Princess Punzalan proud to be brown and beautiful

Unlike most Filipina actress who are obsessed with getting whiter skin, morena actress Princess Punzalan shares why Pinays should be proud of their natural color.


Would you believe Princess Punzalan is 47 years old?

Part of her beauty routine is go to Manny & Pie Calayan Clinic, which has been taking care of her skin for 20 years now.

The character actress said, “Kailangan talaga alagaan mo.

“I've been doing it ever since I was in 16. I’m almost 50 now, so malaking tulong talaga kapag naaalagaan ng mga expert.

“Kaya kahit nasa US ako, sa kanila pa rin ako pumupunta."

One skin problem she has to watch out for are age spots or unsightly blemishes. They look like large freckles.

She resumed, “Kasi siyempre kapag nagkaka-edad na nagkakaroon na, may mga pigmentation na nag-a-appear sa balat.

“Ang nagulat ako, kasi kahit na hindi ako mahilig magpa-araw, may mga sun spots na lumalabas sa balat ko dahil sa age.

“Ang nagulat ako, one day, ‘Hoy, bakit mukhang mas lalong nagiging evident yung spots?’

“'Tapos biglang, ‘Ay! Nagtatanggalan sila.’ Parang sticker natatanggal na siya nang kusa. Wala na talaga, so yun."

Good thing she's morena because "a lot of mestizas, mas lalong nagkakaroon ng pigmentations."

SKIN CARE ADVICE. The best beauty tip she got has something to do with her complexion.

“Nung '90s, I tried na magpaputi.

"Pumuti naman ako. Kaya lang one time I had ah, nagkaroon ako ng conversation with an American.

“Sabi ko, 'Oh, nagpapa-ano ako, I’m taking glutathione for skin care to make my skin whiter.’

“Sabi niya, ‘Ha? Why are you doing that? People here in America are burning themselves to get your color. Why are you doing that?’

“So ayun. I learned something from that conversation.”

The most practical beauty tip came from Dra. Pie.

“...Nung 20s pa ako, ewan ko ba kung bakit gusto kong magmukhang matanda.

“Sabi niya, ‘Bakit ang kapal mo mag-makeup? Puwede naman kunyari konting concealer lang. Hindi mo kailangan takpan ang buong mukha mo, e?’"

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Other than these, "Live a healthy life like proper diet, like I don’t really drink alcohol.

"I drink water, eat healthy food. Everything in moderation, sleep."

HAPPY WITH ONE CHILD. Meanwhile, we asked if she plans to have another baby.

She quickly said, “Ay, huwag na.

“Okay na yung isa.

“Kasi by now, yung anak ko, by the time mag-graduate siya sa college, 60 na ako.

“So mahirap na. Okay na ako sa isa.

“Sa ngayon, I feel very blessed. Yeah, I’m really, really blessed.

“I can’t ask for anything more."

Has she heard about the new machines and treatments for vaginal repair and tightening?

Princess threw in, "Na-shock ako kasi bago sa pandinig ko.

“I always thought na yung ganoong procedure are for the middle-aged women na para bang may mga nanganak na.

"Yung parang, ‘Teka malalaki na ang mga anak ko. Gusto kong makipag-date ulit or something,’ yung mga ganoon.

“Or they would like to go back to, have more romantic relationship with their husband since malalaki na yung mga bata.

“So it was a surprise for me na mga bata ang maraming nag-a-avail nung treatment.”


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