragrance-free hypoallergenic products, I was able to cure my skin, and the periorial dermatitis never came back."