Beauty and Health Secrets of Pinoy Celebrities
At one point or another, we have all wanted to become like our favorite Pinoy celebrities even just for one day. Maybe it’s because of their flawless skin or sexy bodies that prompts us to ask, “How to be you po?”
From basic beauty dos (keeping your skin moisturized) to health tips to keep you fit (eating healthy, well-balanced meals), we have rounded up some Pinoy celebrities’ beauty and health secrets to help you achieve your beauty and health goals.
Call it old fashioned, but staying hydrated is the ultimate beauty trick that gives everyone that certain glow. Model and sexy actress, Ellen Adarna, is among those who subscribe to the beauty benefits of water and she includes it in her bedtime habits. Ellen has stated that she likes to drink at least one glass of water before going to bed. The common recommendation for water intake is six to eight glasses every day. However, you might need to drink more depending on your lifestyle.
Water has numerous health and beauty benefits. For instance, without water, your skin can begin to dry and shrivel up. In fact, research shows that prolonged periods of dehydration can exacerbate skin damage. While drinking water won’t cure wrinkles, staying hydrated can help keep your skin look younger and healthier for longer. Furthermore, water is what flushes bacteria from your body. This can directly impact your skin, making it healthier and clearer and it can have a great effect on your overall health too.
Get a Comfortable Bed
Getting a comfortable, high-quality bed mattress is very important. The Head of the Comprehensive Sleep Disorders Center at St. Luke’s Medical Center, Dr. Deborah Bernardo, explains why sleep is as important as diet and exercise. When people do not get enough sleep, their bodies are not energized and they easily get tired. This is why Dr. Bernardo said that getting a comfortable, high-quality bed mattress is crucial. Throughout the years, foam technology has greatly improved – latex, hydrogel, and memory foams are becoming very popular.
Actress, model, and professional make-up actress, Solenn Heussaff-Bolzico, swears by how a high-quality mattress can help her have a good night’s sleep. In an interview with Ricky Lo, Solenn also shared that she likes to sleep with at least four pillows around her: one for her head, one on each side, and one under her feet. Solenn also states, “One thing people don’t think of investing in is a mattress. I know it seems like if the price is high, why would I spend so much on a cushion? But the most important thing in your life is sleep. If you have good sleep, your brain cells work well, you work well. You age better.”
Eat Healthy, Well-Balanced Meals
When it comes to healthy skin, the phrase “you are what you eat” couldn’t be truer. Skin dryness, eczema, acne, and other skin conditions can all be a reflection of a poor diet. A poor diet can also lead to certain health issues, such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure, and colon cancer. Eating healthy, well-balanced meals is highly important – not just because of its beauty and skin benefits, but also because of its overall effects on your health. Eating healthy can also help you lose weight too.
Megan Young, the first Filipina to win the title of Miss World, states about her fitness and diet, “I guess for me, it’s not really about dieting. People always think that dieting is about starving yourself or eating very small amounts of food. For me, dieting is about eating the amount of food that is right for your body. For my body type, for my weight and height, I eat at least a 1,500 to 1,800 calories a day. I make sure that I just eat well, I eat healthy and try to stay away from junk food, although I treat myself from time to time. So it should always be balanced — you can have a super clean diet but you can also treat yourself.”
As for her skincare and make-up routine, Megan states, “For me, it’s really taking off my make-up at night before I sleep. No matter how tired I am I have to take off my make-up. I make sure I drink lots of water and I always eat. I never starve myself. So I make sure I eat healthy food and avoid junk food because if you will eat healthy food like fresh vegetable, fruits it will show on your skin, it will show through your eyes. You need to take care of your skin inside out. For my make-up, I just want to have a simple and fresh look. Just be comfortable with your skin.”
In today’s busy and fast-paced world, not everyone has the time or inclination to read. However, reading offers numerous benefits – both for your physical and mental health. Research shows that reading strengthens your brain, builds your vocabulary, prepares you for a good night’s rest, helps prevent age-related decline, and that it may even help you live longer.
Apart from being a celebrated singer and actress, megastar Sharon Cuneta is also known for her passion for reading. In past interviews, Sharon has revealed owning close to about 500,000 books and that her book collection is among her biggest splurges. She said that her collection mainly consists of books on architecture, hotels, interior design, cookbooks, and some biographies.
Moisturize Your Skin
Moisturizing is not just about making your skin look great. As the body’s largest organ, your skin plays a crucial role in protecting your muscles, bones, and organs. Moreover, it regulates your body temperature, sheds bacteria from your pores naturally, and allows you to feel harmful things such as extreme cold, heat, and pain. That is why keeping your skin hydrated and moisturized is crucial to your overall health.
Model and actress, Marian Rivera Gracia-Dantes, says she’s been moisturizing her skin since her high school days. Moisturizer is among the top beauty hacks of Pinoy celebrities and Marian couldn’t agree more. She says that after washing her face, she puts on moisturizer before going to bed. Furthermore, she applies lotion all over her body to keep her skin soft and hydrated.
The Bottom Line
Staying hydrated, eating healthy meals, getting a comfortable bed, reading books, and moisturizing your skin – these are just some of the many beauty and health secrets of Pinoy celebrities.
But remember – what works for another person may not necessarily work for you. So, celebrity or not, try to stick to a beauty and health routine that works for you. Cultivate a habit that keeps you healthy, and makes you look and feel great.