Dawn Zulueta: "I've been told I was expired. Well then, I'm gonna do something about it."

The 47-year-old gets personal and shares her philosophy in life.
Nov 4, 2016

"People don't believe I'm 47. It's a miracle! I'm just as surprised," says Dawn Zulueta.

The actress and mom of two has always believed in having a strong sense of worth, which is one of the reasons why she has this youthful glow.

"Being famous doesn't make you a woman of worth," she says. "Your worth stems from something that is deeper—yung kalooban ang importante, yung character. Yun ang nagbibigay halaga sa pagkatao mo."

That being said, holding on to one's sense of worth can be tough for women, who are scrutinized far more closely for their age—and even more so in the youth-obsessed entertainment industry.

"I have been told once upon a time that I was expired, as if I was a piece of meat, as if I was rancid."

But for Dawn, a woman of worth doesn't take such remarks lying down. Instead, she considers it as a chance to prove that aging can be a graceful—and beautiful—journey.

"You must learn to take it as a challenge. If you're not good enough for them, be good enough for yourself," she advises Filipinas.

Dawn adds that women should feel no shame in striving to be the best version of themselves, which includes striving to look good.

As someone who often has to endure 20-hour-long shoot days, Dawn says that discipline is crucial—that is, women should to take the time and effort to take care of themselves, because they're worth it.

"If you just start now taking care of your skin, you can avoid having to go under the knife, which will cost you an arm an a leg," she says.

Dawn, who confesses that she's afraid of plastic surgery, swears by L'Oreal Revitalift Laser X3.

It contains breakthrough Pro-Xylane Technology, which has three anti-aging benefits: reduction in fine lines, firmer skin, and minimized pores.

For Dawn, aging gracefully isn't about turning back the hands of time. It's about making the most out of what you have.

"The more you age, things aren't the way they used to be anymore. But if you can keep your skin still looking supple, and smooth, and firm, that's it. #SkinGoals, 'di ba?

"I don't think you should wait for someone to tell you you're worth it. I think you should just feel it, know it. Just own it."

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