Adolescents usually encounter acne and skin breakouts because of hormonal changes that come with puberty.
"I really went through it like every adolescent," she told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) on October 24, at the launch of In2It's 19th Anniversary Collection in SM Makati.
With the ABS-CBN actress, the skin breakouts occurred at a crucial time, when she was starting her career and feeling the pressure to always look her best.
She told PEP.ph, "Siyempre, especially when you come into an industry where a lot of people are expecting you to be perfect, there is a very, very strong weight of pressure trying to become that Barbie doll that everyone expects you to be."
In a separate interview with PEP.ph in August this year, Yassi admitted her past acne problems took a toll on her self-esteem.
She told PEP.ph, "Malalim yung past ko dahil sa skin problems. I had to leave work—kailangan 'di ka mako-close-up-an.
"Alam mo yun ganoong bagay, that really affects your confidence and you as a person as well.
"Siyempre, as your job, 'yun yung pang-provide mo sa family, e. So kapag nawalan ka ng trabaho, lagot ka."
Yassi initially relied on makeup to cover the blemishes, but she also made sure to start taking care of herself not just from the outside.
"There's makeup, but I also had to find everything to take care of myself that comes from within.
"So all of the water, the food, everything healthy, and then, the soap products. After that, to go out and be more confident, I wear makeup."
The FPJ's Ang Probinsyano star religiously did what her dermatologist told her to treat her acne. She also developed a skincare routine that works for her skin type.
She said, "I just try to sleep kapag nakakasingit kasi ang hirap na makakumpleto ng full night's sleep.
"I also drink a lot of water. Siyempre wash your face, use your moisturizer, yung mga normal na alaga sa sarili."
From time to time, she also tries new products that help with treating acne breakouts.
The Kapamilya actress said, "I used to have bad skin before pero buti nakahanap ako ng mga product na good for me.
"Now, I discovered a new one. It's called Himalaya Purifying Neem. I found it and it cleared up most of my skin."
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