BEAUTY TALK

Daily Tribune (Philippines) - - LIFESTYLE -

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.”

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