Being in a glamorous profession, Sanya Lopez has always been mindful of how she presents herself even when she is not on cam.
This is one reason she meticulously takes care of her skin.
"Importante talaga na ilalagaan mo yung sarili mo," she told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) in an interview on the second day of Bench Fashion Week Holiday 2019 show last August 31, Saturday.
The 23-year-old Kapuso actress added, "Lalo sa amin na puyat, laging walang tulog or walang pahinga. Yun yung mga cause ng pimples, di ba?
"So importante na lalo na kami na laging naka-expose sa camera, sa araw, importante na may skin care ka talaga."
Sanya has been doing the basic facial routine of cleansing, toning, and moisturizing until she discovered the 10-step South Korean skin-care regimen.
The first step is the double method of using an oil cleanser followed by a foam/cream cleanser to remove make-up, dirt, and excess oils from her skin.
After double-cleansing your face, use a toner.
Essence, emulsion, ampule or serum, sheet mask, and eye cream are then applied to add essential vitamins and minerals that help target specific issues of her face.
The last in her routine is to apply moisturizer and sun screen.
Sanya said her friends influenced her to try the 10 steps, "Yung mga friends ko kasi, fan din sila ng K-pop.
"At the same time, nagri-research din ako, di ba uso din sa ating Pinoy ang mga Korean.
"So ako din, hindi ako nagpahuli. Nag-research ako kung bakit ang gaganda ng skin nila."
Sanya, however, clarified that she does the 10 steps only on weekends.
On a regular work day, she sticks to basic routine using a gentle cleanser, toner, moisturizer, and sunscreen.
She explained, "Siyempre, dumadating na ang hirap ng 10 steps. So weekend or kapag wala ako masyadong ginagawa."
With regard to brands, Sanya said her branded products were given to her as gifts.
Her current favorite beauty product is Seoul White's Instant White Tone-Up Cream, which doubles as a moisturizer and skin tint.
Sanya said, "Ang maganda kasi sa kanya, para siyang foundation na moisturizer. So kapag may make-up ka, puwedeng yun na yung base mo."
There are days also when Sanya wears little or no make-up at all to let her skin breathe.
She said, "I'll make sure na meron akong araw din na hindi ako nagme-make-up kasi, usually naman kapag nagme-make-up ako, lalo na sa taping, sobrang light lang ng make-up ko.
"Powder lang ako and then lip tint."