From “no makeup makeup,” it didn’t seem possible that beauty would continue to transform to what could well be called “halfface makeup” just because an unexpected turnout of global events would lead people to cover their faces every single day. So here are some updates on the industry that was once described as “recession-proof.”
‘People now more accepting of skin-lifting treatments’
Dermatology and cosmetic surgery clinic
Skin 101 has won two awards at this year’s virtual Tala Awards — the 3-Star Ultherapy® Control Unit and 3-Star Ultherapy® Transducer. The awards are given to Merz Aesthetics’ partner clinics with the highest acquisition of Ultherapy® control units and highest performance in terms of Ultherapy® transducer acquisition, respectively.
“People are more accepting of skin-lifting treatments like Ultherapy® because there’s no need to go under the knife,” said Skin 101 founder and Tala Awards 2020’s Bituin ng Gabi awardee Dr. Jennie Francisco-Diaz.
Ulthera Luxe Lift treatment is non-invasive. Dr. Jennie says, the learning never ends. “Times change, and so do the demands of society,” she said. “In order to keep up, it’s a must to always be on the lookout for new discoveries, new technologies, and new studies in the field of dermatology. That’s also why we are able to offer various treatments at Skin 101 — ranging from basic facials to target-specific procedures.”
Established in 2004 with a team of board-certified dermatologists, Skin 101 has grown with 14 clinics in the Philippines.
To celebrate this achievement, Skin 101 is offering 25 percent off on its Ulthera Luxe Lift treatment from 19 September to 31 October. Log on to www.skin101.ph.
Makeup and good mental health
There are people who think makeup is superficial. But others believe makeup is a good way to take care of their mental health, allowing them to discover another version of themselves through a fun and creative outlet.
As people spend most of their time indoors due to the pandemic, they start learning new habits and skills. This includes picking up one new makeup trick or two, as they do their meditative makeup sessions. By experimenting on different looks, blending, and mixing, they can immerse themselves on a personal creative journey which can help them cope better in overwhelming situations.
Bobbie Cosmetics lists five ways on how makeup can be good for your mental health. You’re in control of how you look. When dealing with challenges in life, sometimes we feel like we’ve lost dominance on the factors surrounding us. But when engaging in a creative activity as simple as putting on makeup, we regain a sense of control, knowing that it is our hands and our brain that decide what we want best for ourselves. It’s a good expression of self-love. Makeup is a tool to enhance one’s natural beauty. Instead of having it as something to cover your flaws, it can be a good friend that complements your look. By adding a pop of color on your cheeks to make you look more flushed, or swiping a lipstick that tells your mood for the day, makeup is a good way to boost your self-esteem.
It’s a good break. Doing meditative makeup sessions can be a good break from working from home or attending online classes. By dedicating a “makeup me time,” pamper yourself to be artistic and playful with different looks. It can be a good time-out from daily routine and is also a creative exercise for the brain.
It’s a liberating experience. Wearing makeup is more than just a physical experience. And with all the things people need to think about every day, sometimes all they need is to face a mirror, do a little beauty ritual, and, immediately, gain an internal sense of accomplishment. It allows people to thank their skin. Makeup enhances internal beauty. People cannot apply makeup were it not for the skin that allows them to take on this process. Makeup is about feeling comfortable living in one’s own skin.
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40 as a pivotal age
To modern women, 40 marks the pivotal age when they bloom into their best selves. Today, aging does not define women. Rather than be undone by it, they have taken it upon themselves to characterize what turning 40 means for them: an age when there more to look forward to in life.
Society has always viewed aging as one of life’s most humbling experiences, but Angel Jones has junked this outdated script to show women how to rewrite their attitudes. “I believe, with proper diet and exercise, inner happiness is the fountain of youth. Age doesn’t stop me from doing things I love and makes me happy,” she says. Because life experiences prepared her for this moment, Aubrey Miles feels unshackled by the mental limitations that held her back in her younger years. “I love this age. I feel that I can achieve more. I can be anything I want with proper supplementation of powerful anti-oxidants that keep me looking and feeling by best,” she says.
Pia Guanio-Mago is enjoying her vitality and confidence even more, notably while she relishes the romantic thrill of spending quality time with her husband. “My husband and I try to do some things together like cooking and playing golf. Even in quarantine, we assign a night in a week for ‘date nights’ at home,” she says.
While they may have noticeable changes in the way their body works or feels, these women all take proactive measures that embrace their new reality with a daily program of selfadvocacy.
Angel sums it up neatly into a perfect trifecta: “Eat healthy, exercise, healthy mind set, proper skin care.” The latter is especially important, given that early signs of aging begin to appear as soon as women hit the age of 30.
“I try to be very dutiful about my daily beauty regimen. Toner and sunblock after morning shower, cleansing with make-up-removing oils, facial soap and moisturizer at night,” Pia says, adding that she also takes a powerful supplement to reduce signs of aging such as sagging skin, fine lines, and dark spots. “I never forget to drink my two capsules of Myra Ultimate at night.”
ANGEL Jones’ latest obsession is taking care of her skin.
AS times change, so the demands of the society does, too, when it comes to skincare.
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