It's easy to chalk up Heart Evangelista’s flawless skin to genes, but that isn’t the only reason behind her radiant complexion. She’s learned tons of things about her skin throughout her career, and she’s become super particular about how she takes care of it. So when she shared her skincare secrets with us, we were pleasantly surprised to discover that they're easy tricks you can actually do yourself! They're too good not to share, so read on!
1. Stay away from the sun.
“I used to tan a lot,” says Heart. “I would lie under the sun for two hours. Obviously, I don’t do that anymore. Less exposure to the sun is best for your skin.” If you have no choice but to head outdoors, make sure you’re wearing clothes that will cover you up, and don’t forget to apply sunscreen on your face, neck, and body.
2. Moisturize accordingly.
The Kapuso actress has become strategic about this skincare step. “I like to focus on dry spots, which are my cheeks, my chin, and my eyes,” she relates. “I try not to moisturize my T-zone because that’s where I tend to get oily.” This skincare practice is best for those with combination skin like Heart. Her best moisturizer tip, though? “Whatever I use on my face, I use the excess on my hands, elbows, and knees,” says Heart. It’s important not to neglect the rest of your body, too.
3. Eat the right food.
Great skin is all about making healthy lifestyle choices, particularly with what you eat. “Be conscious about everything you put in your body,” Heart says. “Because of my busy schedule, I haven’t been able to really exercise, so I just make sure I eat the right food. I eat food from a special food delivery service, so I have a nutritionist for that, and I make sure to drink vitamins.” We know, this can be expensive, and we're not saying you should do the same thing; just make sure to load up on leafy greens and protein-rich fish and lean meat!
4. Work with your blemishes.
Blemishes are a part of life—even if you are a superstar like Heart. “You will really get blemishes because of makeup, dust, and sun exposure, so I just work with my blemishes,” she says. “I know which skincare products work for me and I don’t always cover up my flaws. Sometimes, I embrace them. A trick that I do when I breakout is I turn the spot into a fake mole so I don’t have to put so much foundation—I can allow it to breathe and heal.” Another trick is to use lightweight concealer instead of foundation to cover up zits.
5. Start a skincare regimen ASAP.
“Start young. Prevention is definitely key,” Heart urges. Use a facial wash suited for your skin type, follow it up with a toner, then lock in moisture with an anti-aging day cream and night cream to kick off your journey to glowing, Heart-esque skin.
Heart recommends Pond's Age Miracle Wrinkle Corrector Day Cream SPF 18 and Pond's Age Miracle Wrinkle Corrector Night Cream. Both moisturizers contain Retinol-C Complex, an advanced skincare technology that helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and Vitamin B3, which helps strengthen skin and keep it looking radiant, even when it’s exposed to environmental stressors like the sun.
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