Never ask, 'Oily na ba ako?' anymore.
Here in the Philippines, keeping one's complexion shine-free is a major priority for many Pinays. Almost everyone we know has a pack of oil blotting sheets or a face powder in their bags. We're also not surprised
The PR Officer of Belo Beauty talks about her beauty mistakes and the lessons she learned along the way.
When I first met Steph Ongkiko, I couldn't stop staring at her flawless skin. I assumed that because she is the Senior Corporate Communications Officer of Belo and the Social Media of Dr. Vicki Belo herself, she never had skin
I was curious to try the Dr. Vicki Belo-approved skincare routine.
I was initially shocked when I heard that Dr. Vicki Belo recommends a skincare routine that doesn't involve moisturizer. It was the complete opposite of what I have learned over the years. Before I became a beauty editor, I worked
On the lookout for your new favorite mask? Check this out!
With all the skin-loving benefits of a good face mask, it's almost an essential part of every skincare routine, whether maximalist (think Korean 10-step routine) or minimalist. All the more for us oily-skinned girls because we feel
Make those zits disappear and let your skin ~*glow*~.
Bad skin days happen. Experiencing skin breakouts is normal, so don't stress out too much when you see a nasty red spot on your face. Also, there are several ways to make pimples go away: An effective skincare regimen, a
Backless dresses rejoice!
Acne: Everybody gets them. They're annoying, they're unsightly and sometimes they just. Won't. Go. The odd pimple popping up on your face is no big drama. We're lucky enough to be surrounded by a
Get that 'fresh lang' look all day!
Real talk: It is a challenge to always look fresh in the Philippine's hot and humid weather. A 20-minute ride (or you know, an hour of just waiting in line) in the MRT can melt your makeup, and this
Matipid but nakaka-fresh!
Achieving flawless skin can cost a lot of money. Can you imagine all the products you need to incorporate in your routine just to keep skin breakouts at bay and your complexion moisturized? (We actually tried computing our skincare expenses, and we
Here's a highlighting makeup technique for oily skin.
I've lost count at how many times I've shared on Cosmopolitan that I have oily skin. Since I hit puberty, fighting pimples has become an ongoing skin crusade for me. Aside from dealing with acne that comes with
Because everyone deserves that K-beauty glow!
There's a misconception that "glass skin" (aka skin so glowy and shiny it looks like glass) can only be achieved if you already have perfect skin. While having zero skin trouble definitely helps amp up the look, it doesn'
Nope! It's not the usual cleanse, tone, and moisturize.
A basic skincare routine usually has three steps: cleanse, tone, and moisturize. It's the routine every beginner probably started with and the regimen you run to when your skin needs a break from all the extra products. However, Dr. Vicki
Say no to thick balms and creams!
Hi, hello, do you have oily skin? Yes? I have some good news for you: You can actually tame your hyperactive oil glands by using the *right* moisturizer. If you're overwhelmed with taking on the task of finding The One-
Why this controversial medicine isn't as dangerous as you've been led to believe.
When I was a teenager, I had 50 pimples scattered across my face at any given time. Yes, literally 5-0. I counted. I tried every over-the-counter and prescription fix available, and while a few of them worked-pretty well,
Find one that suits your skin type and fits your budget.
A flawless complexion banks on an effective skincare routine, and a ~*really*~ good facial cleanser jumpstarts everything. The great news is you don't always have to spend thousands to find the best one-the drugstore and online markets are brimming
Who knew you could get clear skin without subjecting your face to painful extractions?
The rainy season has not been doing any wonders for our skin lately. The extremely humid climate, combined with stress, has caused our pores to turn into a clogged-up mess. For weeks, we dealt with whiteheads, blackheads, and rough texture. Good
Here's the tea on vitamin E.
If you're a skincare lover-or if you just have eyeballs-you've probably noticed the recent trend in vitamin-filled skincare, each new product promising to totally transform your face. And the latest obsession? Good ole vitamin E,
Spoiler alert: It may be the skincare product missing from your routine.
In a nutshell, exfoliating toners or acid toners improve skin texture with every use. Although the name may sound harsh or abrasive, its benefits are actually the opposite. Below, we discuss ~*everything*~ you need to know about exfoliating toners, including the best
Read this before sudsing up tonight.
Truth time: When I say "acne face wash," what pops into your head? Is it the image of a creamy, rich, fragrance-free cleanser? Or did you immediately think of some foaming, tingly, citrus-smelling formula in a vague, orangish...pinkish...yellowish...
Here are some expert tips on how to fight breakouts and excess shine.
Let's talk about oily skin. It all starts out as a breeding ground for acne during your teenage years. Once you reach your 20s and the pimples clear up, it continues to be an oil production hub that no amount
Score a porcelain-smooth complexion!
Bad news for people with oily skin: It turns out you're more prone to having large pores because your oil glands secrete more sebum. As Dr. Stephanie Sy-Chua, a fellow of the Philippine Dermatological Society explains: "Pores are actually
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