Carla Abellana admitted that maintaining her youthful glow is a lot more challenging now that she's in her 30s.
The Pamilya Roces star told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) in an exclusive interview, "It's been more difficult now kasi nasa age na din, e, and I never realized na ganito kahirap mag-maintain ng skin as you get older."
Known for her fair and flawless skin, the 32-year-old Kapuso actress has started seeing a few fine lines and dark spots.
Hence, she added a few more steps and products to her daily skin-care regimen.
She said, "Because with age, lumalabas ang mga lines, nagkakaroon ng dark spots, yung scars hindi na halos nabubura kung walang tulong ng creams and lasers.
"Mas mahirap na as you get older, and it's been more challenging talaga, so mas nadadagdagan nang nadadagdagan yung products na ginagamit for your skin."
PEP.ph caught up with Carla at the launch of Happy Skin x Posh Nails' nail polish collaboration last Tuesday, October 23, at One Rockwell in Makati City.
It takes Carla five minutes to finish her daytime beauty regimen, and 10 to 15 minutes for her nighttime.
"Kailangan burahin lahat yun, tanggalin lahat yun sa skin.
"So ang pinaka-importante is maghuhugas ka ng face mo.
"I have a cleansing oil... and I have to double cleanse kasi oily skin ako, e.
"So after I use a cleansing oil, I use a facial cleanser pa after, just to make sure na walang traces talaga ng oil, dirt, and makeup.
"And then, I use toner and moisturizer, importante yun.
"Iba yung moisturizer na ginagamit during the day, iba yung sa pang-gabi."
She continued, "Sa pang-gabi, minsan, I also use serums.
"May specific types of serums for specific types and needs ng skin mo."
Carla also underlined the importance of using sunscreen.
"During the day, I put on sunscreen dahil number one kalaban ng ating skin ang araw.
"Mas mabilis mag-age kapag exposed sa sun."
For the products she uses to erase lines, Carla swears by the effects of anti-aging creams from EMK Beverly Hills.
She revealed, "I use eye creams naman.
"May ibang eye cream for the day and iba rin for the nighttime kasi mas concentrated."
For daytime, Carla uses the Beam Eye Gel, which helps reduce puffiness and diminish fine lines.
For nighttime, she puts on the brand's Radical Eye Cream.
According to its official website, these products come with a price tag of $65 (or PHP3,484.26) and $85 (or PHP4,556.34), respectively.
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Carla also uses the Rescue Serum for her youthful glow.
This is currently available for $195 (PHP10,455.71).
"It's a life-saver whether for scars, for pimples, for skin...or gusto mo lang ng pampa-glow paggising mo ng morning," she said.
How does she maintain her even skin tone?
Carla replied, "Favorite ko pa rin Palmolive Papaya soap para mabawi ko, kasi na-expose sa sun, nag-taping sa ilalim ng arawan."